Find 121 Diwali sweets recipes like ladoo, halwa, kheer and popular Diwali sweets like gulab jamun, kaju katli, boondi ladoo, suji halwa etc. I hope this collection of Diwali recipes is helpful to you.
Diwali or deepavali is the festival of light, festivity and celebration. No celebration or festival is complete without sweets.
During this auspicious occasion make sweets at home rather buying from outside and share it with your family, friends and loved ones. This year Diwali is on 14 November, 2020. Wishing all our blog readers a Happy Diwali.
In many parts of India, during Diwali night sweets are given to the neighbors and friends. In old days, ladies used to make everything at home. But now the times are changing.
I specially remember those funny occasions when at times, the sweet box which you have given to your neighbour has come back to you after moving in a circle.
Mostly, so much sweets and snacks are made during Diwali that it is difficult to eat everything. So mostly people keep on passing the sweet boxes further.
It is a good time to start anything new or positive in life, donate your old clothes to poor people or make any kind of donation. On this note, let us start the day with some sweets.
Cham cham is a popular sweet from bengal made by curdling milk. Cham is also called as chum chum. This recipe will help you in making spongy & soft cham cham since a lot of tips and suggestions are included in the recipe post.
Suji ka halwa or Sheera is a classic Indian semolina pudding made with sugar, ghee and dry fruits. The recipe I have shared is a family heirloom recipe. We have been making this suji halwa recipe for decades during family get togethers, special occasions & festivals. The sooji halwa recipe can be easily halved, doubled or tripled.
Rice kheer is a popular Indian sweet dessert made with basmati rice, milk, nuts and saffron. Rice kheer is easy to make and is made with a one pan or one pot method. Rice kheer is basically Indian rice pudding and makes for a creamy delicious pudding.
This crisp and flaky gujiya is made with khoya or mawa. Gujiya is a popular North Indian sweet of a crisp, flaky pastry filled with a sweet khoya and dry fruits stuffing. Khoya or mawa is evaporated milk solids.
This recipe post two easy coconut ladoo recipes. The first coconut ladoo is a quick 3 ingredient recipe made with fresh coconut, condensed milk and cardamom powder. The second recipe is made with desiccated coconut powder and sugar.
Pori urundai is a crunchy, crisp, light, delicious, easy ladoo recipe which gets ready in minutes made with puffed rice. Also known as murmura laddu and puri unde.
Kheer & Payasam
Kheer is one of the easiest sweet that you can make during any festival occasion. What is known as Kheer in North India is called as Payasam in South India. I have listed both kheer and payasam recipes in this section.
The method of making payasam is slightly different than that of making kheer. Usually nuts and dry fruits are fried in ghee and added towards the end once the kheer is cooked through.
Semiya payasam or vermicelli payasam is one of the easiest sweets that can be made for any festive occasion.
Halwa is another sweet dish that is often made during Diwali or any Indian festival occasions. Halwa can be made with cereals, lentils, nuts or with veggies & fruits. I have categorized the halwa recipes with two separate listings of fruit & vegetable based halwa and cereals, lentil & nuts halwa.
Apple halwa recipe made with apples, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Apple halwa is a delicious halwa that is easy to make. This apple halwa recipe does not use sooji (rava), milk, khoya or milk powder. Just apples, sugar (optional) and ghee. Flavorings and nuts of your choice can be added in the apple halwa.
Mangalore buns or banana buns are a mildly sweet fried bread made with mashed banana, flour and sugar. These sweet banana pooris are a specialty of Mangalore in Karnataka.
Cakes & Desserts
During Diwali, many people gift chocolate or chocolate based sweets or desserts to friends or relatives. I have shared eggless chocolate based desserts, frozen desserts and some more popular desserts from the world cuisine in this section.
This is a soft, moist and light eggless chocolate cake made with whole wheat flour and without eggs. The recipe is vegan too. This eggless cake can be used as a base cake for various chocolate frostings.
This ice cream recipe is an easy and quick version of delicious vanilla ice cream made with only 3 ingredients. No cook, no churn and no ice cream maker required. This ice cream recipe yields a creamy, smooth and soft homemade ice cream without any ice crystals.
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