Diwali is predominantly known as the festival of lights that is celebrated in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik.
Lit Diyas in a Rangoli Design by Culture Chauraha
The festival is celebrated as a community by lightning diyas (lamps) and also cooking many Indian delicacies!
Diyas Used in Rangoli by Culture Chauraha
The month of Kartik marks the end of cropping season for farmers. The farmers offer the best of the season's bounty to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
baskets of offeringsSamoolam
Diwali is known for its celebratory food. A variety of savouries and sweets are made and shared with close family and friends. Read on to discover some Diwali delicacies from across India.
Naacho bowl, round jug, brass glasses, brass plate, curved platesPunjabi Thathera Art Legacy (P-TAL)
1. Besan ke Ladoos
Ladoos made of besan or gramflour. They're a popular snack, often made at home.
Besan Ladoo by Kunal Kapur Recipes
Discover the tips and tricks of making besan ladoos at home.
2. Gulgule made using jaggery!
Gulgule are a popular sweet snack in Northern and Eastern India, made using jaggery (a type of cane sugar) and fennel.
Crispy Gulgule by Nisha Madhulika
Learn how to made gulgule and discover the benefits of consuming jaggery.
3. Coconut Ladoos
Coconuts are considered the purest fruit and are offered as food during festivals. Sweets made of coconuts are popular. Learn how to make ladoos using coconuts!
In addition to sweets, a variety of snacks are also cooked. Here, you can learn how to make murkku, a popular snack from Maharashtra.
Mathri is another popular snack that is made during the Diwali season.
Mathri by Kabita's Kitchen
Discover the tips and tricks to make it here!
6. A Thali from Tamil Nadu!
Family get together are a great reason for cooking a grand feast featuring a variety of food items. Different communities from across India cook varied items on Diwali.
Diwali Lunch from Tamil Nadu by Amma Samayal
Learn tips and tricks about cooking a grand feast here.
Food Photography Credits:
Crispy Gulgule - courtesy Nisha Madhulika
Mathri - courtesy Kabita's Kitchen
Besan Ladoo - courtesy Kunal Kapur Recipes
Diwali Lunch - courtesy Amma Samayal
courtesy respective Youtube Creators