Saturday 11 November 2023

Diwali- A Festival of Lights and Diwali Mithai Ideas


Diwali: A Festival of Lights

Diwali, the festival of lights, holds a special place in my heart as it spans over four days, each brimming with joy and tradition. The first day, Dhanteras, sets the tone for the festivities as we embark on a journey of prosperity and wealth. It's a time when homes are adorned with lamps, and the sparkle of new purchases fills the air.

Day 2: Kali Chaudas

As the second day, Kali Chaudas, unfolds, we find ourselves immersed in the rituals of warding off negative energies. This day carries a sense of purification, both spiritually and physically. The lights continue to flicker, dispelling darkness and inviting positivity into our lives.

Day 3: Diwali Day

The third day, the grand Diwali itself, is a culmination of excitement and devotion. Families come together, temples resonate with prayers, and the air is filled with the sounds of joyous celebrations. Diyas (lamps) are lit, symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness.

Day 4: New Year's Day

As the fourth day dawns, we welcome the New Year with open arms. It's a time for reflection, resolutions, and fresh beginnings. The entire celebration wraps up in a crescendo of fireworks, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil.

In these moments, we gather with family, attend temples, and share laughter, making memories that linger long after the last firecracker has faded away. The aroma of homemade Diwali sweets fills our homes, a sweet offering to the gods and a gesture of love shared among family and friends. Diwali is not just a festival; it's a tapestry woven with threads of tradition, togetherness, and the radiant glow of a thousand lights.

 Below I am sharing some of my favourite Mithai, Diwali Sweets:

Coconut Ladoos

Coconut Ladoos, three flavours, plain, rose and Chocolate and Vanilla Flavours. A delicious and tasty Indian sweet dish made with three simple ingredients; desiccated coconut, condensed milk and milk powder. This basic ladoo mix can be flavoured in any way to suit your taste.

Choorma na Ladoos

Churma Ladoos are a very special ladoo made in many households all over Hindu households. They are made as an offering to the Elephant God Ganesh and served as an offering.  This prasad is a firm favorite of Lord Ganesh.

Dry Fruits Ladoos

Whether you're reaching for a quick pick-me-up or looking for a thoughtful gift, these Dry Fruits Ladoo fit the bill seamlessly. They offer the satisfaction of indulgence without the compromise on health. Packed with natural sweetness from dates and the richness of nuts, they redefine the notion of treats. 

Easy Shrikand

Shrikhand is a rich and creamy sweet dish that is made with hung yoghurt and flavoured with aromatic spices such as cardamom, saffron and enhanced with almonds and pistachios. It is traditionally served with fluffy puris in a Gujarati Thali.

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa also known as gajar ka halwa is a very special classic Indian dessert that is made for celebrations, festivals and parties. There are various different ways to make the halwa , in this recipe I have used condensed and its a really simple way to make it even for an amateur cook. It is also healthier than the traditional method as it has minimal amount of clarified butter /ghee used in the recipe.


Indian Fudge is also known as Dudh Peda. This delicious and tasty fudge mithai is very easy to make and is very popular during Indian festivals, engagements and weddings. It is made as a prasadam (offering ) for the deities. You can make these in different flavors by adding nuts, spices and flavourings. This simple saffron and cardamom flavour gives these pedas a slight caramel colour making them absolutely delectable.

Bombay Halwa

Bombay Halwa with an added touch of almonds and pistachios makes it a really delectable sweet that would be perfect to serve for any occasion. Delicately flavoured with saffron and cardamom, it is a quick and easy sweet to make and enjoy.

Semolina Halwa

Semolina Halwa also known as Sooji no Sheero in Gujarat. It is a traditional sweet dish prepared as a offering for religious function of Satnarayan Pooja and enjoyed by all. It's rich and creamy with aromatic flavours of saffron, cardamom and enriched with almonds and pistachios.

Easy Almond Halwa

Easy Almond Halwa is a delectable smooth and tasty sweet that is the perfect treat to enjoy on any occasion. Flavoured with cardamon and saffron and a garnish of almond slivers and rose petals, its the most divine halwa to make and enjoy.

Meethi Sev

Easy meethi sev recipe is a very popular sweet dish in Gujarati cuisine. It's simply roasted vermicelli that is cooked in water, sweetened with sugar and flavoured with Pistachios, almonds, saffron, cardamom and cinnamon. A very simple sweet dish to put together and tastes delectable.

Chocolate Almond Fudge

Chocolate Almond Fudge is a delectable sweet treat that is made with very few ingredients. The fudge is smooth creamy and so chocolatey that one bite will not be enough.

Chocolate Crunch Nut Barfi

This recipe is so easy to put together and its a firm favourite with my family. We always make it every Diwali or on special occasions. The combination of nut, cereals and chocolate makes it delectable and you will not be able to stop at one piece.

These are some of my Favourite Diwali Mithai recipes that I make each year. If you are looking for inspiration all the recipe videos are linked so you can also create these yummy sweet treats and enjoy them with your family and friends.

Last but not least I would like to wish all my readers a Happy Diwali, Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year


  1. I got invited a couple of years ago to celebrate the festival of light and it was amazing...I love it!!! Happy Diwali everyone.

  2. Such wonderful ideas for celebrating Diwali. I'm interested in a few of these especially the Coconut Ladoo (yum!). Stephanie

  3. I used to work with someone who celebrated Diwali and used to call her my second Mum. The food was amazing and something I used to look forward to trying

  4. Diwali sounds like a wonderful holiday. I love the spirit behind it, and the food looks amazing!

  5. Everything during the Diwali festival of light always looks so pretty. All of the food looks amazing too!

  6. I really didn't know much about diwali at all - so thank you for explaining the different days! I love the look of some of these foods, what a neat holiday.

  7. Marie Cris Angeles14 November 2023 at 11:37

    Diwali is sounds like a wonderful festival. I want to attend this event someday. So exciting!

  8. Happy Diwali to you and all those who celebrate. Some beautiful looking food here, such an important part of the festival as well x

  9. The symbolism of lights dispelling darkness and the triumph of good over evil on New Year's Day creates a powerful image, reinforcing the profound cultural and spiritual themes associated with Diwali. The use of language here is evocative, transporting the reader into the heart of the festivities. Overall, a wonderful encapsulation of the joy, tradition, and profound meaning that make Diwali such a special and cherished celebration.

  10. I love the Diwali festival as a whole and the festivities surrounding it. The festive treats are not to be missed at all in my opinion.

  11. I never heard of Diwali but it sounds like a lovely festival. The lights look so pretty too. The food looks nice

  12. I've never personally participated in a Diwali festival or event, but it sounds and looks like so much fun. The food looks delicious too! Thanks for sharing this.

  13. What a beautiful spread for the celebration! Everything looks and sounds so pleasant...wishing you and yours a blessed holiday!

  14. What a delightful offering! I would love to try ever single thing and dessert you have featured in this post.

  15. Reading about the festival of lights and the four days filled with joy makes me feel like I'm right there in the celebration.

  16. Reading about the festival of lights and the four days filled with joy makes me feel like I'm right there in the celebration.

  17. Diwali is my favourite festival. I love the lighting’s everywhere and the delicious food. You shared some amazing serrr recipes here.

  18. Love the Diwali post! 🪔✨ Great insights on the Festival of Lights and awesome Mithai ideas. Feeling inspired and ready to celebrate! Thanks for spreading the festive cheer! 🎉


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