Easy Diwali Sweets Recipes – 30 Plus Diwali Recipes 2023

post modified on October 25

Written by Puja

Get ready for Diwali with my special list of Diwali Sweets Recipes. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, these recipes will make your Diwali sweeter and more fun. Here I’ve made a list of tasty Diwali Recipes like ladoos, kheers, and halwa for everyone to enjoy during the celebrations.

Diwali Sweets Recipes

About Diwali Festival:

Diwali is a special festival in India filled with happiness and light. This year, it falls on November 12, 2023.

Diwali also called Divali, Deepavali, or the “festival of lights” is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.

In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on the second day, Diwali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife-husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhai-dhuj dedicated to sister-brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra.

I can never forget the days when we would wait for Diwali, just after Durga Puja even though that meant that we were close to the end of our vacations. Those days, new dresses were only something that would happen twice a year – on Dussehra and Diwali. My mom would make a small house of mud with small windows and doors. And we (my brothers and sisters) would decorate it with colors, flowers, toys, and diyas. Nostalgic, I am… 🙂

The kids in our locality would compete with each other on who is going to burn the most crackers. And the measurement of this was even funny. The next day we would come out early in the morning and see whose front yard has the most cracker papers. The joy of winning cannot be expressed.

Another thing was the sweets that the elders in the house would distribute after the Lakshmi Pooja gets over. We would then start lighting diyas everywhere and that is when we would get the permission to go ahead with our cracker adventures.

Somehow Diwali has changed over the years and I wonder if the kids of today will ever be able to experience the real and clean Diwali that we used to celebrate.

I can never forget any of these and I am sure none of you would be able to. And also I cannot forget the tasty Diwali recipes that my Mom would make.

So here are some of the Diwali Sweets recipes that I have learned from my Mom which she would make on Diwali and some of the recipes like pakkavada, boondi ke ladoo and mixture I have learned from my Mother-in-law.

You can also find the collection of Diwali snack recipes here.

You might also want to check the Homemade Khoya Recipe, to make many Indian dessert Recipes.

Diwali Sweets Recipes – Collection of Diwali Recipes 2023

Diwali, the beloved festival celebrated as the “Festival of Lights” in India, is not just a time for celebrating happiness and brightness, but also a delightful treat for the senses and taste buds.

During Diwali, homes are brightened by the glow of small lamps, and the air is filled with the scent of delicious sweets. From traditional treats such as gulab jamuns and jalebis to delightful favorites like kaju katli and rasgullas, Diwali feels like a festive celebration of tasty food.

Every tasty bite shares a tale of happiness and heartfelt blessings, turning the festival into an unforgettable and treasured experience for everyone to enjoy and remember.

Furthermore, since the essence of Diwali is about the victory of good over evil, sweets play a crucial role in honoring this triumph. They have always been a fundamental aspect of the festivities, traditionally offered to Gods and Goddesses with pure devotion.

I would recommend preparing Diwali sweets or mithai at home, just like in those olden days, rather than buying them from the market. The taste of Homemade Mithai is the best. So let’s have a look at Diwali Recipes 2023.

Lavang Latika

A flaky parcel, filled with khoya(sweetened reduced milk), sealed with a clove, deep fried, and coated with sugar syrup.
Check out this recipe

How to make Gujiya – Mawa Gujia Recipe

Mawa Gujiya Recipe is an Indian sweet snack or a dessert made during Holi or Diwali. It is a deep-fried pastry stuffed with mawa, suji, and grated coconut. Let us see how to make Gujiya at home.
Check out this recipe
gujia recipe

Deep Fried Cookies Thekua Recipe – Step by Step Video

Bihari Style Thekua recipe is an easy, flaky tea-time sweet snack recipe with no preservatives, yet can be stored and consumed for 15-20 days.
Check out this recipe
cookies recipe

Sweet Caramel Poha Recipe

Sweet Caramel Poha recipe is very addictive and can be had as an evening tea time snack, after school snack, or, even at times when you are craving for a sweet bite.
Check out this recipe
caramel poha

Khoi Laddoo – How to Make Khoya Moa Laddu

Moa laddoo is a dessert that can be served at any time. It’s quick and easy to make, and it tastes great. It is one of the most popular Bengali desserts.
Check out this recipe
khoi laddoo

Besan Ke Laddoo

Check out this recipe
besan laddoo

How to make Chocolate Coconut Laddoo

Chocolate coconut laddoo is a quick three-ingredient dessert made with freshly grated coconut, condensed milk, and dark chocolate. This chocolate coconut laddoo recipe is a twist on the classic nariyal laddoo.
Check out this recipe
chocolate coconut laddoo

Pink Coconut Ladoo

Quick and easy “5 minutes coconut laddo” made with coconut and natural color. Best recipe to try during this festive season.
Check out this recipe
pink coconut ladoo

Paan Coconut Laddoo

Instant Paan Coconut Ladoos filled with dates and tutti fruity is the perfect sweet treat for Diwali! In fact, you only need 20 minutes to make this delicious Indian recipe! In this article, we will provide you with the step-by-step process on how to prepare Paan Coconut Ladoos at home.
Check out this recipe
paan laddoo

Coconut Laddoo Recipe

Coconut Laddoo is a traditional, utterly delicious Indian Sweet, prepared during festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc.
Check out this recipe
coconut laddoo

Sattu Ladoo

Sattu Ladoo is healthy energy balls made with roasted Bengal Gram Flour. Sattu is rich in protein and is widely used as a superfood.
Check out this recipe
sattu ladoo recipe

Ragi Ladoo

Ragi Ladoo Recipe or Nachni Ladoo recipe is delicious, healthy and nutritious Ladoo. Ragi Ladoo is a great snack recipe for toddlers, kids, and women.
Check out this recipe
ragi Ladoo

Marie Biscuits No Bake Energy Bites

Check out this recipe
marie biscuits energy bites

Til Aur Gur Ke Ladoo Recipe – Sesame Balls

Check out this recipe
til ke laddu

Motichoor Ladoo recipe – how to make motichur laddu recipe

Check out this recipe

Dudh Peda Recipe

An easy and simple traditional 3 ingredients Indian Dessert made with milk solids across india during festivals.
Check out this recipe
Dudh peda

Parval ki Mithai

Parval ki Mithai is a delectable and unique dessert that comprises khoya/mawa in parwal and is topped with some nuts and cherry. This delicacy is very popular during festivals, but it can also be enjoyed normally as well.
Check out this recipe
parval ki mithai

Bread Jalebi

Bread jalebi is a unique and innovative fusion dish that combines the traditional Indian sweet jalebi with slices of bread. It is often served as a special dessert at weddings, festivals, and other celebrations.
Check out this recipe

Instant Jalebi Recipe

Instant Jalebi is a crispy, crunchy, juicy mouthwatering traditional Indian Sweet made by deep frying flour batter in a circular shape which are then soaked in sugar syrup.
Check out this recipe
instant jalebi recipe

Malpua Recipe

Malpua is one of the special recipe prepared on Holi festival. You would find people enjoying malpua on this special occasion. Its a quick Indian recipe which can also be served as a sweet dish along with an rabri.
Check out this recipe

Sooji Halwa

Sooji Halwa, cooked with fine semolina, ghee, and sugar, is one of the most basic North Indian Indian desserts. It’s quite simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes. It has a smooth and fluffy texture with such a sweet and nutty aroma.
Check out this recipe
sooji halwa

Beetroot Halwa Recipe

Beetroot Halwa Recipe is a healthy Indian Sweets or Dessert Recipe made with grated beetroot and sugar.
Check out this recipe

Gajar ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert or sweet dish made with fresh red carrots, milk, ghee, sugar, and some dry fruits.
Check out this recipe
gajar ka halwa

Besan ka Halwa Recipe – Step by Step Video

Check out this recipe
besan halwa

Puran Poli Recipe – How to make Soft Puran Poli

Puran Poli is a sweet Indian flatbread made with chana dal, jaggery and flour.
Check out this recipe
Pooran Poli Recipe

Kesar Lachha Rabdi

Kesar Lachha Rabri is a traditional Indian dessert made by simmering milk on low heat until it thickens, then flavoring it with saffron and garnishing it with chopped nuts.
Check out this recipe
rabdi recipe

Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukda is an irresistible dessert from India that combines crispy fried bread soaked in sweet syrup, creamy rabri, and a sprinkle of chopped nuts for a flavor explosion in every bite.
Check out this recipe
shahi tukda

Recipe for Makhana Kheer

Makhana Kheer is a traditional healthy Indian dessert made by simmering Makhana’s in milk till it becomes creamy. Makhana is also known as “Lotus seeds” or “Foxnuts.” This dessert is simple and quick to make, taking less than 30 minutes with just a few basic ingredients. Makhane ki kheer is a perfect dessert if you are fasting.
Check out this recipe
makhana kheer

Chawal ki Kheer

Rice Kheer is made with full fat milk, rice, sugar and cardamom powder. This recipe is very easy to make and can be prepared in pressure cooker easily.
Check out this recipe

Chocolate Rice Kheer Recipe – How to Make Chocolate Rice Pudding

Check out this recipe
chocolate rice kheer

Ada Prathaman Recipe

Ada Prathaman is a jaggery-and-coconut-milk-based dessert. It tastes earthy and delicious and is made at the Onam festival.
Check out this recipe
Ada Prathaman

Sweet Pongal Recipe

Sweet Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal is a traditional South Indian dessert made with rice and lentils sweetened with Jaggery.
Check out this recipe
sweet pongal

Eggless Sesame Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Eggless Oats cookies recipe is a combination of whole wheat flour, oatmeal, and sesame seeds, spiced with some cardamom powder. These cookies are great to serve along with milk, chai, or coffee.
Check out this recipe
oatmeal cookies

Eggless Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe

Eggless Chocolate Truffle Cake is a flavored chocolate cake with a hint of coffee flavor. This is sandwiched and then coated with chocolate ganache and topped with some grated dark chocolates.
Check out this recipe
chocolate truffle cake

Dry Fruit Cake

Eggless Dry Fruit Cake Recipe is an easy, tasty and deliciously moist cake recipe. This eggless cake is a rich cake full of dried fruit raisins and nuts.
Check out this recipe
dry fruit cake

Eggless Banana Cake Recipe

Eggless Banana Cake Recipe is a delicious and moist cake recipe made with some ripe bananas. And as the name says , this recipe does not contain egg in it.
Check out this recipe
eggless banana cake

Eggless Chocolate Glucose Biscuits No Bake Cake Recipe

Check out this recipe
no bake cake

Choco Burst Chocolate Pizza Recipe

Chocolate Pizza is the sweetest, most delectable chocolate pizza you’ve ever tasted, so imagine it on top of a warm, mouthwatering pizza with a crunchy crust. It’s quite simple to make.
Check out this recipe

If you liked this collection of Diwali Recipes 2023 and happen to make any of them in your kitchen, do tag me on Instagram and share pictures with me using #TheTastesofIndia.

Please take a moment to rate the collection of Diwali Recipes and leave a comment below to let us know what you thought. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us improve our recipes and providing you with the best culinary experiences.

So, if you have any tips, suggestions, or variations you would like to share, please don’t hesitate to do so. And don’t forget to share the recipes on your favorite social network sites. 

Happy Cooking!!! 

A self-proclaimed Champion Cook, who gets the confidence from the love and praises showered upon me by my family consisting of a Cute little Daughter and a husband who loves the Internet more than me (LoL..) and who incidentally happens to be the man behind the technical aspects of this blog.
I love working from home and the benefits that come from it and that is why I started this blog where I document all my adventures with cooking.
Follow me on my journey..

Read More Articles:

Easy Diwali Snacks Recipes - Diwali Special Recipes 2023

Want to receive Recipe updates into your inbox every week?

  • No more missing out on our latest recipes
  • Save your recipe emails for referring to it in the future
  • No fluff or, spam. Just pure value
Signup for today!
You will get one short email per week. You can unsubscribe anytime.