Diwali is definitely at the doorsteps now and we haven’t yet decided what to make for offering as a ‘Bhog’ to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh. You see Diwali is not just a festival of lights but also a festival of celebrations where sweets are made and given to everyone as a sign of good luck with some new beginnings. But people have been so busy these days that they either order the sweets from outside or else buy some chocolates which has become a fashion.Time to plan some Indian sweets for Diwali!
So this Diwali, let’s try doing something different. Let’s make a mess in the kitchen which can be cleaned up later also but atleast let’s try making any sweet dish and celebrate Diwali. So here are the names of a few sweet dishes which you can make and which hold a significance as to why they are made in Diwali. These dishes are usually simple and contain some common ingredients like milk, chickpea flour, semolina, coconut, rice, cardamom, saffron and rose water. These ingredients make them complete and that is how Diwali dishes are made. So scroll down and read along.
- Gulab Jamoon:
Gulab Jamoon are dark colored balls made of flour, milk and sugar, dipped in sugar water. These can be made instantly as there are Gulab Jamoon ‘easy-mix’ packets available in the markets which are very easy to make and do not even consume much time. So you can try making this as one of the Indian sweets for Diwali from the Diwali sweets list.
Kheer is actually porridge made from milk, cooked rice, sugar, jaggery and some dry fruits. This is actually a part of South Indian sweet recipes because it is mainly found in South India but then even people in Maharastra make Kheer. Kheer is considered auspicious and very pure as the color white of this dish symbolizes peace and prosperity. So try picking this sweet dish from the menu of Indian sweets for Diwali and prepare it in your homes.
Laddoos are the most adorable Indian sweets for Diwali. They are made from many ingredients as they can be made in different ways. You will find a variety of Ladoos which are actually balls of different mixes. To name some of them, you can think of Motichoor Laddoos, Rava Laddoos, Badi boondhi Laddoos, Besan Laddoos, Kesar Laddoos, Bandhar Ladoos, etc., Making them is also very easy and they can be made as a part of Diwali offering. So try adding these Indian sweets for Diwali in your homes.
Rasmalai is a very auspicious symbol for purity again because it looks white in color with light tinted orange which comes from Saffron and dry fruits. It is wither coin-shaped balls dipped in the milk mix or else small balls dipped in the milk mix. This dish has been very significant among all other Indian sweets for Diwali. This dish is also loved the most by many people and the best ones are usually available outside in big sweet stores. So people prefer buying them from outside.
Usually cut in a diamond or square shape, barfi is a fudge-like Indian sweet made with condensed milk and sugar. Coconut, almonds, pistachios and edible silver leaf are common additions. You can add whatever ingredient you want to add to them and personalize this dish as per your own choice. This is also one of the most amazing Indian sweets for Diwali.
- Kesar Peda:
Indian milk fudge, pedas are made with condensed milk, ghee and dehydrated milk. It used to be a time consuming process but thanks to instant powdered milk pedas are extremely easy to make. They are also very crucial Indian sweets for Diwali and that is why people prefer adding these into their Diwali sweets list.
- Agra ka Petha:
Last but not the least, Agra ka Petha are actually soft candies made from the local gourds of Delhi with a lot of sugar and flavors added to them. These sweets are very delicious and are liked by everyone. Kids are fond of them while elders believe in distributing them in large quantities. The best part about this sweet is that it can be stored for a very long time and that is why these are included in the Indian sweets for Diwali.
So if you are clear about what to make now, go ahead and start planning. Make sure you keep yourself safe and let this Diwali be another prosperous one for you. Happy Diwali!