5 recipes to celebrate Diwali

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5 recipes to celebrate Diwali

With all the beautiful Diwali celebrations underway, get in the mood with our selection of sweet Indian recipes – from burfee to jalebi, plus a delicious drink to pair them with.

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated around the world. Those living in the southern hemisphere kick off celebrations today. While the significance of the festival differs, it is commonly believed to be a celebration of the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness.

Much to our delight, delicacies abound. If you can’t get your hands on any of the traditional stuff, why not make your own? Here are some super-simple recipes to get you started.

Chana magaj

Beautiful burfee

These beautiful squares are a sort of buttery biscuit and are usually part sweet, part spicy.

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No Diwali is complete without these sweets made of milk, sugar and tons of almonds and pistachios.

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Gulab jamun

This traditional dessert comprises spongy, milky balls doused in a rose-water syrup.

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These spiral-shaped sweets are made by deep-frying a batter consisting flour, yoghurt, butter and saffron, topped off with a golden syrup.

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Bombay crush

Like a milkshake, but better. You only need four ingredients. What are you waiting for?

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Happy Diwali!

The TASTE team.

Ashraf Booley Article by: Ashraf Booley

Woolworths TASTE’s digital content producer loves nothing more than trying out inventive recipes and using close friends and family as his guinea pigs. When he’s not crafting content or posting images to TASTE’s Instagram account, he sits in a quiet corner sipping on pretentious tea and penning poetry.

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