Diwali Recipes

Our Diwali Recipes section contains a variety of traditional Diwali recipes. Dipawali is the most significant Hindu festival. Celebrate Diwali along with some delicious food. Try our easy Diwali recipes.
No Bengali festival or celebration is complete without Rasgulla. Most of the time this mouthful of sweetness marks the beginning as well as the end of any occasion. Some even term it as the full-stop to a meal as it is customary to serve Rasgulla at the end of all the grandeur of food.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.0 / 10 (162 votes)
Paneer Butter Masala
Paneer Butter Masala is a typical Punjabi dish that is generally made during all festive occasions like Diwali or Lohri. Garnished lots of thick cream and cashew nuts this is one dish that no one can say no to.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.9 / 10 (181 votes)
Feel like savoring something deliciously sweet? Try making the jalebi. With ingredients that are readily available at the local grocery store, you can easily rustle up India's favorite sweet dish.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.1 / 10 (53 votes)
Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is one of those sweet dishes which has a huge fan following and the number is always on the rise. These scarlet colored balls tastes best when prepared at home and the recipe is not at all complicated. All-purpose flour, soda powder, ghee, milk, sugar and rose water if you like the flavor. That's it!

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.8 / 10 (68 votes)
Carrot Halwa
Got an insatiable sweet tooth? Try making this quick and easy carrot halwa, using carrots of course, condensed milk, ghee and loads of nuts.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.2 / 10 (108 votes)
Matar Paneer
Cottage cheese marries fresh green peas so well, that matar paneer is the dish to whip up if you have both these ingredients in your pantry. Add in a few chopped coriander leaves for garnish and you have a success recipe for some happy tummies.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 6.9 / 10 (59 votes)
Shahi Paneer
Even if you are a non-veg fan, this dish will count as one of your favorite ones. Paneer (cottage cheese) and the thick gravy made with a variety of spices and dry cashew nut paste indeed gives a royal feel and so the name 'shahi paneer'. Make it and dive into a filling meal by devouring shahi paneer with any Indian bread.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.4 / 10 (82 votes)
Kaju Burfi
These diamond shaped pieces, decorated by silver foils isn't just interesting to look at but are also irresistible. Rich in cashew nuts, these sweets are in great demand during special occasions such as Diwali.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.7 / 10 (70 votes)
Aloo Ki Puri
Just the name of this delicacy is enough to bring out the greedy side of any Indian. The boiled potatoes when mashed and fried into Puries, makes this mouth-watering dish irresistible!

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.2 / 10 (38 votes)
Besan Laddoo
A typical sight during festival seasons, the richness of the ladoo matches the vibrance of any festival to the fullest. A mouth full of sweetness with every bite, no festival is complete without one gorging on these delights.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.5 / 10 (40 votes)
Rava Ladoo
Rava ladoo is a delicacy prepared with rava and is quite popular during the festive seasons. The soft ladoo with lots of dry fruit makes it a perfect choice for a light dessert.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.4 / 10 (20 votes)
Aloo Ki Sabzi
Aloo ki sabzi is one of the most common dishes in all North Indian households. This easy-to-make dish is generally eaten with chapati and they do make a tasty wholesome meal.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 5.7 / 10 (58 votes)
Coconut Burfi
No matter you have a sweet tooth or not, you cannot say no to coconut burfi. Shredded coconut gives that crunchiness to the burfi while milk provides it with the smoothness. Any day, any occasion, this sweet will undoubtedly rank among the top desserts.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.5 / 10 (53 votes)
Bhel Puri
In the mood for something spicy, crunchy and tangy to snack on in the evening? Then why not make some authentic bhel puri at home? Along with the all-important puffed rice, throw in some potatoes, add various spices, and drizzle some of that sweet-sour chutney, and your bhel puri is ready.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 6.7 / 10 (50 votes)
Besan Burfi
This is a typical Indian dish that is made during any occasion worth celebrating. The way the Besan melts in your mouth leaving the crunchy nuts behind to chew, you experience heaven right away.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.1 / 10 (54 votes)
Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa is a typical delicacy that is made in all North-Indian households during festivals. It is rich with tons of dry fruits which is the USP of the dish!

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Rice Kheer
The absence of rice Kheer at any Indian wedding reception would result in the presence of numerous dumbfounded expressions. Custom made to suit the delight of that special day, this kheer holds basmati rice as its main ingredient and only made grand by the garnish of saffron and raisins that surfaces the pleasurable amalgamation of ghee, milk and sugar.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.9 / 10 (27 votes)
Badam Halwa
Almond is a store house of healthy elements and when it comes to taste, this kernel establishes itself as one of the most liked nuts. Badam halwa has almond as its key ingredient, and the addition of ghee and saffron is enough to tickle the nose. This makes for a great dessert during festive seasons especially Diwali, Mahashivaratri and Durga Puja.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.0 / 10 (110 votes)
Soyabean Biryani
Soyabean is undoubtedly one of the best vegetarian equivalents to chicken, since both are rich in protein and the legume's striking resemblance to the non-vegetarian delicacy. This mouth-watering dish is not just a treat to the taste buds but is also recommended by many dieticians for its high nutritional value.

• Veg.   • Difficult    Rating: 9.3 / 10 (15 votes)
Badam Kheer
A celebratory drink, the off-white creamy texture of the drink garnished with almonds is one welcome drink that will match the divinity of every day. A must on the drinks menu for every special occasion or on a sultry day, badam kheer soothes with every gulp and the sensation only gets better as the glass is tilted higher.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.6 / 10 (49 votes)
Muruku is a tasty South Indian snack. It is known as Chakli in Marathi and Chakri in Gujarati. Learn how to make/prepare Murukku by following this easy recipe.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.0 / 10 (18 votes)
Chocolate Burfi
If you are a chocolate lover then this is one dish that is tailor made for you. The blend of chocolates and cashew are totally to die for. I bet you can't eat 'just one'!

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.0 / 10 (24 votes)
With every mouthful filled with the presence of pistachio and almonds, and pampered by the thick-creamy consistency of the rabdi, none could pass this, as the very aroma of it lures one an all to indulge in this mouthgasmic treat.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.8 / 10 (17 votes)
Yet another sweet that gives us another reason for people to look forward to festivals is Khaja. Layered after the mixture of flour and ghee, the sweet is then lightly fried to give it that perfect delicious crunch.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.7 / 10 (11 votes)
Simple ingredients such as all-purpose flour, milk, sugar and baking powder combine to make this all-time favorite dessert malpua. This is made during Paush Sankranti which celebrates the harvest season, as well as decorates the platter during Bhai Dooj, Diwali and the like. If you have not tried it yet, do not wait! And believe, you do not need an occasion to make malpuas.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.6 / 10 (23 votes)

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