Diwali Sweets

Diwali Sweets – Quick and Simple to make Recipes

Diwali is a prominent festival in India and is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show. No festival is complete without feeding sweets to everyone, including satisfying your own appetite for them. When people visit you on Diwali, it is expected of you to greet them with sweets. With so many visitors, you are going to need a larger variety of sweets than the usual kaju katli and gulab jamun.

In order to make different sweets, you don’t need elaborate presentation and fancy ingredients. You can use these simple recipes to satisfy the unannounced guests and untimely craving you have. Using simple ingredients and a few minutes, you can fill your home with aroma and flavour on the festival of lights.

Badam Barfis


This is a light and easy recipe with the goodness of almonds in every bite. What’s even better is that it takes only 30 minutes to cook.

What you’ll need

125 grams of soaked, blanched and ground almonds

75 grams of poppy seeds, soaked in milk

1 liter milk

200 grams of sugar

125 grams of khoya

200 grams of ghee

¼ tsp of saffron strands

4 green cardamoms

Method of Preparation

First, strain and grind the poppy seeds. Then, combine it with almonds, cardamom and milk, and blend until the mixture is nice and smooth. Cook the mixture on a slow flame. Once you see it thicken, add the khoya, sugar and saffron. Thicken the mixture further by keeping it on the flame for a few minutes. Then add the ghee and continue cooking until the mixtures comes off the sides of the pan. You can also serve this mixture hot as a halwa. Or, if you want to make barfis out of it, take a slightly oiled tray and cut the thickened mixture into desired shapes and decorate with silver leaf, and leave it to harden. Then enjoy!

Shahi Tukda


Shahi Tukda has been a favourite since ancient times and is a perfect dessert for the festive season. It’s super easy and only takes 30 minutes to cook.

What you’ll need

2 tbsp refined oil

2 bread slices

100 ml milk

A pinch of saffron

25 grams of raisins

25 grams of cashew nuts

2 tbsp sugar

Method of Preparation

Take a pan and fry the bread slices with a little oil and set them aside on a plate. Then in the pan, heat the milk, sugar and saffron while mixing them well. Now, add the raisins and cashews into the mix and keep the mixture on a slow flame for a few minutes. To serve, take a mixture and pour it over the bread slices kept aside. The dessert is now ready.

Coconut Til Ladoo


A dessert made with only three ingredients – coconut, sesame seeds and dates, which are used as an alternative to sugar.

What you’ll need

2 cups of white sesame seeds

1 and ½ cups of finely chopped dates

1 cup of dry grated coconut

Method of Preparation

Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan for a couple of minutes until it turns a light golden color. Then, set aside to cool. Once it is cool, roughly grind it in a blender. Make sure it is not a fine powder, but has a rough texture to it. Lightly roast the grated coconut in the pan for a minute. Then, take a bowl and add the coconut powder, sesame seeds powder and finely chopped dates and mix them together. Once they are mixed well, take a small amount in your hand and roll it into a ball or ladoo. You can further roll the ladoo in coconut powder to add more texture to the sweet.

Try out these recipes and dazzle your guests this festive Diwali. Happy Diwali to all!

Shalini Prasad

She has been a content specialist for more than four years. She is a passionate reader and loves to read about Science, Philosophy, History and Psychology. She also enjoys sci-fi books and general fiction.

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