Diwali is that time of the year when all food lovers and the dieters alike take a break and indulge in all the deliciousness the kitchen has to offer. After all, food forms an important part of the very essence of this dazzling festival of lights. So when you are not holding yourself back, it is our duty to guide you with the absolute must-have Diwali dishes that will tantalise your taste buds and give that added zing to an already eventful Diwali holiday. So here it is, the must-try Diwali Delicacies are:
How does one even begin to describe this dish? Chakli is a deep fried orange crunchy snack, its spices leave you wanting a little water and a lot more chakli. It is made of flour, coriander seed powder, cumin seed powder, sesame seeds, red pepper powder, turmeric powder, salt, asafoetida and oil. This dish is a must have every Diwali and is stocked for weeks after Diwali as well.
It is a popular snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat during Diwali, where it is known as shankarpali or shakarpara. It has a long shelf-life and is made out of milk, sugar, ghee, maida, semolina and salt. These lovely triangles of sweetness melt in the mouth and are thus an extremely popular Diwali delicacy.
Karanji or somas or gujiyas, a traditional sweet prepared for Diwali, is common to Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. At first glance, karanji can look like an apple turnover — there’s an outer layer and a filling as well. The base or the outer shape that is same but the filling varies depending on the ingredients used. The best part about this sweet is the perfect blend of crunchiness and sweetness.
Besan ladoo is a sweet dough-like dish made during most festivals but definitely during Diwali. For this sweet, you will need gram flour, semolina, ghee, sugar, almonds, and cardamom. Ladoos typically appear in a ball-like form and they are certainly a mouthful! For anyone out there who has a sweet tooth, just one is enough but it’ll certainly leave you craving for another one soon enough.
Chivda is a kind of crispy snack prepared with roasted poha or puffed rice and a combination of nuts and dals. This snack is comparatively healthy as it’s roasted instead of deep fried, atleast traditionally. You can make this ahead of time and store in air-tight containers to retain freshness. Just serve as a tea time snack or munch on it whenever you have snack attack. This Diwali dish certainly can be made with various ingredients and flavours and is an absolute must have.
Kadboli is a deep fried snack made for Diwali! It is typically made with cumin, chili powder, chickpea flour, urad, rice flour, moong, salt, and other spices and is extremely popular in Maharashtra. This savoury Diwali treat is sure to leave you wanting more.
Badam Puri is a crispy sweet that comes from the land of five rivers, viz, Punjab. This dish is traditionally prepared during Diwali out of almond paste, clarified butter and dry fruits. Also, you can store them up to a week and enjoy the richness of it’s texture and flavour.
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