Top 18 Must Try Sweets and Savoury Recipes for Diwali

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With the festival of lights around the corner, your kitchen must be buzzing with activity. Knowing you must be at your busiest best we thought we'd share some ideas on the sweets and savouries that can be prepared for this festival. The shared recipes also make great favours that you could take for your friends as gifts to add a personal touch.

Browse through this post and choose what you'd like to make for your family and friends.


Here are nine hand picked savoury items that you can prepare for your family this Diwali. From stuffed Moong Dal Ghughra to Baked Chiwda and Samosas with Spinach & Cottage Cheese Filling, we have it all.

We also have for you, Gujarati Fafda, Omapodi Diwali Mixture and Ribbon Pakoda. The good things about most of these dry snack items is that they stay good for a while, so you can prepare them in advance and keep them for when the festival arrives.

Addditionally there's, Baked Bhakarwadi, Kai Murukku and Thattai.


For sweets, we have a mix of conventional and not so conventional options for you. You have the liberty to choose from the mix. Like the savory items, most sweets too can be prepared in advance and served at home or taken for friends a favours.

Below is the list of traditional sweets. It ranges from the Bengali Sita Bhog, to the Kannadiga Hayagreeva and Gulab Phirni.

There also Badusha, Dry Fruit Burfi and Coconut Burfi.

For the unconventional sweets we have, Dates Chocolate & Nut Balls, Chocolate Kaju Katli and Dark Chocolate Sandesh (Shondesh) Dipped In Chocolate.