Diwali or Deepavali is one of the THE grand festivals of India, celebrated all over the country with utmost joy and enthusiasm! Diwali in India is equivalent to Christmas in the West. Diwali is a vibrant, colourful, joyous celebration expressed through the medium of food. Today, I am sharing a compilation of my favourite homemade Diwali sweets and snacks from my blog – Diwali festival food recipes. Go through the list and pick out your favourites and learn to make different types of sweets and snacks for this festive season.
The word Deepawali literally means ‘Light in a row’ where ‘Deep’ means light and ‘Awali’ means a row. It is a four day affair, where each day signifies a different tradition. Click here to know more about the mythological perspectives of the festival.
We cannot think of festival in India without sweets and the one thing not changed yet and will not change. Talking about Diwali, brings good old pleasant memories…. especially remembering childhood. Those were the days, our mothers and grand-mothers used to prepare loads of such goodies passionately at home not only for the house but also to pack boxes of such eatables for close friends and relatives. Since giving sweets to others is the best way to express the joy of happiness.
Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes. Deepavali also marks a major shopping period. A cheerful time to dress up in new clothes, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja, followed by fireworks. and then a family feast. People cook different speciality meals traditionally on different days of the festival, and these vary further depending on region.
Diwali captures the essence of light and illumination. Diwali is important to one and all. Every family tries to celebrate the festival to the best of its ability and make it as special as possible.
Click on the pictures below to get the respective recipe, which will guide you through pictorial steps, making it a breeze to prepare!!
Diwali Festival Food Recipes – Sweets:
Diwali Festival Food Recipes – Savoury Snacks
Happy Diwali Everyone! Have fun and be safe. Because of the increasing concerns about environment, hopefully most of you will try to have an Eco- Friendly Diwali 🙂
Happy Cooking 🙂
What an amazing collection of sweet and savory you have here, Padma!!Each recipe is so inviting , I will love to try them all.
Lovely collection of sweets and savories for diwali!!! strawberry coconut burfi looks interesting!!!Hope you had a wonderful diwali with your family!!!!
What an amazing collection of Diwali recipes dear with sweets as well as savory !! One must pick some here to make during diwali 🙂 Fabulous share !
Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey
I am so ispired by this collection of Diwali recipes! Bring on the celebrations 🙂
This is such a great recipes collection for festive season. Every recipe is worth trying. Can’t decide which one is better than the other.
Thank you for sharing
Sweets and savouries are part of Diwali celebration…you have made a wonderful collection of sweets and savouries…wish you and your family happy Diwali in advance
What an amazing collection of Diwali recipes Padma! Also so nice to learn about the different snacks or variations from different parts of India. Fabulous post!
I am already struggling to figure out what to make for Diwali and now with your post I am struggling even more. What an amazing collection of recipes and each one is delicious than the other. Happy Diwali to you and your family!
Fabulous collection of Diwali recipes.. everything you need to plan for Diwali get together is here.. beautiful pics too!!
What an impressive collection. I loved all the recipes that you have shared. Will definitely try a few from your collection this Diwali.
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
What an extensive list of super delicious food for Diwali… Everything looks so tempting…
This is such a lovely collection of treats for Diwali. Loved the tempting and amazing images. Bellam paramannam sounds interesting, will try it sometime.
That is a lovely collection of yummy Diwali recipes. So many treats to choose from.
Wish you and your family a very happy Diwali.
A wonderful collection of Diwali food recipes both savory and sweet. I would love to try out the bhakarwadi and bread rasmalai. Bhakarwadi because I love it and bread rasmalai as it sounds like an interesting sweet dish.
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Such a fabulous collection of Diwali recipes. Loving each and everything here, so don’t know where to start. Send me some of those yummy and delicious goodies. 🙂
Thanks anu…goodies are on the way dear 🙂
Awesome collection of aweets and savory items. It’s really a great work. I mostly spend my Diwali days at my mom place. She always makes something special for us. This time I ll try to prepare something for her from your collection.