Gujiya, Gulab Jamun, Gajar ka Halwa- What could define Diwali, the festival of lights and love, better than sweets? So finally, flavorful times are here, according to GEN Z - cheat days are here. Of course, among the many things Diwali is synonymous with, a sumptuous feast is at the top of the list, particularly mouth-watering, decadent Diwali sweets. Sweets add much more enthusiasm to the festive spirit. And Diwali sweets be like- jo khaye woh pachtay, jo na khaye woh bhi pachtay. So don't worry about those extra inches, and indulge in fun and flavour. After all, it’s Diwali, guys! So here are the most popular Diwali sweets that you gotta have your hands on this year.
The Dil becomes Bachha when it sees crispy, piping hot, freshly made jalebis. Its crisp texture and sticky syrupy center make it a hot favourite on Diwali occasions. Noshing on these twirls of fried sweets is culturally connected since Diwali is a celebration of Lord Rama's return to Ayodhya, and victories must be celebrated with the traditional sweets.
These delicious sweet Indian dumplings need no introduction. Shaped like a half-moon—these sweet dumplings are making their comeback lately. These deep-fried sweet delights are a crisp amalgamation of the crispy outer layer and a delicious filling of mawa and dry fruits that you must prepare and serve to your loved ones. Moreover, you can also give a twist to the traditional gujiya with chocolate and cinnamon fillings. I bet your guests will drool over these chocolaty gujiyas.
Ladoos are soft balls of sweet goodness that make the tummy and heart happy. From Besan to coconut, boondi to dry fruit ladoos, there is a great variety of this perfectly rounded sweet sphere that you can prepare and serve to your dear ones to relish. Also, check out these five healthy ladoos that are the best alternatives to satiate your sweet cravings:
Barfis are favourites among the vast repertoire of Indian sweets. Cut into various neat shapes, available in different colours, shapes and textures—Barfis make the sweet indulgence a memorable affair. Kaju Katli or Kaju Barfi is the first name that pops up when talks of barfis spring up. But why be limited with Barfi choices when there are unlimited options to explore?! Celebrate this Diwali in a unique way with delightful barfis, such as moong dal barfi, besan barfi, coconut barfi, chocolate barfi, almonds barfi, and gulkand barfi, each having a unique taste.
Hungry already? Delicious, smooth, soft and rich Kalakand and milk cake are the attention grabbers of any festivity. Your Diwali celebrations will be incomplete if these delightful sweets are absent. These traditional Indian sweets for Diwali taste just irresistible with minimum drama. So treat your loved ones with these palatable sweets and mesmerize every soul.
No matter how many hampers and gift packs come into the market, nothing can replace Soan Papdi, the most popular gifting option on Diwali. Even when you want to strengthen your relationship with your neighbour or boss, just give them a pack of the flaky, melt-in-the-mouth Soan Papdi this Diwali.
Ye Mann Atak Gaya Hai - Does this song hit your mind too when you see Rasmalai? One of the simplest and richest yet hard-to-resist desserts. So make this Diwali more creamy and royal with melt-in-mouth, so-soft, so-creamy Rabri Rasmalai - A delightful way to celebrate festivities and create sweet bonds.
Are guests coming to your home this Diwali and you want to make them feel like royalty?! If so, then serve them Shahi Tukda. Indeed, the list of sweet dishes for Diwali Party can’t be complete without Shahi Tukda. Straight from the culinary utopia of Hyderabad, this Shahi toast can be prepared easily at home and is the best to end the Diwali dinner on a sweet note.
Maa ke Haath Ka Chaata aur Maa Ke Haath ki Rabri Kheer, the taste of both is unforgettable! Want to revisit your delicious childhood? Ask your mom to prepare Rabri kheer or Shahi Kheer for you. It is prepared with rabri, rice, milk, sugar, dry fruits and cardamom and tastes oh so creamy. Savour it chilled or warm and it will bring back memories of your childhood.
Relish the deliciousness in every bite with Spongy Juicy Rasgulla. Made with chenna and semolina and then soaked in sugar syrup, these incredibly spongy rasgulla sweets will give you a burst of sweetness in every bite. So fill everyone’s Diwali with sweetness, love, and fun with creamy, spongy Rasgulla.
Indian sweets are intricate and require patience and skills when needed to be prepared in large quantities. So, if you are not able to prepare sweet dishes this Diwali, consider approaching Diwali catering services in Gurgaon for a Diwali full of flavours.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article. Wishing you a Diwali that’s as sweet as your treats! A Joyous Diwali to you & your family!
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