They say that Diwali is the festival of lights. But we, at Dwaraka Organic, believe that Diwali is indeed the festival of family, friends and most importantly, food. Our fondest memories of Diwali have always circled around delicious delicacies handmade with love by our mothers and grandmothers. The festivities on Diwali day are complete only with a lavish spread of freshly made sweets and snacks.
To enjoy the festive season to the fullest, here are some sweet and snack recipes you should definitely try this Diwali:
When someone says Diwali, the image of these golden-brown besan ladoos made in desi ghee immediately comes to mind. Learn how you can make this Diwali staple at home for you and your family to savor.
Click here for the full recipe: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/besan-ladoo/
The comfort of mashed potatoes spruced up with some authentic Indian spices and some picante green chillies, dipped in sunshine yellow batter and fried to perfection, that’s batata vada for you! Did that make you hungry instantly? Try out our recipe to satisfy your batata vada cravings at home: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/batata-vada/
How much sweet is too much sweet? Well, when it comes to Diwali sweets, the more, the merrier! Make your Diwali extra sweet with these saffron circles of absolute heaven dipped in sugar. Here’s how you can make them at home: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/jalebi/
A simple yet fun appetizer for your Diwali party. With its slight tanginess infused with various spices added to some good ol’ chana, this dish is healthy and tasty too! Find out how you can make one of the easiest appetizer here: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/chana-masala/
Ask any Indian what their favorite sweet is, and Kaju Katli is bound to be their first choice. The creaminess of cashews smoothly blended with sugary ghee and a dash of green cardamoms, Kaju Katli is the most perfect sweet to ever exist.
Here’s how you can recreate the magic of this sweet at home: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/kaju-katli/
Hara Bhara Kebab:
A medley of green veggies made extra yummy with choice Indian spices, fried until golden-brown and served with a dollop of fresh mint chutney, Hara Bhara Kebab is the most delicious yet healthy dish that you can add to the first course of your Diwali feast. Find out how you can make this amazing starter dish at home here: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/hara-bhara-kabab/
- Mushroom Tikka Masala:
Speaking of appetizers, any Indian feast is incomplete without at least one tikka masala dish. Mushroom tikka masala, coated with spiced curd and grilled to perfection, is a crowd favorite. Here’s how you can make this very easy yet delicious appetizer to kick off your Diwali celebrations: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/mushroom-tikka/
- Puran Poli:
Imagine some piping hot puran polis with a spoonful of ghee drizzled all over them. Heavenly, right? Puran poli is a traditional dish made in most Indian households for festivals and special occasions. Make them yourself this Diwali by following our simple recipe: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/puran-poli-recipe/
Traditionally eaten during fasts, this dish is amazing for a quick snack fix. Sabudana Khichdi, topped with crunchy crushed peanuts and fresh coriander leaves, is literally food for the soul. If any of your guests are fasting this Diwali, you have the perfect dish for them. Here is our recipe for Sabudana Khichdi: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/sabudana-khichdi/
Who doesn’t love kheer? Loved by kids and grown-ups alike, a hot bowl of thick, milky kheer, topped with cashews, almonds and raisins is the perfect way to end your Diwali feast. Here’s how you can make some tempting kheer at home: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/recipes/kheer/