Diwali snacks recipes – 60 Diwali snacks recipes 2020. Wishing all the readers A very Happy, prosperous and safe Diwali. This year Deepavali or Diwali will be celebrated on 14th November 2020. This is one of the festivals that holds lot of prominence in the Indian Hindu community. Goddess Lakshmi, the mother of Love, health, prosperity and wealth is worshiped with much devotion and grandeur on this day. Diwali is celebrated for 3 to 5 days through out India based on the region & customs.
This is the time of the year when most people spend time with their family members, extended families, relatives and friends. Festivals are incomplete without delicious & toothsome foods especially when we spend time with our loved ones.
Here is a collection of Diwali snacks that may be useful for you to plan ahead your diwali menu.
Do use good quality oil as the shelf life of the snacks depends on the kind of oil used. Avoid reusing oil.
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Diwali snacks recipes – Dry snacks
These snacks can be made well ahead of time, a few days before the festival. They keep good for about 2 weeks at room temperature if stored in airtight steel or glass jars.
1. Butter murukku is a popular South Indian snack made with butter, rice flour, besan/ gram flour and basic spices. Butter murukku is a lighter version of the traditional urad dal chakli. This recipe will give you light, crispy and delicious butter murukku.
2. Thattai recipeThattu vadai or Thattai are crisp fried rice crackers from Tamilnadu cuisine. These are eaten as a snack with tea and is mostly made during festivals.
3. Ribbon pakoda or ribbon murukku are flat ribbon shaped murukku hence the name. These are quite popular in tamil nadu and andhra pradesh. Ribbon pakoda are super quick to make compared to the other murukku varieties as the dough need not be shaped to individual portions.
4. Murukku, murukulu or chakralu is a traditional snack made with rice flour and urad dal flour. These are crispy, light, aromatic and delicious. The taste and aroma of these are different from the other murukku varieties due to the addition of urad dal flour. These can be made with store bought flour.
5. Sev is the North Indian name to Omapodi or Sanna karapusa. Sev is usually used as a topping in chaats and breakfasts recipes like poha or upma. It can also be eaten alone as a snack. These can be flavored and spiced with carom seeds or ajwain.
6. Chakli is usually made in regions of Karnataka, Andhra and Maharashtra. These are made without the addition of urad dal flour hence they taste different from the others.
7. Sweet murukku is a traditional sweet snack made using plain murukku and jaggery syrup. These are known as manoharam in tamil and bellam kommulu in telugu. If you have kids at home, then this is a must try.
8. Karasev is the south Indian name to besan sev. It is a tea time crunchy snack made with gram flour, rice flour, spices and is flavoured with garlic. These are very aromatic and will be loved by most people.
9. Nippattu is yet another delicious, crunchy snack from Karnataka much similar to the thattai from Tamilnadu and chekkalu from Andhra pradesh. These are uniquely flavored with the addition of peanuts, fried gram and curry leaves.
10. Chekkalu are the andhra style thattai flavored with ginger, curry leaves and green chili paste. Traditionally chekkalu were made with fresh milled rice flour but can be made with store bought flour as well.
11. Namak para is a favorite with kids and are usually prepared during festivals or school holidays. These are also known as savory diamond cuts or nimki. Traditionally these were made with maida but I have shown with atta/ wheat flour in this post.
12. Shankarpali also known as sweet diamond cuts are a crispy deep fried sweet snack made during festivals.
13. Poha chivda is a Indian style trail mix made using flattened rice or parched rice, nuts and other basic ingredients like spice powders. This post shows how to make chivda in 2 ways – Pan roasting and deep frying.
14. Oats chivda is a savory mixture or snack made of parched rice, rolled oats , peanuts and spice powder. Oats chivda is quick to make, healthy and delicious to enjoy with your evening tea.
15. Peanut masala is a snack made by coating peanuts with chickpea flour and spice powders. These can be and fried or baked.
16. Jowar pops – This recipe explains how to make spiced Jowar pops at home. These are a low fat whole grain snack that’s great for peope of all age groups.
17. Instant sweet paniyaram recipe Instant sweet paniyaram made with whole wheat flour, jaggery and coconut.
Diwali Snacks – Vada recipes
These recipes can be made for breakfast or brunch and served along with a chutney.
18. Sabudana vada are a deep fried snack made with tapioca pearls, peanuts and potatoes. These are usually made during religious Hindu fastings. Sabudana vada can also be had for a evening snack with green chutney.
19. Medu vada are known as garelu, uddina vada, vadai in other regional languages. This post shares how to make fluffy & crispy vada by making batter in mixer grinder.
20. Dal vada recipe are made of urad, chana dal and moong dal. These are aromatic, crispy and taste delicious. These can be offered to the deities during puja. Dal vada can be served with any chutney.
21. Masala vada or chana dal vada is a popular lentil snack from south Indian cuisine. They masala vada are made using bengal gram,chilies, spices and herbs. It is a street food and is also made in most South Indian homes. Masala vada is served with a chutney.
22. Cabbage vada are made with ground lentils, cabbage and spice powders. These turn out too good and aromatic. They are great to have when you have guests home or during festivals.
23. Dahi vada are deep fried lentil balls soaked in curd/ yogurt and topped with various sweet and sour chutneys. A generous amount of spice powders are sprinkled. This is enjoyed for a snack or as a starter.
24. Batata vada are spiced potato balls dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried. These are served as a snack and sometimes stuffed in Indian bread known as pav.
25. Sweet corn vada are a quick to make snack for a festive meal or snack.
26. Tirupati vada made using whole urad dal, pepper, cumin and salt.
Diwali snacks – Bonda samosa cutlets tikki
These can be served as a starter, before the main course in the festive meal or as tea time snacks.
27. Punugulu made with idli dosa batter are a common snack in most telugu speaking homes. These are Andhra’s favorite and popular street food also known as punukkulu. These can be made with either left over dosa idli batter or can be made with fresh ground batter.
28. Urad dal bonda – minapa punugulu are a quick snack you can make to offer during puja. I usually make these instead of the medu vada as these are quick to make.
29. Mysore bonda are yet another popular deep fried snack food from Karnataka cuisine. These are served with some chutney or sambar for evening tea.
30. Veg bonda are deep fried snack with spiced mixed vegetable stuffing. These are quite popular in karanataka tiffin centers. They are eaten as a tea time snack with tea.
31. Aloo bonda is a varitation to the batata vada from maharashtra. These are popular in karanataka and eaten as a snack. To make these spiced potato balls are dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried.
32. Dahi kabab are shallow fried kababs made using yogurt and Indian cottage cheese or paneer. These are one of the best vegetarian kababs that are crisp from outside and soft inside.
33. Punjabi samosa are crisp fried Indian snack with spicy potato peas filling. These are very popular not only across India but also around the globe. Samosa is served with green chutney or mint chutney.
34. Aloo tikki are Indian style potato patties that are served as a snack or eaten as a patty in a burger. These are best served with mint chutney or dahi chutney. These are shallow fried however they can also be baked in oven.
35. Hara bhara kabab are spinach patties made with mixed vegetables. These make a healthy snack and can be enjoyed or as a patty in veg burger or in a roti roll.
36. Veg cutlet are made with veggies like potatoes, peas, beans and carrots. These are pan fried and are healthy.
37. Corn cutlet – Quick corn patties made with sweet corn, potatoes and spices.
38. Paneer cutlet are a tea time or after school snack made of Indian cottage cheese.
Diwali snacks – Pakora recipes & other snacks
These are good to enjoy as a snack any time. These are very quick to make and can be made instantly when you have a unexpected guests home.
39. Falafel recipe Vegetarian Chickpea fritters from middles eastern cuisine. Falafel are served with tahini sauce or stuffed inside pita bread and served.
40. Onion pakoda recipe – Pakoda or pakora are a kind of fritters made with gram flour and basic herbs and spices. Onion pakoda is one of the most made pakoda varieties for a tea time snack.
41. Pakodi are deep fried fritters popular across India. These are served as tea time snacks.
42. Corn pakoda recipe Quick Sweet corn fritters made with Indian spices and gram flour. They make a great starter or a snack even for parties.
43. Mirchi bajji recipe Easy mirchi bajji or mirapakaya bajji are batter fried chilies that are popular in south India. These are served as a snack or a side in a meal.
44. Veg pakora recipe Vegetable pakora are quick deep fried snacks made with chickpea flour or besan and any vegetable.
45. Cauliflower pakoda Cauliflower pakoda are a quick deep fried snack from India. These are usually enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee for a evening snack.
46. Palak pakoda recipe Spinach pakora or palak pakoda are Indian style spinach fritters. These are crunchy and can be had as a starter or snack.
47. aratikaya bajji recipe raw plantain fritters, a popular south Indian tea time snack.
48. Aloo pakora recipe Deep fried snack made by dipping sliced potatoes in chickpea batter.
49. Cabbage pakoda recipe Crunchy cabbage pakoda recipe – Indian fritters made using cabbage, onion and chickpea flour.
50. Gobi 65 recipe Gobi 65 is a south Indian snack made of fried cauliflower, spices and herbs. It can also be served as a starter or as a side in a meal. This recipe yields a Andhra style spicy gobi 65.
51. Paneer 65 fry recipe Crisp fried paneer chunks sauted and seasoned in 65 masala. Paneer 65 fry is a delicious starter from hyderabadi cuisine.
52. Paneer pakora recipe Paneer pakora is a popular evening snack from North Indian cuisine. It is made by batter frying Indian cottage cheese aka paneer. These turn out delicious and mildly spicy. Paneer pakora are usually served with green chutney or red chilli chutney.
53. Paneer popcorn recipe Crunchy paneer popcorn is a quick snack that is made similar to the chicken popcorn. Paneer is batter coated and then rolled in bread crumbs. Then deep fried till crunchy.
Diwali snacks – Chaats & others
54. Aloo chaat is a simple pan fried potato chaat. Super quick to make even for a crowd as the potatoes are pan fried.
55. Papdi chaat recipe Papdi chaat is one of the popular street snacks of India. Crisp fried discs topped with potatoes, chutneys, curd and various spice powders.
56. Sev puri recipe Mumbai sev puri is one of the street foods of India made with small puris, boiled potatoes and chutneys. This recipe helps to make the best sev puri.
57. Corn chaat recipe Sweet corn chaat – A quick snack made with corn, indian cottage cheese and raw veggies.
58. Jhal muri is a puffed rice snack made without the use of any chutneys.
59. Gobi manchurian recipe Cauliflower or Gobi manchurian is one of the most popular vegetarian manchurian dish from Indian chinese cuisine. Fried cauliflower in dunked in slightly sour, sweet and hot manchurian sauce. Gobi manchurian can be served as a starter or as a side with noodles or fried rice.
60. Veg manchurian recipe Vegetable manchurian is one of the popular manchurian recipes from Indo chinese cuisine. Mixed veg balls are dunked in sweet, sour and hot sauce. This can be enjoyed as a starter or as a side with noodles or fried rice. You can bake these or deep fry them.
South Indian snacks or breakfasts