It is mandatory to have good food especially homemade sweets in the festival to take the merriment to the next level. Sweets are perfect after dinner.
As we all know that the festival of lights has already arrived, so, first of all, let me wish everyone a very happy and fun-filled Diwali.
The noise of firecrackers, the bright lights have already started and along with that our excitement has reached its peak.
By now all of you must have decorated your house with lights and candles and beautiful diyas.
Rangoli is also made mainly in the verandah of our house which triggers the beauty of the decoration.
And firecrackers all bought and stored to compete with your neighbours.
The guests have already started coming over so everyone is busy with puja, decorating, buying gifts and most importantly cooking delicious food.
It is mandatory to have good food especially homemade sweets in Diwali to take the merriment to the next level.
Given that every guest brings sweets and chocolates whoever comes to visit you but there is always something special in the homemade sweets that our heart keeps longing for.
So, today I am going to tell you about 12 such homemade sweets that are easy to make and excessively delicious.
1. Kaju Katli
Also known as Kaju Barfi is a famous Indian dessert that comprises of thin slices of sweet with cashew as in cashew as the main ingredient.
They are so soft that they melt in our mouth.
You can offer this to your guests and surely they won’t be disappointed.
2. Gulab Jamun
They are also a famous dessert and surely can be cooked in the comfort of your kitchen.
They are mainly made with khoya and paneer(cottage cheese) and a very comfortable and easy recipe for the beginners.
3. Mysore Pak
Mainly famous in the southern parts of India this dessert is extremely delicious.
This is a classic traditional dish that is made from ghee, besan and sugar as the prime ingredients.
The texture of this sweet is similar to that of fudge and is mainly prepared during Diwali.
They are the Indian version of pancakes that are fried, fluffy and crispy.
Dipped in sugar syrup and often served with rabri or sweet thickened milk, this traditional dessert will steal your heart instantly with the robust flavours and soft texture.
Since I mentioned rabri in the above recipe it’s worth mentioning that it is one of the best north Indian desserts that is made of thickened sweetened milk with layers of cream.
It’s an easy recipe and all you need is time and attention to prepare it.
You can garnish them the way you want with lots of nuts and spices to get more flavour.
It is chilled and served.
6. Doodh Peda
Usually made with khoya, sugar and condensed milk they are like the easiest traditional dessert you can make.
It is not very time consuming and exactly tastes like the one you buy from shops.
Doodh pedas are mainly offered in pujas but you can add some twists and make it even tastier.
Also, it is one of my favourite homemade sweets.
7. Shakkar Pare
One of my personal favourite these sweet, crispy Indian cookies are nothing but pieces of delights.
They are coated with crystallized sugar and is mainly famous in North India.
8. Sahi Tukra
It’s a royal dessert that originated during the Mughal Empire and till now it’s considered very rich and authentic.
In this dessert, bread pieces are deeply fried and topped with rabri and dry fruits.
You can make it for a special dinner party this Diwali and let everyone taste the royalty of Indian desserts.
9. Chhena Poda
It is one of the most popular desserts in Odisha that is made with fresh paneer.
It is a baked dish and tastes extremely delicious.
You can find it in every food stalls of Odisha and is considered as the favourite sweet of Lord Jagannath.
For people who haven’t tasted this dessert please go and have it for it is one of the best Indian sweets I know.
They are crispy outside and soft inside that are deeply fried and soaked in sugar syrup.
They look like doughnuts but differ in taste.
11. Pori Urundai
They are ladoos made out of puffed rice and are often very famous in the Bengali culture.
The puffed rice is mixed with jiggery and gives a very unique texture to the sweets. They are crispy, light and very easy to make.
12. Sheer Khurma
Again a very rich Mughlai dessert made with vermicelli, milk, dates, dry fruits, ghee and sugar.
It’s a very heavy dessert and perfect for the winter days to keep your body warm as the dry fruits give a nice amount of heat.
You must be wondering that I have not mentioned many such desserts that are so obvious to be prepared during this time of year.
Well, you can always have those sweets whenever you want but this year let’s try something new and get to taste sweets from different parts of our country.
Get inspired by others and make your own unique recipes of homemade sweets.
Once again wishing you a very happy Diwali.
-Written by Annasha (Intern at BoldBlush)
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