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10 simple snacks to try this Diwali

While food is an integral part of Diwali celebrations and making the snacks and farsaan at home is part of all the fun too! So here are 10 simple recipes that will add flavour to your Diwali party or get together!

Kesar Pista Chai

Diwali is the beginning of winters and the nip in the air calls for a warm cup of chai. This Kesar Pista Chai is just perfect not just because it is delicious and comforting, but also keeps up with the festive vibe of Diwali!



 This spicy chivda made with kurmura and peanuts is a speciality from Kolhapur. It is easy to make and is perfect to serve guests along with some warm cups of chai.


Desi Onions Rings

Good old pyaaz ke pakode in a videsi avatar, these are aptly called Desi Onion Rings. The crisp chatpata pakoda exterior and the sweet onion rings inside offer a perfect combination of flavour and texture in each bite.


Corn Bhel

Made with an all-time breakfast favourite – cornflakes, this bhel is healthy and filling. Perfect to serve at a get together this chatpata snack is winner! 


Malai Paneer Samosa

Samosa is a snack that is a must at every get together or party. If you’re bored of eating regular aloo samosas, try this malai paneer samosa which is a perfect fit for the festive season.


Chana Dal Namkeen

Chana dal Namkeen is something that you can keep munching on without realizing how much you’ve eaten. It is very simple to make so instead of buying from the store checkout this recipe and make it at home instead.


Cocktail Idli

Bite sized mini idlis tossed in a spicy molagapodi powder and skewered with onions, tomatoes and capsicum served over shot glasses filled with a flavourful rasam - a perfect cocktail starter.


Chocolate Peda – Pedas are one of the most popular Indian mithais’ and perfect for any celebration. In this recipe we show you how to make a melt in the mouth chocolate peda with just 5 ingredients.


Healthy Cookies

Made with a mix of ingredients like whole wheat flour, muesli, oats, pumpkin puree, nuts and seeds these healthy cookies are loaded with ingredients that you’d want your family and friends to eat – guilt free!



When you can’t decide upon preparing a sweet or a snack on a festive day, try these easy to prepare, mildly salted but sweet too, a snack which is a must during Diwali. Just like a biscuit, crispy and delicious, this snack recipe is hit with everyone.


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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.