Diwali sweets recipes collection– a collection of 100 plus easy and popular diwali sweets recipes for you to enjoy.
Diwali or Deepavali also known as festival of lights is the most popular Indian festival. It is celebrated across the country with great zeal.
Reason Behind Diwali:
The reason behind the festival Diwali varies from place to place. In north India deepavali is celebrated to welcome Lord Rama after his 14 years of exile during which he won and killed Ravana. Here in Tamil nadu it is believed that Lord krishna won Naragasuran on this day of Diwali.
Whatever is the reason, Diwali is one of the biggest and colorful Indian festival. This year Diwali falls on November 7th, 2018. The no moon day of the month Karthigai is celebrated as Diwali.
Diwali Celebrations And Sweets
Along with new dress, crackers and gifts, sweets especially homemade sweets form a big part of Diwali. Though you can buy 100 varieties of sweets from shops, the one or two that you can make at home makes all the difference 🙂
To make it easy for you I have compiled a grand list of 100 plus Diwali Sweet Recipes in this post. Select your favorite, make and enjoy!
Tips For Diwali Sweets Recipes
This diwali sweets recipes compilation includes sweets suitable for gifting like bufi, homemade cookies, ladoos and sweets for serving the visiting sweets like halwa and desserts like kheer, custard types.
Before you begin with any recipe here are general tips for making delicious sweets.
Try to use fresh homemade ghee or best quality ghee from shops as ghee can make or break many Indian sweets
You can use store bought khoya if there is no time to make khoya at home but make sure it is unsweetened.
Powder a cup of sugar with 6 green cardamoms. You can use this sugar in many recipes instead of adding cardamom separately.
Always make sugar syrup in low or medium flame to prevent over cooking or missing the string consistency.
Use very good quality sturdy pans to make Indian sweets. I do not non stick in my kitchen so I use a deep and big pressure cooker base.
While making burfis have greased plates at ready before even you begin the recipe. Even a minute of delay will change the texture of the burfi
If you are beginner cook, relax and select easy recipes in the beginning to gain confidence.
Diwali Sweets Recipes- Gulab jamun and burfis
Makkan Peda– Delicious stuffed sweet made in the lines of gulab jamun.
Mysore pak – This is by far the most popular sweet for Diwali in Tamil nadu. We make this in most homes. This is my easy, tried and tested recipe for soft mysore pak. This classic south Indian sweet gets its name as it was first made in the royal kitchen of Mysore palace with gram flour, sugar and ghee.
Kaju katli– The quintessential Diwali sweet with just 3 ingredients. Cashews, sugar and cardamom. Yes this is surprisingly a no ghee sweet that is so rich.
Kesar kaju katli– Saffron flavored kaju katli that is royal and delicate
Chocolate kaju katli– Innovaive take on kaju katli with cocoa powder, kids delight.
Almond katli or badam katli– You can make katli with almonds or pistachios in the same lines of kaju katli. Here is the recipe.
Kaju pista roll– Easy recipe to make that expensive and royal sweet sold by hundreds in sweet shops. Again an easy sweet with very few ingredients.
Kaju strawberry– A unique and delightful preparation of kaju katli that resembles strawberries.
Almond pista burfi– Easy burfi with condensed milk, milk powder, almonds and pisatchios
Chocolate burfi– Quick and easy chocolate burfi with milk powder, condensed milk and cocoa powder
Double Decker chocolate burfi– A two layered burfi with cocoa and khoya flavors.
Khoya chocolate burfi– Delicious and easy khoya burfi with cocoa flavor.
Mawa burfi– a basic burfi recipe made with unsweetened mawa or khoya
dhoda burfi– A very tasty and rich burfi from Punjab made with khoya and sugar syrup.
Dates burfi– Easy, quick and delicious for making popular khjaur rolls or dates burfi
Diwali Sweets Recipes- Ladoo varieties
Rava Ladoo– Popular south Indian ladoo made with semolina, sugar and ghee
Coconut ladoo with condensed milk– The classic coconut ladoo made easily with condensed milk
Malai ladoo– easy ladoo recipe made with paneer and condensed milk.
Millet ladoo– Healthy and tasty ladoo made with mixed millet flour or sathu mavu
Oats ladoo– easy and quick oats ladoo recipe
Dry fruits ladoo– Energy boosting delicious and sugar free dry fruits ladoo
Motichur ladoo– Popular and delicous north Indian sweet made with with tiny gram flour boondis
Besan ladoo– Yet another popular and delicious ladoo with chickpea flour.
Gond ladoo– healthy and very easy to make ladoo with edible gum
Aval ladoo– Easy and healthy poha ladoo
Diwali Sweet Recipes- Bengali Sweets
Rasgulla– Classic Bengali sweet that you can easily make at home.
Mango rasgulla– Innovative take on rasgulla with mango flavor
Rasmalai– A delicious dessert made with rasgulla and rabdi
Cham cham– Very rich, delicious and tasty stuffed Bengali treat made in the similar lines iof rasgulla.
Sandhesh– Another tasty Bengali sweet with paneer
Diwali Sweets- Halwa Recipes
Badam Halwa– A very popular and delicious halwa made in Tamil nadu with blanched almonds, sugar and ghee. This is a very expensive sweet in shops that you can easily make at home.
Carrot halwa– Classic Indian halwa made with grated carrots, khoya and sugar.
Easy carrot halwa– quick pressure cooker carrot halwa with condensed milk made in minutes.
Beetroot halwa– Delicious and rich halwa with beets in the same lines of carrot halwa
Moong dal halwa– Rajasthan special halwa made with milk, sugar, moong dal and ghee.
Ashoka halwa– South Indian variant with moong dal, ghee and sugar. No milk is added here.
Kasi halwa or ash gourd halwa- Another halwa popular In south indian weddings. This is a very unique halwa with nice texture.
Pumpkin halwa– Rich yummy and quick halwa with pumpkin.
Bombay Ice Halwa– Unique and delicious halwa made with wheat flour or plain flour
Corn flour– easy and tasty halwa made with corn flour
Rava kesari or sheers- Delicious dessert with semolina, ghee and sugar similar to halwa
Mango kesari– mango flavored sheera.
Sweet Pongal– Classic south Indian dessert made with rice and jaggery.
Diwali Sweets For Guests and Gifting
Jalebi– Very popular Indian sweet made with plain flour, sugar and oil.
Jangri– South Indian sweet similar to jalebi made with urad dal or black gram
Apple jalebi– Easy delicious sweet made with apple and rabdi
Malpua– Classic north Indian sweet made with plain flour
Badusha– Popular, delicious and rich Indian sweet
Lavang latika– Deep fried sweet with dry fruits stuffing secured with a clove.
Mango pistachio rolls– Easy and elegant looking sweet with mangoes and pistachios
Amrit peda– Stuffed peda with khoya.
Kheer and Other Dessert Recipes
Paal payasam- A must in all south Indian homes for celebrations. Also check thengai arisi payasam
Rice kheer– North Indian counter part of paal payasam made with basmati rice. Also check carrot kheer, badam kheer, pista kheer, sabudana kheer, apple kheer, pumpkin kheer, thandai recipes
Puran Poli– Classic Indian stuffed flat bread with jaggery coconut filling.
Mango phirni– Tasty take on classic phirni with mango flavor
Mango sago kheer– Quick, easy and yummy kheer or pudding with mango and sago pearls.
Fruit custard– A wonderful and colorful dessert post meal with mixed fruits and custard pudding. Also check mango custard.
Fruit salad with ice cream– Easy dessert made with vanilla ice cream and mixed fruits
Mawa kachori– Stuffed sweet kachori with instant mawa.
Paal kova– Classic south Indian sweet with just milk and sugar.
Diwali Sweets- Cakes and Cookies
If baking is your forte or you want to treat your guests to something unusual for Diwali you can try out these recipes.