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Diwali Recipes: 25 Snacks & Sweets That Are Too Delicious To Resist

Saumya Srivastava | October 16, 2021

Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil, but it signifies one more thing that’s an important part of our lives, food! While some of us are more excited about Diwali decorations, foodies eagerly wait for the day to binge on sweets and snacks. There are so many Diwali recipes that we’ve been making at home, but there are many that are contemporary but have become a delicious part of our Diwali celebrations, and they too are worth a try. 

Diwali Recipes That Are Absolutely Mouthwatering 

1. Nan Khatai

Nan Khatai

It is an authentic Indian eggless cookie that is prepared by using ghee, maida and sugar. These crispy and light cookies are an absolute delight for sweet lovers. The flavour of cardamom powder that is added to enrich the taste of nan khatai is simply irresistible. Make your own nan khatai at home for the Diwali celebrations.

Recipe link: Nan khatai

2. Namak Paarey 

Namak Paarey

Bringing in a savoury treat for all! Namak paarey is an Indian snack that is most popular in North India. It has a salty and spicy taste and is loved by kids and adults alike and can be easily found in almost every Indian household. The best part is that it can be prepared with a handful of ingredients in very little time. 

Recipe link: Namak Paarey

3. Aloo Tikki Chaat

Aloo Tikki Chaat

Here is a spicy and flavourful treat for all the foodies. The aloo tikki chaat is a perfect dish to uplift the excitement of Diwali. The crunchy aloo patties when added to chole makes the aloo tikki chaat, a very flavourful dish. You can try this delectable dish anytime you want with our easy recipe. 

Recipe link: Aloo tikki chaat

4. Cheesy Corn Cutlet

Corn Cutlet

Cheesy corn cutlet is a simple, delicious and comforting Diwali special recipe. The goodness of cheese and corn together make this dish totally irresistible. It is so soft from the inside and crispy from the outside that you will always want to make them. You can enjoy cheesy corn cutlets with tangy chutney or even with sauces. 

Recipe link: Cheesy corn cutlet

5. Fried Idli

Fried Idli

One of the most delicious Diwali snacks recipes is fried Idli. Give a South-Indian twist to your Diwali meals with fried idli. Fried idli is one of the most delicious snacks and too tasty to resist. You can also add some vegetables like tomato, onion and other vegetables to make this dish taste even better. You can enjoy fried idli with coconut chutney or sambhar.

Recipe link: Fried idli

6. Jalebi


What can be better than relishing jalebis during the Diwali celebrations? We are sure there is nothing that can match the taste of piping hot jalebi. You can make jalebi at the comfort of your home with a handful of ingredients. Thus, ditch the mithai shops jalebi and follow our easy jalebi recipe to enjoy its enriching flavours.

Recipe link: Jalebi

7. Kachori


Another scrumptious snack that you can make for Diwali is kachori. There are different types of kachori that you can make such as mawa kachori, pyaz kachori, to name a few. The crunchy bites of kachori are loaded with flavours. So, gorge on this mouth-watering snack during the festive period of Diwali.

Recipe link: Kachori

8. Ladoo

Motichoor Ladoo

Ladoo is synonymous with all Indian festivals. This sweet dish is so delicious that one can never have enough of it. This traditional sweet recipe is also used as offerings for Diwali puja. You can make motichoor ladoo, besan ladoo and many more varieties of ladoo. 

Recipe link: Ladoo

9. Kaju Katli

Guru Purnima Kaaju Katli

Just the name of kaju katli can leave all the sweet lovers drooling. Agree with us? Kaju katli is one of those Diwali recipes that you can easily make at home. You can also serve this sweet dish to your loved ones and make Diwali more memorable.

Recipe link: Kaju katli

10. Samosa

Samosa Festure

Who can say no when offered scrumptious samosa? We are sure no one can! Samosa is among the most popular Diwali snacks recipes that is prepared all over the country. The crispy wafers of samosa along with flavourful stuffing is just what you need to satisfy your hunger pangs during the festive season.

Recipe link: Samosa

11. Kheer


From makhana kheer to sabudana kheer, there are different varieties of kheer that you can make. Kheer is made with rice, milk and sugar. So, if you have a sweet tooth then do not forget to follow our Diwali sweets recipe and relish the taste of kheer. 

Recipe link: Kheer

12. Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

Another one on the list of Diwali sweets and snacks is gulab jamun. This quintessential sweet dish can easily make your water. So, along with savoury snacks, also make delicious gulab jamun to indulge in delightful feasting.

Recipe link: Gulab jamun

13. Chakli


Chakli is also known as murukku in South India. The unique and twisty shape of chakli can be on your list for Diwali snacks. This is also a healthy snack that can be prepared with rice flour or any other type of flour. So, make sure to add chakli to your list of Diwali recipes.

Recipe link: Chakli 

14. Ganthiya


Ganthiya is a popular Gujarati snack that you can also include in the list of Diwali recipes. This crunchy snack is best enjoyed with tea or coffee. You can enrich its taste with cumin seeds or other Indian spices.

Recipe link: Ganthiya

15. Rasmalai


When we talk about Diwali recipes and sweet dishes, not mentioning rasmalai would be a sin. Rasmalai is made and enriched with the goodness of cream and milk. For making rasmalai, dip the sweet dough balls inside cream which is flavoured with cardamom powder and kesar. Also, garnish it with dry fruits to increase its taste.

Recipe link: Rasmalai

16. Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka

Paneer tikka is a must present food item on the plate of all the vegetarian starters. This appetising snack item is also made for Diwali celebrations. All you have to do is marinate the paneer cubes and later grill them. 

Recipe link: Paneer tikka

17. Coconut Barfi

Coconut Barfi

Coconut barfi is made with the goodness of coconut and is thus very healthy for all. You can make coconut barfi with condensed milk, cardamom powder, sugar and coconut. This festive special sweet dish is also used as an offering during the Diwali puja.

Recipe link: Coconut Barfi

18. Pasta

Pasta Chips Feature

Bringing in an Italian twist to your Diwali recipes, with everyone’s favourite pasta. You can make different types of pasta such as white sauce pasta, red sauce pasta, tricolour pasta and many more. So, make your Diwali memorable by serving lip-smacking pasta to your friends and family.

Recipe link: Pasta

19. Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji Feature

Pav bhaji which is one of the most popular dishes of Maharashtra is also a Diwali special snack. This flavourful snack is so delicious that no one can say no to it. Add dollops of butter to pav bhaji to further enhance its taste.

Recipe link: Pav bhaji

20. Rasgulla


Bengali rasgullas are so popular that you can easily find them across the country. This sweet dish is so spongy that it can treat your taste buds in all manner. You can make this using cheena and sugary syrup. So, share the happiness of the festival by exchanging this sweet delicacy with each other.

Recipe link: Rasgulla

21. Papdi Chaat

Papdi Chat

If you love eating crunchy food, then this Diwali snacks recipe is a must for you. All you have to do is make crispy wafers from the dough and serve it with boiled potatoes. Add green chutney and pomegranate for an even more refreshing flavour. 

Recipe link: Papdi chaat

22. Pyaz Bhajji

Pyaz Bhajji

Pyaz bhajji is a loved snack that can set the mood for any occasion, which also makes it one of the best Diwali snacks. These crispy fritters can be made first by cutting the onion into perfect slices. Then, add them to the bhajji batter and later fry them. After they have turned crispy, munch it with chutney and enjoy the festival of lights.

Recipe link: Pyaz Bhajji

23. Gujiya


With the festive season around, one thing we all wait for is gujiya. Gujiya has an appearance more or less like a dumpling, is deep-fried and is stuffed with khoya. The crispiness of the outer layer and the mouth-watering flavours of the khoya which is filled with dry fruits simply makes gujiya an irresistible dish during this festive season.

Recipe link: Gujiya

24. Sandesh


Another popular Bengali sweet that you can make on the occasion of Diwali is sandesh. This sweet treat is not only delicious but also nutritious. So, follow our Diwali recipes and delight your taste buds with the goodness of sandesh.

Recipe link: Sandesh

25. Kathi Roll

Chicken Roll Feature

Kathi roll is one of the most loved dishes of both kids and adults. This delicious dish is also a popular street food of India. However, with Diwali round the corner, we suggest you make kathi rolls for your loved ones with our Diwali special recipe.

Recipe link: Kathi roll


So, from delicious gulab jamun to crispy samosa, we have listed most of the sweet and savoury snacks for your Diwali celebrations. These mouth-watering snacks are sure to redouble the festive mood in the perfect manner. Go easy on yourself during the festive season and try the deliciousness life has to offer. 

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Saumya Srivastava

Saumya Srivastava is a passionate reader who likes writing poetry. She is an avid foodie who keeps exploring new types of cuisine. Besides, she also has a strong love for literature.


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