23 Best Diwali Sweets and Snacks Recipe from my Kitchen for Diwali 2018

post modified on November 5

Written by Puja

This Diwali celebrate with some of the choicest recipes that we have picked and compiled as Diwali Sweets and Snacks Recipes.

diwali sweets and snacks

Another year, another Diwali…

At times I feel as if time just flew by. You blink your eyes are you are in the next year. And the fact that this is our 2nd Diwali in our own house, is a little too difficult to believe.

But then that’s what it is. It is “TIME” who has never stopped for anyone and who will never stop for anyone.

It gives you that one chance to do what is right, to celebrate, to enjoy with your loved ones and to cherish that very moment. You loose it and you have lost it forever.

But we mortals have that strange arrogance that we have conquered it all and that we will decide what is to be done when. Poor souls, we don’t realize the fact that in doing that we lost out on the best time to do it.

The last Diwali wasn’t very lively for us because there was a lot of interior work going on at our house and it was a mess all around. So we just did not want to miss out this Diwali. And probably that is why we started out a little early this year.

We had the lightings, lanterns etc. ready by the last week itself. We cleaned everything up, did our shopping of Diyas, oils, wicks etc.

And probably because we started preparations a little too early, we are feeling as if the days are long and that time is moving at snail’s pace. Diwali is taking so long to come. Funny, isn’t it?

Since we are talking about Diyas, let me put across a request to all of you.

The next time you go out to buy Diyas and matkas for Diwali, prefer buying it from the roadside vendor instead of going to the Mall or, to a superstore to buy it.


Because, that way you will make somebody’s Diwali, a happier one.

It’s the sales of those Diyas and matkas that they make, which decides if they will be able to celebrate Diwali or, not. So let’s us be a reason for them to be happy this Diwali.

Do encourage your near and dear ones as well, to buy the Diyas from these vendors.

Wishing you all a very happy Diwali..

Let’s us get onto this compilation of recipes for you. We have 23 of the best recipes that can be served as Diwali sweets and snacks, for your guests this Diwali.

Rice Kheer Recipe – Rice Kheer Recipe is made with milk, rice, sugar, and cardamom powder. This recipe is very easy to make and can be prepared in a pressure cooker easily.

rice kheer

Chocolate Rice Kheer Recipe – Chocolate Rice Kheer Recipe is an easy to make dessert recipe for all chocolate lovers. This recipe is perfect for any festival. Make it on this Diwali, your kids will love this chocolaty kheer.

chocolate rice kheer

Besan Halwa Recipe – Besan Halwa is a quick sweet dish for the ones who do not want to spend a lot of time making a sweet dish for any occasion.

besan halwa

Motichur Laddoo – Who doesn’t love Motichur Laddoo, this Diwali make this Laddoos and make this Diwali more beautiful.

Motichoor Laddoo

Deep Fried Cookies – Thekua recipe is an easy, flaky tea-time sweet snack recipe with no preservative, yet can be stored and consumed for 15-20 days.

thekua recipe

Oats and Chocos Instant Energy Bites –  Oats and Chocos Instant Energy Bites Recipe is a simple to make instant bite if you are looking for some energy, during this festival.

oats energy bites

Banana Ice Cream – Banana Ice Cream recipe is quick and easy to make a recipe that is full of energy, thanks to the inclusion of a lot of bananas in it.

Banana Ice Cream

Gur ka Pua – Gur ka Pua is a very much popular recipe in North India, especially during Holi Festival. But it’s not that you can make it only during Holi, in fact, this can also be prepared during Diwali or any festival for that matter.

gur ka pua

Homemade Jalebi –  A simple sweet which should be eaten fresh because of its crispiness, Jalebi is popular not just in India but in other parts of South and West Asia as well.

jalebi recipe

Marie Biscuits No Bake Energy Bites – Marie Biscuits No Bake Energy Bites is a tasty and healthy sweet that you would want to try during this festival season. This way you can avoid buying those adulterated sweets as well.

marie biscuits energy bites

Balushahi Recipe – Balushahi (also called Badusha in Southern India) is a sweet dish made using all purpose flour. A look at this sweet will be enough for you to find its similarities to Doughnuts. The only difference between the two being the glazy look of Balushahi.


Besan Ke Laddoo – Something that I like about Besan ke laddoo is the way it melts in your mouth. The sweet taste of the gram flour stays for a long time after that. And the best part is that it doesn’t take too much of time to make this as well.

Besan Ke Laddoo

Til ke Laddoo – Til or, “Sesame Seeds” has numerous health benefits as well. In the Northern part of India where the winters are very cold, it is believed that Til keeps the body warm.

til ke laddoo

Chocolate Coconut Laddoo – This recipe was an experiment which turned out really well. So try making it this Diwali.

Chocolate coconut laddoo

Soya Chunks Pops – Soyachunks Pops recipe is a simple, quick-to-make and tasty snack recipe that everyone in your family is sure to like.

Soya chunks Pops

Aloo Bonda Recipe – Aloo bonda is one of the favorite recipes from Maharashtra and is normally served along with Pav in the form of Vada-pav. But this can also be served as a snack along with coriander chutney.

Aloo Bonda

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Bread Sticks – Cheese Stuffed Garlic Breadsticks is sure to remind you of the stuffed garlic bread that you would have eaten at that Domino’s outlet. But the addition of cheese makes it even more mouthwatering.

Cheese stuffed garlic breadsticks

Spicy Aloo Chaat – Spicy Tangy Aloo Chat recipe is a tangy, soury and spicy Street food recipe that is sure to tickle your taste buds with its taste.

aloo chaat recipe

Cheese Stuffed Fried Potato Balls –  This recipe is very much similar to the aloo chop recipe. Since it has lot’s of cheese in it kids love this recipe too.

Stuffed cheeese potato balls

Soya Chunks Cutlet – Soya Chunks Cutlet Recipe is a nice tea time snack, which is easy to make and tasty as well. You can sandwich it between two slices of bread with some mayonnaise spread in between.

Soyachunks cutlet

Garlic Bread PakodaBread pakoda can be a good snack recipe for the day after Diwali. Treat your guests with this tasty recipe served along with Green coriander chutney.

bread pakoda

Kuzhalappam Recipe – This is a South Indian snack recipe similar to the Nimkki or, namak pare in North India. This is a very tasty snack that you can serve for your Diwali guests.


Plain Kachori – And finally this is the easiest snack to serve to your guests. Simple and easy to make, yet very tasty and very homely. If you are too stuck with other chores at home, then make plain kachori for your guests. They are sure to love it.

plain kachori recipe

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