Diwali Sweet & Snacks Platter

Diwali Sweet & Snacks Platter is a platter where assorted Indian sweets, savoury munchies and nuts are served for the festival of Diwali.

Diwali is a Hindu festival, which is celebrated over five days. It is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. It is a festival where we wear the finest or new clothes. We illuminate our houses with clay lamps and lights and make rangolis with coloured powders or flowers.

We make traditional sweets and savoury snacks, though a lot of sweets are bought from the stores too. Gifts and sweets are exchanged with friends and family. For Diwali parties festive meals are prepared where families and friends get together and feast on good food. Here is a small platter where most of the stuff is homemade, except for a few things.

Diwali Sweet & Snacks Platter

What is on my Diwali Sweet & Snacks Platter ?

Halwas

Gajjar ka Halwa
Moong Dal Halwa

Barfis & Ladoos

Seviyo ki Burfi
Besan Barfi
Fruit Bites ( store-bought )
Khajoor Ladoo

Savoury Snacks

Tikhi Methi Poori
Ganthia Papdi ( store-bought)
Murmura Chivda ( store-bought )

Nuts

Almonds
Cashews

Diwali Sweet & Snacks Platter
Diwali Sweet & Snacks Platter

How to create Diwali Sweets and Snacks Platter ?

Since Diwali is an Indian Festival I have used a big Indian plate, Thali for this board. The small bowls are Katori’s.

There is such a huge variety of Indian sweets and snacks, and you can just fill the platter with different sweets.

Halwa is a dense sweet with a good shelf life. It is easy to make and you can make it in advance. Gajjar ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa is a popular Indian halwa and is always in my freezer. Moong Dal Halwa is a Lentil Halwa. Lauki ka Halwa or Badam ka Halwa is very delicious and a good option on the platter.

Barfis & Ladoos are a must at all Indian festivals. You could keep 2-3 varieties of these. I made Besan ki Barfi , Seviyo ki Barfi , khajoor ke Ladoo. The Nuts Bite is from a sweet shop.

Farsaan / Namkeens will fill up the board/plate and makes a nice crunchy spicy munch. I feel after eating anything sweet our taste buds demand a little salty too.

Nuts act as fillers, though it’s almost mandatory to serve them for the festival.

Diwali Sweet & Snacks Platter

What are the other items that can be added ?

  • Sweets
  • Kheers
  • Jalebis
  • Bengali Sweets
  • Traditional Sweets
  • Mawa based Mithai
  • Kaju Mithais
  • Cookies and Chocolates
  • Savoury Snacks
  • Farsaans/ Chivdas

There is a really long endless list, just go with what you have in the house or what you want to make.

Can I make a Regional Sweet and Snack Platter for Diwali ?

Yes, by all means. Here are some ideas that can help you to get going. Let’s make a platter from Gujarat.

Gujarati Sweets and Snacks Platter

Sweets

Farsaan

Similarly, you can make a Sindhi Sweets Platter or pick any state and work around its specialities.

Some more ideas for Diwali Platters

Chat Platter
Gujrati Farsan Platter

The Diwali Sweet & Snack Platter is my post under the theme Anniversary Mela. Do check the Mexican Appetiser Platter and The Meditteranean Mezze Platter, which also can serve as Festive Meals. I shall be sharing the recipes for today’s sweets in the upcoming posts, so keep tuned in.

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Diwali Sweet & Snacks Platter

Diwali Sweet & Snacks Platter is a platter where assorted Indian sweets, savoury munchies and nuts are served for the festival of Diwali.
Course Appetizer, Indian Sweet, Snack
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Keyword Festival Food
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Equipment

  • Board / Platter to serve
  • Pan / Kadai / Wok
  • Spatula

Ingredients

Halwas

  • Gajjar ka Halwa
  • Moong Dal Halwa

Barfis & Ladoos

  • Seviyo ki Mithai
  • Besan Barfi
  • Fruit Bites store bought
  • Khajoor Ladoo

Savoury Snacks

  • Tikhi Methi Poori
  • Ganthia Papdi store bought
  • Murmura Chivda store bought

Nuts

  • Almonds
  • Cashews

Instructions

  • Since Diwali is an Indian Festival I have used a big Indian plate, Thali for this board. The small bowls are Kotoris .
  • There is such a huge variety of Indian sweets and snacks, and you can just fill the platter with different sweets .
  • Halwa has a good shelf life and can be made well in advance . Gajjar ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa is a popular Indian halwa which is normally served in winters . Moong Dal Halwa is a Lentil Halwa. Lauki ka Halwa or Badam ka Halwa are very delicious and can be added too.
  • Barfis & Ladoos are a must on all Indian festivals . You could keep 2-3 varieties of these. I made Besan ki Barfi , Seviyo ki Barfi , khajoor ke Ladoo . The Nuts Bite is from a sweet shop.
  • Farsaan / Namkeens will fill up the board / plate and makes a nice crunchy spicy munch . I feel after eating anything sweet our taste buds demand a little salty too.
  • Nuts act as fillers , though its almost mandatory to serve them for the festival .

Notes

  • There is no set rule to make a Diwali Sweets and Snack Platter, you can add any sweets or savoury snacks you have on hand, but remember variation and colour enhances the platter.
  • All sweets, as well as farsaans, can be storebought too.

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