3 Guilt-Free Diwali Snack Recipes!

    Diwali is just around the corner! Cleaning and preparations are in full swing, and you are already daydreaming about the delicious fried snacks and mithais! While there is nothing wrong with enjoying your favourite foods during the festive season, over-indulging in these high-calorie delicacies can throw you off your fitness journey. Whether you have a sweet tooth or love your spicy dishes, here are 3 guilt-free Diwali snack recipes for you to enjoy without feeling guilty about your calorie intake!

    Baked Chakli

    Diwali is incomplete without chaklis. But this delicious savoury Diwali snack is deep-fried and is an absolute no-no if you are watching your weight. Instead of giving up chaklis altogether, you can try a baked version of this crowd favourite that is just as tasty and crispy!


    1 cup rice flour

    1/2 cup low-fat curd

    2 tsp sesame (til) seeds

    1-2 tsp chilli powder

    1 tsp oil

    Salt to taste

    Optional – A pinch of asafoetida (thing)


    • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
    • Mix all the ingredients with water in a large bowl and knead it to make a semi-soft dough
    • Line a baking tray with a lightly greased baking sheet
    • Transfer the dough to a chakli press and press out spirals in the size you desire on the sheet
    • Bake the chaklis in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown
    • Cool the baked chaklis, store them in an air-tight container, and treat yourself to this healthy and yummy evening snack!

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    Peanut Laddoo

    Short on time, but still want to make a yummy Diwali snack? This quick and easy laddoo recipe will give you the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet craving while staying on track with your fitness goals!


    1 cup raw peanuts

    1/2 cup powdered jaggery

    3-4 tbsp melted ghee

    Optional – 1/4tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder


    • Heat a pan on a medium flame and roast the peanuts till crunchy
    • Let the peanuts cool down and peel off the skin
    • Blend the peanuts in a mixer/grinder to a coarse powder
    • Add the jaggery, ghee, and cardamom powder and mix again
    • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and roll it into small laddoos from 
    • Store the laddoos in an air-tight container
    • Enjoy!

    Wheat Papdi

    If you are trying to stay fit but craving some crunchy chips, these wheat papdis are just what you need! Enjoy this Diwali snack straight out of the box, or top it up with some diced tomatoes and onions and your favourite chutneys for a healthy chaat.


    1 cup whole wheat flour
    1 tsp carom (ajwain) seeds
    1 tsp cumin (jeera) seeds
    2 tbsp ghee
    Salt to taste


    • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
    • Mix all ingredients with water in a large bowl and knead it to make a firm dough. Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes
    • Knead the dough again and make equal-sized balls
    • Roll the balls to a flat disc, the size of a small puri
    • Line a baking tray with a lightly greased baking sheet
    • Place the papdis on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
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