Make Your Deepavali Delightful With These 3 Diwali Sweets Recipes
Sweet shops have a whole range of sweets for Diwali, but there’s a different joy in making some traditional sweets at home. And perhaps throwing in some twists along the way.
No Diwali celebration can be complete without delicious sweets. We’ve all grown up gorging on the Diwali special delicacies that our grandmother and mother and aunts would make. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between could be these sweet and savoury items that are so characteristic of Diwali.
Have you always wanted to try recreating your childhood feasts and not know how to make your favourite Deepavali sweets? Or perhaps you want to experiment a bit and want to see how these old dishes will do in a new avatar?
Here are a few trusty Diwali sweets recipes and few quirky ones to surprise your guests with. Go on, create some sweet magic.
Our 3 Favourite Diwali Sweets Recipes:
Sweet #1 Besan ladoo
Popular across the length and breadth of the country, the ubiquitous besanladoo is a healthy sweet that is also quite easy to prepare.
- Dry roast besan (gram flour).
- Add some ghee slowly until the house is filled with a nutty aroma.
- Add sugar after the fragrance has been released. Adding sugar earlier will leave the gram flour raw and not give the childhood taste of the ladoo.
- Keep stirring continuously after you add the sugar, ensuring no lumps are formed.
- You can add dry fruits as they just make the ladoo healthier.
- If the mixture is too soft, refrigerate it for some time. After the ghee solidifies a little, you can form the ladoos.
Sweet #2 Shakkar pare
Sweet or savoury? These deep fried crisp delicacies are popular in North India and the western part of India, including Gujarat and Maharashtra.
- Knead together whole wheat flour and melted ghee till it forms a rough lump that doesn’t break apart.
- Slowly add water until it becomes soft enough to roll out without developing cracks.
- Using a knife,cut a network of crisscross lines such that small pieces separate.
- Deep fry them until they puff up.
- Drain and set aside.
- Make sugar syrup that has a consistency of 2 or 3 threads.
- Dunk the crisps in the syrup and set aside to dry.
Sweet #3 Karanji
A crisp fried pastry with a sweet filling, no Diwali is complete without one.
- Roast desiccated coconut in ghee until golden brown.
- Add finely chopped dry fruits to the mixture.
- Mix in powdered sugar and nutmeg powder to the mixture and keep aside.
- Heat ghee and add it to maida with a pinch of salt, and mix well.
- Slowly add milk until it forms a smooth dough.
- Divide the dough into small balls and roll each into a circle.
- Place a spoonful of the coconut mixture in one half of the circle.
- Wet the edge and fold over the empty side to form a stuffed pastry.
- Cover with a moist cloth until all pastries are ready.
- Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry until golden brown.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
And what might you do with the sweets that have arrived in the gift boxes? We’ve got some ideas.
Stuff a fresh fruit, a peach or an apple, with Kalakand. Dip the fruit in liquid chocolate and serve your guests this sweet surprise.
Crumble boondi laddoos and stuff into paranthas. Or layer the crumbled laddoos over cheesecake and you have an Indian twist to a very English dessert.
Try these Diwali recipes this year and people won’t be able to get enough of these delicious wonders.
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