Traditional Food You’ll Love to Serve This Diwali

Traditional Food You’ll Love to Serve This Diwali

As the Festival of Lights nears, homes throughout India and around the globe begin to sparkle with happiness, joy, warmth, and a sense of togetherness. Diwali, therefore, is not just about lighting the light over the darkness rather than an occasion for family and friends to sit together with laughter and tell good old stories followed by yummy traditional food. Here are ten traditional dishes for you if you want to bring an air of originality to your Diwali treat and leave your invitees yearning for more.


Samosas are universally loved and make ideal appetizers with any savory dish on the occasion table. They are triangular-shaped pastries stuffed with spiced potatoes, peas, and sometime meat and then fried until perfectly golden. These are just delicacies. They provide pleasant snaps but set you up for an appetizer.

Paneer Tikka

Paneer tikka is made up of pieces of seasoned soft cheese that are grilled until they turn slightly blackish. The dish is the signature dish of Diwali, described as “a festival of lights” through the colorful shades and smokey flavours.

Chole Bhature

It fits so many celebratory occasions. Combining chole (spicy chickpeas) with bhature (fluffy deep-fried bread) is a filling dish that guarantees energy and makes the conversation interesting.

Besan Ladoo

These round and sweet delices are a must-have Diwali. The first is Besan Ladoo, which comprises gram flour (Besan), ghee, sugar and is flavored with a hint of Cardamom. The sweetness is an example of homemade essence for Diwali. It is usually produced in big numbers to share with neighbours and friends as a manifestation of a good attitude towards them.


Malpua is a type of pancake that is also deep fried and then drenched in sugar syrup to add to the delightful sweets. Malpua is often flavoured with fennel and cardamom, sprinkled with pistachios or almonds, and makes a perfect end to a Diwali feast. The two are sumptuous as they offer the luxury of hot pancakes and a celebratory desert.


Pulao is a richly flavored and aromatic rice that goes well together with spreads on Diwali. Feel free to make it as simple or as intricate as possible, just don’t forget to add some vegetables, nuts, and raisins for added pleasure to the eyes and mouth.

Dal Makhani

A smooth lentil cream velvet cooked with butter and cream for the Diwali food table. Just as the joy of the feast lingers on, so does it take courage and patience to live.



They are sugary, swirling, colourful and crunchy bursts of sweetness. The fermented dough is dipped into batter and then deep-fried and then soaked in sugar-syrup to make a sweet desert known as jalebi. These are particularly enjoyable, especially if they’re still warm and fresh out of the oven.

Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamuns are another sweet treat you should eat for dessert after the conclusion of the feast! These mouth-melting goodies epitomize the essence of sugar life in its purest form.

Embrace Tradition with a Twist

You may add your twist to these classic recipes, too. Provide vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives to this recipe. Keep in mind the essence of Fest – togetherness and jubilance.

Lastly, the Festival of Lights is lighted up not only by the flaming diyas but also by the food that unites us. Let the table this Diwali showcase rich Indian cuisine that depicts love among families! Remember the feast by celebrating along these traditionally prepared foods.

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