Diwali is the Hindu ‘festival of lights’. Diwali is celebrated for five days and includes much feasting. Sweets are an important part of the Diwali festival. Neighbors exchanges sweets and treats. Here is a compilation of best Diwali recipes. Other religions that observe Diwali, also called Divali and Deepavali are Jainism and Sikkhism. All those who celebrate Diwali insist that the festival isn’t complete without the feasting, especially with sweets or ‘Mithai’, so here are sources of Diwali recipes. I’m not Indian, nor do I practice the Hindu faith, but reading about these mouth-watering confections and foods makes me wish to visit Bali and maybe get invited to participate in a Diwali festival.
Diwali Festival (click here) This site is devoted to the celebration of the Diwali holiday and has dozens of special Diwali recipes. I notice that in the sweets recipes, ingredients that figure prominently are ghee (claried butter or butter oil), coconut, almond, raisins, Maida, graham flour and dried or crystalized fruits.
I Love India (click here) This website has a huge assortment of Indian foods and Diwali sweets recipes. They are alphabetize to help you find what you are seeking more easily.
Holidays.net (click here) Please pardon the rather garish and silly decorations on this site. I chose to include it because it has a nice side bar of links that explain not only Diwali and the recipes for the festival, but also about the Hindu religion and Indian cultures.
One India (click here) Not only does this website include Diwali recipes and how-tos it is nicely illustrated with images of the different dishes.
Sulekha.com (click here) Not the prettiest of websites and busy with ads, this website nevertheless features how-to videos to make featured Diwali recipes. There are also links to many Diwali blogs that may be useful.
KidsGen (click here) is a good website for children to learn about Diwali. There are many kid-friendly recipes and activities to explore Diwali. This website would be useful for a World Religions, world cultures or social studies class.
Activity Village (click here) This is another useful website for parents, children and educators to explore Diwali.
101 Lifestyle (click here) I’ve included this website because it has one of the most complete lists of Diwali recipes that I’ve ever seen. Scroll through the over 100 Diwali and Indian recipes.