On 14th November Diwali the festival of lights, happiness and love is celebrated with full joy.
India’s Diwali is one of the most interesting and beautiful festivals in the world.
Along with the wonderful festivities, there are delicious traditional Diwali festival food.
Lets have a look at 10 sweets that you can make this Diwali at home:
1. Karanjis/ Neuris/Gujjias
A typical Maharashtrian Diwali Faral is incomplete without these delectable crescent shaped karanjis. This very traditional sweet has a crisp golden exterior with a fluted edge and a delightful stuffing inside. Regional versions of karanji are ghughra in Gujarat, kusli in Madhya Pradesh, gujjia in north India and neuri in Goa.
An ubiquitous festive snack in Maharashtra, shankarpale are diamond shaped sweet cookies dusted with powdered sugar. Kida and Adults totally like the yummy snack.
Singals are part and parcel of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Soft, spongy and flavourful, this healthy delicacy made with semolina, banana, curd, milk, sugar, and cardamom.
A winter sweet treat loaded with dry fruits, pinni is a Punjabi Diwali favourite. Whole wheat flour is roasted in rich home made ghee along with dry fruits, khoya and sugar till it turns a beautiful golden brown colour. It is then shaped into sinfully delicious laddoos.
5. Lapsi Rava Shira
One of Diwali’s most humble sweet dishes, lapsi rawa shira is deliciously earthy and very healthy with no fancy frills. It is an important part of Rajasthan’s, Gujarat’s and Maharashtra’s festive cuisine.
6. Moti Pak
A delicious sweet barfi made with chickpea flour, khoya and sugar, Moti Pak is a regional specialty of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Adorned with a delicate layering of zarq, this sweetmeat has a taste reminiscent of the much-loved motichur laddoo.
A runny carrot kheer loaded with slivered almonds, gajrela is Diwali dessert pudding eaten mainly in north India. It is the cousin of traditional gajar ka halwa, only much more interesting in terms of flavor, texture and appeal. This rich, warm and nutritious dish is sure to make your heart melt, just like that!
A dense fudge flavored with saffron and dry fruits, mohanthal is an Indian dessert prepared on many auspicious occasions, including Diwali, as an offering to the deity. While preparing this sweetmeat maybe tricky, a perfectly made mohanthal can make anyone with sweet tooth swoon over it!
9. Teepi Gavvalu
In Telugu, teepi gavvalu literally translates to ‘sweet shells’. It a popular festive snack in Andhra Pradesh.
10. Chiraunji ki Barfi
Chironji or charoli are almond-flavoured seeds that are used as a cooking spice or added in desserts in India. A unique sweet that originated in Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, chironji ki barfi is consumed across the state on the occassion of Diwali.
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