Diwali, the celebration of light and bliss, is incomplete without sweet dishes. Indian sweets and their serving styles, particularly during the festive season, have been popular worldwide. In India, sweets are the indication of festivity and a method for making a celebration more cheerful. We have concocted some heavenly and mouth-watering Diwali sweets and snacks plan to make your Diwali celebration memorable. Make your friends and family go heads over heels by serving them these baked, delicious delights shared by Chef Balendra Singh, Director of the Institute of Bakery and Culinary Arts.

Gujiya Bites

It's a perfect time to make Gujiyas. Classically, it is a fried puff with a sweet filling. Some make it with khoya or rawa and sugar, while some make it semolina. Everyone loves making khoya gujiays, as they are regularly made at festivals like Diwali and Holi. Preparation of the Semolina gujiya is effortless. However, this Diwali, you can make something different; you can make these baked, bite-size dry fruit gujiyas that are naturally sweetened. Baked gujiays are perfect for checking calorie intake, not fried but baked and full of good fats. This sweet dish is easy to make with readily available ingredients at home.

Pizza Pinwheel

An excellent snack idea for guests or kids this Diwali is Pizza Pinwheel. This dish is prepared in 15 minutes, but you can freeze them and pop them in the microwave. They are so much better than ready-made pizza snacks. They are not just kid-friendly; they are a perfect appetizer for grown-ups too. Add some shredded paneer, diced peppers, onions, mushrooms or any other unique ingredients you like. To make them, you will need first to flatten out the dough. Then, you can use refrigerated crescents and roll them out on a lightly floured surface, pinching the seams together.

Mango Semolina Cake

Everybody gets very excited when they hear the word "CAKE". This Diwali, you can surprise your loved ones and guests with this beautiful, easy-to-prepared cake. Mango Semolina Cake is a unique cake. We are all captivated with mango, and the sweetness it lends to desserts is exceptionally incredible. So moist and delicious, this eggless Mango semolina cake is made without adding eggs and milk. This delightful dish is effortless to bake. Whisk up the dry ingredients. Add in mango puree and bake.

Mawa Cup Cakes

Moist Mawa cakes or cupcakes are ubiquitous to most Irani bakeries, also known as Indian Milk Cake. This Diwali, you can also bake simple cardamom and mawa with a rich buttery taste like the Parsi mawa cake recipe. This is very easy to prepare and simply delicious; these cupcakes are a perfect chai time delicacy. You can also welcome your guest with Mawa cupcakes.