Festival of light Diwali is around the corner.
On this auspicious occasion,
May joy, prosperity, and happiness
Illuminate your life and your home.
Wishing all my readers a very Happy Diwali in advance.
According to Wikipedia
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”.
We serve different delicacies in this festive season to our guests. This Diwali you can serve your guests some delicious homemade sweet or desserts.
Here is a collection of sweets from my archive. Some different flavoured sandesh and rasgulla along with other delicacies. Hope you will like them.
1. Paneer stuffed parwal mithai
Cottage cheese or paneer stuffed parwal mithai or pointed gourd sweet. Sugar syrup soaked parwal or pointed gourd stuffed with cardamom flavored paneer/cottage cheese, almond and pistachio mixture. You can imagine the heavenly taste.
2. Watermelon rasgulla
Rasgulla is a dessert made with ball shaped paneer/chhena or cottage cheese dumplings cooked in light sugar syrup. And I have used watermelon juice instead of sugar syrup to make these rasgulla.
3. Coconut sweet
Sometimes we don’t want to eat or serve store bought sweets. Everyone prefer home made sweets. Because its more healthy and you make it with love so more yummy too.
Here is a delicious and easy to make coconut sweet.
Highly nutritious coconut is packed with vitamins and minerals.
4. Gulkand stuffed chocolate modak
A very delicious melt in mouth modak. Chocolate and Gulkand are a great combo. Two different taste and flavour made these modak superbly delicious.
5. Cherry pineapple kesari
A delicious aromatic pineapple and saffron flavoured halwa. Hint of cherry made this dessert more yummy.
6. Chana dal halwa
Hayagriva or Hayagreeva maddi or chana dal/Bengal gram halwa.
A very easy to make and delicious traditional sweet dish from Karnataka cuisine. No sugar added, its made of jaggery . Its usually made to offer to God as naivedya and served as prasad.
6. Gulab jamun
Gulab jamun is a most popular dessert of India. Its a deep fried milk solid dumpling soaked in rose, cardamom and saffron flavourd sugar syrup.
7. Aam or mango rasgulla
Rasgulla is a popular dessert made with ball shaped paneer/chhena or cottage cheese dumplings cooked in light sugar syrup. And I flavoured it with mango. Mango flavour made these rasgulla more delicious.
8. Rasgulla with tips and tricks
A popular dessert made with ball shaped paneer/chhena or cottage cheese dumplings cooked in light sugar syrup.
9. Baked rasgulla
Rabdi soaked rasgulla covered with makha sandesh or date palm jaggery or khajur gur sandesh, condensed milk and malai or milk topping. These ingredients made this dessert heavenly.
10. Chhanar jilipi or paneer jalebi
Chhanar jilipi or paneer/cottage cheese jalebi. A sweet made of cottage cheese/paneer or chhena. Taste is almost similar to gulab jamun or pantua.
11. Chhena poda or baked cottage cheese
Its a very delicious baked dessert, made of fresh cottage cheese or chhena/paneer sugar, cardamom, cashew nuts and raisins. Flavour of cardamom and caramelised sugar made this dessert heavenly.
12. Coconut sandesh with date palm jaggery
Date palm jaggery or khajur gur /nolen gur/patali gur is a winter delicacy and mainly produced in Bengal.
13. Chocolate sandesh
A very simple recipe yet delicious. You will love the chocolaty taste. I have used choco chips over it, if you don’t have choco chips you can use pistachio to make your sandesh beautiful.
14. Coconut pomegranate sandesh
A delicious and soft dessert to celebrate this festival. Made with cottage cheese, coconut and pomegranate juice.
A delicious melt in mouth dessert. In North India gulab jamun is very famous and its looks like gulab jamun right? But its not gulab jamun. Gulab jamun is made of khoya or milk solid and pantua is made of paneer or cottage cheese.
16. Kheer kadam
Kheer Kadam or Kheer kodombo or Kheerkodom is an exotic sweet of Bengal made of mini rasgullas, mashed sweetened and flavoured khoya and roasted poppy seeds.
17. Chocolate burfi or fudge
You don’t need much ingredients to make it. You need only khoya/mawa or dried milk, milk powder, sugar, vanilla essence and dark chocolate. Easy isn’t it 😊
18. Gulkand stuffed laddu
Gulkand stuffed khoya or mawa paneer laddu.
I have used homemade mawa or khoya and paneer in it. These delicious and melt in mouth laddus are very easy to make.
19. Paan sandesh
Paan sandesh or betel leaf flavoured sandesh.
A very delicious paan or betel leaf flavoured Bengali sweet made of cottage cheese or paneer.
20. Saffron pistachio sandesh panna cotta
Panna cotta is an Italian dessert made of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin or agar agar and moulded. Literally meaning of panna cotta is cooked or thickened cream. And this Saffron pistachio sandesh panna cotta is a fusion recipe. You can taste panna cotta in Bengali sandesh.
21. Mango litchi fudge or burfi
A delicious sweet with the flavour of both mango and litchi.
Its very easy to make. You need only khoya/mawa or reduced milk, sugar and cardamom powder with mango and litchi.
22. Misti doi
Misti doi or caramel flavoured sweet yogurt.
Misti doi is very common dessert in Bengal.
Authentically its made of thickened sweet milk and caramel. And allowing the milk to ferment overnight.
23. Watermelon sandesh
Sandesh is a most popular and delicious dessert of Bengal made with chhena or cottage cheese and sugar or date palm jaggery.
Sandesh can be made with different flavours. Here is a very easy recipe with watermelon.
24. Moong dal burfi or fudge
Moong dal burfi or split green gram fudge.
A very delicious and easy to make sweet for this special accession.
25. Chocolate vanilla fudge or burfi
This time try this easy and super delicious sweet for the festival. You don’t need any fancy ingredients for it. Only milk, little sugar, milk powder, vanilla essence and cocoa powder. Simple isn’t it? Surprise your guests with this super yummy homemade sweets.
26. Chocolate coconut sandesh
A sweet made of soft and smooth coconut mixture and crisp chocolate. Spread happiness with this delicious and easy to make sweet recipe.
27. Dry fruit modak
You can make it in 5 minutes if you have the ingredients ready. Very easy, quick and yummy sweet. Try out this modak shaped delicious sweet for the festival.
28. Apple coconut fudge or burfi
A very delicious and flavourful sweet. On this auspicious occasion try out this easy to make and yummy fudge or barfi.
Its basically a deep fried pancake. These are fried till the edges becomes crisp then soaked in sugar syrup and garnished with pistachios and served warm with rabri or thickened milk.
26. Kesar pista sandesh
Kesar/saffron pista/pistachio sandesh is very easy and quick to make. You don’t need long hours to prepare it. Very few ingredients and only 2 minutes. Interesting isn’t it 🙂
27. Mango kalakand
Kalakand with the flavour of mango. A sweet flavoured juicy fruit. Mango not only loved for its taste it also has immense health benefits.
28. Mango sandesh
Very easy to make. Only few ingredients with mango makes a delicious sweet.
You need only cottage cheese, reduced milk, mango pulp, sugar and little cardamom powder.
29. Choco coco delight
Mixed flavour of chocolate, cardamom and coconut made this sweet delish. Try and enjoy the heavenly taste.
Sandesh is a Bengali dessert made of paneer/chhena or cottage cheese. You can make it in home by curdling the milk and separating the whey from it.
31. Steamed or bhapa sandesh
A delicious steamed sandesh made in microwave. I made it with date palm jaggery or khajur gur you can make it with sugar too.
If you don’t have date palm jaggery follow the recipe with sugar. You can find it at the end of jaggery recipe.
32. Coconut laddu or narkol nadu
A traditional and popular sweet of Bengal. The popularity of this laddu due to its very easy and quick preparation. It needs only 3 ingredients grated fresh coconut, sugar and milk.
33. Orange flavoured steamed or bhapa sandesh
Its an all time favourite traditional sweet dish of Bengal. Mouthwatering but very easy to make.
34. Cake sandesh
This sandesh is a very delicious soft sweet with the aroma of cardamom and chocolate.
35. Chocolate stuffed chocolate sandesh
Chocolate flavoured Sandesh filled with chocolate sauce.
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