Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week, we want to join the festival of light with Diwali Recipes!

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights that represents the victory of good over evil.

The celebration takes place every fall and lasts for five days. During its climax, which usually happens on the third day, those who partake in it adorn themselves in their finest clothes, illuminate their homes with lamps and candles, pray to Lakshmi or the goddess of prosperity, light fireworks, and share delicious meals where sweets are the protagonists.

Made from flour, semolina, rice, chickpea flour, dry fruit, milk solids, and clarified butter, sharing Indian sweets and confections such as Soan Papdi or Cashew Pista Rolls assures prosperity and a delightful future.

So if you want to bring light into your life and embrace the victory of knowledge over ignorance, then it's the perfect time to learn how to make Diwali delicacies and share them with your loved ones and here's some Diwali recipes to get you started!


Diwali Recipes

By Food Bloggers of Canada

  • Vegan Besan Burfi

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    The mellow sweetness of pumpkin is combined with the earthy flavours of besan or chickpea/gram flour in this [Vegan Besan Burfi](https://veganlovlie.com/pumpkin-besan-burfi-chickpea-fudge/). Definitely a melt-in-the-mouth dessert. From **Vegan Lovlie**.

  • Vegetarian Curry with Paneer, Yoghurt & Mango Pickles

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    The unique warming spice mix, including chilies, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and cardamom combined with the heat from the mango pickles make this [Vegetarian Curry](https://cinnamonandcoriander.com/en/vegetarisches-curry-mit-paneer-joghurt-mango-pickle-achari-paneer/) a delicious, healthy dinner option for the cold season. From **Cinnamon and Coriander**.

  • Soan Papdi

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    [Soan Papdi](https://www.baconismagic.ca/india/diwali-festival-food/) is a dessert that is most commonly found in the northern states of India. It is made with chickpea flour, sugar and milk, and although it looks quite dense has a more flaky texture when eaten. From **Bacon is Magic**.

  • Rustic Indian Peda With Roasted Pistachios

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    With their fudgy texture, [Peda](https://www.mapleandmarigold.com/quick-and-easy-indian-sweet-rustic-peda/) is typically a North Indian sweet that is both decadent and easy to make. They are rustic in colour and with the addition of brown sugar, any over-caramelization can be just folded in. Delicious and oh so forgiving! From **Maple and Marigold**.

  • Cashew Pista roll; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    [Cashew Pista Rolls](http://www.cookingsutra.com/cashew-pista-roll-gluten-free-diary-free/) combine pista and cashew powders with aromatic rose essence. The silver coating on top almost gives them a dressy appearance, perfect for the holiday. From **Cooking Sutra**.

  • Pani Puri

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    [Pani Puri](https://younextyear.com/pani-puri-diwali-candlelight/) are crispy bite-sized shells that you poke a hole in and fill with coriander, masala, chickpeas and potatoes. Then you pour tamarind masala water into the hole and pop the Pani Puri into your mouth. From **You Next Year**.

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