The festive season is in! And after bidding adieu to Navratri celebrations, we gear up for Diwali, the festival of lights. It brings in much joy and gaiety with glittering lights, candles and diyas. Diwali celebrations are also accompanied with a lot of sweet savories, good food and indulgence. While Diwali feasting can be as indulgent as you want it to be, here are 10 Diwali snack recipes to celebrate Diwali, the delicious way.
Spinach & Potato Croquette
Baked or fried, Croquettes are lighter veggies, best served as a Diwali starter. Crunchy from outside and savory on the inside, these golden bites are as tastier as they appear. The Spinach & Potato Croquettes are prepared from creamy mashed potatoes, rolled in bread crumbs and deep-fried to crispy, golden bites.
Whether it’s a pleasant rainy evening or a sparkling night of Diwali, the crispy and spicy onion pakora can never go out of fashion. Deep fried in golden brown rings or as chunks, the crunchy taste can leave you wanting more. Serve them hot with masala tea or your favorite chutney. As it takes less than 20 mins to prepare, it’s the best option for unexpected guests.
This crispy tea-time snack needs no introduction. With a crispy outer crust and spicy potato filling, the Punjab Samosa is a perfect appetizer or evening snack. Serve it with chutneys – sweet, tangy and spicy. And to get the zing, simply smash it and add two to three varieties of chutney. You’re sure to remember the samosa Halwaai on the streetside.
Butter toasted buns and spicy veggie mash! Yes, the irresistible pav bhaji stands out in your Diwali platter. The mashed veggies with a generous amount of butter, topped with fresh coriander and chopped onions give a smooth yet chunky texture. Serve it with pav or bun shallow fried in butter and voila! – you’re good to go, it’s the best party snack that can be made in advance.
Diwali is all about lights and sweets. And no platter is complete with the traditional Gajar ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa. The rich, creamy dessert made with grated carrots, sugar and condensed milk is garnished with slivers of dry fruits. It goes well with a dollop of ice cream on the side, just like your favourite Gulab Jamun.
For all vegans, this will be the most welcoming snack in Diwali. Super addictive and a breeze to make! Cauliflower florets dipped in batter and golden fried to give a crisp, savory taste. These fritters pair perfectly with a cool dollop of sour cream or yogurt.
Pudina Paneer Tikka
While the traditional dishes of paneer roll out in the main course, add a twist to the cottage cheese this Diwali. The grilled pudina paneer tikka is a mouthwatering starter with a delectable mint flavor. Succulent paneer cubes coated with mint paste are skewered and grilled in tandoor. Juicy and soft, these tikkas are not just a treat to the eyes but also healthy.
The green fluffy pancakes topped with fresh berries and grated coconut can catch anyone’s eye this Diwali! For those on diet, it’s a great way to add greens in a delicious way. Serve them with yoghurt and fresh berries.
Sizzle up your Diwali snack with these spinach and cheese triangles. Soft and fluffy pockets filled with cheese and spinach are a must try for cheese lovers. And what could be better way to add a twist to the greens to add a nutritional element.
Get a tandoori splash on platter this Diwali! Mushrooms coated with spicy yogurt marinade, skewered and then roasted in the oven until cooked and little charred. These tandoori mushrooms served with tangy coriander chutney make a delightful vegan appetizer.