Indian Diwali Sweets Recipes 2021
An air of festive enthusiasm heralds the arrival of Diwali – entire buildings decorated with glittering string lights, children – excited about Diwali holidays – playing busily and noisily, the hubbub of markets at a crescendo with the sale of diyas, clothes and other finery, along with shop counters full of quick selling Diwali sweets and dry fruit; and the kitchens at home occupied with the delightful preparation of Diwali delicacies. There is nothing quite like the arrival of Diwali.
Diwali – the most auspicious festival for Hindus, is celebrated all across India, but the story that accounts for the celebration has variations in different parts of the country. In the North, Diwali is associated with the day marked to commemorate Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, the King of all demons. In the South of India, it is the triumph of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura, while in the West of India, it is to mark the time when the demon King Bali was sent to hell by Lord Vishnu. Each story of Diwali differs yet all of them have the same uniting notion or theme that is the triumph of good over evil.
Diwali is celebrated over the span of five days with each day having significance on its own. The third being the main one is the day for Lakshmi Puja where prayers and Diwali special sweets are offered to Goddess Lakshmi. Homemade Diwali sweets are an integral part of the celebration and scrumptious meals largely comprise delicacies of many varieties. Special sweets are exchanged between friends and family spreading joy all around.
Yummefy, of course, loves this festive time of year, and what better way to express our love for Diwali and for you, the Yummefy community, than to offer you 3 delectable Diwali sweets recipe videos to help you make these best Diwali recipes at home and celebrate this festival of lights.
Gulab Jamun Recipe - Loved by all, this easy gulab jamun recipe shows you how to make this traditional dessert at home. You will be surprised at how easy it is.
Millet Kheer Recipe - gluten free millet kheer recipe shows you how to make a yummy variation to probably the most loved Indian dessert – kheer – in easy steps. This is festival food at its best.
Kaju Katli Recipe – everybody’s favourite during Diwali. When we think of the goodness of nuts in the form of mouth-watering Diwali sweets recipes, Kaju Katli tops it all. Kaju Katli or Kaju Burfi as it is also known, is relished on special occasions like Diwali, which is why this recipe is most aptly part of our Diwali special.
Shahi Tukda, when translated, means royal piece. It’s a dessert, as the name suggests, that is fit for royalty. Nice, crisp ghee-fried slices of bread dunked and liberally coated with thickened sweetened milk and aromatics. A dessert recipe we highly recommend for your Diwali dinner party during this festive season.
And finally, Shahi Phirni, this rich and creamy sweet treat is another kind of typical Indian dessert that is savoured during the festive season. Always on our list of best Diwali recipes, its simple ingredients and easy-to-make recipe is great for Diwali family get-togethers to make the gathering even sweeter.
Besan ladoo is a famous Indian sweet made from gram flour (besan), sugar, ghee, and nuts or dry fruit. It is favourite dessert and universally popular snack and can be enjoyed at any time. Besan ke ladoos are integral to the celebration of festivals like Diwali, Eid, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Bhai Dooj, Navratri, and Ganesh Chaturthi.
Malpua Recipe: Malpua (Indian pancake) is an integral part of all auspicious occasions and festivals like Diwali, Holi, and Navratri. Follow our malpua recipe step by step and learn how to make malpua at home, quickly and easily for your celebration.
Zarda Pulao or meethe chawal is a traditional ghee-enriched yellow-coloured sweet rice dish delicately flavoured with saffron and aromatic spices, and loaded with dry fruits and nuts. This delicious sweet rice recipe is typically served as a dessert or as part of the main meal at festivals, weddings, and celebrations.
Besan Prasad is a traditional but not-so-common sweet dish from North India. It is offered along with besan ka halwa at pujas, at festivals like Diwali and Gurpurab. Your friends and family will relish the crumbly texture, its rich and buttery taste, its sweet and nutty aroma, and its enticing golden colour.
Coconut Ladoo Celebrate Diwali with the sweet taste of traditional Coconut Ladoo or nariyal ladoo made the old-fashioned way. This easy 3-ingedient recipe (with some saffron for flavouring if you like) is an integral part of Hindu festivals like Diwali, Navratri, and Ganesh Chaturthi.
This Diwali treat your family and friends to homemade Diwali sweets and desserts. Learn how to make quick & easy Diwali sweets like Kaju Katli, Shahi Phirni, Besan Ladoo, Zarda Pulao, Malpua, Besan Prasad ,Coconut Ladoo, Suji ka Halwa and Shahi Tukda right here with detailed recipes, with ingredients and methods, step by step tutorial videos, and preparation time and cook time by Yummefy recipes.
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