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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.

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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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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, ....
Shrikhand ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35789
03 Jun 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian shrikhand recipe | Gujarati shrikhand | with 20 amazing images. shrikhand is a traditional Maharashtrian dessert made from hung curds, powdered sugar, saffron, elaichi and a bit of milk. Very popular in ....
Healthy Brazilian Nut Chocolate Balls
Recipe# 42471
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chocolates are not out of reach of vegans ! Here is a dashingly tasty chocolate made with the choicest of ingredients. The Healthy Brazilian Nut Chocolate Balls are made with Brazilian nuts and cocoa, held together with a little coconut oil and swe ....
Sweet Shakarpara, Baked Sweet Shakar Para
Recipe# 41973
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet Shakarpara is one of the most famous jar snacks in Western and Northern India. It is made during Holi and other festivals, and is much-loved by all. What makes this classic recipe a great hit with everybody is its crispy texture and pleasant sweetness. While the traditional Sweet Shakarpar ....
Peanut Ladoo Recipe, Indian Festival Dessert
Recipe# 42107
09 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is an easy, no-fuss recipe to make an unbelievably tasty Peanut Ladoo – just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth when it craves for something with a rustic charm! The rich, nutty flavour of coarsely crushed peanuts sweetened with sugar is accentuated by the aroma of ghee and the mild ....
Pear Rabri,  How To Make Pear Rabdi
Recipe# 4080
12 Dec 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Luscious and creamy rabri is one irresistible dessert, with a lingering taste that taunts you for long after the cup is empty! Sadly though, it is loaded with fat from milk and sugar. How about giving the traditional recipe a fruity twist that is not exciting but low-cal too? This quick, ....
Baked Besan Gujiya
Recipe# 42011
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Baked Besan Gujiya is a crisp pocket of whole wheat flour dough stuffed with a rich mixture of roasted besan and nuts. This version of gujiya is interestingly healthier than the traditional version as it is baked rather than deep-fried. Yet, it has an amazing crispness that gives way to the ....
Orange Chennar Payesh
Recipe# 4733
23 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The traditional Bengali dessert gets a peppy twist with the addition of orange segments. The Orange Chennar Payesh, a lip-smacking and luxurious dessert, can also be quickly made as shown here, using paneer and condensed milk. In fact, eight minutes is all it takes! for an extra special touch.
Gulab Jamun
Recipe# 2854
26 Nov 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet and sour, salt and spice, every experience needs to be coupled with a complementary, often contrasting experience in order to bring out the best of both. Likewise, a chaat platter must be finished off with a rich dessert in order to complete the enjoyment. And, what better mithai can you choos ....
Mawa Kesar Roll, Khoya Kesar Roll
Recipe# 2063
16 May 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Another variation of mawa peda which resembles a Swiss roll and is attractive to serve for any festive Occasion like Diwali , Di ....
Nariyal Vadi, Naralachi Vadi, Maharashtrian Coconut Mithai
Recipe# 41950
03 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy coconut treat with a sugary rush, this Nariyal Vadi is a Maharashtrian mithai that is worth trying in this festive season. It is easy to make but tastes just awesome – the creamy crunch of coconut is combined with the charm of mixed nuts and t ....
Orange Sandesh ( Desi Khana )
Recipe# 1521
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
A paneer-based delight, sandesh is very popular not just in india but also in indian confectioners abroad. Here, the popular citrus fruit lends sandesh a refreshing tanginess, resulting in an irresistible orange sandesh.
Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam
Recipe# 41913
01 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is an awe-inspiring snack from the traditional cuisine of Kerala. Crunchy, deep-fried raw banana roundels are bathed in jaggery syrup and coated with powdered sugar to make a crisp and sweet snack with a rustic, traditional taste. The coating of powdered sugar enhances the mouth-feel of the ....
Badami Kewra Sevaiyan
Recipe# 30975
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Seviyan is used by most of us to prepare kheer. This recipe uses almond paste for thickening the kheer. This paste also adds a different flavour. Essence of the highly scented kewra flower has been used as flavoring along with lots of chopped almonds. Kewra essence is readily available at most provi ....
Dry Fruit Stuffed Dates
Recipe# 40860
15 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An easy but tantalising mithai that will be welcomed by all your guests for its innovative presentation and fabulous taste! To make this Dry Fruit Stuffed Dates, you need really good quality dates that are a little large in size, so they can be ....
Gulgule Recipe, Maharashtrian Pumpkin Jaggery Sweet Dumpling
Recipe# 41469
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A melt-in-the-mouth sweet made by deep-frying a batter of boiled and sweetened pumpkin flavoured with cardamom. Whole wheat flour helps hold the batter together while coconut and poppy seeds intensify the taste and texture of the Gulgule. Mash the boiled pumpkin while it is hot, and also add the ....
Sweet Banana Dumplings, Banana Gulgule
Recipe# 41473
02 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious dumplings are made by deep-frying a batter of whole wheat flour and mashed bananas, perked up with cardamom powder. A dash of baking soda makes the dumplings puff up beautifully when fried, and also gives them a nice texture that is both crisp and soft. Known as Banana Gulgu ....
Pista Choco Roll, Mithai Recipe
Recipe# 2059
16 May 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Perk up your festival spread with this unique mithai that brings together pistachios and chocolate! The contrasting colours of pista and chocolate make this Pista Choco Roll visually appealing, while the combination of nutty and chocolaty flavou ....
Paneer Pistachio Rolls
Recipe# 1532
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
It is so rich and luscious that you might think it is difficult to make! you will be pleasantly surprised to know that paneer pistachio rolls can be prepared within minutes. The paneer gives the rolls a lovely texture and the roasted pistachios ensure a wonderful crunchiness, while the rose essence ....
Unni Appam, Mini Sweet Appam
Recipe# 32887
09 Jun 21

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by Tarla Dalal
unniyappam recipe | unni appam | mini sweet appam | quick unniyappam | banana appam | with 24 amazing images. South Indian unniyappam ....
Lavang Latika, Bengali Labang Latika
Recipe# 2048
25 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
lavang latika recipe | Bengali labang latika | traditional Indian mithai | lobongo latika | with step by step images. lavang latika is a mithai that perfectly exe ....
Kaju Puri
Recipe# 2427
17 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
kaju puri | kaju badam puri | Indian mithai – kaju puri | cashew cookie | with 37 amazing images Kaju Puri consists of cashewnuts, almonds, sugar cardamom powder ....
Malai Barfi
Recipe# 40032
28 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A little smartness is all it takes to make traditional favourites easily at home. Malai Barfi, for instance, can be made quite speedily and easily at home by using readymade mava. While the mithai does require a day to cool, you can eliminate the many back breaking hours of work in the kitchen by us ....
Nuts Khoya Ladoo
Recipe# 2428
23 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rich and easy are terms that are not easily associated together, but you will be surprised to find that this recipe is absolutely fuss-free yet fascinatingly rich! This creamy and nutty ladoo, made with mawa, paneer, dry fruits and nuts is very easy to make and involves no cooking. It is more of ....
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