Top 15 Diwali Sweets Recipes

My childhood memories of Diwali take me to crackers, diya and Deepavali sweets. I remember my Mom standing in the kitchen and preparing so many Diwali sweets and Diwali snacks. Festival is such a time when we all love the indulgences. I would relish the Diwali mithai which I won’t otherwise eat during the year. Our Diwali sweets list would also include baked goodies such as butter cookies, mawa cake and many more given here. As I grew up, I was not at all into cooking. But for the festival of Diwali, I would hit the kitchen and prepare a number of easy Diwali sweets and Diwali snacks. I do not have a sweet tooth, so I would have a long Diwali faral list instead of the Diwali sweets list.

The market is flooded with so many options for Diwali sweets and Diwali mithai, be it the Haldiram Diwali gift pack or people these days even order Diwali sweets online. But believe me, the joy of making these at home, in your kitchen is unbeatable. Further, the taste of the snacks and sweets is unforgettable. And the Diwali sweets prepared at home are made with the best of available ingredients. So these are enough reasons to make Diwali sweets and Diwali snacks at home.

Here is a compilation of Diwali sweets recipes that are popularly prepared in Indian households. Most of these sweets have a good shelf life and can be prepared and stocked up ahead of time. However, if you are looking for recipes that can be prepared on Diwali, you might like dry fruit kheer, pineapple kesari, etc. If you like to experiment or if you are hosting a Diwali party you might like to serve cold desserts such as custard trifle, fruit curd, etc.

Let’s have a look at the Diwali Sweets.

diwali sweets

Besan Ladoo

Besan ladoo is a ball-shaped Indian sweet that is made with gram flour sugar and clarified butter. It has an awesome flavor of roasted gram flour combined with the rich flavor of ghee. To enhance these flavors some cardamom and nuts are added.

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1 bowl, 4 ingredients, 12 minutes and you have buttery, melt in the mouth, super delicious nankhatai recipe. This recipe uses all-purpose flour and very little gram flour.

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Absolutely delicious fudge made using gram flour (besan), ghee and sugar syrup which just melts in the mouth and keeps you craving for more and more is Mohanthal.

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mohanthal recipe

Churma Ladoo

Earthy and divine! Wheat balls crushed, sweetened and bathed with ghee! Churma Ladoo Recipe, a must preparation at my place on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, teej etc.

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Churma Ladoo complete recipe

Chocolate Peda

Peda is a fudgy Indian sweet prepared with mawa/whole dried milk and sugar. Peda with chocolate flavor using cocoa powder is chocolate peda.

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chocolate peda

Mawa Gujiya

A deep-fried dumpling with a flaky crust and sweetened stuffing, a must preparation or a must-have in the Indian households on the festival of Holi, Diwali, etc.

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mawa gujiya recipe

Meethi Boondi

Meethi boondi is a deep-fried tiny ball made up of gram flour which is absolutely juicy and sweet. Meethi boondi is often distributed as prasad in temples etc.

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Malai Ladoo

Malai ladoo is a mildly sweet Indian sweet that is very soft and “melts in the mouth” with the hints of kewra and cardamom. It is made up of cottage cheese (paneer) and condensed milk and is very quick and easy to make

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Mawa Peda

Peda is a sweet dish recipe prepared using khoya. It is mildly flavored with cardamom, has a soft texture and simply melts in the mouth.

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mawa peda

7 cup barfi

A soft burfi of besan having the divine flavor of coconut very simple to make. This is a very popular Indian sweet usually made on special occasions, but you could make it on weekends or for dessert or whenever you want.

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Rose Coconut Ladoo

Rose flavored coconut ladoo… coconut doesn’t need any additional flavoring. It’s a star in itself. At times you might want to break the monotony. At times you might want to do something festive.

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Nariyal Pag

Nariyal pag/barfi recipe is a simple coconut barfi, prepared during navaratras and is used as fasting dessert. Its tempering taste gives you a perfect balance of sweetness and khoya(coconut) and some dry fruits and makhane to it for variations.

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Besan Churma

Choorma is a dessert that comes from the state of Rajasthan. Rajasthani choorma recipe involves coarsely grinding the whole wheat dumplings and adding clarified butter (ghee) and powdered sugar, which gives it the earthy flavors it has.

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besan choorma

Boondi Ladoo

Boondi Ladoo is a ball-shaped sweet popular in the Indian subcontinent. They are made of boondis, which is an Indian Rajasthani snack item made from sweetened, fried flour.

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boondi ladoo recipe (18)

Chhena Murki

Chhena Murki is a Bengali dessert recipe that is prepared using cottage cheese and sugar syrup. It is very simple and easy to make. It is a very quick dessert recipe. Soft paneer coated with sugar along with the flavor of cardamom and rose water makes this dessert very flavourful.

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chhena murki

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.