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iwali is just around the corner, and we're ready to celebrate.

If you've been wondering what to make for the celebration—or if you just want to try out some new (and traditional) recipes—we have just the thing.

Here are four traditional Diwali treats that'll make a great addition to your celebration!

Credit: Indian Heathy Recipes

1. Chocolate burfi

Chocolate burfi is a rich and decadent Indian sweet, made with milk powder, chopped nuts, and cocoa powder. It has a soft texture that melts in your mouth.

Although many Indian desserts are complex, burfi is a simple confection that anyone can make.

Try Swasthi's tremendous chocolate barfi!
Credit: Times Food

2. Pistachio kulfi

Kulfi is a frozen dessert that's made with whole milk, sugar, and nuts. It comes in various flavors and can be served in a bowl or cone. The most popular kulfi variety is pistachio kulfi, which has a greenish color due to the ground pistachios used as an ingredient. In addition to being enjoyed during Diwali celebrations and other special occasions, this rich Indian treat can be enjoyed year-round!

The Guardian’s 2007 recipe for pistachio kulfi is listed anonymously, but it's still a good one.
Credit: Veg Recipes of India

3. Murukku

Murukku is a traditional Indian snack made from rice flour, sugar, and ghee. It's traditionally served during Diwali as well as other festivals in Andhra Pradesh. The name muruku comes from the Telugu word for "round," or "circle"—and these snacks certainly look that way! They're also known as kinkini or kunkunu in Tamil Nadu.

Try Dassana's delicious Murukku recipe!
Credit: Cook with Manal

4. Gujiya

Most cuisines have a version of the pasty dumpling, filled with either meat or vegetables.

Made of milk solids, sugar, and nuts, gujiya is a North Indian version of dumplings. Gujiya can be baked, but it's only Diwali once a year—so fry away!

There's no end to the delicious treats associated with Diwali!

Diwali is all about celebrating the triumph of good over evil, and that’s what these recipes are all about! They’re delicious, they’re easy to make, and they’ll bring a smile to your face. So get cooking this Diwali and enjoy every bite!

Sep 26, 2022

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