5 Sugar-free desserts recipes for Diwali
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5 Sugar-free desserts recipes for Diwali

Khaas Malpoi is a fusion sweet and people love it very much

5 Sugar-free desserts recipes for Diwali

Festivals are the time when the diet chart goes for a toss and the calories are welcomed. As the festival of lights gets closer, we have begun to decorate our homes and offices and prepare for house parties and get-togethers. However, if you're concerned that Diwali sweets will affect your health chart or if anyone at your home is diabetic, you can still enjoy sweets without worrying about your health. We have listed a variety of sugar-free sweets that can be prepared at home easily.

Grilled almond barfi

We hold barfis in high regard, and Diwali celebrations would not be the same without them. Try cooking this grilled Almond Sugar-free barfi this Diwali instead of choosing the ones that are loaded with sugar.


  • 500 gms khoya
  • 40 gms sweetener or Sugar-free syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup crushed almonds
  • Some roughly chopped almonds for garnishing

How to make:

  • Khoya should be grated and set aside.
  • Add 40 g of sugar after heating the pan and cook the khoya for 3–4 minutes on low heat.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the almonds that have been roasted.
  • The leftover sweetener can be added on top. Allow the sugar to caramelise by placing the dish in a hot oven set to 200 C with top heat only.

Khaas Malpoi

Originally, Khaas Malpoi is a fusion sweet and people love it very much. It is essentially made up of pancakes filled with carrot halwa. This dish is ideal for the holiday season because it is sugar-free and served atop a bed of rabri.


  • 100 gms carrot
  • 20 ml ghee1 litre milk
  • 30 ml milk maid10 gms Pista flakes
  • 5 gms aniseed
  • 20 gms mawa
  • 10 gms cardamom powder
  • 20 gms refined flour
  • 10 gms almond
  • 20 ml saffron rabdi (sugar-free)

How to make:

  • Cook carrot halwa as you used to cook including milk, mawa, pista, ghee, and cardamom powder.
  • Make crepes with milk, flour, mawa, aniseed, and cardamom powder.
  • Stuff carrot halwa in crepes and served with tasty rabri.
  • Garnish with pista, almonds, and other dry fruits and enjoy it with friends and relatives.

Fig mousse

Figs (Anjeer) is a great winter fruit that we enjoy snacking on cold winter days. Why not transform your affection for Anjeer into a rich, creamy delicious dessert for a Diwali party?


  • 250 gms dried anjeer (figs) (soak them in water for 2-3 hours)
  • 8 gms china grass
  • 1/2 tsp dalchini (cinnamon)
  • 1/4 cup skimmed milk powder
  • For garnishing walnuts, chopped

How to make:

  • Cook the anjeer and china grass together in a pan until the anjeer is cooked and the china grass is completely dissolved.
  • Turn off the heat, stir in the dal chini, and allow the pan to cool.
  • When the food is cool enough, put it in a blender with the milk powder before placing it in the serving dish.
  • Add the walnut for garnish and chill until firm.

Sugar-free Kesari Phirni

The main sweeteners in this dish are Kesar, or saffron, and sugar-free pellets. Sugar-free Kesari Phirni, a variation of the more conventional kheer, is a heart-healthy dessert you can enjoy without worrying about raising your blood sugar levels.


  • 2 cups skimmed milk
  • 5 strand saffron
  • 3 teaspoon sugar-free pellets
  • 3 tablespoons soaked rice
  • 4 pistachios
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered green cardamom

How to make it

  • Boil milk and set aside. Drain and grind the rice coarsely.
  • Soak saffron in one tablespoon of milk.
  • Add rice paste to the milk and stir continuously.
  • Add sugar-free and mix after that add green cardamom powder, and saffron milk and mix it well.
  • When the mixture starts thickening take it off the heat.
  • Garnish with pistachio and refrigerate to chill.

Oats Kheer

Kheer is one of the popular traditional sweets prepared at every festival. Replace rice with oats in kheer, a traditional Indian dessert, making it more nutritious and also make it sugar-free for your health-conscious friends and diabetic relative. Grating it with duts or covering it with silver foil will also give a luxurious appeal.


  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar or add as per taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch of saffron strands
  • 3 to 4 almonds and other dry fruits - chopped

How to make:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a pan.
  • Add 1/2 cup of oats.
  • Stir well and saute for 2 to 3 mins on low flame.
  • Then add 3 cups of milk. Add 1/3 cup sugar-free syrup and mix it well.
  • Simmer the kheer for 2 to 3 minutes on a low flame, till the oats soften.
  • Add chopped dry fruits, raisins, a pinch of saffron strands, and 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes more and switch off the flame.
  • Don't boil the kheer too much else it will become a thick kheer. When the oats kheer cools down then it will thicken more.
  • Serve warm or chilled as breakfast or dessert post meals.