7 Special Sweets For Diwali Recipes To Try This Festive Season

Published on 20th Oct 2021 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Diwali Special Sweets You Can Easily Make At Home

The festival of lights is just around the corner and we can’t help but be excited about it! Diwali is a great occasion for friends and family to come together and celebrate. The festival of lights brings with it happiness, hope and love.

As soon as the festive season comes around, people get enthusiastic about buying new clothes, getting decked up, meeting friends and family. And the most important thing they get excited about is the Diwali special sweets they’ll have the opportunity to indulge in! People share their happiness with each other by sharing some of the best sweets for Diwali. Sweets are an integral part of the festival that increase happiness tenfold.

Here, we bring to you some of the special sweets for Diwali recipes, you can try this festive season-


Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli

With the breathtaking aroma of rosewater and cardamom powder, Kaju Katli is one of the tastiest Diwali special sweets. It has been an inseparable part of our food culture for ages, from special occasions to festivals. Follow the below given one of the best sweets for Diwali recipes and try it at home-


  • Cashew Nuts / Kaju - 1½ cup, powdered
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Ghee - 1½ tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Silver Vark / Chandi Vark- 4 inches
  • Green Cardamom / Hari Elaichi - 1 tsp, powdered
  • Instructions:
  1. To make Kaju Katli, firstly, take 1½  cup cashew nuts and grind them, make sure you don't grind them too much as the cashews might release the oil, which can make the powder coarse. Then using a sieve, extract the fine powder and keep it aside.
  2. In the meantime, heat a pan over medium flame and add water along with sugar. Keep stirring till the sugar starts dissolving. Once the blend starts boiling, reduce the flame and add the fine cashew nut powder. Keep stirring and make sure the blend is smooth and has a slightly thick consistency. If you are fond of ghee, add some ghee to this mixture, this will add a nice taste and aroma to this dish. Keep stirring and add cardamom powder. Once this mixture is thick enough, turn off the flame and keep it aside.
  3. Now, transfer the Kaju Katli mixture to a bowl and knead it into a fine smooth dough. Make sure that the dough is smooth and crack-free. Take a tray and grease it with ghee. Then transfer the sweet dough and flatten it using a rolling pin. Apply the silver vark and leave it to set for a while.
  4. Next, cut the Kaju Katli in the classic diamond shape.
  5. One of the best sweets for Diwali, Kaju Katli, is now ready!



Kalakand is a great Diwali ki mithai for people fond of milk sweets. It is a flavorful milk cake that melts in your mouth. Its nutty, floral aroma and delicate texture make it a Diwali special sweet. Regarded as one of the finest desserts, Kalakand is a must-try sweet for Diwali recipes. Check the recipe below-


  • Milk - 6 cups, full-fat + 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Pistachios / Pista- A handful, finely chopped
  • Almonds / Badam- A handful, finely chopped
  • Milkmaid - 400 gms, sweetened
  • Rosewater / Gulabjal- 1 tsp


  1. To make Kalakand, firstly, bring the full-fat milk to a boil. Squeeze in 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice and stir well until it begins to curdle.
  2. Drain the water through a muslin cloth over a colander and rinse the paneer thoroughly under running water until the lemon flavour is gone. Squeeze off the excess water and hang it for about 30 minutes. Crumble it and set it aside.
  3. In the meantime, chop pistachios and almonds roughly. Grease a plate and set it aside.
  4. Now, pour the sweetened milkmaid into a heavy-bottomed pan and begin to warm it on a low flame.
  5. Add the crumbled paneer, 2 tbsp of milk and 1 tsp of rose water. Mix well and stir continuously to avoid burning. Add cardamom powder as the mixture becomes thick.
  6. Switch off the stove and transfer the mixture to the greased plate. Spread the pistachios and almonds evenly and gently press them down.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Later, cut it with a knife in any desired size.
  8. One of the most delicious Diwali sweets, Kalakand, is now ready!



Dipped in sweet chashni and garnished with finely chopped dry fruits, Malpua will add an extra dose of sweetness to your Diwali celebrations! A popular North Indian dessert and Diwali sweet, it is a perfect addition to your Diwali sweets list. It is delicious and will make everyone hum in its flavour. Try your hand at one of the best sweets for Diwali, this festive season by following the easy Malpua recipe given below-


  • All-Purpose Flour / Maida- 1 cup
  • Khoya - 2 tbsp
  • Green Cardamom / Hari Elaichi - 1 tsp, powdered
  • Pistachios / Pista- 2 tbsp, chopped
  • Saffron / Kesar- As required
  • Semolina / Rava - 1 tbsp
  • Water - As required
  • Refined Oil -  ½ cup
  • Rabri - 10 gms, ready-made
  • Sugar Syrup - 1½ cup


  1. To make Malpua, firstly, take a bowl and mix together khoya, maida and sooji or semolina.
  2. Next, add cardamom powder and mix well once again. Gradually add water to prepare the Malpua batter. Ensure that the mixture has a pourable consistency and is not too thick. Once the batter is ready, keep it aside for a few minutes.
  3. Now, take a small bowl and soak saffron in water to make saffron water.
  4. Heat oil in a pan over a low flame. When the oil is heated, pour a ladleful of the mixture and spread evenly. Keep the flame low and cook until the Malpua is golden from both sides.
  5. Remove the cooked Malpua and drain the excess oil. Drop the Malpua in sugar syrup and allow it to soak for 10 minutes. Repeat the same with the remaining batter.
  6. Drain the Malpuas from the syrup, garnish with pistachios, saffron water and rabri. 
  7. Serve this Deepavali sweet hot!

Cham Cham Sweet

Cham Cham Sweet

A popular Bengali sweet, Cham Cham Sweet is a delectable Diwali delicacy. It is a simple Diwali ki mithai that can be easily made at home. Follow the recipe of this homemade Diwali sweet given below-


  • Milk - 4 cups
  • Green Cardamom / Hari Elaichi - 2 tsp, powdered
  • Almonds / Badam- 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
  • Khoya - 4 tbsp
  • Pistachios / Pista - A handful, crushed
  • Sugar - 1½ cup


  1. To make Cham Cham Sweet, firstly, boil the milk over a medium flame in a large container. Add the lemon juice and let the milk curdle. Once done, keep it aside. Pour this milk in a muslin cloth and rinse it under running water. Then, squeeze out the excess water from it. Hang the muslin cloth for about an hour. Once done, knead the chenna well and then make oval-shaped balls out of it.
  2. Next, boil sugar and water together to prepare the sugar syrup until they achieve a little thick consistency. Add the chenna balls to the sugar syrup and let them soak it. Simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the khoya, crushed pistachios and cardamom powder to prepare the khoya stuffing.
  4. When the syrup has cooled down a bit, remove the Cham Chams and place them on a plate.
  5. Now, slit them from between and put the khoya stuffing inside them. Garnish with chopped pistachios and almonds.
  6. One of the most delicious Diwali special sweets, Cham Cham, is now ready!

Rava Kheer

Rava Kheer

Simple yet delicious, Rava Kheer is one of the best Diwali recipes! Topped with dry fruits and infused with cardamom fragrance, it will definitely elevate your festive mood. Follow the recipe of the Diwali special mithai, Rava Kheer, given below-


  • Milk - 1 kg, full-cream
  • Rava / Semolina - ¼ cup
  • Sugar - ½ cup
  • Dry Fruits - A handful, assorted
  • Saffron / Kesar- A pinch
  • Cardamom / Hari Elaichi- 2 to 3


  1. To make Rava Kheer, firstly, roast rava till slightly golden.
  2. Once done, add milk to it and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer. Keep stirring to avoid burning.
  4. Now, add sugar followed by dry fruits, saffron and cardamom.
  5. Cook for another five minutes.
  6. Your tasteful Diwali sweet, Rava Kheer, is now ready!

Chocolate Barfi

Chocolate Barfi

A Diwali special sweet, Chocolate Barfi will surely be a hit among the kids! Give your Diwali sweets list a unique twist by adding Chocolate Barfi to it. Follow one of the best sweets for Diwali recipes given below-


  • Condensed Milk - 250 gms
  • Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Pistachios - 1 tsp, sliced
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 4 tbsp
  • Khoya - ½ cup


  1. To make Chocolate Barfi, firstly, heat ghee in a pan over medium flame. Once the ghee has melted, add the condensed milk and reduce the flame to low. Then, add sugar and mix the ingredients well.
  2. When it starts to come together, add cocoa powder and stir again to mix well. Keep the flame on medium-low. When the barfi mixture starts to thicken, switch off the gas and transfer the mixture and spread out onto a greased plate. Leave it to cool down for a while.
  3. Before it hardens fully, cut it into desired shapes with the help of a knife.
  4. One of the most flavourful Diwali sweets, Chocolate Barfi, is now ready! Sprinkle sliced pistachios on top and serve.

Badam Halwa

Badam Halwa

One of the best sweets for Diwali, Badam Halwa will leave your guests wanting more. It is a lip-smacking sweet made with almonds that can boost your immune system. Follow the recipe of this Diwali sweet given below-


  • Almonds / Badam - 300 gms, blanched and peeled
  • Sugar - 1½ cup
  • Green Cardamom / Hari Elaichi- 1 tsp, powdered
  • Saffron / Kesar - 8 strands
  • Ghee - ½ cup
  • Milk - 1 cup


  1. To make Badam Halwa, firstly, soak almonds overnight, then blanch and peel them followed by grinding them in a grinder jar. Then, add 2 teaspoons of milk to the jar to make a thick paste.
  2. Next, heat ghee in a deep bottomed pan on medium flame. Once the ghee is melted, add the almond paste to it. Stir well and cook the almond paste until golden brown.
  3. Stir in the remaining milk along with sugar in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. One of the tastiest Deepavali sweets, Badam Halwa is now ready! Garnish it with cardamom powder and saffron strands and serve hot.
  6. Which of the above-mentioned Diwali special sweets are you adding to your Diwali sweets list? Let us know in the comments below!
  8. Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali and New Year! May this new year bring you loads of happiness and success!

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