Diwali is the time to celebrate with family and friends, and enjoy lots of delicious food. This wonderful collection of 15+ Diwali sweets that are so easy and delicious, they will light up your festive parties and get-togethers!
Diwali is the biggest holiday celebrated all across India. It signifies the victory of light over darkness (hence called the festival of lights), good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
All over India people celebrate this festival by lighting their homes with diya's, making lots of scrumptious food, and enjoying fireworks.
Diwali is absolutely my most favorite Indian festival of the year. It is the festival of wonderful childhood memories, with the house decorated full of diya's, and filled with the beautiful aroma of the special sweets and snacks, and the heart full of happiness and joy!
I am super excited to share these Diwali recipes with you. I hope you enjoy them, and share the light and love with your family and friends!
I hope this Diwali fills of heart with love, peace and happiness. HAPPY DIWALI!
Delicious Diwali Food
Diwali celebrations are incomplete without the amazing spread of food! Sharing food with your family, friends, neighbors is an important part of the tradition.
Diwali special foods mainly include sweets and snacks. These are typically prepared ahead of time.
From the traditional Indian sweets such as besan ladoo and Gulab jamun to the fried savory snacks such as the shakarpara and chakli, the food is the highlight of this festival.
If you are throwing a party for Diwali or having a get together, here are some Indian Dinner Party Food Ideas which include main course and drink ideas too!
Here are some of my favorite sweets to celebrate Diwali at home. With a variety of ladoo, kheer, and halwa recipes, there is a treat for everyone in this list.
Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Bowls (Indian Fusion Dessert)
Rice Pudding / Kheer - Instant Pot
Coconut Almond Balls (Laddoo)
Gulab Jamun Recipe (with Khoya)
Instant Pot Moong Dal Halwa
Chocolate Ladoo (Chocolate Almond Truffles)
Instant Pot Carrot Halwa Recipe
Rava Ladoo (Suji Ladoo)
Sabudana Kheer (Tapioca Pudding)
Coconut Pumpkin Halwa Recipe (Pumpkin Pudding)
Easy Mango Shrikhand with Greek Yogurt
Oats Kheer (Sweetened Oatmeal with Cardamom, Nuts & Raisins)
Zarda Sweet Rice / Meethe Chawal Recipe
Lapsi (Cracked Wheat Sweet Recipe)
Vermicelli Kheer / Semiyan Payasam - Instant Pot
Sooji Halwa Recipe | Sheera | Indian Semolina Pudding
Orange Semolina Cake
Carrot Kheer - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Diwali Appetizers & Snacks
Any Diwali party or get together is incomplete without an array of appetizers and snacks.
On Diwali, it is customary to eat vegetarian. Hence here I am sharing my favorite vegetarian appetizers and snacks.
Savory Paneer Puff Pastry Turnovers - Air Fryer
Dahi Vada (Dahi Bhalla Chaat)
Spicy Bombay Potatoes
Mint Cilantro Chutney Recipe (Indian Green Chutney)
Easy Dahi Papdi Chaat
Kala Chana Chaat Recipe (Black Chickpea Salad)
Cheesy Samosa Jalapeño Poppers
Garlic Chili Potatoes Recipe
Easy Paneer Frankie (Paneer Kathi Roll)
Vada Pav / Potato Fritter Sliders - Air Fryer
Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce
Easy Sev Puri Recipe
I hope you enjoy your Diwali with lots of wonderful food and share the joy with your loved ones!