5 Easy Diwali Sweets at Home
Diwali is here! And it is the time when your house and mind is filled with light and colour of those pretty Rangolis. So why not try to make sweets at home this year? Many think that making sweets is a tedious job but isn’t it fun with the family? Do try out these easy Diwali sweets that would add the flavour of sweetness in your lives. To all those calorie counting people, we haven’t entirely forgotten about you. You have something too in this to look up to. Keep reading and Happy Diwali!
1. Kaju Katli
This is one of the most popular Diwali sweet that is known for the taste and price. Made entirely out of powdered Cashew nuts, this is a vision to watch and delight to savour. Generally seen in a diamond shape, topped with silver foil, this is an uncrowned kind of sweets.
Recipe– Take about 250gms of Cashew nuts, grind them to a fine powder. Take a bowl of sugar as per your level of flavour. Make sugar syrup with good consistency. Add the powdered Cashews, add 2 tbsp of pure Ghee. Then add some Cardamon powder. After mixing al this, take it out on a butter paper and make it a soft dough. Knead it for some time. Roll it and cut the desired shape. Preferably diagonal looks are good. stick silver paper over it
The heart of the Gujaratis is Mohanthaal. This sweet dish is a bliss to have. The sweetness mixed withing the coarse gram flour granules with the Ghee taste makes you fall in love with this. Don’t believe us? Try making it yourself!
Recipe– Take about 500gms of Gram Flour, add 3 tbsp of milk and Ghee to it. Give it a mix and keep it aside for two hours. After that take it and using hands to be better, crumble it like breadcrumbs. Take a bowl of sugar as per your level of flavour. Make sugar syrup with one string consistency.
Heat a bowl of ghee, add the gram flour till it changes colour. After that add the sugar syrup with a bit of cardamom powder and saffron strands. Add the powdered Cashews, add 2 tbsp of pure Ghee. Then add some Cardamon powder. Make the mixture a bit dry before you put that on a greased Thali from which you can cut it and decorate with pistachios.
3. Gulab Jamun
Does this need an introduction? Well, we definitely do not think so. The sweet globe of sweetness just shows us heaven if you have had it from a good place. Do you doubt this can’t be made at home? Please try this easy recipe and let us know if you change your mind.
Recipe– Take 250gms of milk powder. Mix it with warm milk and a bit of saffron. Then you can add a pinch of salt to this. You can then add 1/4 tbsp. of baking powder to this. Make them small round shaped balls. Fry them till they become brown. Prepare a one string sugar syrup and let it cool. Add this fried jamuns to it. You super soft Gulab jamuns are ready!
4. Besan Laddu
Make way for the most economical sweet made during Diwali. This is similar to Mohanthaal but is different by the process in which it is made. Wondering how? Let us tell you the simple recipe.
Recipe-Heat 2 bowls of ghee, add 500gms of gram flour till it changes colour at low flame. Then after it changes the colour, keep it aside. Let it cool. Add powdered sugar to it. You can adjust the sweetness as per your choice. Then mix it and shape them as round laddus. You can add cashew, pista or almond powder to this.
5. Shakkar Para
The easiest of all the sweets. The must-have in almost all the households during Diwali time. Don’t you think this deserves a special mention? Anyone can make this! Even those who don’t know to boil water! Let us take a look at the recipe.
Recipe– Take a bowl of warm water. Add a bowl of sugar, 3 tbsp. of Ghee and a pinch of salt. Add 250gm of Maida to it. Knead it to a dough. Roll it out and cut it as you like. Fry and here is the easiest sweet ready!
Make this Diwali special. Cook with your family. Stay safe and celebrate a safe and eco-friendly Diwali. Just remember about the street animals before cracking those loud crackers. Just a reminder!