A collection of 14 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 favorite 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 favorite 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 savory, crunchy, oozing-with-masala plates of appetizers gets families in a festive mood automatically! So here are 14 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 make at home! These samosas are crispy, flaky and the filling will remind you of your favorite 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 favorite! 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, flavorful 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 color to add to all the festivities at home, these diwali ready patties are flavorful with a hint of goat-cheese. Just the way we like our diwali food menu, mazedar, flavorful 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 favorite, 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.
What’s Diwali without all that cracker, crunchy fun and these super delicious vegetarian pakodas pack it all in! Ideal for that perfect Diwali party recipe, these pakodas have a secret ingredient that makes every bite super crunchy and extra crispy. Trust me, make enough, because noone can stop at one! Recipe here
Get your Diwali guests into a ‘dhamekdar’ mood with these ultra crispy honey chilli potatoes that’s sure to set every off into the good times! Super easy to make, these fried potato fingers are tossed in a sesame honey chilli sauce that’s sweet and spicy, leaving your guests with sticky fingers they’ll be licking. Recipe Here
Every Diwali platter needs that perfect companion and this totally delicious green coriander chutney is just that! Its fresh, tart, sweet and spicy and goes so well pakoras, kebabs, samosas, cutlets, fritters or and any other Diwali recipe you may be trying this season! Trust me this is special! Recipe Here
Full of deliciously scented spices, this Egyptian inspired beetroot dip makes for a gorgeous dip for all that ideal Diwali savory platter. Festive in deep pink with a hint of cinnamon and a dash of cumin, its rich flavors make for that unforgettable taste add all the ‘pataka’ to all your savory Diwali snacks. Recipe here
We can almost feel the Diwali madness coming as we go through this list! Can you?