Diwali Recipes | Deepavali Recipes – Sweets and Savories

Diwali Recipes

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A collection of Diwali Recipes both Sweets and Savories, prepared for Deepavali in South and Diwali in North. Apart from Sweets and Savories, we also have a special meal that gets cooked for the lunch.

Deepavali always kindles memories of many evenings spent with Amma making these dishes. I have been recording all these that have been cooked in our home. Every year we plan for new dishes along with the regular dishes that get cooked for the festival.

We have a particular Deepavali Traditions that get followed on the day. This is the time when we have family gatherings and parties. You can check out my older posts where I have shared our Deepavali Celebrations in parts.

I am hoping that these diwali recipes will help you prepare for your family members.

Hope you will find the list useful. Click on the Recipe name to access the recipe.

Diwali Recipes & Deepavali Recipes

Diwali Recipes


Microwave Besan Ki Burfi | How to make Besan Ki Barfi in Microwave

Chandrakanthalu Recipe | How to make Chandrakantha

Thattai Recipe | How to make Thattai

Chum Chum Recipe | How to make Cham Cham

Badam Katli | How to make Badam Katli in Microwave

Pesara Karapusa | Moong Dal Ompodi / Sev

Moong Dal Laddu | How to make Pesara Pappu Ladoo

Cholafali Recipe ~ Gujarati Farsan Diwali Special

Varo – Indian Praline with Mixed Dry fruits

Suruttai Poli | Rolled Poli

Deepavali Savories

Palak Bhujias ~ Spinach Sev
Plain Bhujias ~ Plain Sev
Salt Diamonds
Ribbon Pakoda
Mixed Dal Muruku
Omapodi / Sev
South Indian Chivda / Mixture
Peanut Murukku | Groundnut Murukku
Chegodilu / Chekodi
Khasta Kachori / Moong Dal Kachori
Kara Sev
Thenkuzhal Muruku
Microwave Fried Moong Dal

Recipes for Special Diwali / Deepavali Lunch / Dinner

Moong Dal Carrot Vada
Masala Vada
Meddu Vada
Maida Pakoda | Maida Onion Pakoda

Side Dish

Spicy Potato Roast
Arbi / Colacasia Deep fry

Mixed Rice / Pulao / Biryani
Andhra Pulihora ~ Tamarind Rice with Sesame Seeds
Karivepaku Annam ~ Spiced Curry Leaf Rice
Vangi Bath
Channa Pulao – LBS#6
Vegetable Dum Biryani

Rotis / Indian Bread

Phulko Luchi
Naan without Tandoor Oven ~ How to make Naan on Stove top
Tawa Naan Recipe | Making Naan on Tawa
Dal Stuffed Poori Recipe


Paneer Makhanwala
Plantain Paneer Kofta Curry
Guthi Vankai
Mixed Vegetable Kurma


Apple Masoor Dal Payasam

Kalkandu Sadam
Kesar Di Kheer ~  Saffron Rice Pudding

Sakara Pongal with Sprouted Whole Moong Dal


  1. Whoa!!
    are you gonna make all these for Diwali?Then I will be the first person on diwali to knock your door 🙂
    Anyway let try making at least two of the items..

  2. Fantastic list for Deepavali…we can choose to make a few…makes it easy to have them on one page.
    Happy Deepavali!

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