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 How to prepare for Diwali in advance | Snacks and Savory Dishes from Scratch

Hello Foodies,

       Are you ready for Diwali Festival? Deepavali or Diwali is the biggest and the brightest of all festivals. Diwali, the festival of light, is one of my favorite Hindu festivals. It’s particularly associated with Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth & Prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year. Prepare a festive meal, making sweets, snacks, and savories are a tradition for Diwali. So get ready to prepare some tasty festive treats! 

A celebration of prosperity, Diwali gives us the strength and the zeal to carry on with our work and goodwill for the rest of the year and thus, promising us success and prosperity. 

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My Aai(Mother) prefers to keep ready the basic ingredients before she starts making Diwali Faral(Sweet and Savory dishes) so that do not require much time when you actually start making Diwali treats. Plan your dishes in advance and make arrangements like making ghee, slicing coconut, slicing dry nuts to decorate your sweets, making bhajni(multigrain flour), etc. I will be posting all of the ingredients I plan to use to make my Diwali sweet and savory snacks. So get ready to make some essential items to keep handy for making Diwali delights.

To have the best Diwali celebration ever, make sure you follow these simple tips:

How do you set the scene for Diwali? Is there anything you do in advance? So Yes, here is my list: 

Butter and Ghee:

Coconut Fresh and Dried: 



Powdered Sugar:

Poha(Thin, Thick, and Dagdi Poha / flaked rice / flattened rice):

  • Strain poha and sundry them or microwave or dry roast in a pan on low flame until crunchy and crispy.
  • Store strained and roasted poha in an airtight container.
  • Use roasted poha to make Poha Chivda and Laxmi-Narayan Chivda.

  • Soak and slice the dry nuts and store them in an airtight container.
  • Use sliced dry nuts to garnish Diwali sweets and savory dishes.
If you don’t have time to cook from scratch then you can buy readymade mixes in which you can prepare countless Indian sweet and savory dishes. 

Here is the List:

  • Instant Gulabjamun Mix
  • Instant Chakalichi Bhajni
  • Roasted Semolina/Rava
  • Use Readymade Powdered Sugar
  • Sliced dried coconut and fresh grated frozen coconut
  • Chakli Mix
  • Basundhi Mix
  • Dhokla Mix
  • Ladoo Mix
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