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Diwali Delicacies: Sweets, Snacks & Regional Specialties


India  •  9 Nov, 2023  •  89,545 Views  •  ⭐ 3.7

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Diwali's arrival is unmistakably heralded by the delightful sights around the neighbourhood, where the festivities take on a tangible form. Celebrated with fervour by Hindus, the festival is a tapestry of enjoyment, heartfelt connections, and affection. The ambience is lit with the warm glow of clay 'diyas', the allure of twinkling fairy lights, and the art of colourful 'rangolis'. This is the essence of Diwali, and its spirit is infectious. During Diwali, a diverse array of traditional sweets and savouries are prepared and shared among friends and family, reinforcing bonds and creating memories. Integral to the celebration, as with any Indian festival, is the feasting, where certain dishes have become emblematic of the occasion. Preparing these treats at home can add a personal touch to the festivities. In this blog, we will explore some of the most iconic Diwali delicacies that add flavour to the celebration.

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The Sweetness of Diwali

Kaju Barfi

Sweeten Your Diwali Celebrations with Melt-in-Your-Mouth Kaju Katli Made in  Your Samsung Microwave – Samsung Newsroom India
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A treasured sweet during Diwali, Kaju Barfi, with its cashew nut base and smooth milk consistency, is a mainstay in confectioners' displays. They are surprisingly uncomplicated to create in your kitchen, requiring less than an hour to craft. Presenting these homemade diamond-shaped sweets can be a delightful way to showcase your culinary skills to family and guests alike.

Chakli

Diwali 2022 recipe what is the right way to make crunchy and crispy chakli
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This crunchy snack, originating from rice flour, is a quintessential Diwali treat, especially in Maharashtra during the festival and the day of Narak Chaturdashi. Known as Murukku in the southern regions of India, its crispy texture and deep-fried goodness make it a sought-after delicacy during the festive days. Preparing Chakli at home brings a traditional twist to the Diwali snack spread.

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Coconut Barfi

Coconut Barfi | Nariyal Barfi Recipe - NDTV Food
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A classic sweet, Coconut Barfi combines fresh coconut flakes with the richness of khoya, the purity of ghee, and the sweetness of sugar to create a tempting confection. It's a treat that's as delightful to look at as it is to eat, and it holds a place of honour among Diwali's sweet offerings. Making it at home allows for a personal touch to this festive staple.

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