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6 vegan sweets recipes for Diwali in 2022

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Diwali (also known as Deepavali) is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals. It is a time of great rejoicing, with five days devoted to feasting and gift-giving. 

Its origins are in old legends that tell us how light triumphed over darkness; good overcame evil; knowledge prevailed over ignorance. And this year, compassion will conquer cruelty.

To celebrate in the kindest way possible, you can get your favourite Indian sweets with our annual vegan Diwali bundle! It comes with an assortment of soan papdi made with our ghee and mysorepak. You can buy it here.

When is Diwali?

This year Diwali will be celebrated on Monday, October 24th, 2022. 

If you still haven’t started preparing your desserts, we want to help you with six hand-picked vegan Indian dessert recipes to make your festivities merry without the dairy. Let this Diwali be an opportunity to learn more about plant-based foods!

1. Vegan kaju katli

Every October we celebrate the variety of Indian sweets by indulging in them! But really, you can never go wrong with a solid kaju katli recipe—cashew fudge is always a winner! It's naturally vegan, gluten-free and eggless as well.

But did you know that kaju katli is not vegan if there’s a synthetic silver foil lining on top? The silver is made by beating it between layers of ox skin.

Get the recipe here.

2. Cashew barfi laddoo 

Cashew barfi truffles are a staple for many Diwali celebrators, and cashew barfi truffles are a nod to the health benefits of nuts—and great at satiating those sweet-tooth-initiated cravings. They're usually vegan and gluten-free by default, making them even more delectable!

Get the recipe here.

3. Vegan besan laddoos

Vegan besan laddoos are fragrant, tasty, and a surprisingly easy way to celebrate Diwali. They require only seven ingredients and can be made in about 20 minutes or less.

Even though this recipe calls for coconut oil, you can easily substitute it for One Good ghee.

Get the recipe here.

4. Halwa

Carrot halwa is a simple and classic dessert that harnesses the natural sweetness of carrots into a dish so delicious that you'll be making it again and again. It’s also healthier, since some of its natural sweetness comes from caramelization as the carrots cook down.

Get the recipe here.

5. Gulab Jamun

These vegan Gulab Jamun are Indian desserts at their finest. With just a few main ingredients, they come together quickly and will fool even the most devoted gulab jamun connoisseur into thinking that they contain dairy.

Get the recipe here.

6. Jalebi

You can't forget about the jalebi this Diwali. Why miss your favourite Indian desserts when you can just make them? Try this recipe with One Good curd to brighten your day at the office or at home! 

Get the recipe here.

Want more sweets? Check out our very own recipes for kheer, pancakes, crepes, hot chocolate, dalgona coffee and mango cake!

Drop your favourite dessert in the comments below!

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  • Ankisesha: October 10, 2022


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