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Diwali or Deepavali, is one of the biggest Indian festivals, which is celebrated both in and outside the country.

People are all in Diwali mood and have geared themselves up to prepare food for this auspicious festival of lights.

The celebration starts from Tuesday, the first day known as "Dhanteras" and will end on 25 October celebrated as "Bhai Dooj". Apart from the lights, another attractive part of the festival is the variety of delicious and mouth-watering dishes that are served during the festival.

From 'Ladoos' to 'Namak Paare', all these food items create the mood of Diwali in the heart of every individual.

Here are some mouth-watering feasts that will enhance your taste buds during Diwali:


The crispy and delicious 'Chakali' is the best dish one can have on Diwali. It is easy to make and can be purchased from shops. It will give you the taste of different spices as it can be made with many flavours. The circle shaped dish can also be stored for a long time.


The dish 'Karanji' or 'Gujia' is a famous North Indian dish, which can be prepared in both salty and sweet taste. It is crispy outside, but the filling inside will melt your heart. The tasty delicacy can be stored for weeks and is the best choice to serve your regular guests on Diwali.

Namak paare

Diwali is incomplete with this the crispy snack 'Namak Paare', which you can have with tea. The golden brown snacks are worth to die for.


'Shakkarpare' is a sweet similar to 'Namak Pare'. The North Indian dish requires only a few ingredients, including refined flour, semolina, sugar among others.

Puran Poli with Spicy Amti

The traditional dish for the festival is 'Puran Poli', which is basically a sweet, which is mostly preferred with a spicy and tangy curry called 'Amti'. 

Mixed Pakora with Green Chutney

India is incomplete without 'Pakora' and it does not need any festival to have it with spicy green chutney. It is the best and easy-to-cook snack during Diwali and can be served hot to the guests.

Fried Masala Poha

'Fried Masala Poha' is a delicious form of humble Poha to serve during Diwali. Make it tastier by adding fried groundnuts and curry leaves.

Papdi Chaat

The all-time favourite 'Papdi Chaat' is on the top of any chaat lover's list in India, which can be made at home also.

Cheese Paratha

People who like a fusion in their food will love cheese paratha this Diwali.


Any festival is incomplete without sweets. Diwali brings you a variety of sweet dishes to enhance your taste buds. Ladoo, Kaju Katli, Kesar Peda, Gulab Jamun, Malpua, Rasmalai, Malai Chum Chum and many other sweet delicacies will make this year's festival of lights the best ever.