Diwali Sweets and Snacks: Mouthwatering Recipes for the Perfect Celebration

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Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is a time for happiness, festivity, and community. The delicious assortment of food and sweets that are made and enjoyed with loved ones is one of the festival's most important features. These delicious traditional and modern recipes will lend a delightful touch to your Diwali celebrations. Impress your family and friends with them this year. In this article, we will share 6 of the most popular Diwali sweets and snacks recipes, along with some tips on how to make them perfectly.

 

1. Ladoo

Gramme wheat, sugar, ghee, and almonds are just a few of the components used to make the delicious dessert known as ladoo. This well-liked Diwali snack is sometimes coated in sesame seeds or coconut flakes.

 

To make Ladoo, you will need:

©1 cup besan (gram flour)

©1 cup sugar

©1/2 cup ghee

©1/4 cup chopped nuts

©1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

©Coconut flakes or sesame seeds for garnish

 

Instructions:

© Toast the besan over low heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan until it becomes aromatic.

©Once the besan is roasted, add the ghee and sugar to the saucepan.

©Stir continuously until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to thicken.

©Add the chopped nuts and cardamom powder to the mixture.

©Stir until the nuts are combined and the mixture is cooked through.

©Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly.

©Grease your hands and roll the mixture into small balls.

©Garnish the ladoos with coconut flakes or sesame seeds.

©Serve and enjoy!

 

2. Gulab Jamun: A Timeless Classic

With its delicate texture and sweet syrup, gulab jamun is a universally adored traditional Indian dessert. Try this simple, melt-in-your-mouth recipe for a guaranteed soft, delicious dish to add even more specialness to this Diwali.

 

Ingredients:

©1 cup milk powder

©4 tbsp all-purpose flour

©1 tbsp ghee

©A pinch of baking soda

©1 cup sugar

©1 cup water

© Strands of saffron as a garnish

 

Directions:

©Mix the milk powder, all-purpose flour, and baking soda in a bowl. Add a little water and ghee to form a soft dough.

© Pinch off the dough and roll it into smooth, tiny balls. Fry in oil over low heat until golden brown.

©In a separate pan, boil the sugar and water to create a thick syrup.

©Soak the fried jamuns in the syrup for a few hours, allowing them to absorb the sweetness.

©Garnish with saffron strands before serving.

 

3. Kaju Katli: A Nutty Delight

Rich in taste and delicate in texture, Kaju Katli is a popular dessert that is served at every Diwali celebration. Here's how to make this delicious royal treat at home with this easy recipe.

 

Ingredients:

©1 cup cashews

©1/2 cup sugar

©1/4 cup water

©1 tbsp ghee

©Silver leaf (optional) for garnish

 

Directions:

©Grind the cashews to a fine powder and set aside.

©In a pan, heat sugar and water to create a syrup.

©Add the cashew powder to the syrup and stir continuously to avoid lumps.

© When the mixture gets thick, toss in the ghee and keep working until a smooth dough forms.

©Roll the dough into a thin layer and cut it into diamond shapes.

© If desired, add silver leaf as a garnish.

 

4. Rasmalai: A Royal Indulgence

Rasmalai is a royal dessert that lends a regal touch to any Diwali feast with its rich taste and lovely creamy texture. Make a sumptuous treat with this recipe, and everyone will be hankering after more.

 

Ingredients:

©1 liter whole milk

©1 cup sugar

©1/4 cup vinegar

©4 cups water

©Saffron strands

©Chopped pistachios for garnish

 

Directions:

© To curdle the milk, bring it to a boil and add vinegar. Once the water is drained, knead the paneer until it is smooth.

©Divide the paneer into small, flattened balls and set aside.

©In a separate pan, prepare a syrup using water and sugar.

©Drop the paneer balls into the syrup and let them simmer for a few minutes.

© Before serving, garnish with chopped pistachios and strands of saffron.

 

5. Chakli: A Crispy Delight

Popular savoury snack chakli is a must-have on Diwali. For those who want a savoury contrast to the sweetness of conventional Diwali sweets, this crunchy and flavorful delicacy is ideal.

 

Ingredients:

©2 cups rice flour

©1/2 cup besan (gram flour)

©2 tbsp sesame seeds

©1 tbsp red chili powder

©1/2 tbsp turmeric powder

©Salt to taste

©Water as needed

©Oil for frying

 

Directions:

© In a bowl, combine the rice flour, besan, sesame seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt.

©Gradually add water to form a smooth, pliable dough.

© Press spiral forms out of the dough using a chakli maker onto a surface that has been oiled.

©Heat oil in a pan and fry the chaklis until they turn golden brown and crispy.

©Drain excess oil and let them cool before storing in an airtight container.

 

Other popular Diwali sweets and snacks:

Barfi: A dense and fudgy sweet made with milk, sugar, and ghee.

Karanji: A fried pastry filled with dried fruits and nuts.

Chakli: A savoury snack consisting of spices, rice flour, and chickpea flour.

Murukku: A savory snack made with rice flour, urad dal flour, and spices.

Samosa: A fried pastry filled with potatoes, peas, and spices.

 

This Diwali, let the fragrance of these delightful Diwali sweets and snacks fill your homes with joy and create everlasting memories with your loved ones. Savour these delicious sweets that encapsulate the spirit of the festival of lights and embrace the spirit of celebration and community.

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