A collection of 10 Diwali snack recipes that are sure to light up your Diwali Party! These recipes are easy and most of them can be made ahead so that you can spend more time with your guests than in the kitchen.
It’s Diwali time! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Diwali is downright my most favourite festival of the year! I just love the way homes and hearts light up around Diwali and my kitchen is already lit up with all the festive awesomeness that I can’t wait to share with friends and family. Plans are in motion, card parties over delicious diwali snacks, watching the skies ablaze, slurping down yummy traditional diwali sweets – I am already circling dates off my calendar! I love festival time and am diving straight into spreading the love. I’m sooo excited to share this Diwali recipe round-up of some of my favourite Diwali snack recipes, full of flavor and all that dhamaka that diwali is all about!
Amongst the most beautiful festivals celebrated across India, Diwali is all about the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and food over mood! While laddoos and kheers are staples on the Diwali sweets table; samosas, aloo tikkis, kebabs and all those diwali snack recipe get my party started. The, savoury, crunchy, oozing with masala plates of appetizers gets families in a festive mood automatically! So here are 10 finger-lickin good, traditional and fusion diwali snack recipes to get your diwali appetizer menu lit up!. Spread the light, love and cheer you guys! Happpppppppppy Diwali!
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This is definitely the best Indian punjabi samosa you’ll every make at home! These samosas are crispy, flaky and the filling will remind you of your favourite samosa and mithai shop. Recipe here.
These hara-bhara all vegetarian kebabs are not just awesome but they are a much healthier version of your restaurant favourite! Super chatpata and just perfect with a spritely mint chutney, trust me you’ll have everyone asking for seconds! Recipe here.
Roasted paneer tikka, now that’s lit! You’ll agree when you pop in a piece of this perfectly soft, flavourful paneer with a hint of charred smokiness into your mouth. Boom! Doused in a fiery marinate, skewered and baked in a home oven, this pick for my diwali recipe list is because this crowd pleaser sets the party on full power mode. Recipe Here.
This one’s a hit if you are on a diwali diet, because it’s all vegan and totally gluten free. No potatoes, garlic, ginger and onion make these totally Navratri safe kebabs amazing with coriander chutney. It’s the diwali recipe that will have your vegan friends coming back for seconds! Recipe here.
No diwali recipe hotlist is complete without the masaledar samosas and here’s one that adds a fun twist to the traditional diwali samosas you have tried. All of 45 minutes from start to a bite, these festive chinese potli samosas are as good on the eyes as they are in your tummy. Sizzle up your diwali snack with a chinese samosa paired with fiery szechuan sauce. Recipe here.
Add a little crunch to your diwali snack tray with these uber healthy and totally crunchy masala chickpeas. The perfect addition to your teen-patti sitting, these masaledar pops of crunch feel like diwali in your mouth. Be sure to bake a big batch, because you’re going to need them on mode non-stop. Recipe here.
A splash of colour to add to all the festivities at home, these diwali ready patties are flavourful with a hint of goat-cheese. Just the way we like our diwali food menu, mazedar, flavourful and crunchy. Add these quinoa patties to your diwali lunch menu for a dose of high protein power in every bite. Recipe here.
Nothing makes a snack table pop like a super dip that has everyone diving in for more. A party favourite, this garlicky yogurt dip is sooooooo addictive and unbelievably easy and quick to put together. A perfect diwali recipe for a pakodas, chips, samosa and even patties. Fair warnings, you’ll need to make more than a bowl! Recipe here.
Layers of crunch, loaded with rajma beans, tangy tomato salsa and oh so much cheesy yumminess, this loaded platter of awesomeness will definitely be a complete rockstar diwali snack. Light up the diwali snack bar with variations on this loaded nachos platter and watch your guests lick them off the plate. Recipe here.
You will never believe these onion pakodas or fritters are baked in the oven and not fried! Now you’ll never have to say no. Fabulous, vegan and gluten free, these pakoras are a diwali recipe you’ll make on repeat! Recipe here.
We can almost feel the Diwali madness coming as we go through this list! Can you?
Curated By: Rhea Raghavan
Strategist. Compulsive doodler. Part-time writer and a little bit of a design enthusiast, Rhea loves telling stories, the sea, sand and vino!