In India, Diwali is one of the most exciting and magnificent festivals in the world. The ‘Festival of Lights’ is celebrated by all with amazing enthusiasm.
Brilliant clay diyas, charming fairy lights, and stunning rangolis in the courtyards- Diwali is here and we are loving every bit of the festive spirit.
Festivals like Diwali serve to fuse people from diverse backgrounds. In India, food is irrevocably weaved with every festival the country celebrates. Diwali, especially, is a festival of fun, jovialities, and feasts.
The very first thing that comes to mind when you reminisce about Diwali food is sweets – and loads of them. Mithai, as Indian sweetmeats are called, is the little chunk of deliciousness.
I have some dishes to make for Diwali days. These dishes are made for Diwali parties and god pooja. You can be made these dishes ad supply them to god and his goddess for worship.
List of Diwali Special Food recipes:
- Kaju katli
- Carrot halwa
- Ras malai
- Coconut Barfi
- Mawa peda
The quintessential Indian sweet of festivals and celebratory occasions, Kaju Katli is a delicious sweet to prepare at home yet very easy. A delectable blend of cashew nut and milk, topped by silver leaf, traditionally served at festivals like Diwali and other special occasions.
A fuss-free, simple and easy Katli recipe with a handful of ingredients, you can prepare this at home and serve your guests post a full meal at dinner parties.
No festival is complete without sweets and here we are with one of the most delicious desserts of all time - Kaju Katli. Here is the easiest recipe for making Kaju Katli at home. It also comes with a video that will help you a lot in understanding the procedure.
Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season, also known as Gajrela in some parts of it. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert.
Amazingly soft and cushiony cottage cheese balls dunked in silky sweet milk; Rasmalai is a Majestic Royal Indian dessert that would grace any occasion and be the star of the PARTY!!!
Originating from the eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent, Rasmalai also known as Rossomalai or Roshmolai (in Bengali), literally translates to Ras meaning Juice (Milk in here) and Malai meaning the flattened Paneer balls dunked in the milk.
The milk is curdled to separate into the paneer (also known as chenna) and whey, shaped into balls then cooked in sugar syrup which is then allowed to soak the milk that has been flavored with exotic spices like saffron, cardamom, and rich nuts.
It is south Indian cuisine deals with many traditional sweets and dessert recipes that hold its importance during festivals and celebrations. The Coconut Burfi recipe is one such easy sweet recipe that can be prepared with minimal ingredients yet delivers an amazing result.
Simple and tasty Indian fudge recipe prepared mainly with grated coconut, sugar, and milk. It is a common Indian dessert recipe prepared during Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan & Navaratri. It can also be made with condensed milk and desiccated coconut, but this recipe follows the traditional recipe.
This peda recipe made with khoya or mawa is one of the popular Indian sweets. You will get milk peda in any mithai shop in India. Making peda with khoya is easy, quick, and does not take much time. These milk peda taste super delicious and are just like the peda you get in mithai shops.
There are many varieties of peda that can be made by adding various dry fruits, flavorings like saffron or cardamom powder or rose water, and some more ingredients like milk powder or coconut, etc.
Generally, on Diwali days, as well as sweet treats, there are also savory snacks served at various points over the festivities along with curries and rich dishes such as fried foods or those using ghee. Snacks include child, a mix like Bombay mix, combining nuts and chickpea/lentil/rice-based crunchy salted snacks.
Diwali is a festival that is a feast for the eyes, and stomach, with many variations to enjoy!
A vibrant, colorful, joyous celebration, Diwali is also an exhilarating flavor fest. Just like the beautiful diyas that adorn the entrances of our homes, there is nothing quite like a dessert table decked with a variety of homemade Diwali goodies. So, this Diwali, ditch the fancy ingredients and light up your homes with these truly traditional Diwali specials!