Needless to say festivals in India are never complete without a gracious serving of some delectable sweets. Sweets are a major highlight of the festivities and nothing beats that sumptuous goodness. Heralding the festivities is the appetizing smell of gujiyas and namkeens which have already started taking shape in the kitchen. One of the most awaited festivals of India, Diwali holds importance not just for a single aspect. Rangolis, lights, diyas, crackers, everything will fail to kickstart the mood if sweets are missing. Who wouldn’t love a table full of those irresistible goodies? But you can go and take the next step. This Diwali make it even more special by treating your family and friends with sweets that are made by you. This festive season we have got you sorted with the recipes of 10 amazing desserts which will make your Diwali even more special. As you will notice, these are made from the most natural of sources that are good for health and guaranteed not to spoil your waistline if taken in limited quantities. The only negative is the sugar in them and since it is you who is making them surely you can limit the quantities. Take a look:
Besan Ladoo- Made with gram flour, purified butter and sugar this is one of most loved sweets of the season. You can always garnish them with some nuts or sesame seeds to make them even more appetizing.
Gujiya- Gujiyas are made with refined flour that are crisp outside and you can fill them up with anything of your choice. Use nuts, mawa or even chocolate as a filling. These crispy sweets are a must-have this Diwali.
Coconut til Ladoo- It is a three-ingredient recipe which includes desiccated coconut, sesame and jaggery. Roll them up into small balls and pop them in whenever your heart desires.
Mohanthal- Mohanthal is widely made sweet in Rajasthan and Gujarat during Diwali. It appears more like fudge and is made with gram flour.
Shahi Tukda- You can never have enough of this yummilicious sweet which has been a favourite since the a long time. Yes, you heard it right. But not much effort goes into the making of this dish. You will only have to fry the bread slices in purified butter and then pour in a gracious amount of rabri like thickened milk over it. Garnish it with an assortment of nuts and you are ready to go.
Badam Halwa and barfi- Less than five ingredients go into the making of badam halwa which include almonds, khoya milk and poppy seed. The best part about this halwa is that you can also serve them as barfis by giving it sometime to cool and cutting them into diagonal shape. You can decorate them with silver leaves.
Kaju Katli- This is one of the most popular giveaways during Diwali. Made with cashew nuts, these barfis are not only tasty but very easy to make.
Kalakand- This is one of the easiest sweets you can try incase you want to stay away from any hassle. Use cottage cheese and sugar and add a dash of cardamom powder for the flavoring. Made with refined flour and semolina, these are first fried and then soaked in sugar syrup. Serve them with a helping of rabri and let the praises our in.
Rice Kheer- It is made with basmati rice, milk and nuts. You can add a dash of saffron to make it more flavourful.