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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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Motichoor Ke Ladoo
Recipe# 3916
05 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
motichoor ladoo recipe | how to make perfect motichur ladoo | motichoor ke ladoo | For many of us Diwali just seems incomplete without motichoor ke ladoo! Indian mithai reinforces the mood ....
Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls
Recipe# 792
15 Jan 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
date and nut coconut cocoa balls recipe | healthy date and coconut balls | choco coconut energy balls | date balls healthy Indian dessert | with 12 amazing images. To make
Mawa Karanji, Gujiya Recipe
Recipe# 41207
11 Sep 20

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by Tarla Dalal
mawa karanji recipe | gujiya | khoya karanji | mawa gujia is a famous Indian mithai most often made during Holi and Diwali. Learn how to make khoya karanji. < ....
Almond Pistachios Praline Triangles
Recipe# 1899
12 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious praline made of healthy nuts and seeds, the almond pistachio praline triangles are a great snack for any time of the day. Nuts and seeds are a storehouse of energy, and also provide essential nutrients like protein, fibre, anti-oxidants and vitamin e – making them a must-have for kids. S ....
Seb ki Jalebi, Apple Jalebi Recipe
Recipe# 6486
07 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Try this different, yet delicious jalebis made of apple rings. Apple rings are dipped into a fermented batter and deep fried and soaked in a saffron-flavored sugar syrup. Crispy and syrupy, serve it with slivers of pistachios and almonds. Mmmm…yummy! Treat your family to a dinner of Delhi ka Za ....
Rose Sandesh
Recipe# 7473
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although Sandesh, one of the all-time favourite amongst Bengali Sweets , can be made quickly using readymade paneer, nothing can match the texture you get with soft, homemade paneer. And, all it will take you is a few minutes longer to curdle the milk and ....
Fresh Fruits Stuffed Rasmalai
Recipe# 2429
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Fresh Fruits Stuffed Rasmalai is a dessert beyond comparison, a creation that has to be experienced to be understood! The rich, milky flavour of succulent rasmalai is complemented beautifully by a fruity stuffing, and enhanced further by a topping of masala milk. When you refrigerate the assem ....
Pineapple Sandesh, Paneer Mithai with Pineapple
Recipe# 2075
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One of the most traditional Indian mithais gets a fruity twist in this recipe. By mixing chopped canned pineapples with this paneer-based sweet, we balance the dairy flavour and introduce an exciting tanginess that makes it appeal to everybody. We have used c ....
Amrit Peda, Peda Recipe
Recipe# 2058
16 May 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This mithai is one that will remain etched in your memory for a long time, not only due to its rich texture and intensely milky flavour but also thanks to the spicy overtones of cardamom and saffron. Pistachios enhance this pedas further with their ....
Baked Boondi with Rabri
Recipe# 1534
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sweet boondi is drowned in rabdi, laced with spices and nuts, and baked in an oven. What you get, is just incomparable to any dessert you might ever have tasted so far! Baked Boondi with Rabdi combines the intensely milky flavour of rabdi with the charming aroma of cardamom and speckles of swe ....
Sitafal Phirni
Recipe# 39585
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Classic rice phirni enhanced with custard apple pulp, the Sitafal Phirni has a memorable flavour that lingers in your taste buds. The sweet and soothing fragrance of custard apple that fills the air as soon as you open the bowl, doubles your confidence in the power of this dessert to captivate all d ....
Mango Barfi
Recipe# 1525
03 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Making Mango Barfi can be back-breaking work if you do not know the right shortcuts such as this! Using readymade khoya and mango pulp makes the job simpler and faster, as you do not have to cook the milk for hours. ....
Phirni
Recipe# 1111
08 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
phirni recipe | Punjabi firni | rice phirni | shahi phirni | phirni is a traditional Indian sweet made on occasions and festivals. Learn how to make
Churna
Recipe# 1658
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Coconut and jaggery, perked up with cardamom, is an all-time favourite in Konkan cuisine, especially as an accompaniment for Neer Dosa. Not only that, this popular combination known by different names like Churna, Pooran, Poornam, and so on, is popular all over south India and the western coas ....
Malpua Recipe ( Indian Dessert)
Recipe# 2037
16 May 11

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by Tarla Dalal
Like Rasgulla in Bengal and Mysore Pak in the South , Malpua is an evergreen hit in the northern parts of the country. Whether ....
Fruit Sandesh (  Calcium)
Recipe# 4831
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Fruit Sandesh is sure to send perky signals of delight to your brain! A rich sandesh topped with homemade orange sauce and an assortment of fruits, this dessert is a medley of all your favourite things. The presentation is so exciting that everybody, including kids, will surely give it a try – a ....
Apple Walnut Rolls
Recipe# 4737
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This novel creation features deep-fried rolls of samosa patties, filled with apples, nuts and cake crumbs. These delectably crisp rolls have a spongy, fruity interior that is sure to steal your heart. The taste of apples, cooked while deep-frying, reminds one of the ever famous apple pie. The good n ....
Chenna Rabri, Chenna Rabdi
Recipe# 1065
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Chenna, made at home by curdling full-fat milk, is thickened and sweetened to make a delicious Chenna Rabri. With aromatic hints of saffron and cardamom, this rabri is a delightful dessert all by itself, but adding chopped fruits to it before refrigerating makes it all the more irresistible. ....
Jaripalla Churma
Recipe# 3646
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Churma is a word that has become synonymous with Rajasthani cuisine. Jaripalla Churma is a richer version of the regular churma, claimed to be influenced heavily by Marwari style of cooking with lavish ingredients like dry fruits, saffron and khoya. A combination of flours deep-fried in ghee gives t ....
Ghevar with Rabri
Recipe# 3913
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A honeycomb shaped delicacy made using plain flour and ghee that has originated in Rajasthan. Ghevars are usually large in size approx. 200 mm. Or 250 mm. (8" or 10") squares or rounds and are either sweetened with syrup or served topped with sweet rabri (i. e. thickened milk). Lakshmi M ....
Kaju Mysore Pak
Recipe# 2044
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Delicate honeycombs of cashewnuts, a true delicacy that simply melts in the mouth. Making this requires your full attention.
Kharek ka Halwa
Recipe# 2061
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Kharek ka Halwa is like nothing you've ever tasted before! The combination of dry dates with full-fat milk gives this halwa a rich and intense texture, while an unusual combination of spices gives it a fabulous aroma and flavour. Although it is optional to add coriander seeds, we recommen ....
Fresh Pineapple and Dry Fruit Roll
Recipe# 2019
16 May 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This recipe adds a fruity dimension to the all-time favourite dry fruit roll! Freshly-made pineapple puree and cashews and cooked into a katli like mixture, which is then shaped into cylinders and rolled in assorted chopped dry fruits. While the base roll has a rich and fruity flavour, the outer ....
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