Perhaps you've seen the lights, marveled at the colors and wondered about the food of Diwali, the ancient Indian Festival of Lights. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, Diwali essentially celebrates the victory of good over evil. What better way to celebrate the sweet taste of victory than with dessert?
That's precisely why Diwali sweets take centerstage during this annual festivity. Traditionally made with ingredients like whey, chickpea flour, ghee, condensed milk, nuts, cardamom, saffron and other spices, Diwali sweets range in shape, color, flavor and taste simply divine.
Sweets for Diwali: Recipes and Ideas
Check out this awesome list of 10 Diwali Sweets You Should Know About which covers everything from barfi (fudge-like treats) and ladoo (round sweets) to jaleebi (a saffron-flavored deep-fried dessert) and kulfi (Indian ice cream).
If you are curious about making Diwali sweets at home and worried about finding exotic ingredients, here is an easy two-ingredient recipe for making a delectable Diwali sweet known as coconut ladoo recipe (which translates to coconut balls): find how to make coconut ladoo at home!