Diwali is not only the Hindu festival of lights but also the festival of food and flavor. People not only enjoy this festival by lightning lamps, candles and decorating their houses with rangoli but also enjoy traditional Diwali Food and perform special prayers and rituals.
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Here I am going to share some of the traditional Diwali food or recipes with you which are prepared especially for this festival. As this festival lasts for 5 days and people not only light lamps but also visit the homes of their relatives and there are feasts and festivity everywhere on this beautiful occasion. Guests are served with tasty and traditional Diwali Food. So let’s see which are the special Diwali Food that is prepared and served on Diwali :
As on Diwali mostly sweet dishes are prepared and Mithai is one of them. Mithai is the collective name for a variety of sweet items prepared with milk, semolina, nuts, ghee and sugar. Common forms of mithai includes gulab jaman, barfi, ladoo, jalebi and rasgulla etc.
Halwa is prepared from many styles, most common form of halwa includes gajjar (carrot) or pumpkin halwa. For the preparation of halwa we need to have grated carrot or pumpkin, sugar, milk, semolina, condensed milk, ghee and nuts.
Grated carrot or pumpkin is cooked with milk/ condensed milk, ghee and sugar. When it becomes soft and milk gets dry add cardamom pods and nuts into it.
Laddo or laddu is also a sweet Diwali Food prepared mainly in subcontinent. These are ball shaped sweet prepared from chickpea flour, ghee, sugar, semolina and nuts.
- Mawa Kachori
Mawa or khoya is a thick substance made from milk or it can be said as thick dried milk. Mawa kachori is a Rajastani sweet which is prepared with the combination of mawa, sugar, nuts and cardamom. After combining all these ingredients ball shaped sweet is prepared which is known as Mawa Kachori.
- Chiraunji ki Barfi
Chironji is an almond-flavored seeds that are used in the preparation of various desserts in India. Chiraunji ki Barfi is a sweet dish which originated from Madhya Pradesh and served on the occasion of Diwali.
- Teepi Gavvalu
It is shell shaped curls that are prepared from rolling a dough made from white flour and jiggery. And then deep fried and dipped into sweet sugar syrup. Teepi Gavvalu is a special Diwali Food in Andhra Pradesh.
It is another traditional Diwali Food prepared from stuffing sweet fillings into crescent shaped karanjis. After filling sweet semolina or other sweet filling inside these gujjis are deep fried which give them golden brown color.
Pinni is another sweet item mainly served on Diwali. It is made from roasted wheat flour with homemade ghee. Nuts are also added into it. Khoya and sugar are added when the mixture turned into golden brown color. After cooling the material round shaped balls are made from this mixture.
Kheer is made from rice, milk, sugar and dry fruits. It is also one of the sweet Diwali Foods which is prepared on diwali. People serve this sweet dish to their guests as well.
- Dahi Bara
Dahi Bara or Dahi Ballay is also made on Diwali festival. These are made from yogurt, tamarind, bara made from chickpea flour and boil potatoes.
It is a form of flatbread fried in ghee. The dough of puri is made from all purpose flour. Puri is also one of the traditional Diwali Food.
These are little parcels of pastry filled with different kinds of vegetables like boiled potatoes, cabbage peas, spices and minced meat etc. the dough is made from all purpose flour . then after making there shapes they are deep fried until they turn into golden brown color.
Anarsa is a breakfast item of Diwali. It is made from rice flour and jiggery studded with poppy seeds. It is made traditionally specially by the people of Maharashtra in India.
It is also a sweet snake of Maharashtra, which are of diamond shaped cookies dusted with powder sugar. Kids and adults both love to eat these snakes on Diwali.
Gulgule is a famous sweet snake in northern India. These sweet dumplings are made from wheat flour and served on the festival of Diwali.
- Soan Papdi
It is a dessert commonly made in northern India. It is made from chickpea flour, milk and sugar. It has dense and flaky texture when eaten. And it is liked by everyone on Diwali festival.
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