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121 Diwali special recipes

Diwali or Deepavali is the most celebrated festival of India and it carries a message which is applicable to everyone despite of their background, culture, religion or belief.

diwali special recipes

Diwali signifies the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and truth over falsities. I hope this festival of lights brings wisdom, truth, prosperity and peace in your life.

This year Diwali is on 14th November, 2020. With this post, I wish all my readers a happy and joyous Diwali festival.  i also wish abundance in health, wealth and happiness to all of you. Play and be safe this Diwali.

I have made a list of the Diwali recipes which are a favorite with the readers of veg recipes of India and will be a hit in your homes for the Diwali festival.

There are no set recipes for Diwali except for the sweets and snacks that are usually made or brought ready made. So I am giving a list of recipes that are usually made during festivals or celebrations like Diwali, Christmas, Id and other festivals.

Have classified them into the Typical Diwali sweets and snacks which we make and some lunch/dinner menu recipes.

I will be posting some more recipes that are not your typical Diwali snacks and sweets, but recipes that are made during the celebration and festive occasions.

By the way, this year Diwali is 14th November, 2020. and I have already shared a compiled list of:

Some of these Diwali recipes can be easily made vegan by substituting with soy milk, cashew milk, Almond milk or Cashew yogurt or peanut yogurt.

Diwali faral and snacks recipes

Namak paare
namak pare
mathri recipe
Besan sev
besan sev recipe
gujiya - Diwali recipes
Ribbon pakoda
ribbon pakoda recipe
murukku recipe
Shakkar pare
shakkarpara Diwali recipes
 Paneer tikka
paneer tikka
Kara boondi
kara boondi recipe
 Cornflakes chivda
cornflakes chivda
 Koraishutir kachoriBengali-peas-kachori
Dhokla recipe
dhokla recipe
Aloo tikki
aloo tikki - Diwali recipes
omapodi recipe
Potato sev
potato sev recipe
Veg spring rolls
veg spring rolls recipe
chakli recipe
shankarpali recipe
Rava dhokla
rava dhokla
khandvi recipe
Pani puri
pani puri recipe
Bread pakora
bread pakora
Khatta dhokla
khatta dhokla
Medu vada
medu vada
Matar kachori
matar kachori
 Hara bhara kabab
hara bhara kabab

karanji recipe
Aloo tikki chole
aloo tikki chole
Butter murruku
butter murruku recipe
Vada pav
vada pav
Dabeli recipe
dabeli recipe
Bhel puri
bhel puri
Sev puri
Dahi vada
dahi vada recipe
South Indian mixture
South Indian mixture recipe
Instant sweet appam
instant sweet appam recipe

Snacks for Diwali party – baked and grilled

Veg pizza
veg pizza
nankhatai recipe
Achari paneer tikka
achari paneer tikka
Paneer tikka
paneer tikka recipe
Butter cookies
butter cookies recipe
Mushroom tikka
mushroom tikka
Chocolate chip cookies
chocolate chip cookies
Bread pizza
bread pizza
Coconut cookies
eggless coconut cookies recipe
Cheese sandwich
cheese sandwich
Grilled sandwichgrilled sandwich
Baked samosa
baked samosa recipe

Do check more Diwali snacks, check this compiled list of 115 Diwali snacks recipes.

Popular Diwali sweets recipes

Coconut ladoo
coconut ladoo
Gulab jamun
gulab jamun
Besan ladoo
 Milk pedha
Moong dal halwa
moong dal halwa
Mysore Pak
mysore pak
Kaju katli
kaju katli
Shahi tukda
shahi tukda
Phirni recipe
Quick kalakand
quick kalakand recipe
Kala jamun
kala jamun recipe
Rice kheer
Boondi ladoo
boondi ladoo - Diwali recipes
Coconut burfi
coconut burfi
 Seviyan kheer
vermicelli kheer
Paal payasam
paal payasam recipe
Chana dal payasam
chana dal payasam recipe
Carrot halwa
carrot halwa recipe
Sandesh recipe
rasgulla - Diwali recipes
jalebi - Diwali recipes
 Rava kesari
 Cham cham
cham cham sweet
Rava ladoo
rava ladoo recipe
Atta ladoo
atta ladoo - Diwali recipes
 Sooji halwa
sooji halwa
7 cup burfi
7 cup burfi

Diwali sweets
Motichoor ladoo
motichoor ladoo
Sheer khurma
sheer khurma - Diwali recipes
Badam halwa
badam halwa recipe
basundi recipe
To check more Diwali sweets recipes check this compiled list of 125 Diwali sweets recipes.
You can also refer these sweets collections:

Diwali special recipes – main course recipes

Veg biryani
Hyderabadi veg biryani recipe
Mushroom biryani
Chettinad mushroom biryani recipe
Paneer pasanda
paneer pasanda - Diwali recipes
Ven Pongal
khara Pongal recipe
Navratan korma
navratan korma Diwali recipes
 Veg korma
veg korma
Curd rice
curd rice recipe
Ghee rice
ghee rice recipe
 Tamarind rice
tamarind rice
Paneer korma
paneer korma
Punjabi kadhi pakora
Punjabi kadhi recipe
Kadai mushroom
kadai mushroom
Kadai paneer
kadai paneer recipe
Chana masala
chana masala
Kala chana
kala chana gravy
Methi matar malai
methi matar malai recipe
Dal tadka
dal tadka
Veg handi
veg handi
Pav bhaji
pav bhaji
Veg fried rice
Schezwan fried rice
schezwan fried rice
Paneer butter masala
paneer butter masala
Malai kofta
malai kofta
Paneer lababdar
paneer lababdar
Paneer tikka masala
paneer tikka masala
Shahi paneer
shahi paneer
 Chilli paneer

Quick and easy Diwali recipes

Easy rajma recipe
Instant Pot
Dal Makhani

instant pot dal makhani
 Easy chole masala
chole masala
Easy bhatura recipe
Dry fruits ladoo
dry fruits ladoo
 Paneer bhurji
paneer bhurji
Tawa paneer masala
 tawa paneer masala
Bhindi masala
bhindi masala
Khaman dhokla
khaman dhokla
Palak paneer
Matar paneer
Paneer khurchan
paneer khurchan
Cake in pressure cooker
cake recipe in pressure cooker
Veg biryani in cooker
veg biryani in cooker
Veg pulao in cooker
vegetable pulao
Pav bhaji in cooker
pav bhaji recipe
Paneer biryani in cooker
paneer biryani recipe
Instant idli
instant idli recipe

Wishing happy Diwali to all the readers and friends.

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  1. Hi Dassana,

    I have gone through your recepies and tried bindi masala is awesome.Every one giving good commands on my home.

    Thanks & Regards

  2. Hi Thank you for sharing your Navratan Korma recipe.It was deliciuos.
    Could you be so kind and help me . 1.Can i freeze leftover korma. 2.How do i freeze paneer.

    1. thanks and welcome geeta. would not suggest to freeze korma. you can refrigerate and consume in one or two days. you can freeze paneer. just place the paneer in a closed box and keep in the freezer.

  3. Hi,
    I like all ur recipes in pallette of spices. I have made this apple halwa today , it was dangerously good. I have made your doi mach and masla koi, they were fantastic. This recipes are very easy, less time taking, tasty and above all effortless.

    Here I’m planning to make dum biriyani, dry fruits ladoo, sukhi arbi, tandoori aloo and lot more.my next target is eggplant keema in non veg.

    Keep posting more delicacies like this.

    1. thanks priyanka for the feedback on apple halwa. but i have don’t have doi mach, masla koi & eggplant keema on the blog. you can try the rest of the recipes you have mentioned. they are good. happy cooking 🙂

  4. The collection of recipes is really good. The efforts you have put to illustrate and give step by step instructions. We Will be trying quite a few of your recipe soon. Wish you and your family A Very Happy Diwali.

    1. welcome sravan. yes do try the recipes and feel free to ask any query about cooking. wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous diwali.

  5. Happy deepavali from a foreign country 🙂

    If I don’t remember or have confusion about the use of ingredients i, I always search in your blog for those recipes. Those beautiful photos and simple way of explaining the process, on many occasions tempted and I cooked those recipes instantly !!!

    Suggestion : You could bring some Indian states vegetarian recipes in this blog.

    1. a warm hello from india, ashwini. thanks for the postive feedback. your suggestion means vegetarian recipes from different indian states? there already quite a number of them from some states. though i have not covered recipes from the north eastern states.

  6. i love your recipe their are soooooogooood and easy and have varity i am fan of your website

    1. Hi Thank you for sharing your Navratan Korma recipe.It was deliciuos.
      Could you be so kind and help me . 1.Can i freeze leftover korma. 2.How do i freeze paneer. Thanking you in advance for your assistance.

      1. would not suggest to freeze leftover korma. just keep the paneer in a an airtight box or container and then keep in the freezer.

  7. I am an ardent follower of your blog…but of late I am unable to download the web pages of your recipes…especially the Diwali recipes…it says the page doesn’t exist and if I am trying from my phone some malware is getting downloaded. I request you to look into the issue. Your recipes are truly amazing and all the recipes I have tried have come out superbly. It has helped me to become a good cook! I hope it will continue to remain the same if the issue is solved…thanks a ton!

    1. thanks supra for letting us know. we will look into this. currently no reader has reported such an issue. we checked and there is no malware. we have good security from these stuff. let me know if you still face this issue and which link is giving you error.

  8. The collection of recipes is really too good. Plus the efforts you have put to illustrate and give step by step instructions. U must bring out a book. Thanks. Will be trying quite a few of your recipe soon. Wish you and your family A Very Happy Diwali.

    1. welcome Dinaz. big thanks for your positive feedback and encouragement. wishing you happy diwali as well.

  9. I am really in awe of you looking at the varied recipes u have explained. Very much helpful on the eve of diwali. Thank you. Wish you a happy diwali

  10. So gud to c all yummilicious dishes at one place. That too from my favourite chef dassana. Thanks dear. Also thanx fr posting all d dishes in so much details n pics n ur special tips. Wishing greatest diwali to u n ur family. May goddess laxmi showers blessings on u.

    1. thanks shriya for this positive feedback and your best wishes. i wish the same to you and your family. happy and prosperous diwali.

  11. dear dasana, happy dewali. for last three months i was about to write you but could not . as i am free enough now i have to thank you from the core of my heart. i love idli, my 6 year daughter is just crazy about, my hubby also loves . i used to steam idli, but was not up to the mark. so most of the time i had to use idli -mix. but dear, the day i explore your sight and followed your method of prepaering idli ., oh, i just can’t express how much confidence have i got. now my idlies are great. beside , i also prepare sama chawal- idli which are great in taste and texture. soon i will try oat-idli. thanks again. take care and keep it up. Best wishes and regards.

  12. can you post a nice chakli and chivda recipe??? i am in love with this blog absolutely…you have posted recipes that can be tried everyday by a novice…thats why i like it…and you convey a feeling that to be a great cook you dont need to prepare unusual or complicated recipes…Good work!!!

    1. thanks a lot tanvi. i will be posting chivda recipe in some time. chakli i will make and post in i get time.

  13. Hey dassana I really like your way of recipes tutorials and their photos , feel good if you post some rajasthani dishes too on your blog

  14. Hope you had a great Diwali with the family!!

    Namak paare are my absolute favorite!

  15. All recipes are mouthwatering. Confused where to start from.

    Happy Diwali to you and you family. May your all wishes come true upon this holy festival. God bless you.

  16. Wow, what list! And apple gujhiya.. that sounds very very interesting.
    Congrats on the 400 th post. 🙂

  17. Such a superb collection of recipes! Everything looks so tempting! Happy Diwali and a prosperous New year!

  18. Awesome collection Dassana. Wish you a very happy Diwali too! I will be cooking a lot this Diwali, going to be one busy weekend!