7 Amazing Diwali Desserts by Indian Food Bloggers You Must Try This Festive Season

Diwali – the most awaited festival of the year is finally here! With festivities on in full swing, most of us would have already geared up for the festival of lights and joy. Whether you are attending card or poker parties until late nights, attending the yearly potluck at the office, or celebrating with family over an elaborate meal, no Diwali celebration is complete without a fair share of sweets and savories. Your phone may be buzzing with festive offers and discounts by Zomato, Food Panda, and the likes, but if you are looking to make Diwali 2018 celebrations a special affair, perhaps you need to do something different this year! In tune with the festive spirit, we have rounded up some newer and innovative ways of dishing out a bunch of traditional Diwali desserts.

Read on for some easy, tempting, mouthwatering and health-conscious recipes by famous flood bloggers on Instagram.


1. Almond Sweet Crispy Crackers aka Badam Puri

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New recipe and a GIVEAWAY✨. Badam Puri/Almond Sweet Crispy Cracker. It’s a sweet, layered, crispy, deep-fried delicacy of Karnataka, badam puri is an absolute delight during festivals. These badam puri/almond crackers, unlike the traditional ones, have badam/almonds in it and are sweetened with sugar, spiced with cardamom and saffron. They make great Diwali sweet gifts, all wrapped in cute boxes. Link in bio. GIVEAWAY OPEN ONLY TO INDIA residents. Since it’s Diwali, I wanted to do something special. Three of you will get a signed copy of my book, MASALA AND MEATBALLS and a special gift. To enter: 1. Follow and tag one or three of your friends. Please tag ONLY one person per comment. 2. Comment here your special memories of Diwali. 3. Bonus entry if you comment on the blog. Three of you will be chosen at random on NOV 6th right on time for DIWALI. Happy tagging and All the best!.❤️

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Asha Shiv is a popular food blogger and author of the cookbook Masala & Meatballs. Her recipes are known to add the perfect spark to parties and celebrations. Unlike the traditional Badam Puri, which is well known in Karnataka, this food and party enthusiast has loaded her dish with almonds, sweetened with sugar and spiced it up with cardamom and saffron. The twist in this traditional dish will surely be relished by all. Try this out for a family meal together and treat your loved ones with a dessert that will please their taste buds!


2. Masala Doodh Layered Cake

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🕯 It’s almost the Festival of Lights! To celebrate Diwali I baked up this @christinatosi inspired masala doodh cake! Layers of vanilla cake soaked in saffron milk and cardamom frosting with doodh masala! Doodh (milk) masala is a mixture of toasted nuts and spices that is ground into a powder and added to warm milk. I usually drank it at night before bedtime and it would make me feel all warm and cozy! It’s perfect for a small family celebration or as a centerpiece for your massive dessert table for Diwali or Thanksgiving! P.S how cute is that cake topper from @tealfirefly?! Also the link to the recipe is in my bio!✨What are you looking forward to for Diwali/Thanksgiving? . . . . #desidesserts #milkandcardamom #diwali #mithai #diwalidesserts #milkbar #cake #doodhmasala #doodh #milkcake #masala #masaladoodh #feedfeed #f52grams #thebakefeed #baking #dessert #recipe #sffoodblogger #sfblogger #foodglooby #food #browngirlmagazine #indianfood #indiandessert #indianfoodbloggers

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Cake for Diwali? Why not! California-based Hetal Vasavada is a food photographer and recipe developer. Her experimentation style is purely Indian. This Diwali, she introduces you to a delicious vanilla cake. Don’t get fooled by the cake’s plain appearance; it has a rich, Indian spiced milk aka masala doodh flavor, and it is covered with a generous layer of cardamom frosting. The best part? Her step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, encouraging even non-bakers to try her spicy masala cake recipe.


3. Coconut and Masala Doodh Cake Dough Balls

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✨I have some more Diwali goodies! Instead of traditional laddoos, try these out instead! I took some leftover cake scraps and made these coconut and doodh masala cake balls! Just take 3 cups of cake crumbs and mix in 1/4 to 1/3 cup of coconut milk until it comes together into one big cake ball. Roll out one tablespoon worth of dough into a ball and repeat until all the dough is gone. Then rub your hands with some melted white chocolate and roll the balls gently in between yours hands so that it is lightly coated with the chocolate and drop it into a bowl with 1/2 cup of toasted finely shredded unsweetened coconut and 1/4 cup doodh masala (recipe link in my bio!). Roll the cake balls around until they are fully coated. Place them on a plate and finish coating each ball. Let them set for 15 minutes. P.S these are perfect for mailing if you want to send something sweet for the New Year to your friends and family that are far away! 📦 Also the Diwali sign is from @tealfirefly! . . . . #diwalidesserts #masaladoodh #f52grams #milkandcardamom #feedfeed #laddoos #cakeballs #cardamom #dessert #sweet #indianfood #indiandesserts #indianfoodbloggers #desidesserts #desi

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If you do try Hetal’s masala doodh cake, you will likely end up with a bowl full of milkandcardamom cake scraps. While you can gorge them up (and feel guilty), you can use all the scraps to make an entirely new dish! Try out this coconut and masala doodh cake ball recipe. These are going to give the neighbor aunty’s besan laddoos a run for life!


4. Motichoor Laddoo Cheesecake Jars


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{New} Motichoor Ladoo Cheesecake Jars! 😍😋- the show stopper dessert for your Diwali party! 🙌 So excited to share the recipe for this fun fusion dessert with you guys which combines two of my favorite desserts- motichoor ladoo & cheesecake! 🤗 Layers of no-bake cheesecake, crumbled ladoo and a crust made of parle-g biscuits, this is as decadent as it can get! ❤️ . I garnished these jars with nuts & chandi ka vark (edible silver leaves) to make it look festive! Don’t they look pretty?😍 This new recipe is on the blog, click link in profile to check it out! Have a wonderful day you guys! . . . . . . #recipe #indiandessert #diwali #diwali2018 #diwalidesserts #diwalirecipes #goodfoodindia #walkwithindia @goodfoodindia @foodtalkindia @ndtv_food @bbcgoodfoodindia @walkwithindia #eeeeeats #fusiondessert #indiandessert #bonappetit #foodphotography #f52grams #foodstyling #dessertfirst #getinmybelly #foodstagram #nomnom #indianfusionfood #mithai

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Manali Singh is a food blogger and author of Vegetarian Indian Cooking With Your Instant Pot, comprising 75 traditional Indian recipes for all occasions. This Diwali, Manali is giving us some serious fusion goals with her no-bake motichoor cheesecake jar recipe. This mouth-watering dessert has the right punch of traditional and modern spirits, blended perfectly to create this drool-worthy dessert. Go sassy this festive season as you cook with Manali!


5. Chocolate Cupcakes Made with Olive Oil

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Don’t you love it when accidentally you make a perfect recipe? The first time these One Bowl Olive Oil Chocolate Cupcakes happened was on a lazy Sunday. I tweaked my goto chocolate cake recipe a little bit and to my biggest surprise, the batter got distributed equally into 12 cups. Resulting into airy, moist perfect cupcakes! Since then I have tried it a few more times and so did few of my friends 😍 Detail RECIPE of that easy and tasty Cupcakes along with a VIDEO is now up on the blog, link in profile 👆Go bake these, you will love it too! . . . . . #playfulcooking #cake #cupcakes #chocolate #easyrecipes #easybaking #thefeedfeed #feedfeedchocolate #dessert #sweet #fridaymood #hautecuisines #huffposttaste #buzzfeedtasty #easydessert #cupcakestagram #thekitchn #eeeeeats #foodies #foodphotography #foodstyling #beautifulfood #onmytable #lifeandthyme #weekendbaking

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Kankana Saxena is a food photographer and recipe developer based in California. She loves to experiment with her ideas on different food recipes, true to her Insta avatar ‘playful cooking’! She has shared a perfect recipe for chocolate cupcakes that too with olive oil. These cupcakes are not only appetizing to look at, but they are also healthier than other deep-fried snacks. Check out her recipe to make this lip-smacking dessert this Diwali. Who says healthy cannot be tasty?


6. Angoori Rasmalai


Archana’s Kitchen is a very famous name in almost all the households even mildly obsessed with cookery shows. All her recipes have a twist and yet are incredibly simple to make. Her YouTube channel and app are on fire. This Diwali, her new fusion of the Bengali rasmalai dressed with dry fruits, is something a food lover will not miss to try. The angoori rasmalai with cottage cheese is a healthy recipe keeping in mind the health-conscious folks. Why not go ahead and whip up some?

7. Banana Walnut Loaf Cake

Kartik Khanna, the genius behind Thekitchenfoodie, is not only an amateur cook but also a food photographer and loves to experiment cooking. If you are looking for yummy but healthy food goals, hop on to his Insta feed. This Diwali, Kartik shares an experimental recipe. He has come up with nutritious banana cake loaded with walnuts that is crumbly and utterly delicious. Perfect for the unannounced tea-time visitors or those midnight cravings.



Give these amazing recipes by established social media bloggers a try and earn some brownie points (or laddoos?) this festive season. Besides, isn’t it a great feeling to get some extra pats on the back from family and friends for making them gorge on some super delicious food? That is a win-win!

On that note, Team Evangio wishes you a Happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year! 😊


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