Diwali is a time for pampering yourself with delicious, traditional sweets such mouthwatering pedas, laddoos and barfi. On this day, people wear new clothes and share gifts and sweets with their friends and relatives. Women start preparing different sweets and delicacies in their houses. But this tradition is fading out due to the attractive gift-packs offered by the shops. The most spectacular scene is the sweet shops. Among the sweets of Diwali there are barfis(Diamond shaped desert), rasgullas and varieties of laddos etc. People are lined up to buy them.
Diwali has also become "the festival of sweets".
Exchanging sweets has become a part of the tradition.
Different sweets are also offered as "prasads" in Laxmi
Ganesh Puja on Diwali.Thus they become an integral part of Diwali.
Some of the popular diwali Mithai are-
Barfi: This special sweet is made of milk and sugar,
garnished with cardamom and pistachios.
Jalebi: Another well renowned Indian mithai ,Jalebis are
made of sugar and besan (gram four).
Ras Malai: Another Diwali special Sweet is rasmalai.It is
made of home-made curd cheese served in a sweetened cream sauce.
Kajukatli: A soft diamond shaped sweet made from freshly
Peda: Pedas are synonymous to Diwali . Agra pedas are
Gulab Jamun: Gulab jamun is favourite to many Indians.
Moti Choor Ladoo: The most famous of all Indian sweets.
Round in shape, made of besan and consisting of cardamom,
pistaschio, and a touch of saffron.
Badam Barfi: Square shaped Barfi made from Almonds and
topped with cardamom seeds and pistachio nuts.
Rasgulla: These round sweets hail from Bengal. They are
white in color and come with a tasty syrup.