Diwali Mithai – Sweets recipe

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Diwali is one of the biggest South Asian holidays that honors victory of good over evil and light over darkness.

The celebrations across India and the world involve lighting Diyas – small oil lamps, making Rangoli’s – traditional floor art using colored sand or flowers, decorating homes, exchanging gifts, gathering with friends and family, and eating lots of Mithai – sweets.

Our friends at Tagmo Treats have just the recipe for your Diwali celebrations at home.

Pista Kesar Malai Ladoo, by Surbhi Sahni, executive chef & owner of TAGMO


12 oz Paneer, crumbled

12 oz Khoya, crumbled 

⅓ cup heavy cream 

A pinch of Saffron Strands

⅔ cup pistachios, crushed 

1 cup granulated white sugar

More crushed pistachios, to finish 


1. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and add saffron to toast briefly. 

2. In the same pan, add cream and stir until warm.

3. Add crumbled paneer and khoya and stir continuously. 

4. Mash the mixture nicely using a wooden spoon until it is smooth entirely. Make sure to stir continuously. Mixture will start to have that bright yellow color. 

5. Add crushed pistachios and mix completely. Add white sugar and stir.

6. Continue to heat it for a few more minutes until the mixture all comes together. 

7. Switch off heat and let it come to room temperature.

8. Once it cools enough, grease your palm and divide the mixture into equal portions. 

9. Shape them into small balls or any size desired. 

10. Finish it with more crushed pistachios on top and they are ready to serve. Keep your ladoos refrigerated. 

Categories: DiwaliHolidays


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