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7 Delicious Diwali Recipes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 9 November 2023

The Festival of Lights is an important time to celebrate new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, as well as gathering with loved ones to mark the occasion with delicious food.

Ahead of the main day of celebration, which falls on Sunday, 12th November this year, we’ve rounded up some of the best recipes for cooking, sharing, and feeding a crowd this Diwali – from crispy, savoury snacks like murukku, samosas, and bhajis, to classic sweet treats such as burfi and gulab jamun.



This simple snack recipe uses just a few ingredients to create a deliciously savoury and moreish party staple.

Leek, Pea and Mint Samosas

Leek, Pea and Mint Samosas

Meera Sodha’s light and fresh take on the humble veg samosa is perfect for feeding a crowd.

Asma Khan’s Aloo Bonde

by Asma Khan
from Ammu

These potato-based Indian street food snacks are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and quick and easy to whip up for guests.

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Baked Onion Bhajis (pyaz ke pakore)

Baked Onion Bhajis (pyaz ke pakore)

Crispy and light, this baked alternative to traditional onion bhajis pairs beautifully with a cooling raita or sweet and sticky mango chutney.

Lamb Raan

Lamb Raan

If you’re looking to serve a feast centrepiece or roast with a twist, look no further than this leg of lamb marinated overnight in a warming mix of spices.

Rukmini Iyer's Coconut Burfi

Coconut Burfi

Rukmini Iyer’s three-ingredient take on a classic Indian sweet is fudgy, indulgent, and packed with coconut flavour.

Gulab Jamuns in Saffron Syrup

Gulab Jamuns in Saffron Syrup

Drenched in a delicate yet decadent rosewater syrup, these pistachio-topped milk donuts are the ultimate sweet treat.


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