17 October, 2017

Quick and Easy Diwali Sweet Recipes | Deepavali Sweet Recipes

There is always something warm and bright about this time of the year, when everything has a special glow! There is always something special about this time of the year when all our hearts are full of cheer!

Yes, the festival of lights is here… Diwali or Deepavali is the occasion which brings lots of love and laughter to fill our days with cheer and hope for something best to come! 

The Monsoon Spice household is gearing up for this special occasion. The house is dusted, the vessels are scrubbed, the Diyas are glowing, and the kitchen is a hub of activities! We are hosting a Diwali party for our close friends and that can only mean one thing; fun, laughter and good food!

For the next couple of weeks, I will be posting the recipes of the delicious and exquisite food I am cooking for our friends. But for now here are some of the sweet/desserts that you can cook for your loved ones!  While you are at it, don't forget to check the list of Simple and Easy Snack Recipes for Diwali to delight your taste buds!
Wishing you all a very Happy and Sparkling Deepavali!

Warm Regards

Belgaum Kunda
Besan ke Laddu
 Mysore Pak
 Semiya Kheer
 Carrot Kheer
 Pineapple Kesari
 Saffron Nan Khatai (Eggless)
 Kesari Bhaat (Suji Ka Halwa)
 Vegan Avalakki Payasa
 Doodh/Milk Peda
 Sabudana Kheer
 Peanut Laddu/Chikki
 Mango Panna Cotta
 Rava Laddu
Ela Ada

Payasa/Kheer (Indian Pudding)

Neivedyam (Offerings to God)
  • Balehannu (Banana) Appam - Banana rice cakes sweetened with jaggary and flavoured with cardamoms
  • Balehannu (Banana) Rasayana - Vegan pudding of bananas in jaggary sweetened coconut milk
  • Genasale - Vegan rice cakes stuffed with cardamom flavoured jaggery and fresh grated coconut and wrapped in fresh banana leaves a steam cooked, a speciality from Udupi-Mangalore
  • Panchakajjaya - Neivedyam for Lord Ganesha made using 5 ingredients; roasted split moong beans, ghee, coconut, jaggery and nuts

Halwa, Burfi & Mithai (Indian Sweets)

Laddu, Desserts and Other Special Occasion Sweets
  • Aamras - A popular Gujarati/Maharashtrian/Rajasthani dish made using juicy mango pulp 
  • Besan Laddu - Sweet chickpea/gram flour balls flavoured with cardamom and ghee
  • Crepes with Poached Pears - Creapes served with spiced and poached pears
  • Ela Ada - Sweet coconut-jaggery stuffed rice cakes/parcels steam cooked in banana leaves, a traditional delicacy from Kerala
  • Kharjura/Dates Obbattu - Traditional sweet flat bread from Karnataka stuffed with cardamom flavoured date paste
  • Mango Panna Cotta - Italian dessert of layered cream flavoured with vanilla and a Desi twist of mango flavoured with cardamoms
  • Panasa Thonalu - Deep fried confection from Tamil Nadu coated with sugar syrup
  • Rava Laddu/Suji ke Laddu - Saffron and cardamom flavoured roasted semolina sweet balls
  • Saffron Nan Khatai - Eggless saffron flavoured cookies topped with cashew nuts
  • Sweet Jowar - Jowar sweetened with jaggary


  1. A gorgeous collection of recipes! So mouthwatering.

    Happy Deepavali!



  2. OMG. I am trying to cut down on carbs but your recipes are driving me towards all those delicious sweets.I am definitely making few of those :)

    Kudos to you for all these creative and amazingly unique photographs.Keep up the good work Sia!!

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a huge packed post! I'm impressed! I love the look of your panna cotta...they're beautifully presented too. Your Diwali guests will be very lucky! X

  5. Sia! Your blog is wonderful....Happy Diwali and now I am spoilt for choice as to what to make for diwali :) So difficult to choose all the sweets look tempting!


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