Celebrate Festival of Light with these tried and tested Diwali Recipes 

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Diwali, popular Hindu festival, is a time for joy, togetherness, and of course, delicious food! With the festival of lights round the corner, what better way to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness than by indulging in a feast of homemade treats? Let’s explore some mouthwatering recipes that you can whip up in your own kitchen to make this Diwali truly special.

Mouthwatering Mithai: Kaju Katli 


  •   Cashews
  •   Sugar
  •   Ghee
  •   Cardamom powder


  •   Grind cashews into a fine powder.
  •   Cook sugar, cashew powder, and ghee until it forms a smooth dough.
  •   Roll out the dough, cut into diamond shapes, and enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe: 


  •  1 cup split yellow moong dal
  •  1 cup ghee
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  •  A pinch of saffron strands
  •  Chopped nuts for garnish


1. Soak moong dal for 4-5 hours, grind into a coarse paste.

2. Cook dal in ghee until golden brown.

3. Heat sugar and milk to make a syrup, add to dal.

4. Stir in cardamom powder and saffron-soaked milk.

5. Cook until halwa thickens, leaving the sides of the pan.

6. Gradually add ghee, stirring until glossy.

7. Garnish with nuts and serve warm.

Enjoy the rich and aromatic Moong Dal Halwa!

Samosas with a Twist 


  • Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Spices (cumin, coriander, garam masala)
  • Samosa wrappers


  •   Boil and mash potatoes, add peas and spices.
  •   Fill samosa wrappers, fold into triangles, and deep fry until golden brown.
  •   Serve with mint chutney for an extra kick.



  •  Milk
  •  Lemon juice/vinegar
  •  Sugar
  •  Rose water


  •  Curdle milk, strain, and knead into soft balls.
  •  Boil in sugar syrup until they double in size.
  •  Finish with a hint of rose water for a fragrant touch.

Paneer Tikka 


  •  Paneer cubes
  •  Yoghurt
  •  Spices (turmeric, red chilli, garam masala)
  •  Bell peppers and onions


  •  Marinate paneer in yoghurt and spices.
  •  Skewer with veggies and grill until charred.
  •  Serve hot with mint chutney.

Decadent Gulab Jamun Cheesecake


  •  Gulab Jamun
  •  Cream cheese
  •  Digestive biscuit base
  •  Sugar


  •  Crush biscuits for the base, mix with melted butter, and press into a pan.
  •  Mix cream cheese and sugar, spread over the biscuit base.
  •  Top with sliced Gulab Jamun and refrigerate until set.

Crunchy Delight: Masala Peanuts 


  • Raw peanuts
  • Besan (chickpea flour)
  • Rice flour
  • Spices (red chilli powder, turmeric, chaat masala)


  •  Coat peanuts in a mixture of besan, rice flour, and spices.
  •  Deep fry until golden brown and crispy.
  •  Sprinkle it with chaat masala for an extra burst of flavour.

Refreshing Rose Falooda 


  •  Falooda sev
  •  Rose syrup
  •  Sabja seeds (basil seeds)
  •  Vanilla ice cream


  • Cook falooda sev as per instructions, chill.
  • In a glass, layer falooda sev, rose syrup, and soaked sabja seeds.
  • Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert drink.

This Diwali, delight your taste buds with these homemade recipes that not only symbolise the spirit of the festival but also bring your loved ones together. From the rich flavours of Kaju Katli to the savoury crunch of Samosas, these recipes are sure to make your Diwali celebration a memorable and delicious one. All Eat App Wishes you a joyous and flavour-packed festival of lights! 


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