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Spiced gram flour ladoo (besan ladoo) served on a cake stand

Diwali sweets recipes

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Celebrate the festival of Diwali with a range of fabulous sweet recipes. Make sticky gulab jamun or indulgent barfi with a dazzling decoration, or try spiced ladoo.

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  • Pistachio barfi served into diamond-shaped slices

    Pistachio barfi

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    Enjoy this traditional Indian sweet treat at special occasions such as Diwali. With the texture of soft marzipan, it's richly indulgent and beautifully spiced

  • Boondi laddu on a decorative plate

    Boondi laddu

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    Celebrate Diwali with boondi laddu, a traditional Indian sweetmeat, made with fried gram flour droplets soaked in cardamom and saffron syrup

  • Kalakand served on two decorative plates

    Kalakand

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    Make this aromatic Indian sweetmeat for a treat. It has a soft and grainy texture and is infused with cardamom and rosewater

  • Punjabi semolina halwa (Suji halwa) served in a bowl

    Punjabi semolina halwa (suji halwa)

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    Serve this Indian dessert at special occasions such as Diwali. With almonds, cardamom and raisins, it has a rich, buttery flavour and toasty semolina aroma

  • Spiced gram flour ladoo (besan ladoo) served on a cake stand

    Besan ladoo

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    Try this classic Indian sweet at Diwali. Besan ladoo is made with nutty fried gram flour enriched with fragrant saffron, chopped cashews and homemade ghee

  • Carrot halwa (Gajar halwa) served on a bowl

    Carrot halwa (gajar halwa)

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    Make some indulgent gajar halwa, a popular dessert in North India. Often served at Diwali to mark the change of seasons, it's almost fudgy in texture

  • Indian rice pudding (kheer) served in three bowls

    Kheer

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    Celebrate Diwali with this indulgent slow-cooked Indian rice pudding. Studded with dried fruit, it has a sweetly spiced floral flavour and a lovely creaminess

  • Gulab Jamun in syrup in bowl

    Gulab jamun

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    Make one of India’s most cherished festival desserts, gulab jamun. These fried dumplings are scented with cardamom and steeped in rose and saffron syrup

  • A collection of cardamom biscuits (nan khatai)

    Cardamom biscuits (nan khatai)

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Enjoy these traditional Indian cardamom biscuits with a mug of steamy masala chai. Nan khatai are notable for their crumbly texture and butter-rich flavour

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