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Best Diwali Sweets Recipes (Diwali Desserts, mithai, party food ideas), Special and traditional.
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Indian Diwali Sweets Recipes | Diwali Desserts | Deepavali Sweets

List of best, quick and easy, homemade traditional and unique Diwali sweets and menu ideas for your Diwali party. These Deepavali desserts are total crowd-pleasers; you can make them ahead of time and also distribute them in the form of mithai or gift boxes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Desserts, sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Kushi



Dahi Poha - Grandmom's traditional way to start Diwali celebration

  • 1 cup Dahi (Yogurt or Curd)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 cup Thin Poha flakes
  • Sweet Poha (Panchakajjaya)
  • Roasted nuts (optional)


  • In a bowl, add dahi and sugar and mix. You can add pomegranate seeds, roasted cashews, and almonds if desired.
    1 cup Dahi, 2 to 3 tablespoon Sugar, Roasted nuts
  • Just before serving, mix poha as needed.
    1 cup Thin Poha flakes
  • Serve it with sweet poha.
    Sweet Poha


What food is eaten on diwali?

Different regions have their own special and traditional recipes that they make to celebrate the festival of lights. The popular ones are gulab jamun, burfi sweet, aldoo (laddu), kalakand, sooji halwa, murukku, aloo bonda, samosa, namakpare, paneer tikka, gujiya (karanji), pakoras, chawal ki keer, etc. For Diwali parties, even street-style chaat and snacks are made. 


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 0.4mg