When it comes to food, we Indians rank no.1. We love everything about food. Whether it is dessert, snacks or main course. For us, the way to our heart is indeed through our stomach. We wouldn’t mind testing it out whether it’s one small bite or a plate full. Yeh dil always maange more.
With Diwali this week, let the foodie in you come out in open! We don’t care about calories 😉
Here are some of the items you can eat this festival and satisfy your appetite! These are easy to cook at home or easily available in stores near your locality.
1. Kaju Katli
A sweet dish that often comes in diamond shape is made from cashews, sugar and cream. It has edible silver on the top to give it a royal finish. We bet you cannot eat just one.It is also available in yellow color which is the kesar version, it is equally delicious.
2. Samosa and Fafda Jalebi
The breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What better way to start your Diwali morning with garma garam samosa, fafda and jalebi? Samosa are made from mixture of mashed potato filling with peas and vegetables. The fafda are light brown sticks made from besan. These are very light and make tasty snacks. They are usually spiced with black pepper.
3. Puran Poli
This is commonly eaten in the western belt of India. It is a flatbread made with jaggery and flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg. It tastes delicious with any sabzi or can be eaten just like that!
4. Gajar ka Halwa
A sweet dish made from grated carrots combined with milk, sugar and ghee. It tastes yummy and children love it. For garnishing you may add some grated almonds and nuts.
5. Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is made with curdled milk with flour kneaded into a dough. It is then fried in hot oil and garnished with rose water and cardamom for added flavor. You may organize a competition to see who can pop these more. With the taste and yumminess of this dish, the number can go very high!
Kachori is a sweet and spicy dry snack wrapped in a crisp outer layer of maida or besan. It is a delicious snack item and can be stored for weeks and eaten with any course of meal. Have it with khatta meetha chutney to add the flavor to the dish.
A perfect evening snack which can be eaten with some chai and coffee. It is made with rice flour, gram flour, butter, sesame seeds and little red chilli powder. Kids love this as past time snacks. Swati’s Kitchen
Spicy chivda crunchy savory snack is quick and easy to make with a mixture of various ingredients. It is sweet and spicy snack cooked with poha or aval. If you are calorie conscious you can opt for oats chivda or thin poha chivda which equally tasty and delicious. Add up some dry fruits and coconut for additional taste.
Another festive diamond shaped cookie snack is dusted with powdered sugar. It is prepared with sugar, ghee, maida and cardamom. It is specially prepared as Diwali treat and acts as an instant source of energy due to high amount of carbohydrates.
10. Karanji / Gujjia
A delicious crescent shaped sweet with crisp golden exterior and stuffing inside is a typical Diwali traditional ritual. Karanji as known in Maharashtra and Gujjia in the north is famous all over India.It is made with Suji or Maida or Wheat flour and has stuffing of Khoya in it.
11. Besan ka Ladoo
Who doesn’t love besan ka ladoo. An all time favourite ball shaped sweets are made with besan, ghee and sugar. If you are not a fan of Besan you may also opt for Boondi ka Ladoo which made from the batter dropped into the hot ghee and formed into small balls. You may then garnish it with chopped almonds and cardamom.
12. Moti Pak
This is a sweet barfi made from besan and sugar. It is similar to ladoo but since it has khoya it becomes more delicious and special. It is one of the main specialities of Rajasthan and Gujrat. It has layer of zarq (silver) on the top which makes it yummy to the core.
Which ones of these do you plan to eat this Diwali? Let us know in comments below!