Diwali is just around the corner and the celebrations are incomplete without some homemade sweets. If you don't want to prepare your regular sweets at home then try these interesting recipes. Here we thought of bringing you traditional Indian recipes with interesting twists. Read on for 5 easy Diwali sweet recipes. 

Dry Fruit Rabri

dry fruit rabri

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Add the goodness of dry fruits to your bowl of rabri and enjoy it with friends and family. 

Ingredients Required:

  • 3 Lt. Full Fat Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Roasted And Chopped Dry Fruits
  • 1 Tsp Green Cardamom Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Raisins
  • Handful Of Cashews
  • 10 Walnuts
  • 20 Almonds
  • Saffron Strands


  • In a thick bottom pan, add milk and boil over medium flame. 
  • Keep stirring the milk at intervals. 
  • When the milk reduces to half, add sugar, chopped almonds, cashew nuts, and almonds. 
  • Add saffron strands and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle cardamom powder and stir. 
  • The milk will be reduced to 1/3rd of the original. That's when you know the rabri is ready. 
  • Transfer to a bowl and top with chopped dry fruits.
  • Refrigerate the bowl and serve chilled. 

Gajar Halwa Barfi

gajar halwa barfi

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Gajar halwa is one of the most loved Indian desserts. Give it a twist by preparing this delicious barfi.

Ingredients Required:

  • 5 Carrots
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 Tin Condensed Milk
  • 1 Tsp Green Cardamom Powder
  • 10 Blanched And Sliced Almonds
  • 10 Blanched And Sliced Pistachios
  • 1 Cup Khoya


  • On a non-stick pan, add some ghee. 
  • Next, add grated carrots and saute till all the moisture gets absorbed. 
  • Now add sugar and mix well.
  • Sprinkle cardamom powder and stir. 
  • Add in condensed milk and khoya. Mix well. Cook till the carrot mix thickens. 
  • Take the mixture off flame and pour into a greased tray. Using a spatula, spread evenly. 
  • Spread almonds and pistachios on the top. 
  • Set aside in a refrigerator. Take out after a few minutes and then cut into barfi pieces. Ready to serve! 

Rose Kheer

rose kheer

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Give your regular kheer a tasty twist with this easy recipe. 

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 1/2 Lt Full Cream Milk
  • 150 Gram Rice
  • 1 Cup Condensed Milk
  • Handful Of Dry Rose Petals
  • Rose Water 
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Dry Fruits For Garnish


  • Pour milk in a heavy bottom pan and boil it on a low flame. 
  • When the milk starts to boil, add condensed milk and sugar to it and cook for another 10 minutes. 
  • Add rice to the milk and let it cook. 
  • Stir in some rose petals and rose water. 
  • The milk will slowly reduce and the consistency will get thicker. Remove from heat and cool for some time. 
  • Garnish the kheer with chopped almonds and serve. 

Bread Rasmalai

bread rasmalai easy recipe

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Love rasmalai? Prepare this traditional Indian sweet using bread at home.

Ingredients Required:

  • 4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Condensed Milk (condensed milk cake recipe)
  • 2 Tbsp Saffron Milk
  • 1/2 Bowl Chopped Dry Fruits
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 5 Bread Slices


  • In a pan, add milk and let it boil. Make sure you cook on a low flame and keep stirring it in between. 
  • Next, add a cup of condensed milk to the pan and mix well. 
  • When the milk reduces to half, boil the milk again till it reduces to 1/3rd. 
  • Add saffron milk and cardamom powder to the mix and stir. 
  • Take off the flame and allow it to cool. 
  • Cut bread pieces in round shape and dip it into the rabri. 
  • Place it on a plate and garnish with dry fruits. Serve. 

Apple Custard

apple custard recipe

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This custard recipe is sweet, crunchy, and healthy too! 

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 Cup Milk
  • 3 Tbsp Custard Powder
  • 3 Cup Apple Slices
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Brown Sugar


  • In a bowl, add 1 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp sugar, and custard powder. Mix well. 
  • In a pan, add the remaining milk and custard mix. Cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes while stirring continuously. 
  • Next, add apple slices to the pan and 1/2 cup water. Mix well. 
  • In a bowl or a baking dish, spread apple slices and pour the custard on it. 
  • Sprinkle brown sugar on the top and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Serve.

Do try these easy recipes and share the results with us. For more stories on Diwali, stay tuned!