Diwali is a time to feast and celebrate the year to come. And what better way to do that than making and sharing your favorite Diwali snacks.
There’s finally a chill in the air, the smell of delicious treats being cooked wafting through the streets, and a sense of cheer. Diwali is a time to visit loads of friends and family and rejoice for the coming year. To shun the darkness and welcome the light. Clean out the cobwebs, proverbial and real, and plan for greater successes. Growing up it was a time of running into the kitchen nearly hourly to see and steal all of the Diwali snacks being made.
This year, as with many years, we need to focus on how to better ourselves and the world around us. It is a time to reflect on how we as individuals can affect change. By voting, volunteering, donating, and by simply being kind, we can make ripples in he pond.
When you think about India and the food don’t fall into the trap of thinking it’s naan and curry. There is so many lovely fruits, veggies, meats, and breads to choose from. And as I always say, each region brings with it a new style and bounty. In many parts of India, Diwali is a vegetarian affair. Luckily, in Punjab, there is meat and alcohol, being partaken in large quantities. With that said, here are a few of our most favorite Diwali snacks. Easy to make, always delicious, and family friendly.
Need more ideas for what to feast on? Check out our Diwali ideas.
Crispy spiced potato patties are delicious! Perfect as a midday snack or the filling in a sandwich.
Mixed vegetable fritters. Is there a better snack for breakfast, tea time, or pre dinner? I think not!
Delicious bready bhallas in creamy yogurt, garnished with spices and delicious chutneys. Heaven in a bowl and the perfect appetizer or even a side to dinner.
Potatoes, spices, and chutneys, together in one delicious snack. Chaat really does make the world go round.
Savory grilled chicken kebabs. Perfect as an appetizer, side, or main. It’s grilled fabulousness.
Savory lamb kebabs. Seekh kebabs are spicy, herby, grilled, and fabulous. You’ll never be the same after a good seekh kebab!