November 10, 2023
CM Content Team
Diwali is undoubtedly one of the biggest festivals in India. The sound of its celebrations reverberates throughout the country. Fondly known as ‘the festival of lights’, Diwali lights up the homes and hearts of every single Indian.
The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and although the celebrations vary in different states, Diwali is all about sharing gifts and spending time with loved ones. Another common thing about Diwali you may find across the country is families making traditional Diwali food.
In India, a special meal is an integral part of any special occasion, right? Diwali is no exception. In fact, during this festival, families make many delicious traditional dishes for Diwali. And in this blog, we give you recipes of the five Diwali famous dishes that you can try making at home.
One of the most famous Diwali dishes is ladoo. While some people make Rava ladoo and sweet Boondi ladoo, Besan ladoo has a wide fan base across the country. Soft, sweet, and just amazing in every way, this Diwali delicacy makes the festive occasion sweeter, literally!
Be it children or adults, it is hard from them to stop them from reaching out to the Besan Ladoo jar and stuffing their mouth with one or two ladoos. Easy to make and a crowd pleaser, you must try making these ladoos using this simple recipe.
Talking about traditional food during Diwali, you cannot miss mentioning Chakli. In south, Chakli is called Murukku and is made of different ingredients than its counterpart from the north.
Chakli may have different names but one thing is constant – it is utterly delicious and loved by everyone. Crispy, crunchy and totally binge-worthy, you can munch on chaklis anytime of the day. Best part is you can keep them stored in an air-tight container and keep having them as and when you like long after the Diwali festivities are over.
One of the most loved traditional Diwali dishes, it is impossible to think of Diwali without Gujiya. There are literally hundreds of varieties of Gujiyas around India, and all families have their own secret recipe.
Crispy, crunchy, and sweet, Gujiyas are not just any ordinary food, they are love! A binge-worthy snack, you can have a Gujiya anytime of the day, but it is best enjoyed with a cup of tea. Also known as Karanji in certain parts of the country, Gujiyas can have different fillings depending on which part of the country you are in. But they all have one thing in common – they taste absolutely delicious!
Gajar Ka Halwa may not be the typical traditional Diwali food but on a wintery Diwali evening, a cup of piping hot halwa would feel like a warm hug. Gajar ka Halwa is basically a slow-cooked pudding that is an integral part of the menu during special occasions and festivals.
The dish is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. Whether you are hosting a party at your place or having a game night, this dish would surely win everyone’s heart and set the mood right and elevate your festive spirits.
Diwali celebrations are not just about gorging on sweets all day, but also snacking on delicious goodies like Namakpare. It is one of the Diwali traditional dishes that almost every family makes during the festival of lights.
Namakpare is also known as Nimki in certain parts of the country and is a perfect delight to make your teatime better. This binge-worthy snack is easy to make and is perfect to munch during the Diwali game nights.
As the festival of lights brightens your homes, these traditional Diwali delicacies promise to delight your taste buds and hearts. From the sweet Besan Ladoos to the savoury crunch of Namakpare, each recipe offers a taste of India's rich culinary heritage. Embrace the festive spirit by trying these irresistible treats and add a homemade touch to your Diwali celebrations.
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