Today I have shared 110+ Diwali Special Recipes – Diwali Sweets Recipes, Diwali Snacks Recipes with step by step pictures accompanied with detailed tips, and some with short youtube videos. The collection includes South Indian and North Indian Sweets, savories, and even Idli, Sambar, Vada, Suzhiyan varieties prepared on the day of Diwali. Also, I have shared a special medicine called Deepavali Legiyam/Marunthu– which is given on an empty stomach after oil bath rituals. It gives relief from the bloating feel, after eating high-calorie sweets and oily snacks, do check the recipe. I hope this single post will provide all the recipes required for Diwali preparation, which will be helpful for all of us.
Some Interesting facts about Diwali: The festival of lights is celebrated with much enthusiasm in every part of India. During this festival, the Tamil people celebrate the defeat of Narakasura who represents evil, and the light up of the lamps is observed as Krishna’s victory over Narakasura. But Northern India associates Diwali with Lord Rama’s return from exile to his kingdom in Ayodhya.
Renowned as the Festival of Lights, the festivities begin in the month of October/November on the 15th day of Kartikeya as per the Hindu calendar and last for 5 long days. The North Indians begin the preparations from a day before Deepavali. The common rituals that are followed during this festival in Tamil Nadu, starts from an oil bath for the whole family on that day. The oil bath is revered as a holy bath in the Ganges and also called ‘Ganga Snanam‘. The elders of the house, stroke the heads of younger ones with gingelly oil before the bath.
New clothes and crackers are kept with the other important things for pooja in the house. Also, the house is beautifully decorated with Kolam/Rangoli and lights. Betel leaves, fruits, betel nuts, flowers, kumkum, sandal paste, gingelly oil, turmeric, and scented powder are kept in the Pooja room, after the ritual oil bath. People eat sweets and burst crackers in the morning after the Pooja.
This year Diwali falls on 14-Nov-2020 – Saturday. I wish all my readers a Happy Diwali.
Collection of Diwali dishes. Click pics on this page to navigate to the detailed recipe
Ladoo/Laddu is the most versatile recipe that can be done by anyone without any flop. If you go wrong anywhere in the recipe, there are numerous tricks to troubleshoot it. I have shared some tricks in the recipe itself. Do have look at it. Commonly besan flour, dry coconut, sooji, peanuts etc are used for making these ladoos and it is widely prepared for almost all festivals and weddings.
Sweets are also called Mittai and it is a must for all festivals in every home as the word sweet itself spreads joy. I have listed sweets made with cashew, besan flour, coconut etc.
Halwa is commonly prepared with cornflour, fruits, sooji, wheat flour, etc and is prepared throughout the country for all occasions.
Jamun and Rasagulla
Diwali Snacks Recipes
Payasam / Kheer Recipes
Payasam also was known as Khir / Kheer can be done in so many innumerable ways using so many ingredients like rice, fruits, vermicelli, sooji, wheat etc. It is famous not only in India but often made in other countries like Nepal, Pakistan and SriLanka too. Payasam is the only dish that we can play with the ingredients, deviate the recipe and create a lot of new innovative dishes.
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