Sweet Recipes for Diwali Celebration

Deepavali or Diwali or the festival of lights is the most sought after of all festivals in India. Nowadays it is also celebrated with much fervour in some other parts of the world as well where Indian culture is revered, making it a popular global festival. It spreads over four days when it practically illuminates every home with lights and fireworks. It spreads joy and sense of togetherness that embrace friends and families and beyond with a lot of love and goodness.

Mithai and desserts are the heart and soul of Diwali festival. Traditional sweets like Besan Laddoo, Kaju Katli and Mohanthaal are the most popular on the Diwali menu. Just like the multicolored rangolis that adorn the entrances of our homes, there is nothing quite like a dessert table decked with a variety of Diwali sweets. We bring you some simple Diwali desserts recipes that are super easy solutions to serve the guests as well as to indulge in your sweet cravings. Trust us , your loved ones will be charmed by this personal touch. These sweets are also ideal for gifing purposes. Prepare attractive gift boxes and fill them up with a variety of delicious sweets made from these recipes. So, go on, spread bright smiles and sparkle with satisfaction with our diwali delicacies.

Sweets Recipes for Diwali

Kaju Katli Recipe

Kaju Katli Recipe for Diwali

Recipe Servings: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients :
  • 1 tsp saffron
  • 100 gm cashew nuts, broken
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 2 sheets silver varq
Preparation :
  • Grind cashew nuts into a fine powder.
  • Heat sufficient water in a non-stick pan.
  • Add sugar and saffron, mix and cook till syrup thickens.
  • Add cardamom powder and cashew nut powder and mix well.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Spread the mixture onto a thali and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer mixture onto a worktop and knead a little.
  • Spread the mixture into aburfitray, garnish with silvervarqand let it set.
  • Cut into squares and serve.


Rava Kheer Recipe

Rava Kheer Recipe

Recipe Servings: 4
Prep Time: 05 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients :
  • 1 kg full cream milk
  • 1/4 cup rava (semolina)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dry fruits
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
Preparation :
  • Roast rava till slightly covered.
  • Add milk and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer.
  • Keep stirring to avoid scorching.
  • Add sugar followed by dry fruits, saffron and cardamom.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Ready to serve.


Badam Halwa and Barfis Recipe

Badam Halwa and Barfis Recipe

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients :
  • 125 gm soaked, blanched and ground almonds
  • 75 gm poppy seeds soaked in milk
  • 1 liter milk
  • 125 gm khoya
  • 200 gm sugar
  • 200 gm ghee
  • 1/4 tsp saffron strands
  • 4 green cardamoms
Preparation :
  • Strain and grind the poppy seeds.
  • Combine with almonds, cardamom and milk, blend until smooth.
  • Cook on a slow flame.
  • Once the mixture thickens add khoya, sugar and saffron.
  • Thicken the mixture further.
  • Add the ghee and continue cooking until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Serve hot as halwa.
To make Barfi:
  • Set in a lightly oiled tray.
  • Cut into desired shape and decorate with silver leaf.


Mohanthal Recipe

Mohanthal Recipe for Diwali

Recipe Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients :
  • 250 gm gram flour (besan)
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • 3 Tbsp milk, mixed to a crumbly consistency
  • 50 gm khoya
  • 200 gm sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 150 gm ghee
For garnishing:
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
Preparation :
  • Put sugar and half a cup of water over low heat and stir till sugar dissolves (do not let it come to a boil).
  • When it dissolves let it boil and cook till hard ball consistency.
  • Drop a drop into cold water and it should form into a hard lump.
  • While sugar is cooking, cook khoya over low heat, stirring all the time, till crumbly.
  • Heat ghee and add the gram flour mixture and saute till a light brown.
  • Add cardamom, mix well and remove from heat.
  • Add syrup and stir gently to mix well.
  • Transfer to greased thali, pat to level, garnish with almonds and pistachios.
  • Cool and cut into squares and store into air tight containers.


Coconut Til Laddoo Recipe

Coconut Til Laddoo

Recipe Servings: 4
Prep Time: 05 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients :
  • 2 cups white sesame seeds
  • 1 and 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup dry grated coconut
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  • Finely chop de-seeded dates.
Preparation :
  • Dry roast sesame in a wok for around 1-2 minutes on medium flame until it light golden.
  • Keep aside the sesame to cool.
  • Add coconut to the wok.
  • Stir well.
  • Lightly grind the cooled sesame in a dry grinder more for a few seconds.
  • Make sure you don't grind it to fine.
  • Take the ground sesame seeds in a bowl.
  • Add chopped dates and coconut powder and mix well.
  • Take small amount of mixture and roll it in hand to form a ball orladoo.
  • You can roll the laddoo in some coconut powder to add texture.


Badami Besan Ke Laddoo Recipe

Badami Besan Ke Laddoo

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes
Cook time : 16-20 minutes
Serve : 4

Ingredients :
  • Almonds 20-25
  • Gram Flour 4 cups
  • Ghee 2 cups
  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Powdered sugar 2 cups
Preparation :
  • Heat ghee in a kadai and add green cardamom powder.
  • Add gram flour and roast on low heat till a nice aroma is given out - for approximately ten minutes.
  • Crush almonds.
  • Transfer roasted gram flour to a bowl and add crushed almonds and mix.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly before adding powdered sugar.
  • Add sugar and mix.
  • Roll into even sized laddoos. Cool and store.


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