Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights that takes place during the new moon between October and November every year.
Diwali is a popular festival of Indians. It is celebrated to spiritually signify the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
The festival is over a five-day period long in India. There are different festive days and rituals of Diwali among Hindus, based on the region of India. Before Diwali night, the Hindus clean inside and outside their houses to welcome great fortune and luck. On Diwali night, they dress up in new outfits and light up the lamps and candles. The families pray to Lakshmi, the goddess of fertility and prosperity. After prayers, they share the mithai sweets and exchange gifts between relatives and close friends.
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Indian sweets from Diwali celebration are fragrant and delicious. Below mentioned a list of most commonly enjoyed Indian desserts during Diwali.
Jaleebi, a popular deep-fried Indian dessert is socked in sugar syrup and sweet in taste. This sticky dessert will melt in your mouth and make you craving for more. The dessert is commonly seen at Indian weddings and other events.
Rasgullas is a syrupy dessert mostly favorable by kids and sweet lovers. The ball shaped Indian cottage cheese cooked in light sugar syrup provides a soft texture with pleasantly sweet taste.
Made from chickpea flour, these snacks are crunchy and irresistible. It is more enjoyable with perfectly fried aromatic bay leaves.
The sweet and tasty Laddu is said to be made for sharing sweetness with each other. It is made of butter, flour and some other seeds.
This snack food is made from chickpea flour, deep fried with beans and curry leaves. The crunchy snack makes everyone fall in love with every bite.
Karanjis is a must serve snack at festive occasion like Diwali. The wheel shaped snack is balanced with sugar and coconut inside, makes it intensely sweet.
Seeyam is a snack food made from sweetened chickpea flour. People love the sweet and tender and sweet taste of chickpea.
These sweet crunchy snacks are also one of the popular Diwali snacks.
I hope the foodies out there will also like to eat the snacks mentioned above. If there is anything left out, don’t hesitate to share your favorite snack here.