Diwali Desserts


Authentic Punjabi Diwali sweets are the best sweets.

Diwali is the triumph of good versus evil. And what better way to celebrate the win than with your favorite Diwali desserts. Each state in India boasts of dishes that are unique to the region and delicious, and sweets are no different. It’s always hard decide what to make when thinking about Diwali. It’s no shock that I, and all Punjabis, think that authentic Punjabi Diwali sweets are the best sweets, and the obvious answer for what to make. As one would say – Go East, Go West, Punjab Is The Best.

Punjabi sweets are rustic, and traditionally made with lots of buttter or milk. They’re rich in texture and feature flavors like roasted gram flour, rosewater, cardamom, almonds, pistachios, and saffron. Mostly cooked over low heat and careful attention, the desserts are rich and creamy. 

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Diwali Sweets:

Besan Ladoo made with roasted gram flour, almonds, cardamom, and butter. This holiday dessert is sweet and delicious.

Besan ke Ladoo

Creamy, sweet, kheer (rice pudding) cooked with whole milk, sugar, cardamom, topped with sliced almonds.


Sweet fried dough soaked in sugar syrup


Besan barfi is the perfect Diwali sweet. Roasted gram flour, sugar, cardamom, almonds, pistachios, and butter.

Besan ki Barfi

Rose peda is khoya, sugar, rosewater, saffron, and milk, cooked together into a delicious milk fudge.

Rose Peda

Delicious chocolate pedas (chocolate milk fudge) are perfect for a Diwali sweet.

Chocolate Peda

Vermicelli cooked with milk, sugar, and cardamom.


Panjiri is roasted gram flour with butter, sugar, cardamom, nuts, and dried fruits. It's perfect to keep you warm this winter.


Sweet delicious atta halwa

Atte da Halwa

Cardamom, sugar, milk, almonds, and opo squash slow cooked into a rich creamy dessert.

Lauki Halwa

Cardamom, sugar, and cashews, together in a rich and deicious dessert.

Kaju di Barfi

Delicious and decadent cardamom rosewater saffron custard.

Cardamom Saffron Rosewater Custard

Mango lime custard is creamy, sweet, with a hint of citrus.

Mango Lime Custard

Fried, crispy, sweet khaja


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