Gulab jamun in syrup

Diwali recipes

Discover mouth-watering Diwali recipes to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights. Try a selection of sweets, from creamy kheer and sticky gulab jamun, to fragrant cardamom biscuits.

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Enjoy this traditional Indian sweet treat at special occasions such as Diwali. With the texture of soft marzipan, it's richly indulgent and beautifully spiced

1 hr and 45 mins
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Make one of India’s most cherished festival desserts, gulab jamun. These fried dumplings are scented with cardamom and steeped in rose and saffron syrup

1 hr and 5 mins
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Serve up these crisp vegan samosas as a tasty starter or side dish with your favourite curry. They also make great buffet food for your next party.

1 hr and 40 mins
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Serve your crispy onion bhajis with cooling cucumber and mint raita as a snack, or eat alongside a homemade Indian curry. You'll be surprised by how easy they are to make

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Serve up a hearty Indian veggie chickpea curry served with fried bread. The addition of spices such as black cardamom impart an irresistible smoky note 

1 hr and 30 mins
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Enjoy these Indian potato patties, filled with peas spiced with fruity mango powder, with tamarind sauce and fresh coriander relish

1 hr and 20 mins
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Try this classic Indian sweet at Diwali. Besan ladoo is made with nutty fried gram flour enriched with fragrant saffron, chopped cashews and homemade ghee

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Celebrate Diwali with this indulgent slow-cooked Indian rice pudding. Studded with dried fruit, it has a sweetly spiced floral flavour and a lovely creaminess

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Serve this Indian dessert at special occasions such as Diwali. With almonds, cardamom and raisins, it has a rich, buttery flavour and toasty semolina aroma

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Make some indulgent gajar halwa, a popular dessert in North India. Often served at Diwali to mark the change of seasons, it's almost fudgy in texture

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Enjoy these traditional Indian cardamom biscuits with a mug of steamy masala chai. Nan khatai are notable for their crumbly texture and butter-rich flavour

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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