Diwali Recipes

My Top 10 Diwali Recipes – Traditional Indian dessert

Let’s celebrate this Diwali with some homemade traditional Indian sweets and make this Diwali so special that everyone in family can’t forget the charm of your homemade dessert. To help you celebrate this Diwali I’ve put together a list of my top ten traditional Indian Sweets recipes. Some recipes on the list are more traditional than others but all guaranteed delicious and in most cases very easy to make!  The wonderful thing about Indian food is that it is all about simple in looks and high in flavours. 

Let’s begin 🙂

Diwali Recipes

Diwali Recipes

1. Gulab Jamun

Traditional Gulab Jamun are made with khoya, but here you can enjoy instant Gulab Jamun for this festive season. These are made with milk powder and can be made instantly in very less time.

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

2.Rasgulla

It’s one of my favorite dessert and I am sure nothing can beat this. It’s made with fresh cottage cheese and really easy to make if all the step are followed smartly.

Rasgulla

Rasgulla

3. Paneer Jalebi

We heard about Jalebi, but paneer jalebi has its own taste and perfect for any occasion and if its going to made in this Diwali you can see a lovely smile on everyone’s face.

Paneer jalebi

Paneer jalebi

4. Balushahi

It’s soft and flaky and perfect Indian dessert for any festival. If these are made with love and care it can’t be wrong. Make it with all purpose flour and yogurt and dip it in sugar syrup and it’s ready to roll :).

Balushahi

Balushahi

5. Besan Ke Laddoo

Besan Ke Laddu is popular throughout all over north India and is made with roasted gram flour, ghee and sugar. It’s healthy and melt in mouth.

Besan Laddoo

Besan Laddoo

6. Coconut Laddoo

Fresh Coconut laddoo is very easy to make in any festive season although the procedure is little bit long but once its made your kids and family will definitely enjoy it.

Coconut Laddoo

Coconut Laddoo

7. Instant Jalebi

Instant Jalebi is a quick version of traditional jalebi with no hussle as these are made with simple ingredients available at home. Make them at home with some simple steps and enjoy them at any time.

Instant Jalebi By Flavour Basket

Instant Jalebi By Flavour Basket

8. Gajar Ka Halwa

Instead of using khoya here milk is used to make same creamy and tasty Gajar Ka Halwa to save the time for making khoya. Serve hot to your guest I am sure they will love it.

gajar halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa

9. Badam Peda

Badam Peda is as rich as a sweet can get. A special process of curdling almond paste with khoya turns it into a richly textured product, which when flavoured with cardamom becomes an intensely aromatic dessert that nobody can resist. While the aromatic fragrance and intense flavour make it a hit with adults, the amazing texture and succulent mouth-feel make it popular with kids.

Badam Peda

Badam Peda

10. Chocolate Burfi

Everyone loves chocolate and if it comes with traditional Indian dessert like chocolate burfi then you have to save your chocolate burfi from your kid as they love chocolate. 

Chocolate Burfi

Chocolate Burfi

 

There you have it, lots of traditional Indian dessert recipe inspiration for you this Diwali!

Have I missed anything? Let me know in the comment below and tell me what you cook on this Diwali! :)

Badam Peda

Badam Peda Recipe

Badam Peda is as rich as a sweet can get. A special process of curdling almond paste with khoya turns it into a richly textured product, which when flavoured with cardamom becomes an intensely aromatic dessert that nobody can resist. While the aromatic fragrance and intense flavour make it a hit with adults, the amazing texture and succulent mouth-feel make it popular with kids.

Badam Peda

Badam Peda

This is a very quick recipe to make and most of the time is at the waiting period when you make the cake and let it rest for around 30 or so minutes. So for your gatherings where some quick dessert is required which has a healthy and heavy taste to it; this is a really good bet.

Try it out and let me know how it turned out!!

Check out the printable Badam Peda Recipe !

Badam Peda Recipe

Badam Peda Recipe

Ingredients

    For Badam Peda
  1. Almond - 1 Cup
  2. Poppy Seeds (Khas Khas) - 1/4 Cup
  3. Khoya - 1 Cup
  4. Sugar - 2 Cups
  5. Milk - 2 Tablespoon
  6. Clarified Butter (Ghee) - 1 1/2 Cup

Instructions

    For Badam Peda
  1. Soak almond and poppy seeds overnight in water separately
  2. Take out the water from almond and peel them,strain the water from poppy seeds also.
  3. Blend the soaked almond with soaked poppy seeds to make a smooth paste.
  4. Heat clarified butter in a pan and add almond and poppy seeds paste into it.
  5. Cook the mixture till it becomes dry.
  6. Add khoya in it and cook it when khoya is well blended with the mixture.
  7. Add sugar and milk and cook for about for 7 to 8 minutes or till it becomes very thick.
  8. Let the mixture comes in room temperature and make small balls to make peda.
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Green Moong Dal Laddoo(Sugar Free)

Green Moong Dal Laddoo(Sugar Free)

Green Moong Dal Laddoo(Sugar Free), made with green split lentil and milk solids, is good for everyone as it has the great flavour of lentil and milk together and its up to your taste that sugar should be added or not in it.

Preparation Time – 10 mins
Cooking Time – 40 Mins
Makes 18 Laddoo
 Green Moong Dal Laddoo(Sugar Free)


This is my first sugar free dessert which I made for one special demand from one of my relative. So one sweet came up on my mind which has the lentil flavour and that is Green Moong Dal Laddoo(Sugar Free) . It takes lot of time to saute the dal and it probably require a little extra ghee too. you can add some sugar in it too if you want it sweet :).

                                  Ingredients For Green Moong Dal Laddoo(Sugar Free)

  • Spilit Green Moong Lentil – 1 Cup (soaked in water overnight)
  • Clarified Butter(Ghee) – 1 1/4 Cup
  • Full Cream Milk – 1 ltr
  • Cardamon (elaichi) Powder – 1 tsp 
  • Sugar – As per your taste

Green Moong Dal Laddoo(Sugar Free)

                   
                                   Method For Green Moong Dal Laddoo(Sugar Free)
  • Drain the dal and grind to a coarse paste using very little water.
  • Melt the ghee in a non stick pan.
  • Add the green moong dal paste and stir the mixture continuously on high and low flame till it become very dark in colour and till the ghee separates.
  • Meanwhile in a different pan cook the milk in high and medium flame while stirring occasionally.
  • When milk becomes very thick mix it with cooked dal.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Cook mixture for some more mins till it all mixed well.
  • Switch off the flame and let the mixture come into room temperature.
  • Make the balls of the mixture.
  • Serve immediately or store it.
Note
  • Sugar can be added to make these Laddoo sweet in the final mixture before switching off the flame.
Coconut Ladoo

Coconut Laddoo

Coconut Laddoo are ball shaped sweet, a mouth-watering variety of laddoo that simply melts in your mouth! This combination of coconut with milk and sugar can never go wrong. A favourite in festive season when it comes to make something in hurry. 

Preparation Time – 10 Mins
Cooking Time – 45 Mins
Makes 20 to 25 Laddoo (acc to size)
 
Coconut Laddu

Festive season is all around the corner and this time I am preparing all the sweets and dessert for this festive season on my own. So Coconut Laddoo are first in my list and more will come shortly. Coconut Laddoo are really super easy to make and tasty too. I made these laddoo with full cream milk which is easily available in market. Normally I don’t follow recipes , I just take the idea and try to make it in my way so here how I made these Coconut Laddoo..continue scrolling..:) 

                                            Ingredients For Coconut Laddoo

  • Full Cream Milk – 1 ltr (boiled)
  • Grated Coconut – 200 gms
  • Sugar – 1 1/4 Cup
  • Cardamom  (elaichi) Powder – 1 tsp
  • Food Colour – Green , Yellow and Red (optional)
coconut ladduuu
                                            Method For Coconut Laddoo
  • Combine the milk, grated coconut and cardamom powder in a deep pan and cook on a medium flame , while stirring occasionally.
  • When mixture becomes thick add the sugar.
  • When all the sugar absorbed by the mixture reduce the flame and cook for more minutes.
  • Remove from the flame and divide the mixture in 3 equal parts.
  • Add the different food colours in different parts of mixture.
  • Apply little ghee on your palms and make balls of the mixture to a medium size laddoo.
  • Serve immediately or store refrigerated.