Diwali Sweets and Savories: Diwali, the festival of lights is the most awaited festival in India. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. It is also a great time to indulge in good food. However, nothing really beats the warmth, authenticity and deliciousness of homemade Diwali sweets and savories. Here is my collection of a few Diwali recipes. 🙂
Moong dal payasam or pasi puruppu payasam is a light, creamy, scrumptious kheer, very common in South India prepared with yellow split moong dal, jaggery, and coconut milk.
A traditional Indian recipe often made for festive occasions. An easy, fuss-free, melt-in-mouth sweet that can be made with only three ingredients. Such as yellow split moong lentils, sugar, and ghee.
Channar Payesh is a delectable Bengali dessert prepared with cottage cheese, milk and flavored with cardamom powder. A twisted version of the regular payesh.
An easy-to-cook, delectable dessert, made using red pumpkin, milk, ghee, jaggery, saffron, cashews, and raisins. It can be enjoyed by people of all age groups. If you want an easy not so elaborate dessert. You can try this.
A drool-worthy Bengali sweet dish. Which is basically made with the pointed gourd, stuffed with khoya and flavored with cardamom powder and saffron.
Coconut Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet generally prepared in festive occasions as prasad/offering. It can be served as a dessert too.
A delectable combination of mixed dry fruits, nuts, some fresh fruits, and thick curd. A simple and healthy recipe can be made within minutes.
Orange Phirni/Orange flavored rice pudding is a simple, delightful dessert. A twisted version of the traditional Phirni, the popular North Indian dessert. If you crave for a milk-based creamy dessert with an exotic touch. Then this one’s for you.
Seviyan Kheer is the easiest version of kheer often cooked in Indian homes. It is often called as Semiyan khir or Vermicelli kheer, Semiyan payasam Wherein seviyan/vermicelli is boiled with milk by adding some sugar and flavored with cardamom.
Coconut Mawa Gujiya is a crispy, flaky Indian pastry stuffed with coconut and sweetened mawa/dried whole milk particles. This is usually savored as a snack during Holi and Diwali.
These are spongy, melt-in-mouth cheese balls in aromatic jaggery syrup… just taste heavenly. This recipe is mainly prepared with chenna or Indian cottage cheese and date palm jaggery.
This is a no oven egg free basic biscuit cake recipe made with leftover biscuits. Which is spongy and tastes yummy. This cake is really easy to make and prepared with simple, commonly available ingredients.