What is Special Diwali Food?
Diwali is the most awaited Hindu festival and people celebrate it with all their hearts all over the world. It celebrates the return of Lord Rama from exile of 14 years.
Celebrating the festival with savoury snacks and sweets (Mithai) is a way of greeting family and friends on the special occasion of Diwali. Whether it’s with Puri, Chakri or sweets like Gulab jamun, kaju katli and Rasgulla - Hindu’s embrace all the delicious foods this festival brings. You can find a wide variety of sweets for Diwali at Indian Grocery Store including Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla, Kaju Katli and Soan Papdi. You can even find all the ingredients you need to make all of these favourites yourself!
Here Are Some Special Foods For Diwali:
→ Rasgulla (or Roshogolla):
Rasgulla is a traditional Bengali sweet made with a soft dough of thickened milk and soaked in sugar syrup topped with saffron or cardamom. They are a treat that originated in Eastern India.
→ Gulab Jamun:
Gulab Jamun is made from milk powder, flour, baking powder and ghee. You can buy a ready-made tin of Gulab Jamun, or a packet mix which will give you mouth watering Gulab Jamun by following a few easy steps - simply make a dough, shape it into balls and deep-fry until it's brown, then simmer in sugar syrup.
Every Hindu family shares ladoos and makes memories over Diwali. Motichoor Ladoo is the most popular sweet in India. You can order Motichoor Ladoo or make it with besan flour, sugar and spices.
→ Kaju Katli and Soan Papdi:
Kaju Katli is the most well known sweet for Diwali. Kaju katli is also known as cashew slice in English. Kaju Katli is a dessert from the Indian subcontinent. Kaju translates to cashews & katli refers to thin slices.
Soan Papdi is a Diwali dessert that is most commonly found in the northern states of India. It is made up of chickpea (besan) flour, sugar and milk. It has a more flaky texture when eaten, and is often served with other sweets.
Samosa is one of the most crispy and tasty foods for Diwali. You can order snack sized Samosa from an Indian grocery store or make it at your home to welcome the Diwali vibes.
Another famous homemade food for Diwali is Puri. There are several varieties of puris in India that people make. You will find unique and special kinds of puri in every region of India.
→ Peda (Penda):
Milk Peda are one of the most popular Indian sweets made on the special occasions. Pedas are made from milk powder, sugar and other ingredients. You can also add cardamom powder to enhance the taste of Peda. The process of making peda can be time consuming so ready made Peda are popular.
If you are looking for Diwali food or ingredients to make your own, Indian Grocery Store is the most reliable store to get all your authentic Indian groceries in one place.
Order your food for Diwali today and celebrate the spirit of the festive season!