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 4 November, 2021. 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.
7 cup burfi is a easy and delicious South Indian sweet made with gram flour, ghee, fresh coconut, milk and sugar. It is also known as 7 cup cake or 7 cups sweet as it is made with 7 measures of ingredients.
Rice kheer recipe is a popular Indian sweet dessert made with basmati rice, whole milk, nuts and saffron. It 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 creamy seviyan kheer is a North Indian sweet made with wheat vermicelli, milk, sugar, dry fruits and flavored with spices. This incredibly easy recipe of semiya kheer comes together in 20 minutes and makes for an excellent dessert or sweet.
Gujiya is a popular and traditional North Indian sweet of a crisp, flaky pastry filled with a sweet khoya (evaporated milk solids) and dry fruits stuffing. They can be fried as well as baked. Get both the fried and baked versions in this recipe.
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.
Easy Dry fruits laddu recipe without any added sugar or fats like ghee or oil. Packed with nutrients, good fats and fibre, these energy balls are made with dates, figs and various nuts. Dry fruit laddu recipe gets done quickly and comes together under 20 minutes.
Maladu or maa laddu (pottukadalai ladoo) is quick South Indian recipe of ladoo made from roasted gram or roasted chana dal. Maladu is made with just 3 main ingredients – roasted gram flour, ghee 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 is a creamy, sweet vermicelli pudding from the South Indian cuisine. This cardamom scented vermicelli payasam recipe comes together in 20 minutes and can be made by beginners too.
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 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 to the halwa.
Mangalore buns are sweet fried puffed bread made with mashed bananas, flour, sugar and spiced with a touch of ground cumin. These sweet banana buns or poori as they are known is a specialty dish from the Mangalore region 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 easy (one-bowl!) Eggless Chocolate Cake is a simple vegan recipe you're sure to come back to time and again. Unbelievably soft and light, you won't believe that this decadent, chocolatey sponge cake is actually made with healthy whole wheat flour.
This easy recipe for Black Forest Cake is not only delicious, it is also made a little healthier by using whole wheat flour. Don’t worry though, this beautiful chocolate layer cake still boasts a fabulous taste and texture that’ll have your guests coming back for more.
An easy recipe for no bake biscuit cake is perfect to make as a tasty and indulgent dessert. This chocolate biscuit cake features your favorite biscuits (cookies) soaked in coffee and layered with a homemade chocolate sauce
This easy wheat cake recipe is eggless and made with deliciously hearty whole wheat flour. It is simple to make with only a handful of ingredients and is great for enjoying plain or with any sweet spread or frosting.
Banana Cake is a delicious, one-bowl vegan recipe made from mashed ripe bananas and whole wheat flour. Tasty and healthier than traditional cakes, this quick and easy eggless banana cake recipe is refreshingly light, pillowy soft and incredibly moist.
A soft, sweet and light orange cake made with fresh orange juice and whole wheat flour. This eggless orange cake recipe is easy to follow and a bit healthy, suitable for both vegetarians and vegans alike.
This eggless chocolate chip muffins recipe is easy to prepare, and perfect for a sweet treat or weekend breakfast. Made with whole wheat flour, these healthy chocolate chip muffins are made in just one bowl and are ready in 30 minutes or less.
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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