Diwali sweets and snacks recipes – diwali recipes collection 2017

Diwali or deepavali is an ancient hindu festival and the brightest festival of India.  This festival signifies the victory of light over darkness.  Diwali is an important festival for Hindus and this year it falls on 19th October 2017.  Diwali  represents the awareness of inner light within a person when ignorance is pushed aside by understanding and enlightenment.

The five days of Diwali :

  • Day 1 – Dhanteras  – the start of the financial year for most Indian businesses and is also the day of worship of the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi.
  • Day 2 – Naraka Chaturdasi – this is the day of cleansing. Oil baths are taken, people put on new clothes and food delicacies are prepared.
  • Day 3 – Diwali – Laxmi puja  – The day of the new moon – Amavasya 
  • Day 4 – Kartika Shudda Padyami – the day recognised when the tyrant, Bali, stepped out of hell and ruled the earth.
  • Day 5 – Yama Dvitiya (or Bhai Dooj) is the day when love is symbolised between brothers and sisters.

Diwali is incomplete without sweets and snacks.  I have compiled a list of Diwali snacks and sweets.  Click on the link for the recipe page.



        Butter murukku                                     Murukku or chakli

chakli21cornflakes1 (1)

     Roasted gram murukku              cornflakes mixture

poha chivdamurukku

     Poha chivda                                       Thenkuzhal murukku


             Oma podi                                              Ribbon pakoda

spicy shakarparashakarpara1

Spicy shakarpara                         Sweet shakarpara or shankarpali


           Nippattu                                           Poha chivda


kalakand1khoya peda

            Kalakand                                                  Khoya peda


            Kadubu                                                    Gulab jamun

chocolateshahi tukda

  Home made chocolate                                      Shahi tukda

rava ladduBesan ke ladoo

Rava ladoo                                                   Besan ladoo


Roasted gram ladoo                                        7 cups barfi 

kaju katlipaneer kheer

Kaju katli                                                         Paneer kheer


             Basundi                                                  Aval kesari

barficoconut ladoo1

     Chocolate barfi                                                  Coconut ladoo

As your celebrate this holy occasion, the most loving thoughts and wishes are for you… May the beauty of Diwali fill your world and your heart and may the love that is always yours, bring you endless joy. Have A Wonderful Diwali And New Year!

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