10 Easy Diwali Recipes That Everyone Loves

Diwali is around the corner and it is the time that we can feast fully. India, which is also called the land of festivals is incomplete without its special dishes that are prepared for the occasion. Diwali is close by, and everyone is preparing for the festivities. This festival season can be made more special by preparing delicious recipes at home. These easy and quick recipes for Diwali will surely make you a star of the festival.

  1. Coconut Laddoo 

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    Coconut Laddoos are prepared with shredded coconut, jaggery, peanuts and ragi. These ladoos are healthy and delicious.

  2. Kaju Katli 

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    Diwali is incomplete without Kaju Katli. Here’s an easy recipe for Diwali. This sweet is prepared with cashew nut and milk. It has a topping of silver leaf.

  3. Chakli 

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    This crispy snack is prepared with rice flour. It is round in shape and is prepared in hot oil. This delicious snack is very important for the celebrations of Diwali.

  4. Daal Samosa 

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    If you want to taste your favorite samosas, the Moong Dal samosas can be prepared within an hour. They are best served with chutney and fresh mint.

  5. Bhakarwadi 

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    This is a very sweet and spicy snack of Diwali. Bhakarwadi is prepared with gram flour and is shaped in spiral form. It is stuffed with coconut, poppy seeds and sesame seeds.

  6. Malpua 

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    Malpua is a pancake like dessert that is soaked in syrup before it is served. This version of the dish is prepared with khoya and paneer.

  7. Shahi Tukda 

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    Shahi Tukda is prepared with a mixture of nuts and milk. This Awadhi delicacy is a hit throughout the year.

  8. Mohanthal 

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    This fudge-like dessert is prepared with gram flour. It is prepared during Diwali in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

  9. Patishapta 

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    This Bengali dessert is prepared using maida, rice flour and sooji. It is filled with coconut jaggery.

  10. Mysore Paak 

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    This is an original recipe of Indian dessert called Mysore Pak. Its originated in the Mysore Palace. It is prepared with a mix of sugar, gram flour and desi ghee.

Ganesh Chaturthi & Its Favourite Sweets

The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to honor Lord Ganesha. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi starts on 5th September this year and will be celebrated for 10 days.

In some parts of India, the festival is known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’.
In this article, we give you sweets and other dishes that are commonly prepared in Ganesh Chaturthi:-

Modak Recipes:-

The favorite food of Lord Ganesha is Modak. It is of special importance during worships. Most commonly, modak is stuffed with coconut and jaggery. There are many variations of this recipe. Here is a list of some popular Modaks:-

  • Ukadiche Modak: This is a steamed modak. Its outer covering is made of rice flour and the stuffing is of coconut jaggery.
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  • Fried Modak: This is a deep fried or shallow fried modak with stuffing of coconut which is sweet and chewy. It’s outside covering is very crispy.
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Photo Courtesy: healthyvegrecipes

  • Chocolate Modak: This is a special modak. It is made of semi-sweet chocolate chips, biscuit crumbs and condensed milk.

Chocolate Modak

  • Mawa Modak: This modak is prepared from khoya/mawa. It is filled with figs, nuts and dry coconut.

Mawa Modak

Ladoo Recipes:
Different types of ladoos are prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi. Here is a list of popular Ladoos:-

  • Coconut Ladoo: This is a delicious ladoo recipe that is prepared with dry coconut, powdered sugar and mawa.

Coconut Ladoo

  • Boondi Ladoo: In this ladoo, boondis are soaked in sugar syrup of saffron flavor and then made into the shape of ladoo.

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  • Besan Ladoo: This ladoo recipe is easy to make. It is prepared with powdered sugar, gram flour and ghee.

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Other Sweets:
Besides Modaks and Laddoos, a few more sweets are prepared and given as offering to God. These are given below:-

  • Sooji Halwa: Sooji Halwa is a very famous sweet dish among Indians. It is prepared during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi.

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  • Banana Sheera: This recipe is similar to sooji halwa but banana is added to give flavor. It is a perfect prasad for any pooja.
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Photo Courtesy: vegrecipesofindia

  • Puran Poli: Puran Poli is a stuffed Indian bread. The preparation of Puran Poli is considered to be an art that requires high skills.

PuranPoli

  • Karanji: Karanji is a traditional Maharashtrian sweer. The stuffing is of sweet coconut and its crust is crispy.

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  • Basundi: This is a popular recipe. The milk is sweetened and thickened and chopped nuts are added. It is flavored with saffron and cardamom.

Basundi

  • Shrikhand: Shrikhand is prepared with sugar and plain yogurt. It is flavoured with cardamom and saffron and garnishing is done with nuts.

Shrikhand