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A Collection of Diwali Recipes

Diwali (called Deepavali in the South) is the renowned Indian festival of lights. It is the time families and friends come together to celebrate. And where there is a celebration there is always food aplenty.

Here are a collection of Diwali recipes for sweets and savories that you could try this Diwali and enjoy with your near and dear ones.


Maladu | Maa Laddu | Senagapappu Undalu | Pottukadalai Urundai

Every Diwali, one of the challenges for working women is how to make wonderful sweets and savouries at home to keep up with tradition while balancing work and other responsibilities. I can quite identify with this because I have seen my Mom and Aunts deal with it and am now facing the same dilemma. Just as...


Sev Burfi or Singhar Ji Barfi – A Sindhi Sweet – Diwali Special Recipe

Singhar ji Barfi or as it is often called Sev Burfi is a very famous Sindhi sweet. I was introduced to it while I was studying for my engineering degree by my friend Bindu Kodwaney. One Diwali she took me to this wonderful place called Tharu Sweets in Bandra, Mumbai and introduced me to this wonderful, wonderful sweet one...


Shankarpali | Shakkar Para | Sweet Maida Diamond Biscuit

Shakkar Pare (called Shankarpali in Maharashtra and Sweet Diamond Maida Biscuits in South India) are crunchy-muchies of the sweet sort that are a great favourite with Indians. Commonly made during festivals such as Diwali or Holi, these sweet treats are quite popular with young and old alike. Want more recipes for snacks? Try my recipes for Poha Chivda, Kolhapuri Bhadang, Kodubale, Chegodilu,...


Poha Chivda – A Low-Oil, Low Calorie Version – Diwali Special

Poha Chivda ranks among my favourite snacks. Sweet, spicy, and salty, this traditional poha-based dish is a medley of tastes that is quite unparalleled. The only drawback is that everything in it is deep-fried. This Diwali I took it upon myself to make a low oil, low calorie version that is just as delicious as the...


Quick and Easy Coconut Laddoo | Nariyal Laddu with Condensed Milk

Today I present a recipe for a Quick and Easy Coconut Laddoo (Nariyal Laddu) made with condensed milk. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is on with full-force. There are many legends behind Diwali celebrations. For South Indians, Diwali starts on Naraka Chaturdashi, a day which celebrates the slaying of the demon. Traditionally, the day starts...