8 Diwali Recipes to Add a Healthy Twist to your Celebrations


Diwali Custard Apple Kheer

If you’re craving some sweet payasam but also long to stay away from milk and sugar, this recipe is a life-saver. Made with the goodness of green gram, jaggery and custard apple, this is both delicious and healthy.

Moong Dal Payasam

Here’s another lovely find for health conscious sweet-toothed people. This payasam is made with moong dal and can be made with either sugar or jaggery.

Ragi Ladoo

Want to include the humble ragi in your sweet treats this Diwali? This Ragi Ladoo recipe helps you make a healthier version of the ladoo you love so much.

Ragi Adai

This is a great dish to serve up for breakfast as something unique on Diwali. Served crisp with onions and curry leaves and a side of colourful chutneys, this is sure to be a hit!

Paruppu Poli

Who doesn’t love Poli? Soft and aromatic and filled with healthy ingredients like dal and jaggery, Polis are everyone’s favourite evening snack. Trying it for Diwali can only make it better.


Ammini Kozhukattai

Kozhukattais are synonymous with Indian festivals, and can be made with either sweet or savoury stuffings. These Ammini Kozhukattais are not stuffed, but are little rice balls with a crunchy seasoning. They are perfect for an evening snack.

Oats Ladoo

Another great healthy ladoo variation for you to try. Oats are as healthy an ingredient as you can use instead of besan. Now your ladoos will serve as a source of fibre too!

Ragi Murukku

Here’s another delicious Ragi recipe you can make to use up any ragi you have left over from the ladoos and Adai. Crunchy and crisp, with the added benefit of ragi, this Ragi Murukku is something you need to try this Diwali.