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, our simplest Diwali recipes from across the country.
Traditionally, desserts made with rice like Kheer and also Besan Ladoos made with gram flour are prepared and served. With a slight nip in the air, people tend to get lured towards the hot, crisp and sugary, that said, most of us have our own favourites. We've got you a mix of old, new and regional sweets that everyone will love.
This Diwali, light up your homes with our festive dessert recipes. Ditch the elaborate presentation and fancy ingredients, here are super-easy solutions to soothe your aching sweet tooth. Most of these can be prepared in advance for those unannounced guests and untimely cravings. Everyday ingredients and a couple of minutes are all you need to spread bright smiles and sparkle with satisfaction.
1. Goan Nevri
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Nevri is a Konkani sweet that is quite similar to a Karanji from Maharashtra or Gujiya from Uttar Pradesh. It is stuffed with a grated coconut along with almonds.
No celebration in India is complete without a touch of sweet.
2. Kaju Katli
Recipe Chef Ajay Chopra
Barfis made with cashew nuts, kaju katli is one of the most popular giveaways during Diwali. This season, surprise your friends and family with home-made treats.
Kaju katli is the quintessential Diwali sweet.
3. Rava Kheer
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Step away from the usual with this creamy concoction of milk, dry fruits and sooji (semolina).
Desserts are the highlight of every Indian festival.
4. Chocolate Gujiya
Recipe by Chef Savio, JW Marriot
Fusion is the flavor of the season. Serve the good old gujiyas in a modern avatar with a creamy chocolate-chip stuffing.
5. Badaam Halwa & Barfis
Recipe by Chef Roopa Gulati
With the same ingredients you can choose to make two desserts. Loaded with almonds, khoya, milk and poppy seeds, you can enjoy the warmth of the halwa or serve as barfis decorated with silver leaves.
With the same ingredients you can choose to make two desserts.6. Shahi TukdaRecipe by Chef Aditya Bal
This has been a favourite since ancient times and is super easy to make. Slices of bread are fried, soaked in milk and decorated with nuts.
Shahi tukda has been a favourite since ancient times
Recipe by Niru Gupta
Mohanthal is a fudge-like Indian dessert made with gram flour. It is popularly made in Rajasthan and Gujarat, especially during Diwali.
Mohanthal is a fudge-like Indian dessert.
Recipe by Lalita Chakraborty
This is a traditional Bengali dessert. Thin crepes are made with rice flour, maida and sooji and served with a coconut-jaggery filling.
Pashipata is a traditional Bengali dessert
9. Mysore Paak
Recipe by Chef Andy & Chef Rozerio
As the name suggests, this original recipe of this Indian dessert is known to have originated in the Mysore Palace. It is a rich mix of desi ghee, gram flour and sugar.
10. Coconut Til LadoosRecipe by Chef Sandeep Pande, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel Mysore Pak is a very popular sweet.
A three-ingredient recipe with coconut, sesame seeds
. Your aching sweet tooth shall be served in minutes!
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A three-ingredient recipe with coconut, sesame seeds and dates.
Enjoy the festive season with these delicious, tried and tested recipes. Make sure you get quality ingredients and serve your loved ones some homemade goodness!
No celebration in India is complete without a touch of sweet. Desserts are the highlight of every Indian festival. They add much more enthusiasm to the festive spirit. Festivities have stepped in and everyone is gearing up for Diwali celebrations. Just like the multicolored