Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Try some traditional Indian fare in honor of Diwali, the festival of lights!
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Diwali is a bright Indian holiday that celebrates the triumph of good versus evil, Lord Rama over demon Ravana, and our favorite, sweet over salty.

Diwali marks the start of a new Hindu year and is actually celebrated for 5 whole days!

Whether you're Indian or not, sit down and enjoy some intensely flavored sweet treats.

SHELLFISH-FREEGRAINS
South Indian Steamed Semolina Cakes (Rava Idli)
Spoon Fork and Food

Rawa idli is a variation on the popular South Indian breakfast item, idli, made with rawa (semolina) or sooji. It is one of the simplest Idli recipes that does not require the labor of grinding or hours of soaking and fermentation. In fact, this Idli recipe can be made from scratch. Healthy and diabetic-friendly, you can also change up the recipe by adding grated carrots, beetroot, etc. to make it even more filling.

SOY-FREEPESCATARIAN
Instant Jilebi
Anju's Recipe Book

Jilebi is one of the popular festive sweets in India. It is a round, spiral-shaped, fried Indian traditional sweet, and it's impossible to have just one!

PREMIUM
PESCATARIANSOY-FREE
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Lactation Cookies
Jessica Gavin

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Lactation Cookies are a treat for breastfeeding mommies! Brewer's yeast, flaxseed, and oatmeal are the special ingredients. The cookies taste yummy too!

GLUTEN-FREEBEGINNER
Pori Urundai (Puffed Rice Balls)
Foodomania

Have you considered trying some unconventional sweets? Loosely translated, this Indian sweet called Pori Urundai means Puffed Rice Balls. It is usually made by South Indians during the Festival of Lights (“Karthikai Deepam”).

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