Are you in the mood to celebrate Diwali the traditional way? Do you want to know all about the traditional foods made during this festive celebration? Come, let us introduce you to these Diwali special Indian sweets and snacks.
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India, but celebrating it away from the country brings with it its own type of charm. It brings in its own inclusivity. It brings in the chance of getting together with your community, celebrating your traditions, and the reason of devouring Indian food.
Before the actual celebration begins, you can see pre-Diwali celebrations starting at least a few weeks before. These celebrations include rituals, prayers, offerings, get-togethers, feasts, lights, firecrackers and gifts!
Let’s focus on Traditional Diwali Sweets!
One of the most important rituals of Diwali is making sweets and snacks from the scratch. It is a great way of getting family members together and spending quality time with them, which is of utmost importance. In other words, it is a tradition that should be kept alive.
Kaju Katli – made with powdered cashews, unsalted butter and khoya (mawa)
Kheer – a thick pudding made of milk, sugar and rice, flavored with cardamom and garnished with dry fruits
Gulab Jamun – milk-based round balls deep-fried and soaked in sugar syrup
Way too sweet? Well, there’s nothing like too much sweetness. But, let’s jump onto the snacks now!
The most famous snack items made during Diwali Snacks are:
The famous Vada Pav – deep-fried round balls filled with potatoes and masala served with Indian buns
Samosa – triangular turnovers stuffed with mashed potatoes and spices
Onion Bhajiye / Pakoras – deep-fried onions in a batter of gram flour and spices
Spicy Peanuts – peanuts roasted / fried with spices
Namak Pare – Tiny crispy fried squares of flour, seasoned with salt and cumin seeds
And the list goes on…
Have we tempted you already? Well, there is more to Diwali celebrations that just these dishes. However, we will introduce you to more Diwali dishes and recipes soon. Stay tuned for some more Diwali deliciousness!