3 Diwali Snack Recipes that will light up your Diwali Party


Diwali Snacks Recipe

The festival of Diwali is as much about lights and crackers as it is about mouthwatering Indian sweets and snacks. We wouldn’t dare to imagine a Diwali party without finger foods and special recipes. This year, if you’re hosting a Diwali party at home for your friends and family, make it one of the most memorable ones with fun group games, cards, karaoke and these three Diwali snacks recipes that will perfectly complement the mood of your evening –

Dal Vada

Diwali Special Dal Vada Recipe
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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of chana dal
  • ¼ cup of moong dal
  • ¼ cup of toor dal
  • ¼ cup of urad dal
  • ½ cup of chopped onions
  • ¼ cup of grated carrots
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chillis
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves
  • 2 tbso finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Pinch of hing
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil (for frying)

Method:

  • Soak all the four types of dal together for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Now combine the soaked dal with chilli and ginger and blend to a fine coarse paste. Do not add water while blending.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves, onion, carrots, hing and salt, and mix it all well.
  • Now grease your palms and take a dollop of the dal batter. Carefully shape it into a circular-shaped vada. Repeat this to prepare all the vadas.
  • Heat the oil in a pan for frying and drop each vada in hot oil. Deep fry both sides carefully until they turn golden-brown and crisp.
  • Serve it piping hot with mint chutney, tomato ketchup and chai.

Hara Bhara Kebab

Diwali Special Hara Bhara Kebab Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of potatoes (boiled, mashed)
  • 2 cups of spinach (blanched)
  • 1 cup of green peas (boiled)
  • ½ cup of capsicum (chopped)
  • ½ cup of coriander leaves (chopped)
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 1 green chilli
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp aamchur powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup of maida
  • Salt as needed

Method:

  • Heat some oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, green chilli and ginger. Once it starts sizzling, add capsicum and saute it until it turns slightly soft. 
  • Next, add the boiled peas and blanched spinach. Mix it well and allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • To this, add cumin powder, garam masala, aamchur powder, chaat masala and salt. Mix it well and take it off the flame. Allow it to cool down.
  • Once cooled, blend this mixture together in a grinder in order to prepare a coarse mixture.
  • Transfer it to a mixing bowl and add mashed potatoes and coriander leaves and mix it well. 
  • Take a spoonful of the mixture on your palm and shape it into a kebab.
  • Combine the maida and breadcrumbs together in a separate plate along with a little bit of water and a pinch of salt.
  • Coat each kebab in this breadcrumbs mixture and dip it directly into hot oil. Deep fry both sides until it turns golden-brown and crisp.
  • Serve it hot with coriander chutney.

Punjabi Samosa

Diwali Special Punjabi Samosa Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of boiled potatoes (chopped)
  • 2 cups of maida
  • 1 cup of ghee
  • ½ cup of green peas
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds and fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric and red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp ajwain
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 green chillis
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Salt as needed

Method:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine maida, ajwain, half cup of ghee, a pinch of salt and some water and knead all of it together to form a hard dough. Set it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Now divide the dough into equal round portions depending on the size of the samosa you want. Flatten each dough ball to an oval shape using a rolling pin and cut it in the centre to form two semi-circles.
  • Meanwhile, heat the rest of the ghee in a pan and add ginger and green chillis. Once it starts sizzling, add the boiled potatoes, green peas, spices, coriander leaves and lemon juice Mix all the ingredients together well.
  • Now lay each semi-circle flat on your palm and apply water on the straight side using your finger. Roll the watered side together to form a triangular-conical shape and seal any open ends with water.
  • Fill each cone with potato stuffing and fold the samosa close, sealing the edges with water.
  • Prepare all samosas in the same way.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and deep fry each samosa till it is golden-brown and crisp.
  • Serve it hot with tomato ketchup and your choice of chutney.

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