10 Healthy and Easy Diwali Recipes You Must Try!

Diwali is right around the corner. That means it’s time for sweets and celebrations! Are you procrastinating over the fact that your dieting should be changed during the festive season? Why fear when healthy recipes are here?

Don’t sacrifice your hunger for mouthwatering dishes! Here are top 10 recipes that you should try this Diwali.

#1 Badam Burfi (without milk and ghee)


For this recipe, take a cup of almonds. Blanch them and blend them in the mixer to make a powder. Then, add 1 and 1/4 cups of sugar, 1/4 tsp cardamom powder and 5 tbsps of water to a non-stick pan. Let the sugar dissolve. Now add the almond powder and cook on low flame till it becomes thick. Knead this into a dough and shape it to a rectangle with a rolling pin. Cut out the Burfis in the shape you want. Add pistas or cashews to your preference. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Find the recipe here.


#2 Dry Gulab Jamun


Take some bread and cut into pieces. Add milk to it and make a dough. Knead it well and make balls of similar size. Deep fry them till it turns golden brown. Meanwhile, add 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and make a syrup till it becomes sticky. Drop the balls into this syrup and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Soak them for 5-6 hours and drain them of the syrup. Roll them in sugar or coconut, as per your taste. Serve cold.

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#3 Coconut Jaggery Laddoo


Add some sesame seeds to a pan and roast them till they pop. Add grated coconut, jaggery and cook till jaggery melts. Then, add some cardamom powder, ghee, sesame seeds and mix well. Let the mixture cool. Then roll them into balls of similar size. Serve at room temperature.

Get the recipe here.


#4 Apple Gujiya


First, sieve whole wheat flour and add some ghee or butter. Add cold water and knead into a dough. Keep the dough aside for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, peel and chop apples and fry them with sugar on a low flame. Add cardamom powder, cinnamon powder after 10 minutes. Then, add khoya/evaporated milk and keep stirring till it melts. You can add nuts of your choice to the mixture. Now, shape the dough into pooris and stuff them with this mixture. Fold the poori and turn the edges inside out and make creases with a fork. Fry the gujjiyas in oil till they turn golden brown. Serve hot.

Find this recipe by Dassana Amit, here.


#5 Dry Fruit Burfi


Soak chopped dried figs in warm water for 15 minutes. Grind them with dates and raisins to make a smooth paste without adding water. Heat oil in a pan and add the figs and dates paste and saute for a minute. Then add date and nut mixture and nutmeg powder, gulkand mixture and stir. Grease a tray and pour this mixture into it. Let it set to a firm burfi. Keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Cut it into desired shapes and serve.

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#6 Hayagreeva


Soak Bengal gram dal for 1/2 hour. Then pressure cook it with a cup of water, till it becomes soft. Add some jaggery, poppy seeds and grated coconut to boiled water(2 cups). After it dissolves, add the dal and cover it with a lid. Cook till it soaks up the syrup. Add cardamom powder, grated coconut and serve hot.

Check out the recipe here.


#7 Singhara and Sabudana Ladoo


Grind sugar and cardamom seeds into a fine powder and keep it aside. Heat ghee in a pan and add sabudana and singhara flour. Roast till it turns brown. Add the powdered mixture to this and also add dry fruits. Once the flour cools down, sprinkle 1 tbsp of water onto the mixture. Make ladoos of similar size and serve at room temperature.

Check out the recipe here.


#8 Sheera


Boil 1 and 1/2 cups of water and add jaggery to it. Once the jaggery melts, keep it aside. In another pan, add whole wheat flour, ragi flour and soya flour. Saute it till it becomes brown. Add the jaggery syrup and cardamom powder. Cook till it becomes consistent. Garnish it with almonds and walnuts and serve cold.

Find the recipe here.


#9 Ghughra


Combine plain flour, ghee, salt and knead well. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Add green peas and saute. Cover it with a lid and cook till the mixture becomes dry. Add green chilli-ginger paste, coconut, coriander, sesame seeds, lemon juice and salt and mix well. Roll the dough and make pooris in similar size. Stuff the ghugras with the mixture prepared earlier. Deep fry in oil until the become golden brown and serve hot with chutney of your choice.

Check out the recipe here.


#10 Cornflakes Chivda


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. Then add chopped green chilies, curry leaves, peanuts, cashews. Roast it till it becomes brown. Then add chilli powder, turmeric powder, fennel seeds powder, salt and sugar. Mix well and add cornflakes. Serve hot.

This recipe brings a twist to the otherwise sweet breakfast, cornflakes in milk.


Although we love our original recipes, these will keep your health intact. Enjoy this Diwali by preparing these easy and healthy sweets and snacks! Stay healthy and happy this festive season.

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