Traditional Diwali Food From Around The Country (Part 2)

The unique taste of Diwali from every corner of India

 
Traditional Diwali Food From Around The Country (Part 2)
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Diwali brings along with it lots of happiness, lights, colors, new belongings and of course lots of yummy food. With relatives and siblings meeting at their native places during the festival, every region in India prepares a traditional dish tat is especially eaten during Diwali. While the previous article spoke about some traditional sweet dishes from several Indian states, here are a mixture of sweets and savories specific to the other states:

Diwali Murundu In Tamil Nadu

A delectable preparation, that is generally eaten along with fried savories
A delectable preparation, that is generally eaten along with fried savories

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What other snacks can be better for Diwali which preps your stomach up for all the junk-eating in such a delicious manner? Carom seeds, poppy seeds, dry ginger, dry grapes, honey, jaggery, nuts, ghee and more come together to form this delectable preparation.

Pinni In Punjab

Pinni is a delicious atta laddo stuffed with dry fruits
Pinni is a delicious atta laddo stuffed with dry fruits

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Pinni is made of everything that Punjab has to boast from the culinary point of view. Whole wheat flour, desi ghee, sugar, and dry fruits along with khoya is transformed into these delicious, brown coloured laddoos.

Rasabali In Odisha

Rasabalis are delicious, succulent balls of joy, specifically made in Odisha
Rasabalis are delicious, succulent balls of joy, specifically made in Odisha

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We won’t be surprised if you hadn’t ever heard of this hidden gem. The deep friend cottage-cheese balls dipped in a flavoured, sweet, thickened milk is absolutely sinful.

Choddo Shaak In West Bengal

This side dish comprising 14 types of leaves is supposed to keep evil spirits away
This side dish comprising 14 types of leaves is supposed to keep evil spirits away

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West Bengal, the state renowned for its sweets, boasts of a dish that is one the savoury side when it comes to Diwali preparations. The choddo shaak is a must-have during Diwali. It is prepared with 14 different kinds of leafy greens which are supposed to fend the evil spirit away. Well, it surely will fend your hunger away, that’s for sure.

Jalebi In Himachal Pradesh

Jalebi is not just a delicious sweet dish, but an emotion in India
Jalebi is not just a delicious sweet dish, but an emotion in India

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It’d be wrong to attribute jalebis to only one state since they are a national phenomenon! But, every Himachali knows that a Diwali celebration is incomplete without these deep-friend, sugar-syrup-dipped bites of heavenly goodness.

Khaja In Bihar

Khaja is crunchy, yummy and a bite full of satisfaction
Khaja is crunchy, yummy and a bite full of satisfaction

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Khaja literally translates to ‘grab and go’ in Bihari dialect as well as in UP. The layered dough of wheat flour, sugar, and ghee is simply irresistible!

Shufta In Jammu And Kashmir

Shufta is a rich dish of dry fruits to keep you warm in the cold weather
Shufta is a rich dish of dry fruits to keep you warm in the cold weather

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The Kashmiri populace loves its sweets loaded with aromatic condiments and lots of dry fruits. Shufta is no different. An essential sweet item to be had during festivals, Shufta is a sweet, sweet gift from Kashmir to the rest of the country.

Diwali is incomplete without family, friends, fun, parties, lights, and definitely sweets! No matter where you are in the country, you will find a taste of Diwalieverywhere. However, the sweetness may differ.