5 diwali snack recipes you must try out

5 diwali snack recipes you must try out

These savoury Diwali snack recipes are a delectable way to balance out your festive season menu

diwali snack recipes

Diwali snack recipes to gladden everyones hearts this festival

Diwali is round the corner and the festive air cannot get more contagious. It is the time for those with a culinary thumb to gear up and prepare the year’s diwali yummies. While sweets are a must on the menu, fried snacks are equally important to balance the sweet taste out. So here are some choicest diwali snack recipes. Try them out, now.

Mouth-watering Diwali snack recipes
Ribbon pakoda

Golden ribbons of crunchy goodness. Need we say more about including them on your menu of diwali snack recipes?

diwali snack recipes

  • 4 cups rice flour
  • 2 cup besan or gram flour, roasted
  • 200 gms homemade butter
  • 3 teaspoons chilli power
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  1. Sieve out the flours together into a large bowl
  2. Add the butter, salt, chilli powder and mix well
  3. Heat some oil in a pan
  4. Add some water to the flour mixture and made a stiff dough.
  5. Grease a murukku maker with butter and add the ribbon pakoda mould to it. Pipe them into the oil in clusters
  6. Deep fry them until golden brown and store in an airtight container
Recipe source: Zeenews, Image source:Womenpla
Shahi Samosa

A samosa like no other. This is one of those must try diwali snack recipes.

diwali snack recipes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon carrom seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cashew nuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint powder
  • 1 teaspoon amchur powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds powder
  • Oil to fry
  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, carrom seeds and a pinch of salt and ghee and mix well
  2. In another bowl mix well the chopped nuts, mint powder, amateur powder, sugar, cumin seeds powder and a bit of salt
  3. Roast the above mixture till fragrant. Once cooled, add the sugar, raisins and mix well
  4. Divide the dough into equal portions
  5. Roll out one ball into a thin circle
  6. Cut into two halves. Brush one portion with a bit of water and form a cone
  7. Place a teaspoon of the filling into the cone. Seal the edges into the shape of a samosa with wet fingers
  8. Deep fry till golden brown
Recipe source: vrasoi
Moong dal murukku

Crispy and absolutely delectable on the palate, this Diwali snack will be loved by people all ages.

diwali snack recipes

  • 4 cups rice flour
  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon hing
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Grind and sieve the moong dal till you get a fine powder
  2. Sieve it into a large bowl and add the rice powder, salt, hing, cumin seeds and butter to it
  3. Mix well till the butter is incorporated
  4. Add water little by little to make a stiff dough
  5. Grease a murky maker with oil or butter
  6. Place the round mould and squeeze batter into hot oil to make clusters
  7. Fry till golden yellow
Diwali chivda

This chivda must feature on your list of Diwali snack recipes.

diwali snack recipes

  • 1 cup red or white poha
  • ½ cup roasted chana dal
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • ½ cup cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 10 curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt as required
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Heat the oil in a pan
  2. Place the poha in a steel sieve and immerse it in the hot oil till crisp
  3. Remove the fried poha on a plate lined with paper towel
  4. Fry the chana dal, peanuts, raisins, sesame seeds, cashews and curry leaves in a similar manner separately and drain over a tissue
  5. Now in the same pan crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, salt, sugar and chilli powder
  6. Now add the fried ingredients to the pan and roast for 2-3 minutes
Recipe source: Vegrecipes

Try this melt-in-mouth recipe for crispy Thattai

diwali snack recipes

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons urad dal flour, roasted
  • 1 teaspoon Bengal gram dal, soaked
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1½ teaspoon homemade butter
  • ½ teaspoon hing 
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. In a bowl, mix together rice flour, gram flour, chilli powder and butter with your hands
  2. Add the soaked bengal gram dal, salt and hing mix. Add some water and make a slightly stiff dough
  3. Divide them into equal portions
  4. Grease a plastic sheet, place a ball of dough and flatten it as thinly as possible with your finger tips
  5. Prick few holes with a fork to prevent it from puffing while frying. Let it sit for 10 minutes
  6. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan over high flame
  7. Now reduce the temperature to medium, gently transfer the flattened dough on to your hands and slide it into the oil. Deep fry until golden brown
Recipe source:Padhus

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Written by

Preeti Athri

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