Snacks You’re Bound To Munch On During Diwali

The end of October signifies the start of Diwali, the four (sometimes 5) day-long festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. We recommend that you check out any local celebrations to learn about the holiday’s fascinating culture and history. If you do, be sure to bring one of these popular snacks, and you’ll definitely be the star of the party.

 

Mini Kachoris

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This spicy snack is quite popular in India, but also in other South Asian countries, and are especially tasty when filled with delicious daal.

 

Makhana

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Otherwise known as fox nuts, these seeds can be prepared with both sweet and savory recipes. Try making a Makhana stew, or simply enjoying them with a cup of tea.

 

Mathri

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This flaky biscuit hails from the North-West region of India. Once considered an exclusive delicacy, today these treats can be purchased at most sweet shops.

 

Chakna

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Chakhna basically means any side dish or snack that’s eaten with drinks. From roasted nuts to nachos to roasted papad (thin, crispy dough), as long as the dish is slaty, anything goes!