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Diwali Food Tradition: Popular Deepavali food for Celebrating the Festival

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Diwali foodThe celebrations of Diwali have always been a special thing to me just because I get the grand opportunity to eat delectable Diwali food and can spend quality time with my friends and family. We prepare certain unique and traditional specialties which are being followed through the generations. All the fun and enjoyment cannot be complete without the delicate tastes and flavors of special Deepavali food.






Traditional Diwali Foods


Gulab Jamun

This is Delicious Gulab Jamunsone of the most common sweet specialties during the festive occasion. The lip-smacking sweet Gulab Jamun or softballs are made with the dough of white wheat flour and milk solids, which are then lightly fried in deep frying pan and then dipped in to the sugar syrup. To add a special flavor, cardamom seeds or rosewater is mixed with the syrup. 




Fabulous Gajar Halwa

Gajar Halwa or Carrot Pudding

This  is another famous traditional Diwali food. It looks gorgeous too, in warm orange color of carrots and milk. This sweet dish is prepared by boiling  grated carrots in milk until it gets softened. To make this dessert richer, add heavy cream once it is almost done. 


Lipsmacking KheerKheer or Payasam

This  is a type of pudding mainly made with rice and milk, which is very famous for celebrating any special occasion or festival including Diwali. Most of the households prepare this authentic Deepavali food as a custom. To prepare this you have to boil a little amount of rice in milk and wait till the milk turns to rich cream and the rice gets properly done. You can add plain sugar or brown sugar for the sweetness.


Savory Dahi BhallasDahi Bhalla

This is among the famous savory recipes of Diwali food. Here the bhallas or softballs are made from frying spoonfuls of batter of a particular type of lentil, urad dDal. After that, these softballs are soaked in water and then squeezed with palms to drain out the water before putting them into the savory mixture of plain yoghurt and little amount of salt.


Crunchy GhathiaGhathia or Namkeen

This is one of the essential Deepavali foods, which gives you a change of taste among the sweets. These are kind of munchies, prepared from the dough of white wheat flour. Different types of Indian spices are added to the dough to make it more tasty and zesty. You will get a variety of shapes and sizes of these ghathias, among which the most common one looks like finger chips.


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sumer's picture
All these foods r really a great delight on diwali festival!
Anonymous's picture
Our Traditional Diwali foods are amazing and add a zing to our Diwali celebrations !
Anonymous's picture
Diwali visits are awesome.. you get to try out an assorment of the dishes mentioned above! who cares about holiday pounds
Anonymous's picture
good ones
Anonymous's picture
Enjoy Diwali with these foods.
delicious.bites's picture
I am all set to make pav bhaji, dahi vadas, dhaniya aaloo!
epicure's picture
gulab jamuns are my favorite. I love the diwali foods as much as I like burning crackers!
Anonymous's picture
Yummy recipes, which we cannot ignore but make on this Diwali.
califire's picture
I absolutely loooooooooove Dahi Bhalla yum yum
Anonymous's picture
I would love to go for the gulab jamuns
Tarun's picture
Gajar halwa and gulab jamun great desserts to be served on Diwali
Anonymous's picture
Snacks and sweets for various parts of India
Bhavani.J.Mistry's picture
A little salty and a little sweet that is how we celebrate Diwali with our guests!
Anonymous's picture
would love to try out these sweets. recipes please
bronzegoddess.bright's picture
I'm hungry now!
barbecue's picture
amazing choices
Gourmet.lover's picture
Diwali is indeed one time to come together and spend great time lighting crackers and feasting over scrumptious meals...and these ideas are impressive enough to wow your guests anyday
shruti's picture
gajar halwa...yum yum yum....v well written article
Anonymous's picture
These are all my favorites...there is no better way of celebrating Diwali than traditional food...
Anonymous's picture
they look so tasty i wish i could have some yum yum so tasty
Diwali Food Tradition: Popular Deepavali Food For Celebrating The Festival