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Diwali or Deepawali is one of India’s most loved festivals. It is celebrated to commemorate Lord Ram’s return from exile after fourteen years and his victory over Ravana, the king of Lanka – the victory of good over evil. Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi are also worshiped on this day. Ganesha for welfare and prosperity, and Laxmi for wealth and wisdom.
Rows and rows of earthen lamps are lit outside houses and establishments on Diwali with fireworks lighting up the sky at night. Sweets and gifts are exchanged on this day as family and friends come together to strengthen relationships and ties. Children and adults look forward to this festival when sweets are eaten with gusto. No one watches his or her diet on this day as all come together and indulge in sweets on this much-loved festival of the year.
The excitement of wearing new clothes and setting off fireworks matches the anticipation of eating loads of namkeen as well as mithai on this day.
Many sweets are made or bought this time of year. The list of special mithai available especially on Diwali is endless. You can delve into gulab jamun – those brown and round soft goodies drenched in sugar syrup – or opt for besan ladoo – golden yellow balls made of gram flour or besan. For a change, you can eat maladu or maa ladoo – a south Indian variety of ladoo made of roasted Bengal gram.
Ladoo is a popular choice during this festive season. Coconut ladoo or naryal ladoo is a favourite throughout the year, but is enjoyed more so on Diwali. This ladoo is made with either fresh coconut or desiccated coconut, sugar or jaggery, and condensed milk. Green cardamom is added for flavour.
Milk petha is another favourite which can be enjoyed throughout the year or during Deepavali.
Kaju katli is a must while visiting friends or relatives. These diamond-shaped barfi melt in your mouth and are mildly sweet. They are made with cashew powder, added to sugar and water syrup.
Badam katli is yet another must-have during this season. It is made with blanched and peeled almonds. These are powdered in a blender. A thin sugar syrup is made to which milk is added. Liquid glucose and almond powder are mixed with the sugar syrup till the dough is pliable. This is transferred to a flat tray and spread as thinly as possible. It is left to cool and then cut into diamond shapes.
Moong dal halwa is another sweet that features in our Diwali list. It takes time and patience to make this dessert but the effort is worth it. The rich and creamy sweet is made with skinless split green gram, ghee or clarified butter, a bit of gram flour, milk, saffron for garnish, sugar, mawa or milk solid, green cardamom for flavour. Almond slivers and silver varq are used for garnish. Ghee is heated in a pan and gram flour is added to it. The soaked and ground moong dal is added and mixed well. This is sautéed over a low flame till it becomes golden brown. Meanwhile a little milk is heated and saffron added to it. This is mixed well and then taken off the fire for the saffron to release its flavour and colour. Sugar is mixed with water and heated over a flame. The saffron mix is added to the moong dal and mixed well then milk is also added. Mawa is heated and also added to this mixture. Almond slivers are added at this point. So is cardamom and the sugar syrup. This is cooked for a while stirring occasionally. When thoroughly mixed, the mixture is cooked for another five minutes or so and then transferred to a serving dish. It is served hot with silver varq and some almond slivers added as garnish.
Shahi tukda is made with fried bread immersed in sugar syrup and topped with rabri. Bread is cut into rectangles and fried in ghee till brown. Sugar and water are dissolved and cooked into a syrup. When done, the bread is dipped in the syrup and then removed. Rabri is poured over the bread rectangles and blanched dry fruits are used to garnish. This can be served hot or chilled.
One thing is for sure. Diwali is the most awaited time of the year. It is the spirit and atmosphere surrounding this special occasion that makes every treat more tempting and delicious.
Sweets are an important part of Indian lifestyle and cuisine. They can be made at home or bought from mithai shops. But why stand in long queues and fret when you have SaleBhai? With just a click of your finger, you can order your favourite sweet online and it will be delivered to you safe and within the stipulated days.
Order from the huge variety of sweets listed on our website and send them to your loved ones to wish them a happy Diwali and let them know that they are remembered on this special occasion.
Those who refrain from sugar intake due to health or medical reasons need not worry. We have many sugar free mithai that are just right for you. They are fresh and yummy and have not been compromised on taste. Try the Bhagat Halwai Angeer Barfi made with figs and nuts. Not only is it tasty, it has the goodness of cashews and pistachios to make it nutritious too.
Try the Satyam Sweets Sugar Free Mewa Ladoo – a crunchy and chewy sugar-free ladoo loaded with dry fruits and nuts.
For those who can indulge, the list is endless. Click on our mithai page and find out what your heart desires. It could be the loved kaju barfi in strawberry flavour from the house of Gupta Brothers or an assorted box of dry fruit mixed mithai from Ghasitaram. For those with an undying love for rasgulla, we recommend you check our website for the many varieties available. To go with the mood of Diwali, you can click on Dadu’s Mithai Vatika Kaju Pista Surai – a dessert shaped like a surai or a pot with a long spout.
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