Diwali or the festival of lights is round the corner and it is time for celebration. So, today I am going to share some really delicious and yummy snack and sweet recipes that you can prepare ahead for Diwali. Just click on the title of the recipes for opening the recipe page, cook and enjoy with your family and friends. Happy Diwali in advance :)


Namak pare is a quick, delicious and easy to make snack that can be made in advance and stored in airtight containers. You can increase the proportion of ingredients to make more.

Ribbon pakoda is a crispy snack made by making a dough with Bengal gram flour and rice flour and then deep frying it in oil using a press with rectangular shape. You can make this ahead and store in air tight containers. 

Sev is a thin and crispy snack that is made by making a dough with Bengal gram flour and then deep frying it in oil using a sev press. This is a quick and easy to make snack which can served as an evening snack during festivals. This also can be made ahead and stored in air tight containers. You can use this for garnishing chaats like Raj KachoriChana poori chaat, etc.

Dahi badey is a delicious and popular snack and street food made with gram flour (besan) and curd. It is made differently in various states across India. Dahi badey is a popular snack at my home and I am sharing the recipe of Dahi badey the way we make at home. 

Chenna Rasgulla or Rasagulla is a popular sweet and can easily be prepared at home in just 30 minutes using just milk, sugar, vinegar and water. You can also use lime juice in place of vinegar. 

Sooji/ Rava/ Semolina is a versatile ingredient that can be used to make a number of dishes. Soft semolina barfi  is an ideal sweet for this festive occasion as it is delicious, easy to make and colourful.

Perfect for any festive occasion, simple, delicious and instant Milk peda. This is made with  milk powder and condensed milk.

Ragi laddoos are healthy and delicious sweets that you can make during the festive season. They are really easy to prepare and need very few ingredients. These ragi laddoos can be cooked in just about 20 minutes and taste delicious.

This is the most simple and easy to cook barfi recipe. The whole process gets over in just about 20 minutes.

Bottle gourd halwa or lauki ka halwa is a lip smacking sweet that can be cooked using very few ingredients. It is easy to prepare and tastes delicious.

Mysore pak is one of the most popular sweets in India. Originally from Mysore in Karnataka, this delicacy is made using besan, ghee (clarified butter) and sugar and is available in almost all parts of the country. This authentic soft melt in the mouth ghee Mysore pak can be easily prepared at home in less than 10 minutes.


Semolina or Rava ladoo is a very simple and easy to prepare sweet that gets done in less than 20 minutes. It is prepared by mixing roasted sooji with sugar, nuts and ghee and shaping the mix to form balls. The ladoos can be prepared and stored in an air tight container for later use.


Gulab jamun is commonly made using khoya, flour and sugar and flavoured with rose water or cardamom powder. We can also prepare gulab jamuns using gulab jamun mixes as they are easily available and save time and effort. The gulab jamuns are ready in less than an hour and taste delicious.


Bread halwa can be prepared in a jiffy and tastes delicious. You can serve it hot or refrigerate for a few hours and serve it as a dessert after dinner.

Ras Malai is a delicious sweet made using milk powder and milk. The recipe may look difficult, but it is easy to prepare and would surely find a place in your recipe diary.

Carrot halwa is one of the most popular sweets in India. There are several methods of preparing this halwa. Here I have shared a quick, easy and delicious recipe of making carrot halwa in pressure cooker.

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