It’s the season for cheer and no celebration is complete without some sweets! Not only do we want to serve delicious goodies, but we also want to keep it light and easy, less complicated but without compromising on flavour. Seems a challenge, especially when you’re pressed for time. No worries, for I bring you my all-time favourite 10 Indian Sweets Recipes For Diwali, made quick and easy.

I hope you enjoy goodies from these 10 Indian sweets recipes for Diwali as much as my family and I do:

1. NANKHATAI

Nankhatai is light, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth, cardamom and rose flavoured Indian shortbread cookies. They are an easy, eggless bake and truly a delectable treat! 

Nankhatai Indian Shortbread Cookies | 8 Indian Sweets Recipes For Diwali

2. SOOJI BADAM HALWA

Sooji badam halwa or semolina almond pudding is one of the easiest and quickest desserts made in Indian homes. Be it any celebration or festival this is the most commonly made treat. Warm, comforting and super delicious – this classic desi recipe is a must try. 

Sooji Badam Halwa  |8 Indian Sweets Recipes For Diwali

3. EASY COCONUT LADOO

Easy Coconut Ladoos are my go-to quick laddo recipe! They turn out moist, soft, with just a slight chewiness, sweet but not cloyingly so.  Fabulously easy and quick to make too. Easy Coconut Ladoo ( laddu) | 8 Indian Sweets Recipes For Diwali

4. COCONUT SAFFRON BURFI

Coconut Saffron Burfi comes from my father’s recipe archives and is just to die for!  In fact, it reminds me of “kalakand” with its soft grainy texture and distinctive sweet fudgy milky taste.  Saffron and pistachio give gorgeous festive colours and flavours.

Coconut Saffron Burfi | 8 Indian Sweets Recipes For Diwali

5. BESAN BURFI

Sweet, fudgy, gooey, this easy besan burfi has been handed down to me from my mithai loving parents. It has the most charming warmth and texture which comes from the goodness of ghee, paired with the classic fragrance of cardamom and roasted besan. Just one whiff and I’m transported to my mother’s kitchen. Each bite is pure bliss.

Besan Burfi |8 Indian Sweets Recipes For Diwali

6. CARROT SEVIYAN PAYASAM (CARROT VERMICELLI KHEER)

Carrot Seviyan Payasam / Carrot Vermicelli Kheer is loved by all in my home! It’s quick, fuss-free and gives you the most creamy, dreamy dish. Perfectly sweet, earthy rich and delicious. 

Carrot Seviyan Payasam | Carrot Vermicelli Kheer | 8 Indian Sweets Recipes For Diwali

 

7. BESAN LADOO

With a smooth, soft, melt in the mouth texture, Besan Ladoo is one of the most popular Indian sweets. The best part? You only need 3 ingredients to make this!

Besan Ladoo | Besan Laddu Indian Dessert

8. GULAB JAMUN

Easy Homemade Gulab Jamun – With its characteristic golden brown hue and dunked in a syrup akin to ambrosia, gulab jamun is always a showstopper.

Easy Homemade Gulab Jamun | How to make gulab jamun

9. ALMOND MILLET KHEER

Simple, delicious Almond Millet Kheer (Pudding) to kick off the festive season! It’s a lovely dessert that’s wholesome enough to serve as breakfast. 

Almond Millet Kheer (Pudding) healthy refined sugarfree glutenfree recipe

10. SABUDANA KHEER ( SAGO PUDDING)

Last but no way the least is this ever-popular Sabudana Kheer ( Sago Pudding) – with a colourful twist!! I just had to..can’t leave a recipe alone! I love the soft, smooth, creamy texture of sabudana. It’s really light on the stomach and is very cooling to the system.

Sabudana Kheer ( sago pudding) with natural fruit flavourings

I hope you bring some treats from these 10 Indian Sweets Recipes for Diwali to your festive table!

Eat well, feed well and have a great time with family and friends! After all, festivals are made for treats and eats, no better way to please your loved ones this season with these deliciously easy home-made recipes.  

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