25+ Indian Diwali Sweets You Must Try

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20+ Delicious Indian Diwali Sweets– 20+ Traditional and Delicious Diwali Sweets Recipes with pictures for you to try this year.

These Easy Indian Diwali Sweets lists are easy to make with step by step instructions & can be prepared 2-3 days in advance, even more. You can easily store them in the fridge.

Traditional Diwali Sweets Recipes | Easy To Make

This year Diwali is on 14 November 2020. With this post, you will explore some easy & popular options for homemade Deepavali sweets which you can try on the upcoming festivals.

Diwali or Deepavali is a “festival of lights” which is celebrated in India and all over the world.

Diwali Celebrations

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights and symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

You can read more about Diwali here.  It is the festival to celebrate with loved once with firecrackers, worshipping Goddess Lakshmi & Lord Ganesha, and lighting candles.

This day we exchange gifts & sweets among family & friends. The more sweets the merrier, and Diwali sweets comes in many variety, shape & sizes.

Diwali Traditions

Deepavali or Diwali is celebrated on the no moon day (Amavasya) which falls in the Karthik or Kartik month.

Celebrations start a few weeks ahead of the exact date of Diwali. People do cleaning, renovating, whitewash & decorate their house.

  • On the day of Diwali Goddess ‘Lakshmi’, the goddess of wealth, love & prosperity is worshipped with full devotion.
  • Everyone in the house wears new clothes & prepare easy Indian Diwali sweets.
  • Delicious meals are prepared with sweets & savory dishes.
  • After worshipping Goddess ‘Lakshmi’, dinner is served followed by firing crackers with family & friends.
  • Exchanging gifts with family & friends.
Diwali Sweets List Easy & Step By Step

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Famous Indian Diwali Sweets Recipes

In India, every state has its own collection of famous Indian mithai or sweets.

In this Indian sweets recipes for Diwali, you will find easy Diwali dessert to make on the same day, or in advance a few days before the festival.

All these Diwali desserts are explained with pictures step by step to help you make easily.

This sweets collection contains Traditional Diwali sweets, easy to make, Healthy Diwali sweets, and few which required no cooking at all.

In general Kala Jamun, Mohanthal, Moong Dal Laddu, Khajur Rolls, Lavang Latika, Karanji are some of the easy Deepavali Indian sweets.

Making homemade Diwali sweets has its own charm. You know what ingredients go in, quality and the best part is you can control the quantity of sugar.

Try these Indian Diwali Sweets like moong dal burfi, two-layered chocolate burfi, dulce de leche coconut ladoo, nachni burfi in upcoming Diwali Festival.

You can check a collection of easy traditional festive recipes to make on any occasion

Also, Check Festival Savory Recipes Collection in case looking for some salty easy recipes to make.

Here is the entire collection of Indian sweets for you to try.

20+ delicious Deepavali Sweets To Try

Make these tried and tested Diwali sweets and serve on Diwali day. So let see 20 delicious Indian sweets for Diwali collection.

1. Moong Dal Laddu a traditional Indian Diwali sweet on a festive occasion.

Yellow Moong Dal Laddu Recipe | How To Make Moong Dal Laddu

Moong dal laddu is a traditional Indian festive sweet. Often prepared on Holi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or any special occasion throughout the year. This protein ladoo is easy to make with just three ingredients moong dal or yellow lentil, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter.

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2. Khajur Burfi Recipe | Khajur Rolls | Dates and Nuts Rolls

Khajur Burfi Recipe | Khajur Rolls | Dates and Nuts Rolls | Sugar Free Khajur Ki Mithai

Khajur burfi or dates rolls are filled with dry fruits which are soft in texture and chewy in nature. They make a power-packed workout snack and perfect for those having sweet tooth and don’t want to indulge in refined sugar based desserts. Khajur burfi is completely sugarless as dates are the source of sweetness in this burfi.

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3. Chocolate Burfi or Two Layered Chocolate Barfi

Chocolate Barfi | How To Make Chocolate Burfi

Chocolate burfi is one of the popular Indian festival sweet prepared during Diwali. It is a khoya burfi or mawa burfi recipe. Chocolate burfi is two layered burfi recipe, where the bottom layer is plain mawa layer and the top layer is chocolate flavored. Garnished with chopped pistachio and edible silver leaves as well. Though edible silver leaves are optional.

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4. Mawa Gujhiya (Wholewheat Mava Gujiya) Gujiya is a sweet deep-fried dumpling filled with mawa/khoya, a nuts mixture.

Whole Wheat Mawa Gujiya | No Fail Gujiya Recipe

Mawa gujiya – deep-fried Indian pastry stuffed with mawa & coconut filling. How to make gujiya step by step. No-Fail Homemade Gujiya Recipe.

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5. Lavang Latika

Whole Wheat Lavang Latika | Bengali Labongo Latika Recipe | Indian Festival Sweet

Whole wheat Lavang Latika is a rich, aromatic Bengali sweet made during Durga Pooja, also known as Labongo Latika. This rich, beautifully pocket shaped dessert is made with whole wheat crust filled with the mixture of khoya/mawa and dry fruits. Seal with the clove and then deep fried. Later coat them with sugar syrup. Whole wheat Lavang Latika is crunchy from outside and soft from inside with the delicious rich mawa filling.

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6. Moong Dal Dahi Vada

Moong Dal Dahi Vada | Dahi Bhalla Recipe | How To Make Moong Dal Dahi Vada

Moong dal dahi vada is a light and delicious Indian street food (Indian chat recipe) made with yellow lentil. Moong dal vadas are deep fried lentil dumplings, soaked in salty water and then served with beaten curd, green chutney, and sweet tamarind chutney.A perfect snack recipe for evening snacks or special occasions or festivals like Holi, Diwali.

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7. Moong Dal Barfi With Khoya

Moong Dal Barfi Recipe | How To Make Moong Dal Barfi With Khoya

Moong Dal Barfi is a traditional Indian delicacy prepared with moong dal or yellow lentil. This is a fudgy, grainy sweet and a bit tricky to make at home. Yellow lentil is gluten-free so this barfi is perfect for those who are allergic to gluten. Moong dal barfi is also a kind of snack for kids as it contains ghee (clarified butter), moong dal (yellow lentil) and khoya/mawa (milk solid) along with sugar which completes the requirement of protein, fat, and carbohydrates for a day.

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8. Dry Sweet Vermicelli cooked in instant pot

Sweet Vermicelli – Instant Pot(stovetop)

Sweet Vermicelli or Kimami sewai, is a traditional Awadh style Indian dessert cooked in instant pot using gheekhoyadry fruits, and sugar. This is one of the best Indian festive dessert to make.

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9. Oats Laddu (sugar-free)

Oats Laddu With Dates | Oats Laddu | Oats Dry Fruits Laddu

Oats laddu with dates is mildly Indian sweet laddu recipe made with rolled oats, dry fruits, and jaggery. An easy to make delicious snack and power packed laddu recipe loaded with essential nutrients. Oats laddu with dates are fiber-rich and makes a perfect afterschool snack for kids or can be packed in their lunch tiffin-box. 

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10. Nachni Barfi Recipe

Nachni Barfi Recipe | Finger Millet Flour Fudge | Indian Festive sweet

Nachni barfi or ragi barfi is a delicious Indian sweet made with nachni or ragi flour. It is soft and has fudge-like texture. Prepare this healthy finger millet flour sweet on this festive season (Diwali) and enjoy guilt-free sweet. I find this barfi makes a perfect after-school snack for kids, a great post-workout snack and a delicious sweet after meals.

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11. Dry Fruit Laddu

Dry Fruits Laddu (sugar-free)

Dry Fruits Laddu is a no sugar no jaggery based Indian sweets to make on festive occasions. These healthy & instant ladoos made with dry fruits & Medjool dates get ready in just 30 minutes.

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12. Dulce De Leche Coconut Ladoo | Coconut Laddu | Nariyal Ladoo

Dulce De Leche Coconut Ladoo | Coconut Laddu | Nariyal Ladoo

Dulce de leche coconut ladoo are chewy and caramel flavored delicious sweet. This irresistibly tasty ladoo are prepared with just 3 ingredients. Coconut Ladoo is a very popular sweet in Pune during Ganpati festival. I prepared these ladoos using homemade dulce de leche.

Coconut ladoo or nariyal ladoo are often prepared for festive times like Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra, Diwali, and Holi. Having said that you can make them anytime when running out of time.

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13. Peanut Laddu or Peanut Ladoo

Peanut Ladoo | How To Make Peanut Laddu

3 ingredient peanut ladoo recipe step by step. Made with jaggery and roasted peanut, this delicious groundnut laddu recipe is easy & simple.

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14. Instant Kalakand With Condensed Milk

Instant Kalakand With Milkmaid And Paneer

Kalakand is an Indian sweet made out of sweetened milk and paneer. The traditional way of making kalakand is a very long process and time taking. Here I am sharing an easy and quick version of making kalakand.

Traditionally kalakand is prepared by evaporating and solidifying the milk. After which this thick milk is curdled, add sugar and cook for few more minutes. Finally cut this into shapes. In this quick and easy recipe, I am using milkmaid with soft and spongy paneer (cottage cheese). As a result, the long process of evaporation and curdling is completely skipped.

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15. Whole wheat Baked Shakarpara

Wholewheat Baked Shakarpara Recipe | Healthy And Sweet Snack For Holi Festival

Baked Shakarpara is a sweet wholewheat biscuit which is prepared specially on Holi festival in India. Traditionally sweet shakarpara recipe uses refined flour, and they are deep fried. As the name says, baked shakarpara is the healthy version using whole wheat flour and no deep frying required.

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16. Papchi A Traditional Whole wheat flour Snack From Chattisgarh

Papchi Recipe | Wholewheat Flour Sweet Snack From Chhattisgarh

Papchi is a traditional sweet snack from Chhattisgarh made with whole wheat flour and coated with sugar syrup. Papchi makes a great snack to make on festivals and a great snack for kids tiffin box.

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17. Kaddu Ka Halwa

Kaddu ka halwa

Kaddu ka halwa / Pumpkin Halwa is an easy and exotic dessert made with the goodness of pumpkin, milk and flavoured with cardamom.

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18. Sooji Mawa Ladoo | Rava Khoya Ladoo | Sooji Laddu With Khoya | Suji Ke Laddu

Sooji Mawa Ladoo | Rava Khoya Ladoo | Sooji Laddu With Khoya | Suji Ke Laddu

Sooji mawa ladoo is quick and easy Indian sweet to prepare on festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Janamashtmi or Holi. Sooji mawa ladoo are prepared with sooji or rava, mawa or khoya (evaporated milk solids), sugar and ghee. These sooji mava laddus are very easy to make at home.

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19. Puran Poli

Puran Poli | How To Make Puran Poli

Puran Poli is a Maharashtrian lentil stuffed sweet flatbread made with whole wheat flour and chana dal (bengal gram) filling. It is prepared on festive occasions such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Diwali, Janmashtami, and Gudi Padwa.

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20. Lauki ka halwa

Lauki Ka Halva Recipe | How to Make Lauki Ka Halva

Lauki ka halva is an Indian sweet made during festivals and in the winter season. It is also known as doodhi in Marathi and bottle gourd in english. During Navratri few vegetables like lauki (bottle gourd), kaddu (pumpkin), carrot and radish are allowed to eat. So lauki ka halva is also cooked during Navratri fasting time. But again this depends on your family tradition. So ask before making during fasting days.

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21. Carrot Halwa with jaggery

Carrot Halwa With Jaggery | Gajrela Recipe | Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa with jaggery or Gejrela is a popular Indian dessert made with carrot, full-fat milk, ghee, and sugar. For a healthier version, I replaced sugar with jaggery. Carrot halwa is cooked in almost every North Indian kitchen in the winter season.

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22. Gajar halva with milk powder

Gajar Ka Halwa With Milk Powder Recipe | How To Make Carrot Halwa Using Milk Powder

Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is a very famous dessert in North India during the winter season, also known as Gajrela in some parts of north India. Cooking grated carrot, milk, and sugar on medium heat, a bit of cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits make this halwa so delicious and lip-smacking dessert. Serving with vanilla ice cream scoop is the latest style of devouring this halwa. Gajar ka halwa is prepared specially in Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi and during Navratri fasting days as well.

In winters gajer ka halwa or carrot pudding is a delicacy for which no-one can stop themselves saying “NO”. One of my kitty friend makes it using milk powder. I have never used milk powder so far. So today is the 2nd version of cooking gajar ka halwa using milk powder.

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23. Til mawa laddu

Til Aur Mava Laddu | How To Make Til Laddu With Khoya/Mava | Til Khoya Laddu

Til aur mava laddu or til khoya ladoo is very common sweet in north India during winters, especially on Makar Sankranti. Having nutritious properties sesame laddu are great in cold weather. With the goodness of sesame seeds and richness of cottage cheese /mava, til aur mava laddu not only soothe your sweet craving but also having health benefits.

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24. Rice Kheer

Rice Kheer Recipe | Indian Rice Pudding | How To Make Rice Kheer

Rice kheer or rice pudding is one of the favorite Indian dessert and commonly made in every household. It is similar to payasam made in South India.

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25. Coconut Laddu

Coconut Laddu Recipe | Coconut Balls | How To Make Coconut Laddu With Condensed Milk

Coconut laddu is the easiest laddu recipe with just 2 ingredients. Dry coconut powder or desiccated coconut with condensed milk is just enough to make these laddus. For flavor add cardamom powder and for nutty texture add desired dry fruits.

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26. Gond ke laddu

Gond ke laddu

Gond Ke Laddu is rich in nutrients and traditional Indian sweet which is prepared in winters and a great healthy snack. In India, every household prepares aate aur Gond ke ladoo in the winter season. Dry fruit laddu with wholewheat is a great snack for all age group people, especially for kids & toddlers.

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