Diwali snacks recipes – easy Indian Diwali snacks for Diwali 2017 – Diwali recipes

Diwali is one of the festivals which holds lot of importance in the Indian community.  It spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.  Diwali festival typically extends over a five day period.

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 for your easy reference. Click on the individual link for the recipe page.


potatorava murukku

Potato chakli                                                         Rava murukku


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

medu vadamathri

Medu vada                                                          Mathri