Your elder brother is visiting from abroad, dada dadi are lining all puja ki samagri, and your younger sister wants to create the most embarrassing yet beautiful rangoli in the corridor. Meanwhile, your dad is lighting up the entire house with those colourful lights, and your mom like every year is preparing all your favourite sweet dishes. Do you want to help her this year? Do you also want to make some mouth watering, rich in aroma, sweets this year? Even if you have never done it before, don't worry as you can absolutely make those delicious sweets with our easy to cook Diwali sweet recipes at home.
Farmers celebrated Diwali in ancient times as a harvest festival in India. They would light diyas around their crops to attract the crop-eating insects and kill them.
Let’s jump right into the Diwali sweet recipes because now even we cannot wait.
As we all very well know that the Dry fruits & Nuts play a major role in adding that extra flavour and crunch to our special desserts and festivities. With that thought we have specially curated these recipes for you to make the most out of your festive recipes and add more flavour and taste to them.
Ingredients you need:
- Gram flour (Besan) - 4 cups
- Ghee - ½ cup
- Milk - ¼ cup
- Cardomom- 1 tsp
- Silver varakh
- Almonds and pistachios: finely chopped
Guide to making
- Take a large bowl, mix 3 cups of gram flour (best if danedar besan mixture), ¼ cup pure Desi ghee and ¼ cup of milk. Crumble, mix and stir the entire mixture till a moist texture is formed. Use a sieve and strain out all the bigger lumps, and make the mixture uniform in texture
- Take 1 cup of ghee and our already prepared besan mixture, cook well on the heat, and roast on low flame. Stir well till the ghee is all absorbed, and the mixture turns golden brown, which will take approximately 20 minutes of roasting on low flame.
- Now mix half a cup of milk and stir the mixture continuously. It will turn dark brown and grainy. Once the entire milk is absorbed, the perfect mixture will appear. Keep the mixture aside in a bowl to cool down.
- Now on a medium flame, take 1 ½ cups of sugar and 1 cup of water. Stir till the sugar is dissolved completely into the water producing a sticky string mixture. Once done, add a pinch of turmeric for the colour.
- Take half a cup of Khova (instant mawa) and mix it in the sugar and water mixture. Once it is well combined, add in the besan mixture and stir well. Now add 1 tsp of cardamom powder. Once the mixture is well combined, transfer it to a tray and let it set for 4 hours.
- Flip the tray gently so the shape of the sweet does not break, and now put a layer of silver varakh and cut it into pieces. End it by garnishing it with finely chopped almonds and pistachios.
Your delicious Mohanthal is ready. This is one of the best Diwali recipes to cook.
Ingredients you need:
- Cashews: 4 cups
- Sugar: 2 cups
- water: 1 cup
- Ghee: 2 tsp
- cardamom powder: ½ tsp
Guide to making:
- Take 4 cups of cashews in a mixer, and blend it till it becomes a fine powder. Now take a sieve and separate the bigger grains from the fine powder.
- In a medium flame boiling pan, take 2 cups of sugar and mix 1 cup of water. Stir this mixture well to form a sugar syrup. Once it is done, take the cashew powder prepared earlier and mix it in the sugar syrup. Stir this entire mixture continuously on a low flame.
- Now mix 2 tsp ghee and ½ tsp of cardamom powder in the mixture and stir till it has a smooth consistency.
- Take a greased butter paper and pour the mixture on it. Now start kneading the dough till it becomes a soft round one.
- Now spread it onto a clean butter paper and press the mixture to make it flatter. Place another piece of butter paper on top, and roll the mixture gently with the help of a rolling pin. Roll a bit thick.
- Once done, garnish with silver varakh and cut it into a diamond shape.
Well prepared and delicious Kaju katli is ready in just 15 minutes. If you also want to try out a quick sweet recipe like Modak, then head to our Instagram post. for a short quick recipe.
- Milk - ½ cup
- Desi ghee: ¼ cup
- Milk powder - 1 ½ cups
- Sugar: 3 cups
- Elaichi powder
- Gulab Jal: 1 tsp
- Saffron (kesar)
- All purpose flour (maida): 4 tsp
- Baking powder: ¼ tsp
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Guide to making:
- Take a nonstick pan (no flame) and mix in ½ cup of milk and ¼ cup of desi ghee, stir it well. Now mix in the 1 ½ cups of milk powder and switch on the flame. Stir it continuously till you get a dough. Keep it aside for 5 minutes to cool it down.
- To prepare the chashni, add 3 cups of sugar to a pan, and 1.5 cups of water, and start stirring it on a medium flame. Take a piece of tissue paper and coat it with desi ghee, start wiping the corners of the pan with the tissue. This will prevent your sugar and the chashni to get crystalized. Continue to stir the mixture now.
- Now to add flavour to the chashni, add 2 tsp of Elaichi powder, 1 tsp of Gulab Jal, and a few saffron strands. Keep stirring the mixture. Cook till the texture is sticky and oily.
- Now take the prepared dough while it is warm, mix 4 tsp of all purpose flour (maida), ¼ tsp of baking powder, and 1 tsp of water. Now on a flat surface, start kneading the dough really well. It should have no lumps and a consistent texture.
- Now roll the dough to form a cylindrical shape. Cut it into small pieces and start rolling each portion between your palms to form a sphere. Make sure that there are no or minimum cracks.
- In a low flame, deep fry the spheres created earlier. Start cooking from the sides and not from the center. Cook till it develops dark brown colour.
- With no time gap now, directly pour the gulab jamun into the warm chashni, and let it sit for 4 hours.
One of the best Diwali recipes to try at home, Gulab jamun, is definitely the king of sweets.
Gajar ka Halwa
- Ghee: 4 tsp
- Carrot: 1 kg
- Almonds and cashews: 20 pcs each finely chopped
- Cardamom powder
- Sugar: 300 gms
- Mawa: 250 gms
Guide to making
- Grate the prepped carrots and keep them aside in a bowl. Take a pan and add 4 tsp of ghee and melt it. Now add the grated carrot to the ghee and roast for 2 mins on medium flame. Now cover the lid, and let the carrot cook on a medium flame for 15 minutes while stirring in between every 5 minutes.
- Now add 300 gms sugar to the carrot, stir the mix well and let it cook for another 4-5 minutes. Open the lid and check if the juice is coming out of the carrots. Once it is, turn the gas fast, and let the carrot cook in the open till the juice reduces.
- Meanwhile in another pan, add 250 gms of mawa and cook on low flame till the maa changes colour. Stir both carrot and mawa at regular intervals.
- Now add 1 cup of milk to the carrot and stir it till it gets thickened. Cook on high flame for 5 minutes and then add mawa, cardamom powder, and dry fruits. Mix everything well together.
- Take the halwa out on a plate, and garnish it with dry fruits.
Your Gajar ka halwa is ready in no time. You can also preserve this and reuse it from time to time. To do so preserve some halwa in a container before adding the mawa, and put it in the freezer. You can always prepare it following all the steps of adding mawa and further on, whenever you want to cook it.
There are so many Diwali food ideas to try out but these are our favourites, not just to eat but to serve as well. Irrespective of age, gender, caste, etc. these three sweet dishes are loved by everyone with the same amount.
If you want to try some more mouth watering sweet recipes, then read our Ganesh Chaturthi Special Blog as it contains more happy festive season sweet recipes that will blow your mind.
Always remember one thing, while making any dish, garnishing it with dry fruits, stirring it continuously, and making it with love, will always make your dish tastier 3X times.
Let us know which one of these recipes are you going to try and rock.