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

Diwali sweets recipes

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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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

1 hr and 45 mins
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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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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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

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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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

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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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

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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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

1 hr and 5 mins
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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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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