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October 12, 2014


easy diwali sweets
In this post, I have shared the collection of simple and easy South Indian and North Indian diwali sweets / deepavali sweets for beginners under one page for quick reference. For making these sweets, you don’t need expertise knowledge or worry about the consistency of sugar syrup or jaggery syrup. All these recipes are just mix n cook kind. I have shared few burfi recipes, halwa recipes, some ladoo recipes and few sweets using condensed milk. Hope you find it useful. Try these easy sweets for this Diwali 2020 (14th November, Saturday in Tamil nadu) and have a fun-filled celebration. I am sure these sweets would be loved by everyone including children/kids.

 I am yet to update few of my old easy sweets posts. So I have not included them here. I will add them once I update it. Next week, I will try to share some authentic sweets and savory recipes for Diwali & then I will make a post with good collection of Diwali recipes with our Celebration pictures. Ok, Lets see the list of easy Indian diwali sweets below.

HERE is my full collection of Diwali Recipes with celebration procedures !

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Easy Diwali sweets

Diwali sweets recipes collection 25 easy diwali sweets

cuisine: Indian
category: sweets
serves: serves 2-3
prep time: 10 min
cook time: 20 min
total time: 30 min

Corn flour halwa/Karachi HalwaDates & Nuts Roll

Easy rasmalai under 15 minutes Badam burfi recipe Maa ladoo recipe
Easy bread halwa recipe Tirunelveli halwa with wheat flour Kasi halwa recipe

Easy kalakand with condensed milk Instant wheat flour halwa Dates and nuts ladoo 

 Instant malpua Mawa ladoo Easy beetroot halwa

Carrot halwa in pressure cooker Wheat flour shakkarpara Dry jamun with instant gulab jamun mix

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October 6, 2014



Malai ladoo aka paneer ladoo is one of the most famous sweets in North India. I tried this easy laddu recipe for the first time using my homemade condensed milk .I referred milk maid website and here for this recipe.Its a very easy dessert/sweet that can be made within 10 minutes and it tastes great too! Indian kesar Malai ladoo can be made in different ways.This is one of the easiest method of doing it. All u need is just 3 main ingredients.Even beginners can try this sweet easily.I used store bought paneer.U can use homemade chenna too.Do try this easy n yummy sweet for this Diwali to treat your family and let me know how u liked it. Ok,lets see how to cook this easy Indian dessert recipe-Paneer ladoo.

malai laddu

Paneer laddu/Paneer ladoo recipe

Paneer laddu/Paneer ladoo recipe Easy n delicious paneer ladoo recipe using store bought paneer & homemade condensed milk
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Paneer - 200gms (store bought or homemade)
  • Condensed milk – 3/4 cup (-do-)
  • Boiled milk – 1/4 cup(at room temp)
  • Sugar - 1tbsp (optional,add only if u need more sweetness)
  • Elachi/Cardamom seeds - 2 nos
  • Kewra essence – 2 drops ( optinal,i din’t use)
  • Kesar/Saffron threads - few ( add less to get white ladoo)
  • Ghee – 1 tsp (unmelted)
  • If using store bought paneer,immerse it in hot water for 10-15 minutes till it softens.Then crumble it well using your fingers.If using homemade paneer,no need to keep in hot water.Knead the chenna well with your palm & crumble it.
how to make malai ladoo
  • Take the crumbled paneer in a mixie jar.To this, add condensed milk,milk,saffron threads and cardamom seeds(without skin). Grind it to a smooth paste.After grinding the mixture,check for taste and add more condensed milk or sugar,grind again and proceed to next step.
  • In a wide kadai,take the ground paste and add 1 tsp of ghee(refer picture). switch on the flame.Keep the flame medium and stir in regular intervals till the mixture becomes thick and becomes a whole mass leaving the sides of pan.
  • Remove in a ghee greased plate and let it warm.Knead the dough well & make a non-sticky mass.Make balls and arrange in a cupcake liner.Decorate it by keeping a colored dot( I used a  pinch of orange food color powder dissolved in little water) and sliced pistachios.

Serve n Enjoy !


  • My ladoos were slightly yellow in shade as I used saffron threads.Skip it to get white colored ladoos.
  • Use  2 drops of kewra essence to get nice flavor.
  • Instead of store bought paneer,u can use homemade paneer too.Homemade chenna makes even more soft ladoo.
  • If using homemade chenna,knead the chena well and then grind with condensed milk.
  • U can use store bought or homemade condensed milk.U can add more condensed milk based on your taste buds.
  • After grinding the mixture,check for taste and add more condensed milk if necessary.
  • Do not keep the dough in flame for long time,ladoo may turn hard.Also remove the dough only after it becomes non-sticky.U can check it by taking a small piece and make a ball.If u are able to shape it well,remove in a plate.

Paneer ladoo

Make this easy n delicious paneer ladoos for this Diwali n Enjoy !
Paneer ladoo with condensed milk

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June 20, 2014


Bengali Chaler payesh recipe

I am very happy to share my first post on Bengali recipes , Chaler payesh. Last month I posted a query in CAL group in Facebook to suggest me some yummy bengali lunch menu recipes. I got so many suggestions and recipe links to try. Thanks everyone for helping me in finding out some good Bengali vegetarian recipes. Sorry, as I was busy in travel and household chores, I couldn’t try them immediately. But I kept searching and bookmarking some yummy recipes from various websites. And finally I made a delectable Bengali vegetarian thali for the first time on last saturday. I prepared around 8 dishes which are a must & should recipes in an authentic Bengali lunch menu. We loved the thali very much and I had the same for dinner too! 

Before sharing the entire platter, I just want to post all the recipes one by one here. To start with, here is an easy, tasty, simple Bengali chaler payesh recipe. This payesh is nothing but our Indian style rice pudding or rice kheer made by boiling thick milk with aromatic rice(Gobindo bogh) n sugar.

Traditional chaler payesh is prepared by adding date palm jaggery or Khejurer gur is used in Bengal. But I used sugar. Some people use condensed milk too. Its a very tasty, simple to make & flavourful Bengali dessert. This dessert is prepared in all Bengali homes for most of their festivals like Durga puja, Lakshmi puja etc. I had some doubts between this payesh & Nolen gurer payesh and its consistency.

Special thanks to Deepasri Deb for giving a clear explanation which helped me to make this payesh perfect. It turned out so delicious and very flavourful. We loved it a lot. I have made this twice within a week. Once with basmati and second time with jeera rice. The smell of basmati rice/Jeera rice, bay leaf and cardamom while boiling in milk was fantastic. One must feel this fragrance more than I say. So I would give 5* rating for this recipe and suggest everyone to try this yummy, easy Bengali sweet recipe if you are a beginner for this cuisine. U will love it for sure. And for this recipe, I referred many websites like Hamaaree rasoiCook like a bong and Sanjeev kapoor’s Video.

Chaler payesh recipe

Chaler payesh recipe

Chaler payesh recipe Chaler payesh - Easy bengali dessert recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes


  • Milk - 1 litre
  • Basmati or Jeera rice - 1/3 cup (Use Gobindo bhog for best taste)
  • Sugar - 1/3 - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 4 pods
  • Nuts n dry fruits – to garnish
  • Ghee – 2 tsp (optional)
  • Bayleaf - 2 nos
  • Salt - A pinch

  • Boil milk in a wide bowl and when it starts to roll boil, add bay leaf and slightly crushed cardamom pods.
chaler payesh step1
  • Wash the rice and add to the milk. Allow it to boil in low to medium flame till rice gets cooked well but it should be firm & soft without losing its shape. Generally rice takes longer time to cook. So keep mixing every now and then and make sure it is not burnt in the bottom.
chaler payesh step2
  • When the rice is almost cooked, remove bay leaf(optional) & add sugar,a pinch of salt & mix well. Let it boil till the mixture thickens slightly.
chaler payesh step3
  • Switch off the flame. Add nuts and ghee ( optional). Allow it to cool, refrigerate and serve chilled. Enjoy ! This payesh would thicken as it cools down. So adjust the consistency by adding little boiled milk before serving !
chaler payesh step4


  • Thanks to Ushnish Gosh ji for sharing few tips to make this payesh perfect. I have added them above.
  • The consistency of this payesh should be thick. So make it accordingly.
  • I removed the bay leaf before adding sugar by following sanjeev kapoor’s video. If you wish, you can keep it till the end.
  • I felt jeera rice gives more flavour than Basmati rice for this payesh. But its purely your choice.
  • Usually ghee  & water is not used in this recipe. Milk gives the taste. You can add little ghee if you wish.
Chaler payesh recipe

Enjoy this thick, chilled, creamy Bengali payesh. It tastes yumm !!
Bengali payesh recipe

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