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Health & Lifestyle

Diwali 2017: 9 Delicious Diwali Snacks for the Festive Celebrations



One of the biggest festivals in the country, Diwali will be celebrated on 19th October 2017. Like each year, people are gearing up to celebrate the festival with full festive spirit. Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Lord Ram after defeating the demon king Ravana. The festive tradition of decorating the house with multi-coloured rangolis, and multiple lamps and lights not only makes for a pretty visual but also symbolizes the ultimate triumph of good over evil. While Diwali sweets such as Kaju Katli and Soan Papdi and chunky dry fruits are the highlights of the festive season, that doesn’t mean our savoury and salty cravings need to take a backseat. Feast on these delicious Diwali snacks with your family or serve them to your friends for your Diwali get-together. These Diwali snacks are really easy to make and will leave everyone impressed. We have something for everyone.

1.Rajasthani Mirchi Vada
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

Who needs crackers when your plate offers an explosion of flavours? The hot and spicy snack from Rajasthan, also known as Jodhpuri Mirchi Vada, is made of spicy Green peppers stuffed with a masala aloo filling. Serve the deep fried, crunchy delight with a tangy tomato chutney and enjoy.

2.Hara Masala Kebabs
Recipe by Chef Aditya Bal

The tender and succulent kebabs made from green peas, potatoes, spinach and spices are party starters in the truest sense.

3.Aloo Bonda
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

The popular tea time snack can be the festive Diwali snack you have been looking for. Deep fried potatoes mashed with salt, chillies, coriander leaves, lemon juice, this Diwali snack tastes best when served with tangy green chutney.

4.Moong Daal Samosa
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

You really don’t need a festival to gorge on your favourite samosas. Try making these moong dal samosas at home and serve them with fresh mint chutney as a Diwali snack.

Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

The popular crispy and delicious South Indian snack can break the monotony set by Diwali desserts quite well. A true festive treat.

6.Multani Paneer Tikka
Recipe by Chef Rajdeep Kapoor

Soft and succulent slices of paneer are stuffed with a mushroom mixture, folded and coated in a besan batter and then shallow fried till golden. A wholesome and delicious Diwali snack.

7.Papdi Chaat
Recipe by Marut Sikka

Round crispy fried disks slathered with sweetened curd, freshly made chutneys and chaat masala, will leave you licking your fingers.

8.Kaju Kothimbir Ki Vadi
Recipe by Chef Vikas Khanna

This Marathi crunchy delight offers a blast of flavours. Made with the cashew nuts, red chilli powder and tamarind, this recipe is a hit.

9. Moothiya
Recipe by Niru Gupta

Muthiya from Rajasthan blends some of the strongest spices and ingredients like clove, garam masala, garlic paste and mace, and happens to do wonders for your health and immunity too. A dose of health with a round of festivities, this Diwali snack is a true Diwali bonus.

Happy Diwali 2017!

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