The period of Diwali is a joyful celebration and celebrates the victory of good over evil. Every house and street is decorated and adorned with lights, and one can get to taste the ethnic cuisine during this time of the year.
Sweets are centric to Diwali and are one of the most common kinds of food served during the celebration. The list of special Diwali sweets (Mithai) includes freshly made Jalebis, Gulab Jamun, Shankarpale, Kheer, Gajar Ka Halwa, Kajoo Barfi, Suji Halwa, Besan Ke Ladoo and Karanji are amongst the most popular during this occasion. Many are also blinged up with zarq or silver leaf for the festive occasion.
Along with sweets, there are some savoury favourites too. These include Dahi - Bhalle, Karanji, Samosas, Pakora, Mathiyaa, Gunjiya, Ghathiya, Aloo Tikki, and Namkeen which are very popular.
Most of the food includes sweets and savoury snacks. Diwali day itself is usually a large feast.
There is also a custom to prepare all these delicacies at home. So the women start preparing for the D - Day from at least 10 days prior to the actual date of the festival. You can feel the festive vibes few days in advance as there is aroma in the air, festive lights all around and of course the charm of the festival itself.
So, take out some time and get yourself involved in preparing your favourite sweets this Diwali and don't forget to share it with your loved ones.
We wish you a very happy and safe Diwali.
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