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26 Diwali Sweets Recipes that are unique!

26 Diwali Sweets Recipes that are unique!

If you are looking for unique Diwali Sweets Recipes this season, here are 26 dishes for you to choose from!

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A special Diwali party means super special Desserts. In fact, I’m thinking of a fabulous dessert table where you have a variety of desserts for guests to choose from – panna cotta, Indian sweets, cakes, cheesecakes etc.

And that’s exactly why I’ve put together this list. Most of these desserts are really easy to make, have flavours that aren’t common but still familiar and they look stunning on the table. Diwali sweets don’t have to be the same old anymore. Give them a unique twist this year for a more fun Diwali!

Masala Chai Panna Cotta

Masala Chai Panna Cotta served on a black plate with fresh figs

Masala Chai Panna Cotta will be the perfect finish to a holiday dinner. Flavored with chai tea, whole spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla, its rich, creamy and really elegant. Make it for thanksgiving, Christmas, or even Diwali – this dessert leave your guests asking for seconds.

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Jaggery Mawa Cake

Mawa Cake served on a white platter with sliced almonds on the side

This Parsi bakery style Mawa Cake is a rich, indulgent dessert, scented with cardamom and topped with almond slices. Moist, luxurious and festive!

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Kulfi 3 Ways

A collage showing the three kulfi flavours

An amazing kulfi recipe that can be used as a base to make three kulfi flavours – kesar kulfi with badam pista, mango kulfi and malai kulfi

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Instant Rabdi

Close up of a spoon of instant rabdi in a brown bowl to show the creamy layers in the rabdi

Here’s the short and sweet way to make delicious Instant Rabdi! I’m showing you how to cut the time to make rabri in half with some paneer and condensed milk.

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Homemade Jalebi – Thin and Crispy

Overhead shot of crispy homemade jalebis with almond flakes sprinkled on top

Thin and crispy jalebis are everyone’s undoing. Make them at home now with easy step by step instructions that’ll give you the best homemade jalebis every single time. Perfect for festivals like Diwali and Holi when you want a feast that doesn’t take ages to make.

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Classic Vanilla Panna Cotta

Picture of panna cotta on a plate with a bite taken out of it

This classic vanilla panna cotta recipe is an elegant and easy dessert. Most people think panna cotta will have a lengthy process because the results are so amazing, but this needs five simple ingredients and twenty minutes to put together. Make sure to use the best quality gelatin for great results.

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Eggless Lemon Cake

A slice of eggless lemon cake to show the light airy texture of the cake

Tart and sweet, this eggless lemon cake is the perfect blend of both! Really soft and moist, this recipe is a keeper.

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Coconut Barfi

Coconut barfi served on a grey plate

Coconut Barfi is one of the easiest Indian desserts that only need 5 ingredients and 30 minutes. Who would’ve thought making mithai at home would be so easy!

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Rice Kheer

Overhead shot of rice kheer in mud pots

This easy rice kheer or chawal ki kheer is probably the most popular Indian dessert there is. Made with long grained basmati rice and sweetened with condensed milk, it’s simple enough that you can make it often, and elegant enough to serve to guests!

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Classic Cassata Upgraded with a Cheesecake Layer

Classic Cassata sliced on a worktop showing all the four layers

Cassata is so easy to make at home. I’m showing you to make it, customize it and add a layer of cheesecake because cheesecake makes everything better! This is better than store bought cassata ice cream and you won’t believe how easy it is.

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Festive Chocolate Rice Kheer (Pudding)

Festive Chocolate Rice Kheer served in aesthetically pleasing glasses by Chumbak.

Super easy recipe for a festive chocolate rice kheer pudding made without condensed milk but still really creamy. Perfect for your Diwali dessert table or any other Indian festival. Actually you won’t need a reason to make this one!

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Vegan Coconut Caramel Custard

Overhead picture of coconut caramel custard served on a white plate with a blue edging and a spoon

A delicious recipe for coconut caramel custard that’s vegan and made on the stovetop in a steamer. It’s a stunning dessert that’s light and creamy.

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Eggless Pineapple Mousse Recipe

Eggless Pineapple Mousse garnished with mint and a slice of pineapple and served in a mini jar.

Easy eggless pineapple mousse is a delicious, make ahead dessert that will be a crowd pleaser! With minimum prep, these pineapple mousse cups are ready in minutes and have a gorgeous creamy texture.

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Roasted Figs with Cardamom Yogurt

Roasted figs with cardamom yogurt served in tiny white bowls.

Fresh figs roasted with honey and served with cardamom flavored yogurt. A simple, fresh dessert which looks like a million dollars.

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5 Ingredient White and Dark Chocolate Rose Pistachio Bark

The chocolate bark garnished with rose petals and pistachios.

White and Dark Chocolate Rose Pistachio Bark looks beautiful and complicated but takes a total of 5 ingredients, 20 minutes and 5 steps to make. Also perfect for homemade gifting!

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Healthy Quinoa Apple Kheer

Healthy Quinoa Apple Kheer - a light dessert for your family celebrations.

Healthy quinoa apple kheer is a low calorie Indian festival dessert, full of fiber and nutrition and a perfect way to celebrate Diwali or Dussehra with your family!

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Eggless Chocolate Pudding Cake

Spoon in a bowl of chocolate pudding cake showing how the sauce is created at the bottom

Self saucing eggless chocolate pudding cake has a crinkly top, a moist cakey texture and a pool of chocolate sauce. Made very quickly in the microwave, truly decadent, we love serving this with vanilla ice cream on top!

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Eggless Chocolate Mousse

eggless chocolate mousse served in glass jars topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of grated chocolate

Light and Airy this eggless chocolate mousse just needs five ingredients and fifteen minutes from start to finish. Its a quick dessert that’ll satisfy all those cravings!

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Lavender White Chocolate Truffles

Lavender White Chocolate Truffles served with Big Banyan's Bellissima.

Lavender white chocolate truffles are fragrant, creamy white chocolate bites that are perfect for the festive season and holidays! Use them to serve as mini desserts, or for gifting.

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars

Two No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars with fresh strawberries scattered around

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars are creamy, made with fresh strawberries and have a creamy, mousse like texture that’s absolutely delicious! Make these for valentines day or take them to a picnic because these are so easily transportable, or just serve these individual cheesecake jars at a party.

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Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake

Close up of orange buttermilk pound cake crumb

An easy to follow recipe for soft, moist orange buttermilk pound cake which is full of fresh, tart flavors and is a perfect tea-time snack.

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Festive Chocolate Rice Kheer (Pudding)

Festive Chocolate Rice Kheer served in aesthetically pleasing glasses by Chumbak.

Super easy recipe for a festive chocolate rice kheer pudding made without condensed milk but still really creamy. Perfect for your Diwali dessert table or any other Indian festival. Actually you won’t need a reason to make this one!

Check out this recipe

Healthy Quinoa Apple Kheer

Healthy Quinoa Apple Kheer - a light dessert for your family celebrations.

Healthy quinoa apple kheer is a low calorie Indian festival dessert, full of fiber and nutrition and a perfect way to celebrate Diwali or Dussehra with your family!

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8 ingredient Passion Fruit Cheesecake Jars

The cheesecake served in jars - which makes it really portable.

Extremely easy recipe for Passion Fruit flavored single serving cheesecake in a jar which uses only 8 ingredients, are portable and look beautiful at parties.

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Roasted Figs with Cardamom Yogurt

Roasted figs with cardamom yogurt served in tiny white bowls.

Fresh figs roasted with honey and served with cardamom flavored yogurt. A simple, fresh dessert which looks like a million dollars.

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Gulab Phirni Recipe / Rose flavored Rice Pudding

A picture of Mum's Gulab Phirni Recipe / Rose flavored Rice Pudding.

Rich rice pudding or phirni flavored with rose petals for that perfect make ahead dessert to wow your guests with.

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