Thinking about what to make for Diwali this year? This collection of easy Indian sweets has got you covered! Cooking for Diwali doesn’t have to be stressful. Make your life easier by planning in advance and cooking smartly, with nothing short of deliciousness – right from traditional Indian sweets to easy-to-make show-stopper fusion Indian desserts.
Why you’ll love them?
Easy recipes – Most of the recipes I have included in this collection will take you about 30 minutes. And they are all super easy to make without any special skills. Get your family involved in making Indian sweets recipes and make the festive season even more memorable.
Cheaper to make at home – Homemade sweets and savories are budget friendly as compared to buying them from stores.
Perfect for sharing – Sweets and Desserts included in this collection make fantastic edible presents too. There is something to suit everyone in this collection of Indian sweets. They are great to serve at your Diwali party potluck or Dinner parties.
Basic Ingredients for making Indian Sweets.
You will need some of these basic sets of ingredients to make many of the sweets recipes below
- Unsalted Butter to make fresh Ghee at home.
- Condensed milk
- Milk Powder
- Chickpea flour or Gram flour ( Besan)
- Green cardamom for flavoring
- Canned Mango Pulp to make many the mango desserts
- Nuts for garnishing
Apart from these, you will also need more ingredients, depending on the recipes you pick.
If you live in the UK like me, most of the ingredients mentioned above are available to buy at local superstores like Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose, and M&S.
Easy Diwali Sweets
I have put together a collection of easy-to-make Indian sweets for Diwali from Sandhya’s Kitchen. They are not only quick, and easy but all 100% fail-proof. Sure to impress your friends and family, this holiday season. Here’s a slide show of the delectable Indian desserts, you will love.
Diwali is the time of the year when this sweet is in high demand. With this Instant Kalakand recipe, your sweet is ready in under 30 minutes. All you need is just 5 ingredients plus toppings. Perfect Indian sweet for gifting friends and family over the festive season.
20 minutes Kesar Peda recipe! This popular Indian dessert is infused with saffron milk and makes a great alternative to elaborate penda recipes.
Super quick and easy mithai recipe. You really cannot go wrong with this 30 minutes homemade milk powder barfi.
30 minutes Chickpea flour Halwa! Easy Gluten-free dessert made with Chickpea flour, sugar, and ghee and flavored with cardamom.
Mango Coconut Ladoo is another quick and easy delicious Indian sweet made in less than 25 minutes. A great alternative to nariyal ladoo, this 5 ingredient ladoo is perfect for sharing as a welcome sweet or as a dessert in a thali, or for gifting.
Maladoo is a popular South Indian sweets recipe prepared during the festive season. Made with only 5 ingredients, it has a shelf life of over 3 months.
A quick and easy version of Carrot Halwa, prepared using condensed milk ( milk maid) for a speedy Indian dessert. Perfect to serve during festival seasons like Diwali and Navratri.
Delicious Indian carrot pudding made with carrots, khoya(milk solids), and a few other ingredients. They taste fantastic on their own or serve as a component of fusion desserts.
This is a traditional South Indian kheer prepared with rice, lentils, and jaggery and served for festivals like Deepavali.
Homemade Mango Shrikhand made with greek yogurt and mango pulp. This is a speedy version of the standard mango shrikhand recipe that is prepared elaborately.
Easy Indian pudding made with milk and almonds. Serve in glasses and enjoy!
Diwali fusion Dessert recipes
Indian fusion desserts are a fantastic way to use up any left-over sweets or jazz any store-bought sweets in a brand-new avatar. You can serve them in jars in layers or make truffles – so good.
Super easy No-bake carrot halwa cheesecake recipe in Jars. It has got layers of parle g biscuit crust, carrot halwa, and cheesecake filling. To make it pretty, garnish with nuts.
Try this Indian fusion dessert made with layers of a biscuit crust, shrikhand, and gulab jamun. Try these super quick and easy shrikhand jars this Diwali and impress your guests.
These easy Gulab Jamun truffles are one of the easiest fusion Indian sweets recipes ever. Made with gulab jamuns, white chocolate plus garnishes – they require only 10 minutes of hands-on time.
Milk Barfi meets Oreo Cookies in this delicious homemade Cookie and Cream barfi recipe.
Other desserts that you can serve for Diwali or Dinner parties
4 Ingredient Mango Mousse that is speedy to make and delicious to serve for Diwali.
This semi-homemade tiramisu jar is a stunner at parties. The best bit about this recipe is that they come together quickly with minimal ingredients.
This fail-proof Fudge recipe makes a fantastic edible present for holidays. To jazz it up with Indian flavors, you can add cardamom or saffron too.
Eggless Shortbread Cookies made with only 3 Ingredients. These are fantastic to serve at tea time.
Made with 4 Ingredients, air-fried pineapples are so delicious! It’s dairy-free, vegan, caramel-y, and fantastic with vanilla ice cream.