40 Festive Sweets
Festive Sweets for Diwali
Written by Jayashree
Published on November 9, 2020

Diwali is few days away, what are the sweets and savoury snacks that you are making? If you are a last minute planner like me, here is an exhaustive list of sweets from the blog. Some are ideal for lunch menu while a few like ladoo and halwa can be stored for a couple of days.

Diwali is the time when you gift sweets to friends and relatives. Here are some cookies, chikki and muesli bar for children.

For all the recipes, click on the title or the image. Wishing all a very happy Diwali. Stay safe, stay happy.

Sukhdi / Gud Papdi 

Sukhdi is classic sweet from Gujarati cuisine.

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Badam Puri

Badam Puri is traditional festive sweet from Karnataka.

Badam Puri
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Badam Puri

 

                                       Papaya Halwa

                                   Besan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo is apt for Diwali.

Chaler Payesh 

Rice Kheer is the traditional kheer made in all communities.Here is the Bengali version.

 Ragi Halbai

Millets are used, one with finger millets.

Ragi Halbai / Fingermillet fudge
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Ragi Halbai / Fingermillet fudge

Coconut Ladoo

Love this easy recipe to do always

K

Dates Burfi

Dates Burfi is all time favourite.

                                   Karchikayi

Karchikayi  used to be a Diwali snack when we were kids.

                                     Shenga Holige

It is tasty and stays good for a couple of days.

                                             Kadabu

A sweet for lunch

                                           Khaja

Khaja is crispy and flaky, give a try to it. Ideal to serve for lunch.

                                            Kul Kul

Snacks to store in the jar.

kul kul
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kul kul

                                      Carrot Halwa 

A make ahead sweet

Dum Root Halwa 

Another classic sweet from South India.

                                           ABC Halwa

This is flavoursome one from Gujarati cuisine,

                                  Beetroot Halwa

When kids don’t eat beetroot, make this one.

                                     Seven Cup Sweet

This is ideal to prepare and serve.

                                           Coconut Burfi

One of the favourite sweets since childhood days.

coconut burfi
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coconut burfi

                                           Ellu Holige

Another kind of holige, it is made with sesame.

ellu holige
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ellu holige

Rawa Kesari with jaggery

Rawa kesari with jaggery tastes good. I usually make this one at home.

rawa kesari with jaggery
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                                Custard Apple Kheer

It is delicious, give a try to it sometime.

Custard Apple Kheer
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Custard Apple Kheer

 

                                          Komala Payasam 

This is sweet from Oriya cuisine.

komala payasa, orange milk pudding
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komala payasa, orange milk pudding

                                    Sweet Mango Rice

When you have mangoes, make this dish for your family.

sweet mango rice / amba bhaat
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sweet mango rice / amba bhaat

                                     Mango Kesari 

Another dessert with mango

mango sheera
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mango sheera

                                   Hayagreeva Maddi 

A traditional sweet which is delicious and healthy.

hayagreeva maddi
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hayagreeva maddi

                                     Appi Payasa 

Crisp, fried puris are boiled in thickened milk and garnished with nuts. Another classic sweet from South India.

Kheer

Vermicelli Kheer needs no introduction.

 Moong dal payasam

Tasty payasam ideal for summer as it keeps the body cool.

moongdal payasa
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moongdal payasa

                                          Kiwi Kesari 

Another kind of kesari

                                       Palkova 

A sweet to be cherished

Gift Ideas for Diwali

Usually gifts are given during Diwali to friends and relatives. Here are a few ideas to try.

  Floral  Cookies

 Cornflakes Cookies

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cornflakes cookies

   Polvorones

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Mexican wedding cookies /polvorones

Butter Cookies 

butter cookies
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butter cookies

Ghee Cookies

Ghee cookies
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Ghee cookies

 Muesli Bar

Muesli bar
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Muesli bar

 Til Chikki 

sesame chikki
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sesame chikki

  Mocha Coffee Cookies 

mocha coffee cookies
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mocha coffee cookies

Puffed Rice Balls 

I hope you liked this collection, pin it for later.

40 Festive Sweets
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40 Festive Sweets

If you ever make any of these recipes, take a picture and share it by tagging @foodiejayashree on Instagram or @evergreendishes on Facebook. I will be glad to see and share your creation further.
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8 Comments

  1. Swati

    Awesome collection of delicious festive treats and so versatile.. loved each dish in your collection

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  2. mayurisjikoni

    What a lip smacking collection of sweet dishes both traditional and modern. Like some of your regional sweets that you’ve prepared.

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  3. Malini

    Awesome collection of desserts. You shared at the right time. I almost ran out of ideas. What to make for the next festival. It’s nice, the way you put it together. Great effort.

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  4. Hem lata srivastava

    There are so many delicious, delightful recipes in your festive collection. Would love to try cornflake cookies

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    • Sasmita Sahoo

      Such an awesome collection of sweet dishes jaya here you have shared in one post including both traditional and some twisted too…

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  5. Jolly

    Such a beautiful collection of dishes at one place. Most of them are my favorite and some time to me, will try some of your regional sweets that you’ve shared here.

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  6. preethi76

    Fabulous compilation of all the delicious sweets for all festive occasion.Loved both traditional and non traditional delicacies.

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