It’s that time of year again. Diwali, one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture also known as the festival of lights, has arrived. Celebrated over 5 days, the festival celebrates triumphing good over evil and light over darkness.
At times of celebration, it’s only natural that everybody wants to enjoy good food. Diwali is a time where people eat, drink, dance and celebrate. We thought we’d provide you with some delicious recipes for Diwali to accompany your celebrations of fireworks, music, family and friends.
Try out this recipe for melt-in-the mouth Shakkar Para. The deep-fried crisps are extremely moreish and definitely one which will keep your family and friends coming back for more. With the main ingredients being plain flour, semolina and sugar it’s a simple recipe to follow. All you need to do is add some coconut powder and a hint of cardamon and you’ve transformed a simple snack into something delicious!
A festive favourite, Chakli is a must amongst most people around Diwali. It’s the perfect savory tea-time snack. Each region has it’s own method of making Chakli. The recipe below uses red chilli powder, tumeric powder, sesame seeds and carrom seeds. Chakli is the perfect go-to savory snack!
Chivda is a popular dish not only in India but across the world. Western countries also enjoy Chivda where it is more commonly known as ‘Bombay Mix’, but there is a slight variation to the original Chivda recipe. Who knew that flattened rice with a handful of spices could be so satisfying?
Gujiya is another popular dish which has many variations across India such as karanji or gugra. There is no doubt that this dish will be enjoyed across the country during Diwali festivities as it is so delicious. Despite the recipe taking a little time and effort, the result is worth it… tasty sweet dumplings that you won’t be able to get enough of!
Make the festivities come alive by serving rav laddu this Diwali. The traditional sweet snack is suitable for all Indian celebrations, Diwali being one of them! The recipe for rava laddu is simple but somehow the snack is exotic in flavor, using coconut, saffron and cardamon to create its unique taste.
This is the ultimate sweet dish for all your Diwali celebrations. There are many variations to the recipe of malpua but we can guarantee that any recipe you follow will be delicious. Who wouldn’t enjoy a sugar syrup soaked pancake fried in ghee? It’s the best indulgent food to enjoy around this time.
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You can get more traditional Indian recipes on Yamgo’s Rajshri channel where you can also enjoy some Hindi movies over the holiday period!
Happy Diwali to all our viewers who are celebrating!