Top 10 Diwali Snacks Recipes

What do you like more about Diwali? Diwali snacks or Diwali sweets? I do not have a sweet tooth. I love Diwali snacks. I make a number of sev and mathri recipes for Diwali. Recently I have experimented with different chivda recipes too. Poha Chivda recipe was a major hit at my place. Everyone loved it.

Diwali is all about celebrating and spending time with the dear ones. And the best way to do it is by munching on some Diwali snacks. There are a number of guests visiting to meet and greet Diwali. Likewise, we visit our near and dear ones. So, basically, there are plenty of reasons to prepare a lot of Diwali snacks. Snacks make a great gift as most of the Diwali snacks have a long shelf life.

My Diwali snacks mainly comprise of mathri, sev, chivda, etc. Here are certain points you should keep in mind while making these snacks for the best results:

  1. Use fresh ingredients: During Diwali season or any festival time for that matter, it is a bad decision to buy readymade snacks. Always make snacks at home for the best taste and good health. While making snacks at home, we should not compromise on the quality of the ingredients. Further, it is important that fresh ingredients should be used. Stale all-purpose flour, gram flour etc will give poor results.
  2. The main reason I do not buy deep-fried snacks from the market is that there the oil is re-used and re-re-used. At home too, obviously, it is not practical to dispose of the deep-fried oil. But if the oil is dark and thick, it should not be re-used at all. What I do is that I re-use the deep-fried oil (if it looks good and healthy) for my gravy recipes. And don’t use it for deep frying again.
  3. Store the snacks properly. After all the efforts when you have your snacks ready, it is important to store them properly. Let the snacks cool down completely and then transfer to an airtight glass or steel container. Do not keep in plastic containers.

Having said all that, let’s have a look at the list and recipes Top 10 Diwali snacks

top 10 diwali snacks


Namak pare is a flaky savory deep-fried item that is very popular in Indian households. Every mom has her recipe for pare. these khasta pare are flavored with carom seeds and are the best accompaniment for tea

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Ribbon Pakoda

Ribbon pakoda is a super crisp South Indian snack that has an interesting shape and texture and simple flavors. This ribbon pakoda recipe is prepared with rice flour and gram flour, flavored with asafetida, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, red chili powder, and turmeric powder.

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ribbon pakoda


Nimki is an Indian snack recipe from the state of West Bengal. It is a deep-fried snack made with all-purpose flour. It has layers and is absolutely crispy.

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nimki recipe

Murmure Namkeen

Murmura is puffed rice and murmure namkeen is an Indian snack using puffed rice along with a few more ingredients such as garlic, peanuts, curry leaves and spices such as turmeric powder, red chili powder etc.

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murmure namkeen recipe

Roasted Masala Peanuts

Roasted masala peanuts are mildly spiced peanut roasted to make crackling and toothsome. It makes for a nice tea time snack or appetizer and is indispensable for dishes like dabeli and other chaats.

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roasted masala peanuts

Wheat Flour Mathri

Whole wheat flour mathri is a deep-fried snack, mildly flavored with carom seeds (ajwain) and turmeric powder. Turmeric powder not only makes these look pretty but also adds a subtle flavor that works great for the recipe.

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wheat mathri recipe

Roasted Poha Chivda

Crisp and crunchy poha (flattened rice) with the bite of roasted peanuts, almonds and cashews, a hint of cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chilies and few spices, a guilt-free snack for your tea time or munching sessions, is roasted poha namkeen.

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roasted poha chivda

Khasta Mathri

Khasta Mathri is flaky (as the name suggests) deep-fried snack made using all-purpose flour. Mathri is commonly made in Indian households.

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khasta mathri

Papdi for chaat

Papdi is a crispy and flaky deep-fried savory goodie made using all-purpose flour flavored. Papdi can be taken to another level by adding yogurt and chutneys and few more ingredients and converting to papdi chaat

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papdi for chaat

Stuffed Mathri

Mathri is a savory, crispy and flaky deep-fried snack made using all-purpose flour (generally). Mathri has a very delightful stuffing of gram flour (besan) and spices. Mathris can be prepared and preserved and served with a cup of tea or to satisfy hunger pangs.

View the recipe here.

stuffed mathri

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