Diwali Sweets Recipes collection of varieties of Ladoo, Jamun, Burfi, Halwa, Peda and traditional sweets is featured in this post. Diwali is celebrated on Oct 24th 2022. Diwali Sweets – Starting from quick recipes like Gulab Jamun to time consuming traditional recipes like Adhirasam. I have presented a wide range of recipes for you to choose and make sweets for Diwali 2022. I have categorized it into categories for ease of easy browsing and reference.
Diwali Sweets – One of the sweet confusion is choosing which sweet this Diwali! While some choose by the availability of time, some choose by safe, easy and instant varieties, some choose to challenge the tough traditional ones and some choose the family favourites.
Diwali is the most fanfare festival we celebrate every year across India. In North India the festival also celebrates the royal homecoming of Rama &Sita to the city of Ayodhya after defeating Ravana whereas in South India the festival marks Krishna’s killing of the demon Narakasura. Diwali also known as Deepavali is the festival of lights, joy, dress, sweets and crackers. It’s a five day festival – Day 1, known as Dhanteras, is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, and purchasing small items of gold. Day2 is Hanuman Pooja when Hanuman is worshipped before Lord Rama on Diwali. Day3 is Naraka Chaturdashi and main day of Diwali festival. Day 4 known as Govardhan Puja, commemorates new financial year for merchants and Day 5, called Bhai Dooj celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters.
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Happiness and joy the sweets bring to the family will make us forget the efforts and go for one more mile! I generally do one sweet preferred for kids Milk sweet or Jamun, one sweet for gifting & exchange – Laddu or Burfi before Diwali and make Adhirasam & Seeyam on the day of Diwali. Kids preferred sweet most likely get over before Diwali and hence I do one more round with Halwa or Instant varieties. The sweets I make for gifting & exchange is usually a collective cooking with either friends or neighbours. Shopping, get-together, gifting & exchange of sweets make Diwali a Diwali!
I have posted 30+ Laddu varieties, 25+ Halwa varieties, 15+ Burfi varieties, 10+ Jamun & Peda varieties and 25+ traditional & other sweets collection here. Sweets are sweatier for us at the least and sweeter for the entire family!
Now we can have a virtual Diwali celebration party with homemade diwali special sweets and enjoy.
My fond memories of this day: Thala Diwali or 1st Diwali after marriage when it was a great family get together with lots of sweets, food, dress and crackers. My Diwali while I was a kid was more of watching new film releases & TV, crackers, Non Veg and visiting relatives place. Nowadays, it is more of cooking, enjoying feast and running behind kids!
Must Try Diwali Sweets
Easy Diwali Sweets
Special Diwali Sweets
- Malpua Recipe
- Badam Halwa | Almond Halwa
- Chocolate Burfi
- Besan Ladoo | Besan Laddu
- Coconut Ladoo | Nariyal Laddu
- Moong Dal Halwa
- Sabudana Ladoo | Sago Laddu
- Rava Laddu | Rava Ladoo
- Coconut Halwa | Nariyal Ka Halwa
- Aval Laddu | Poha Ladoo
- Atta Halwa
- Black Gram Ladoo | Urad Dal Laddu
- Millet Burfi | Chocolate Millet Burfi
- Apple Halwa
- Kandarappam Recipe, Chettinad Kandhar Appam Recipe
- Vella Paniyaram | Chettinad Vella Paniyaram
- Dry Jamun
- Ragi Ladoo
- Peanut Sesame Ladoo
- Ragi Halwa
- Chana Dal Halwa
- Besan Barfi | Besan Burfi
- Kavuni Arisi | Chettinad Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe
- Gur Papdi | Gujarati Sukhdi
- Suryakala Chandrakala
- Makkan Peda
- Vanilla Chocolate Barfi
- Thinai Ladoo | Millet Laddu
- Kesar Barfi
- Chocolate Peda
- Carrot Barfi
- Ashoka Halwa | Asoka Halwa
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- Refer individual recipes for instructions.
Serving & Storage Suggestions
What is a celebration with limitations or measures? – Serve / eat till you get tired of eating! Suggest to make Diwali chooranamto digest the overloads!
Refrigeration is needed after 2 days when the sweets (if they are still available) are to be consumed for a week & more.
Always store in air tight containers and beware of moving it out of reach for children (as sweets will get over before Diwali) and sugarly(!) elders.
1.What is Diwali or Deepavali?
Diwali is festival of lights and is one of the popular festivals celebrated throughout India. Deepavali means ‘row of lights’ in Sanskrit so it is called Deepavali in South India and Diwali and North India.
2.How do we celebrate Diwali at home?
- Ganga Snan (Oil bath) at around 5am
- Place the new dresses before God, mark them with turmeric / sandal and wear them
- Gather the family members, offer the sweets, snacks and food to God,take aarthi& pray
- Relish the dishes and also share it friends & relatives
- Burst crackers
- In the evening, light diyas at Pooja / home
3.Name 3 important and easy sweet recipes for Diwali?
Ladoo, Badusha and Milk Peda are easy, common sweets for Diwali. Beginners and office goers can start with Instant Gulab Jamun, Milk powder burfi, Carrot Ladoo and then slowly build expertise when you find time to make Halwa, Adhirasam and other sweets.
4. What is Diwali Chooranam / Diwali Leghyam and how do you make it?
Diwali Leghyam aids in the digestion after the huge variety of sweets, savouries and food intake. You can find the recipe here.
5.How do you do Pooja for Diwali?
- Clean and decorate all the God Photos / Idols
- Offer the sweets, savouries prepared in a banana leaf before the idol as neivedhyam
- Also add fruits in the banana leaf if you have,
- Light a diva or villaku, put dhoop / sambrani and break coconut if you have
- Spray / drizzle water on the banana leaf
- Chant sloga or ask children to sing any Bhakti song
- Light the camphor and circle around the idol / photo 3 times at feet and face while you continue chanting
6.When is Diwali celebrated this year?
Diwali is celebrated on 4th November 2021 (Thursday-Amavasya)
7.When is Karwa Chauth or Karva Chawth 2021?
Karwa Chauth is on October 24th 2021.