A quick look around your neighborhood is enough to tell you how Diwali festivals have totally taken over the country. One of the most significant festival celebrated by Hindus, Diwali is all about fun, love and affection. Bright clay diyas, attractive fairy lights, and beautiful rangolis in the courtyards- This festival is right here and we are loving every bit of the festive spirit. Like any other Indian festival, feasting is an essential part of Diwali celebrations too. Here are some signatures Diwali dishes that complements the festivals. How about making some of them at home?

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Diwali 2021: Have a look at our 10 best traditional Diwali recipes and surprise your family with these festive delicacies.

1.Kaju Barfi

Recipe by Ajay Chopra

During Diwali celebrations, these diamond shaped cashew-and-milk based sweets truly take the mithai shops by storm. They are so easy to make and can be prepared at home less than an hour. Follow this quick recipe and impress your family and relatives.

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Kaju barfi are easy to make and can be prepared at home less than an hour

2. Chakli

Recipe By Kunal Kapur

Chakli is a crispy snack made of rice flour, and then deep fried in hot oil. Also known as Murukku in South India, Chakli is made and served in huge numbers during Diwali and Narak Chaturdashi celebrations in Maharashtra.

(Also Read: Popular Maharashtrian Diwali Snack: How to Make Bhajani Chakli at Home)

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Chakli is a crispy snack made of rice flour relished during Diwali celebrations

3. Coconut Barfi

Recipe by Chef Aditya Bal

A tempting delight made with fresh coconut flakes, khoya, ghee and sugar. A must-have during Diwali festivities.

(Also Read: Move Over Kaju Barfi, Make This 3-Ingredient Badam Barfi For Diwali)

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A tempting delight made with fresh coconut flakes. Image credits: iStock

4. Rasmalai

Recipe by Chef Marut Sikka

The all-time favorite, melt-in mouth treat made with chenna and cardamom essence, we bet you can’t stop at just one bite.

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The all-time favorite, melt-in mouth treat made with chenna is festive hit all year round

5. Sandesh

Recipe by Niru Gupta

Celebrate this Diwali with Bengal’s super hit sweet, made with sweetened cottage cheese and flavored with cardamom and kesar.

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Celebrate this Diwali with Bengal’s super hit sweet Sandesh. Image credits: iStock

6. Phirni

Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani

Phirni is a delicious rice and milk pudding. Packing the chunky and flavourful goodness of pistachios and elaichi, this fragrant treat is a winner in every festive occasion.

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Phirni is a delicious rice and milk pudding perfect for your Diwali sweet cravings. Image credits: iStock

7. Dahi Bhalla

Recipe by Chef Marut Sikka

Fluffy bhallas drizzled with sweetened curd, freshly made chutneys and chaat masala, this one is lip-smacking delight all the way!

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Fluffy bhallas drizzled with sweetened curd are an absolute winner. Image credits: iStock

8. Sev-Chivda

Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani

An essential part of the Maharashtrian Diwali Faral, this quick and tempting snack made with a mix of cereals, sev, dried figs and wafers is an out and out crunch fest.

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Chiwda is an essential part of the Maharashtrian Diwali Faral. Image credits: iStock

9. Bhakarwadi

Recipe by Ujjwal Khaitan

Made with gram flour which is shaped into spiral forms and then stuffed with a mixture of coconut, sesame seeds and poppy seeds, bhakarwadi forms an indispensable part of Gujarati Diwali celebrations.

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Bhakarwadi forms an indispensable part of Gujarati Diwali celebrations. Image credits: istock

10. Puran Poli

The popular Maharashtrian festive snack, Puran Poli is a thin wheat flour roti with a delicious ‘puran’ stuffing in the middle made of grated jaggery, coconut, toor dal, raisin almonds and pistachios.

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Puran Poli is a thin wheat flour roti with a delicious ‘puran’. Image credits: iStock

Happy Diwali 2021 everybody!


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