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The festival of lights is upon us! It’s that time of the year when households across the nation are adorned with beautiful lamps, art and fireworks. And the one unifying element that makes Diwali all the more special - sweets! During Diwali, homes far and wide are displayed with the most beautiful lights and guests are always welcomed with a range of delicious homemade sweets!
Now you must be thinking why should you make desserts at home when you can buy it from a sweetshop! Well, there’s something very special about the love and warmth of home-made desserts that just cannot be found in the desserts you find in the marketplace.
And with our easy-to-follow recipes, you can become a true culinary expert without needing to get into any of the technical intricacies!
Read along to find easy recipes for some traditional favourites and some new recipes that are sure to impress your friends and family!
If you’re pumped up to try out something new this Diwali,, then check out range of recipes today!
These diamond-shaped cashew delights are just as important during Diwali celebrations as the fairy lights used to adorn our houses. Traditionally served during the festive prayers, it also makes for an ideal gift for all visiting friends and family. Made with cashew nuts and khoya traditionally, this sweet treat has the potential to light up any room. There’s a common perception that Kaju Katli is a difficult dessert to make at home. But we bring to you an easy recipe for Kaju Katli with MILKMAID! Add your magical touch and surprise your family and friends by making this easy Diwali recipe at home!SEE Kaju Katli RECIPE!
Another special dessert that will impress you in an instant is Kaju Chocolate Chakri. This sweet delight may be unconventional, but it has all the makings to be your favourite dessert. This Diwali special sweet, infused with cocoa powder, is enhanced with the versatile Nestlé MILKMAID. Once the dessert is ready, garnish with chopped pistachios for a crunchy taste. Kids are sure to love it, and grown ups too! Try this recipe today!SEE Kaju Chocolate Chakri RECIPE!
If you think festive season is not an apt season to celebrate your love for chocolate, think again! The spectacular fusion of the much-loved barfis with the beautiful flavour of chocolate is one you wouldn't want to miss. Some say cooking with chocolate is a tricky business. But you know what we say right? No dessert is difficult to cook, once you have our beginner-friendly recipe with you. So get ready to experiment and try out this easy Deepawali recipeSEE Chocolate Barfi RECIPE!
The mere mention of carrots and the festive season becomes a reason to celebrate. Because the onset of Diwali and the festive season means only one thing - that it’s time to make a simmering batch of the delicious, incredibly tender Gajar ka halwa! Nothing says festivities and comfort like a big bowl of the quintessential Indian comfort food. If you think creating this dish at home is far beyond your cooking abilities, we're here to tell you that it's not the case. With our beginner-friendly recipes, you can easily create this Deepavali sweet at home. So, what are you waiting for?SEE Gajar Ka Halwa RECIPE!
Picture yourself hosting a stunning feast for your loved ones, near and dear. After everyone has had a satisfying meal, they are all craving a royal dessert that's rich, warm, and coupled with a lot of dry fruits. The one dish that completely fits the occasion is Ajeer ka Halwa. Made with pureed figs, almonds, and walnuts, it's a luxurious dessert that's going to bowl away all your dinner guests right off the bat! Create this incredibly rich Deepawali dessert easily at home for your dinner party and make the occasion truly memorableSEE Anjeer ka Halwa RECIPE!
Planning to throw a big dinner party for all your relatives, friends, and friends of friends, this Diwali? If so, are you wondering what's the best way to sweep them off their feet? Well, there's one fail-safe dessert that's going to make the whole affair super memorable. It's the one and only - Moong Dal ka Halwa. This amazingly indulgent and rich dessert has an effect on people that is almost the equivalent of a magic potion. While it might seem like an ordeal to make this recipe, we assure we have an easy way out for you. Our easy-to-follow recipe will guide you throughout and will make the process of creating this Deepawali dessert easier than ever!SEE Moong Dal Halwa RECIPE!
You know the festive season is around the corner when you can smell the fragrance of freshly made Gujiyas in the air! The sweet India pastry dish is perhaps unanimously liked by people of all ages. The crispy flour covering, and the rich crumbly stuffing of dry fruits is served to family and friends as a mark of a special occasion. If you've ever seen Gujiyas being made at home, you probably will be under the impression that it's a rather tedious Diwali dessert to make. But we're here to change your perception. We present to you a quick and easy-to-follow the recipe that's going to make the process of making this Deepawali dessert a breeze. So try it out for yourself!SEE Gujiya RECIPE!
Have your guests had too many delicacies during the festive season? Need a creamy, yet light sweet treat that's easy on the tummy and also does the trick? Well, then you can never go wrong with a batch of delicious rabdi. This milk-based dessert adds a refreshing change of flavors and textures to the festive menu and also appeals to one and all!
While most people do prefer to purchase this Deepawali dessert from the market thinking this dish takes hours to make at home, we've got a recipe that can help you make it in 20 minutes with basic ingredients and save you a trip to sweet shop. And don’t forget the added bonus of seeing all your dear ones’ faces light up when they eat something homemade and delicious!
An easy and quick sweet recipe that is an easier version of the popular Bengali Malai Roll prepared with Rabdi and Milkmaid. This recipe can be easily prepared and served as a dessert for your guests as a Diwali special sweet, as it is an easy and quick recipe in comparison to the traditional one. This Diwali, give this sweet delight a try!SEE Rabdi Bread Rolls RECIPE!
There are some pairs that are a match made in heaven, just like our ever-favourite Malpua with Rabri. One of the most popular Diwali sweets, this festive treat brings together deep-fried Malpuas, topped with a dollop of chilled Rabri, made with Nestlé MILKMAID. We are sure you are salivating, aren't you? Wait no more and try out this sinful dessert at home today.SEE Malpua Rabri RECIPE!
People love to load up on the cool, juicy, cushiony balls of Rasmalai before anyone else could get their hands on it, right? That’s how everyone feels about their bowl of Rasmalai. It’s a dessert so enchanting that no one wants to share any of it. What if we told you that you can make a big batch of this delicious Deepavali sweet at home so that everyone remains happy and satiated? If you’re having trouble believing us, just check out our super-easy, beginner friendly recipe for this dessert and find out for yourself!SEE Rasmalai RECIPE!
This traditional sweet does complete justice to its name – it is creamy to the hilt! Super simple and quick to whip up, this Diwali mithai only needs a few ingredients like milk, cornflour, ghee, dairy whitener, and of course, the indispensable Nestlé MILKMAID. Create magic with this combination, and impress friends and family within no time. We promise they won’t be able to get over it.SEE Peda (Malai Peda) RECIPE!
While we all await Diwali so we can spread joy and light into our lives and our loved ones, you can't deny that one major reason for celebrating Diwali is to steal those plates of conscious, melt-in-the-mouth laddoos. We have a recipe for you that is going to delight all your guests instantly and will come back asking for more. What’s more, each laddu that you will make with this recipe will have a surprise inside to make kids and grown-ups jump in joy! This easy-to-make Deepawali dessert is an explosion of flavours and takes only 15-20 mins to make. Now isn't that motivation enough to give this Deepawali recipe a try? Make this recipe at home and make the festival of lights even brighter!SEE Surprise Diwali Laddu RECIPE!
Bite into the many flavours of Banoffee Pie and you are sure to become a fan. But then, there are times when you crave laddus. How can you strike a balance between your two favourite desserts, when you want both? Try the innovative Caramel Banoffee Laddu. This Diwali special sweet is made with only two ingredients – biscuits and Nestlé MILKMAID. Sounds too good to be true? Sample it now!SEE Caramel Banoffee Laddu RECIPE!
Coconut is one of the most versatile ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. How about using it to whip up a traditional Diwali sweet that's loved by all age groups? All you need are three ingredients – freshly grated coconut, milk powder, and Nestlé MILKMAID. Get your kids to help you out, while making this festive treat – they are going to have a whale of a time!SEE Coconut Laddu RECIPE!
The very mention of besan laddu sparks nostalgia, doesn't it? This traditional sweet is soaked in love and of course, lots of ghee – but who minds a little indulgence during the festive season? This Diwali sweet is one of the most popular treats that is relished by one and all. Laden with besan, Nestlé MILKMAID, and crunchy dry fruits, it is a showstopper for all reasons and seasons.SEE Besan Laddu RECIPE!
These mouth-watering balls made using roasted semolina (rawa) come together with the rich, creamy texture of Nestlé MILKMAID to create a riot of flavours on your palate. This Diwali special sweet is incomplete without the addition of mixed dry fruits for a delicious crunch. Call your friends and family over and treat them to this traditional sweet – they will be left asking for more, we promise!SEE Sooji Laddu (Rawa Laddu) RECIPE!
What's the perfect way to end a scrumptious festive meal? Of course, the quintessential Indian dessert – Gulab Jamun. These soft, juicy balls made from a mixture of flour, cottage cheese, sooji, and Nestlé MILKMAID are dunked in a thick, sugary syrup that will awaken your taste buds with its delicious taste. We can't blame you if you can't stop yourself from binging on this Diwali special sweet.SEE Gulab Jamun RECIPE!
Is there a way to make delicious Gulab Jamun even more interesting? Of course there is! The most loved Diwali special sweet gets n international twist with out Gulab Jamun Mousse recipe! Delectable to taste and beautiful to look at, this dessert is perfect to serve to your guests in Diwali parties. Cook this up and watch everyone ask for a second helping!SEE Gulab Jamun Mousse RECIPE!
Festive feasts are like no other – friends and families bond over their favourite foods! That’s why it is a great idea to indulge in one of the most popular traditional sweets – Kalakand. This moist and juicy sweet that boasts a grainy texture is elevated with the addition of Nestlé MILKMAID. It's also very simple to make with Nestlé MILKMAID – so, don't forget to try out this Diwali mithai at home!SEE Kalakand RECIPE!
The festive season is the perfect time to dig deeper and savour delicacies across regions. How about we start with the quintessential Bengali sweet, Sandesh? This melt-in-the-mouth Diwali sweet can be easily made at home, with only a few ingredients like maida, powdered sugar, and paneer. Don't miss out on Nestlé MILKMAID – it will add the much-needed creamy texture to this dessert.SEE Sandesh RECIPE!