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Diwali Sweets Mithai recipes


Last Updated : Jun 08,2021



दिवाली में मिठाई - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Diwali Sweets Mithai recipes in Hindi)
દિવાળીમાં બનતી મીઠાઈની રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Diwali Sweets Mithai recipes in Gujarati)

Diwali Sweet Recipes, Diwlai Mithai Recipes

Diwali Sweet Recipes, Diwali Mithai  Recipes

Can you imagine Diwali without sweetssavouries, new clothes, diyas and fireworks?! More than the menu on Diwali day, there is more focus on Diwali sweets and Diwali snacks (Diwali faral recipes) prepared that week, because friends and relatives love to exchange these along with small gifts as a token of their love.

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Indian Barfi Recipes for Diwali

An all time favourite of all is Kaju Katli also called as Kaju Barfi. This exotic looking diamond shaped mithai, in reality, requires only 4 ingredients and less than 15 minutes of cooking time. All you have to be careful about the consistency of the sugar syrup and your bound to get a perfect Inidan mithai ready for Diwali.

Kaju Katli, Kaju Katli RecipeKaju Katli, Kaju Katli Recipe

Another quick barfi using mava is Malai Barfi. Creamy and soft to the core, you can quickly present it to your guests - family and friends with a real, relaxed smile on your face.

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A slightly healthy version of a no sugar barfi is Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi. Perk up your festival spread with this unique mithai that brings together nuts like walnuts, pistachios and almonds with dried figs. The addition of kesar and elaichi powder makes it all the more authentic.

Anjeer and Mixed Nut BarfiAnjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi

Indian Ladoo Recipes for Diwali

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For many of us Diwali just seems incomplete without Motichoor ke Ladoo! Indian mithai reinforces the mood of festivity. Just follow the exact proportions and you will get the perfect motichur Ladoo, with the rich taste of besan and irresistible aroma of cardamom and saffron. motichoor ladoo are very soft and crumbly in texture. Moti in hindi means pearl and choor means crumbly and hence the name motichoor ladoo.

Motichoor Ke LadooMotichoor Ke Ladoo

When the festival season arrives, it is time to brush up our laddoo making skills and to expand our choice of laddoos because from Ganpati to Diwali, laddoo is a favourite offering to God. With striking flavour and colour, finely chopped mixed nuts and grated coconut get along very well in this exciting Coconut Ladoo.

Coconut Laddoo, Coconut LadooCoconut Laddoo, Coconut Ladoo

Besan Ladoo is one of the most popular mithai in Indian cuisine. It might be known by various names, but this delicious ladoos of spiced and sweetened besan is famous all over the country. These are made and relished for festivals, family events and different occasions. Some people also serve besan ke ladoo as prasadam.

Besan Ladoo, Indian MithaiBesan Ladoo, Indian Mithai

Peda Recipes for Diwali

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The tempting yellow coloured Kesar Pedas are stacked up in almost every shop during Diwali and most other fetivals and occasions. Instant Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava.

Kesar PedaKesar Peda

Malai Peda is another sweet which is accompanined on the shelves with Kesar Peda. This peda has a grainy texture as compared to the smooth finish of kesar peda. While the spicy fragrance and intense flavour makes malai peda a hit with adults, the amazing texture and succulent mouth-feel make it popular with kids. Learn how to make them with 17 steps and images.

Malai PedaMalai Peda

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And if you want a more instant mithai ready in less than 10 minutes of cooking, turn to Quick Mava Peda. This Instant Mawa Peda is quicker than most other pedas but retains its authenticity and traditional charm. It will last for a week if stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Mawa Peda, Quick Mava Peda, Khoya PedaMawa Peda, Quick Mava Peda, Khoya Peda

Other Traditional Indian Mithai for Diwali

A melt-in-the-mouth biscuit, with the rich aroma of ghee tinged with spicy notes of cardamom, the Nankhatai is a perfect example of Indian ingenuity in making eggless Indian cookies. This has a very deep relation with Diwali. Women often make the dough at home and go to the bakery and shape them and give it for baking in their traditional ovens or what they call it as ‘bhatti’.

Nankhatai, Nan Khatai BiscuitNankhatai, Nan Khatai Biscuit

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Mohanthal is a traditional Gujarati mithai with the rich flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture of ghee-roasted besan and sugar. Popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat, this mohanthal sweet is a part and parcel of the festive season. We have used regular besan for this traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe, which is easy to procure.

Mohanthal, Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal MithaiMohanthal, Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal Mithai

Gulab Jamun too features on the Diwali sweet menu in many households. Though famous from North India, this sweet is famous across India, especially in the west of India. While many women make it using the readymade Gulab Jaumn mix, here we have chalked down the step by step method to make soft gulab jamuns in your own kitchen.

Gulab JamunGulab Jamun

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Similarly, Rasgulla is the famous delicacy of Bengalis, from the eastern parts of India. It is a milk based dessrt which is also popular all over India now. Super soft rasgullas need to be made with a combination of cow’s milk and buffalo’s milk – did u know? Dig into the recipe to find many more tips to make the perfect rasgulla.

Rasgulla Mithai, Bengali Style RasgullaRasgulla Mithai, Bengali Style Rasgulla

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Another traditional mithai which tops the charts during this festivity is Karanji. Also called as Gujiya, this is a traditional sweet is made with fresh coconut or dry coconut. With time it has just got even more luxurious! Try this version of Mawa Karanji, which features a stuffing of mawa perked up with myriad nuts and dried fruits.

Olya Narlachi KaranjiOlya Narlachi Karanji

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While the pinching of the sides of the gujiya is an art to be learnt and mastered, it is not so difficult too. Follow the exact procedure given and within one or two trials you will be happy to have learnt to make it.

Enjoy our Indian Diwali Sweet Recipes, Diwali Mithai  Recipes and other recipe articles below.

 

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Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe
Recipe# 2011
17 Aug 20

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by Tarla Dalal
rasmalai recipe | Bengali rasmalai | soft rasmalai | with 20 amazing images. rasmalai is also called Ras malai or rossomalai which is a ....
Dry Fruit Barfi
Recipe# 2056
16 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Khoya-based barfis are a delight to savour, because they have a rich milky flavour and amazing melt-in-the-mouth texture. This particular Dry Fruit Barfi recipe is all the more special, because it also includes loads of dry fruits and nuts along with delicate ....
Date and Nut Slices
Recipe# 1755
06 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Easy, quick, irresistibly delicious – that describes the Date and Nut Slice best of all. A mouth-watering combo of dates and condensed milk cooked in butter is further enhanced with a generous dose of mixed dried fruits, all of which is then prepared into handy-sized slices. Store it in an < ....
Ela Ada Recipe, Sweet Rice Pancake
Recipe# 42242
31 Aug 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
ela ada, steamed rice pancake recipe | elayappam | ila ada | kerala special recipe is a sweet recipe from South India. Learn how to make elayappam. To make
Baklava
Recipe# 6512
18 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A rich mixture of walnuts, figs, apricots, dates, honey and cinnamon is filled into rectangular samosa patti strips and sealed with a cornflour paste and deep-fried. Drizzle generously with honey and serve these sticky baklavas hot!
Jalebi
Recipe# 1991
18 Dec 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
jalebi recipe | crispy homemade jalebi | halwai style Indian jalebi | instant jalebi (without fermentation) | with 28 amazing images. jalebi recipe |
Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35792
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Although very delicately-flavoured, this coconut sweet gets a rich feel thanks to the tinges of saffron and cardamom that are added. I would suggest the use of traditional coconut grater in order to attain the perfect texture of this sweet. Another key ingredient is the mava, which helps to bind the ....
Double ka Meetha, Hyderabadi Dessert
Recipe# 42202
20 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A festive sweet from the rich Hyderabadi repertoire, the Double ka Meetha is a little on the sweeter side as the name suggests, but it is meant to be like that – rich and pampering, so go for it! Made with a unique mix of ingredients like bread, mava and ....
Mysore Pak
Recipe# 2043
27 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mysore pak | soft mysore pak recipe | Indian sweet mysore pak | easy homemade mysore pak recipe | with 22 amazing images This delicious
Imarti, How To Make Imarti
Recipe# 2052
14 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Imarti, known in some places as Amriti, is an amazing mithai from Uttar Pradesh. A smooth batter of urad is piped out of a cloth bag to make nice, ring-shaped tubes, which are cooked in ghee till crisp and then dipped in sugar syrup. It takes a bit of practice to pipe the batter directly into ....
Coconut and Rava Ladoo  ( Laddu)
Recipe# 36287
20 Mar 20

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by Tarla Dalal
rava coconut ladoo recipe | coconut rava ladoo recipe | sooji laddu | with 21 amazing images. With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense ....
Shakarpara
Recipe# 3864
04 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
sweet shakarpara recipe | Maharashtrian shankarpali | kalakala | tukdi | with 22 amazing photos. sweet shakarpara is a popular dry jar snacks made during festiv ....
Mohanthaal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 635
20 Sep 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthaal is another famous sweet from the gujarati repertoire. This sweet needs to be prepared with tact, as the one-thread sugar syrup is the foundation stone for the success of this recipe. If overdone, the dish loses its colour and taste. Also, the mava that imparts the softness to this sweet s ....
Coconut Laddoo, Coconut Ladoo
Recipe# 41962
02 Aug 19

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by Tarla Dalal
When the festival season arrives, it is time to brush up our laddoo making skills and to expand our choice of laddoos because from Ganpati to Diwali, laddoo is a favourite offering to God. And laddoos like this Coconut Laddoo are also easy to make. Immensely rich and tasty, this Coconut Laddoo h ....
Anjeer Basundi
Recipe# 8706
25 Jun 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
anjeer basundi recipe | easy anjeer basundi | with 14 amazing images. Rich enough to pamper your senses, tinged with the magic of Indian spices, the anjeer basundi is a
Apple Rabdi,  Seb Rabri, Apple Rabadi
Recipe# 1527
06 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fruity twist to the popular rabadi! Apple not only contributes its unique flavour to this sweet, it also helps to thicken the rabadi very quickly thereby adding to the convenience too. Apple rabadi tastes fantastic all by itself, or can be used as a topping for hot Ma ....
Walnut and Cashewnut Balls
Recipe# 4810
14 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Finger foods that are handy and yummy are always a huge hit. If they are sweet, then they are unbeatable! Walnut and Cashewnut Balls is one such healthy finger food for kids, made of calcium-rich walnuts and cashews roasted in ghee and bound together with sugar syrup. Do not make the sugar syrup too ....
Chum Chum
Recipe# 2013
08 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
chum chum recipe | cham cham sweet recipe | Bengali chomchom recipe | Diwali sweet | with 8 amazing images. chum chum is a Benga ....
Badam ka Sheera
Recipe# 4730
23 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
How many times have you dismissed the thought of making your favourite Indian desserts at home because they take too long to prepare? Well, where there is a will, there is a way. Next time you feel like relishing some delicious Badam ka Sheera, try this quick and easy recipe, which enables you to ma ....
Walnut Barfi, Microwave Walnut Barfi
Recipe# 4939
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bored of the same old pista, badam and kaju barfis? Why not try this mouth-watering Walnut Barfi for a change? The best part is that this tasty mithai can be prepared in a jiffy using our handy helper, the microwave oven. The milk powder helps to balance the salty flavour of the walnuts very wel ....
Chana Dal Halwa (  Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1990
15 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
chana dal halwa recipe | Punjabi style chana dal halwa | spilt bengal gram Indian halwa | with 20 amazing images. chana dal halwa is a popular
Walnut Sheera
Recipe# 41002
01 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You would have tasted sheeras made out of various flours or semolina. Here is a unique sheera made with walnuts! It has a fantastic texture and interesting flavour that is worth savouring. Just place a spoonful of the Walnut Sheera on your palate and keep it there for a few seconds to enjoy the spec ....
Kalakand, Microwave Kalakand Recipe
Recipe# 35099
22 Feb 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The milky taste and moderate sweetness of Kalakand makes it everybody's favourite. It is a brilliant choice for any occasion. Unlike the traditional process that takes a lot of time, this microwave recipe is quite easy to make. With crumbled cottage cheese, milk powder and fresh cream, it has th ....
Chocolate- Vanilla and Orange Sandesh
Recipe# 2074
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Using just two ingredients, chenna and sugar, Sandesh a very popular Bengali delicacy is made. If you get the texture of chenna correctly, then you won't have a tough time make these Sandesh. We have created an unusually flavored Sandesh using orange squash, ....
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