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Diwali Snacks

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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.

Diwali Snacks:

Crunchy papdi is perfect for a snack or the base of a chaat.

Papdi

Crunchy papdi is perfect for a snack, side for tea, or the base of chaat

Spiced roasted garbanzo beans are a delicious snack.

Crispy Chana

Spiced and roasted garbanzo beans, the perfect nibble for cocktails.

Crispy spiced potato patties are delicious and the perfect snack.

Aloo di Tikki

Crispy spiced potato patties are delicious! Perfect as a midday snack or the filling in a sandwich.

Crisp fenugreek fritters are perfect for kadhi or a snack.

Methi Pakora

Crisp fenugreek fritters are perfect for kadhi or a snack.

Mixed Vegetable Pakora

Mixed Pakoras

Mixed vegetable fritters. Is there a better snack for breakfast, tea time, or pre dinner? I think not!

Crunchy, spicy, savory, and delicious. This is the perfect snack.

Papdi Chaat

Crunchy, spicy, savory, and delicious. This is the perfect snack or appetizer.

Delicious bready bhallas in creamy yogurt, garnished with spices and delicious chutneys.

Dahi Bhalla

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.

Pani Puri is the best Indian street food you could ask for.

Pani Puri

Pani Puri is the best Indian street food you could ask for. The End!

Potatoes, spices, and chutneys, together in one delicious snack.

Aloo Channa Chaat

Potatoes, spices, and chutneys, together in one delicious snack. Chaat really does make the world go round.

Savory keema in a light fluffy bun.

Baked Keema Bun

Savory keema in a light fluffy bun. What could be better?

Savory grilled chicken tikka kebabs

Chicken Tikka

Savory grilled chicken kebabs. Perfect as an appetizer, side, or main. It’s grilled fabulousness.

Fresh paneer marinated and grilled

Paneer Tikka

Fresh paneer marinated and grilled. The goodness of paneer and tikka marinade in one perfect veg option.

Savory lamb kebabs

Seekh Kebab

Savory lamb kebabs. Seekh kebabs are spicy, herby, grilled, and fabulous. You’ll never be the same after a good seekh kebab!

Savory fried methi mathi

Methi Mathi

Savory fried methi mathi. Perfect as a crisp to serve with tea or even a nibble with cocktails.

Punjabi style chicken wings.

Punjabi Masala Chicken Wings

Fried chicken wings with the goodness of traditional Punjabi spices. It’s the perfect pre dinner snack for your Diwali spread.

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