Mandatory Diwali Food Checklist

The most awaited time of the year is here and our taste buds are READY. It's Diwali and we've waited the whole year for this excuse to indulge in drool-worthy sins.

Not just decking up the house with flowers, candles, lamps and bursting crackers, but Diwali is also about delectable dishes that make this festival, ‘oh so special'. As the festival of lights cannot be imagined without sweets and savouries, here's a list of some of the must-have yumminess which is your checklist for this Diwali.

Gulab Jamun

This fluffy fried Indian dumpling dessert is a must-have in your Diwali menu. No festivity in India is complete without Gulab Jamun. And we need to have it even this year around.


An Indian snack popular in Western India, especially in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka, is traditionally enjoyed as a treat on Diwali. Shakkarpare is quite crispy and can be gobbled down without keeping a count on because of its bite-sized shape.

Kaju Katli

Yes, if you stay in North India then during Diwali getting a box of Kaju Katli as a gift, is not a surprise. The most sort after Indian sweet option, Kaju Katli has been winning hearts all over, for ages.

Dahi Bhalla

Okay, after all the overdose of sweetness, your taste buds might just crave for something savoury. So, how about some succulent and tasty Dahi Bhalla. This loved street food option is again a speciality prepared for the Diwali feast and relished by all.

Aloo Tikki

This popular Indian snack is full of flavours and is served with a variety of accompaniments. And you can make this a part of your Diwali card party and rest assured that your guests will enjoy this savoury delight.


Crispy Indian wafer which is primarily a Gujarati snack option during Diwali is now relished everywhere in the country during the festival, in variations prepared.

This was just what's on my "To eat" list. What's on your list?

Have a sparkling and foodlicious Diwali!

WRITTEN BY  - Chitranka Chowdhury



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