Finally, Diwali is here, and we all are excited about the most awaited festival. It is the best time to celebrate with lights, Diwali gifts and lots of delicious sweets. Since ages, sweets and delicacies have been an important part of every Indian festival. Diwali also brings a plethora of mouth-watering sweets and delicacies with it. There are different types of Diwali sweets and snacks that are a treat for all of us. Hence, there are some festive delicacies that are a must for Diwali. If you are confused about what they are, then we have got you a list of important delicacies for Diwali. 


It is a deeply fried Gujarati snack that is made up of chickpea flour. It is a very popular tea time snack that is widely sold all across the country. It is very soft to eat, unlike other Indian snacks. Gathiya is a thicker form of sev that is found in many other flavours such as masala gathiya, pudina gathiya, or just a plain salted gathiya.


If there is any Diwali sweet that looks cheesy, then it is for sure the Rasmalai. It is an oval and flat cheesecake soaked in milk syrup that is flavored with Kesar and cardamom. It has originated from West Bengal, and now every Indian has this on the top of their favorites. The other variant of Rasmalai is Rasgulla, which is also around cheese ball soaked in sugar syrup. 

Gulab Jamun

This Indian delicacy is a favorite of every person for decades. It can be called the king of sweets due to its amazing spongy texture and tastes delicious. It is made up of khoya, which is made by boiling milk until it turns into a dough. With this soft dough, they make small balls and then fry them. After deep frying, they are soaked in thick sugar syrup for a sweet taste. Gulab Jamun is garnished with almonds, pistachios, and many other nuts. A box of Gulab Jamuns can be a perfect and delectable Diwali Gift for kids.   


It has originated from the Indian subcontinent and is known as gil-e-firdaus, payasam, or ferni. Kheer is an Indian rice pudding that is the most loved Diwali dessert because of its yummy taste. It is made by boiling rice, sugar, and milk until it turns thick. Then it is garnished with raisins, cashews, almonds, Kesar, cardamom, and pistachios.


Barfis are the most loved sweet that come in various shapes like diamond, square, or circle. A few different types of Kaju Barfi, besan barfi, and pista barfi. The flavor of barfi is enhanced with fruits, nuts, and spices. Not all but some barfis are coated with an edible metallic leaf called vark. 


Chakli, also known as murukku in the southern part of India, is a savory snack that is spiral in shape and has a spiky surface. It is made up of flours of Bengal gram, rice, and black gram. They are deeply fried and still are very light & crispy.

Kesar Peda

Peda is a small ball of khoya, cardamom, pistachio, nuts, and saffron. They are very popular Diwali sweets that are made up of ghee. It takes up a lot of time to be prepared, but the result is very delicious.

So, this was a checklist of Diwali sweets that are a must for Diwali celebrations. You can also gift them to your loved ones. If you are in Delhi, then send these sweets and snacks as Diwali gifts to Delhi to surprise your loved ones.