Get 124 Diwali Snacks in this collection – which includes Diwali Faral, Diwali savory snacks, Chaat snacks and Party snacks. This is a large collection of Diwali recipes and includes all type of recipes like starters, snacks or side dishes. I hope this Diwali snacks recipe collection is helpful and handy to you.
Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most popular Indian festival. At many places, there are special vacations in schools and colleges. So it is usually a good time to meet friends, go for picnics or small outings and overall celebrate Diwali with your family. It is also a good time to meet your old friends or just relax at your home and read a good book.
This year Diwali is on November 14, 2020. Wishing all my friends and readers of the blog, a Happy Diwali. I hope this Diwali brings prosperity, peace and wisdom in your life.
The most important thing is wisdom because how we deal with any situation depends upon our intelligence. So while we are praying prosperity, wealth or peace also ask for wisdom so that we can deal with life situations wisely.
If you have the above question, then look no further. I am here to help you with this super recipe compilation that will help you in deciding your Diwali snacks menu. Choose any recipe or dish that you like from this collection.
In this list of Diwali snacks, I have included snacks from all over India. So you will find Maharashtrian snacks, North Indian as well as South Indian snacks and some Bengali snacks.
India has a rich cuisine and each Indian state has their own favorite snack or sweet that is made during Diwali. I have listed below the recipes which I have shared on the blog.
This list comprises of both savory and sweet snacks. Some of these recipes are traditionally made in many homes during the festival.
These snacks can be made in advance some days before or a week earlier. Since many of them are deep fried snacks, they can be stored in a steel container or jar at room temperature for a longer period of time.
I have also added some cookie recipes in the list. You will also find some party snacks. Most of these recipes can be easily scaled.
If you love sweets, then this awesome collection of Diwali Sweets will also be super helpful.
Some of these dishes are vegetarian and some are vegan. You can easily make the vegetarian snacks vegan by substituting ghee (clarified butter), milk, yogurt and butter with alternative vegan ingredients.
Use vegan butter or oil in place of ghee or butter. Replace milk with almond or cashew milk. Substitute yogurt with vegan yogurt.
Maharashtrian Snacks (Diwali Faral)
Below you will find the savory Diwali snacks also known as “faral”. Most of them are deep fried. For a healthier option you can bake or air-fry these snacks.
Gujiya is a popular and traditional North Indian sweet of a crisp, flaky pastry filled with a sweet khoya (evaporated milk solids) and dry fruits stuffing. They can be fried as well as baked. Get both the fried and baked versions in this recipe.
Thattai are deep-fried crispy rice crackers served as a snack and made during festivals like krishna jayanthi (gokulashtmi) or Diwali. Thattai are made with rice flour, spices and herbs having a spiced, crunchy and crisp taste.
Madras mixture recipe – one of the popular South Indian snacks made during Diwali is this South Indian mixture, which is basically a mix of various edible ingredients, nuts and dry fruits. It is also called as omapodi mixture.
Fluffy, tender, tangy and sweet dahi vada are a combination of all your favorite flavors and textures in one tasty snack. They consist of homemade fried lentil dumpling fritters, dunked in creamy whipped yogurt and topped with both spicy and sweet chutneys.
Sev puri recipe is a canapé like snack -where crispy fried flour discs are topped with flavorful condiments, veggies, herbs, ground spices and more. Spicy, sweet, tangy, savory, crunchy, crispy flavors – all bursting in your mouth in each bite. Learn to make this mouthwatering snack with my authentic Mumbai style recipe.
Jhal muri is a tasty and very popular street food snack from Kolkata. Jhalmuri is made with puffed rice and other tidbits like roasted peanuts, onions, tomatoes, boiled potatoes, spice powders and herbs.
Katori chaat also known as tokri chaat is a popular chaat snack from north India. Fried potato baskets are topped with cooked chana, boiled potatoes, sweet and spicy chutneys, curd and a few spice powders.
Pav Bhaji is a hearty, delightsome, flavorful meal of mashed vegetable gravy with fluffy soft buttery dinner rolls served with a side of crunchy piquant onions, tangy lemon and herby coriander. You will love this pav bhaji recipe for its Mumbai style flavors. I share the traditional method of making Pav Bhaji and a quick Instant Pot recipe.
Diwali Party Snacks
Parties are often kept during Diwali. It could be a small get together or a family reunion. So when there is a party, there should be great food.
In this section, I have compiled party snacks and starters which can be made easily. You will find baked, steamed and fried snacks & appetizers in this list.
This Restaurant Style Paneer Tikka is a popular and delicious tandoori snack where paneer (Indian cottage cheese cubes) are marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, arranged on skewers and grilled in the oven.
Hara bhara kabab is made with fresh spinach leaves, green peas and potatoes. So they are nutritious as well as delicious. Hara bhara kebab makes for a good Indian starter or snack. This green kabab can also be stuffed in burger buns or sandwiches can be made from them.
This khaman or khaman dhokla recipemakes a wonderfully soft and fluffy, lightly sweet and savory cake that's perfect to enjoy anytime of the day. It's easy to prepare steamed on the stovetop or even in the Instant Pot with my instructions.
Kothimbir vadi is a delicious savory crisp snack from the Maharashtrian cuisine made with gram flour (besan), coriander leaves, peanut, sesame seeds and spices. They are a popular tea time snack loaded with coriander leaves (cilantro).
Spicy, crispy, vegan Gobi 65 is a fried cauliflower appetizer or snack that everyone will love. Crunchy and savory cauliflower 65 is perfect to serve with tomato ketchup, red chili sauce, chutneys, or your favorite condiment to dip.
Onion pakoda are onion fritters made with thinly sliced onions, gram flour or besan batter and some spices. This is a classic Punjabi style onion pakora recipe and one that I make at home as a tea-time snack.
Aloo pakora are soft melt-in-the-mouth fried potato fritters coated in a delicious, golden, crispy gram flour batter. Make this awesome vegan potato snack also known as potato bajji in less than 30 minutes.
Cauliflower pakoda or gobi pakora are crispy and tasty cauliflower fritters. In this North Indian recipe marinated cauliflower florets are coated with savory gram flour batter and deep fried. They make for a wonderful evening vegan snack.
Medu vada are crisp and fried doughnut shaped fritters made with black gram (urad dal), herbs and spices. These urad dal vada are also known as Garelu in Andhra, Uzhunnu Vada in Kerala, Uddina Vada in Kannada and Medhu Vadai, Ulundu Vadai in Tamil.
Batata vada is a fried snack of batter-coated potato stuffed fritter dumplings. Making these take some time but absolutely worth it. I share this lip smacking delicious recipe of Maharashtrian style batata vada that you will love.
Mysore bonda also known as Mysore Bajji is a popular South Indian snack made with lentils, fresh herbs and vibrant spices. The ingredients are combined to create a thick batter, and are then deep fried to make crisp, soft and fluffy fritters.
Goli baje also called as Mangalore bajji and Mangalore bonda is a popular streed food snack from the Karnataka cuisine. These are like soft and spongy fritters made with all purpose flour, spices and herbs.
Paniyaram known as Kuzhi Paniyaram (Kuli Paniyaram) are savory, spiced, crisp and soft dumplings made from leftover idli batter. Easy to make this paniyaramsnack is vegan and can be made gluten-free by skipping asafoetida in the recipe.
There’s nothing more simple to make and satisfying to enjoy than a warm, crisp and gooey cheese sandwich. Here I share two ways to prepare an easy grilled cheese sandwich in less than 20 minutes. Try your preferred recipe for a quick and yummy breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.
This grilled Potato sandwich is made with a savory spiced mashed potato stuffing. All you need to make these delicious sandwiches are few boiled potatoes, butter, herbs, ground spices, cheese and your preferred choice of bread.
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