Chocolate and Kesar Khaja — this flaky, layered pastry is a Diwali classic all across India! Coated in a luscious sugar syrup, it’s an addicting mithai to celebrate the sweetness of the festive season that can even be made in the air fryer! If you like this, please try my other desserts: Baked Motichoor Rabri Parfait Coconut Kalakand Cake Pineapple Sandesh STEPS FOR MAKING KHAJA: Chocolate and Kesar Khaja — this flaky, layered pastry is a Diwali classic all across India! Coated in a luscious sugar syrup, it’s an addicting mithai to celebrate the sweetness of the festive season that can even be made in the air fryer! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. Find me on and share your creation with me!
Coconut Almond Modak — soft, melt-in-your-mouth modak (ladoo) made easy with four delicious flavors such as saffron, rose and pistachio.
Pineapple Sandesh — a fun way to serve a Bengali sweet made with cottage cheese, these donut-shaped sandesh are paired with a sweet, juicy pineapple. Garnished with fruits, saffron, lavender, this dessert is as mouth-watering as it is eye-catching!
A super quick, innovative twist to the classic Indian sweet kalakand, this cake has a layer of fresh strawberries between homemade coconut kalakand.
Eggless Orange Chocolate Ragi Cake – try a guilt-free version of an indulgent chocolate cake made with healthy, fiber-rich ragi (finger millets). Enjoy the deep, rich chocolatey flavor and bursts of refreshing citrus for a pop of sweetness in your life!
Rasmalai Falooda – a fusion of two beloved Indian desserts with fruits and jelly. Garnished with some edible gold, it’s the perfect way to elevate the classic flavors that are enjoyed all over India!
Orange Kheer – a fruity twist on the classic rich and velvety pudding with oranges and chenna (crumbled paneer). Flavored with cardamon and saffron, this royal dessert is perfect for the festive season!
Baked Gur Para – crunchy and crispy, this healthy snack made with jaggery and whole wheat flour is popular throughout India. Baked to golden brown perfection and topped with sesame seeds, it’s perfect for the festive season!
Flavored with rose, pistachio and saffron-cardamom, these Nankhatais are a simple, yet elegant dessert for this upcoming festive season! These beautiful cookies are a memorable twist on traditional sweets that your family is sure to love for Diwali!
Baked to golden brown perfection with a fluffy texture, these Toasted Coconut Cookies are the perfect holiday treat! Enjoy them as a light dessert and savor the subtle sweetness and delicious coconut flavor! Toasted coconut is one of my favorite flavors for the holidays! It has this delicious nuttiness and slight sweetness that’s sure to be enjoyed by everyone. HOW TO MAKE TOASTED COCONUT COOKIES: Mix Butter & Sugar! In a large mixing bowl, mix together the room temperature butter, coconut essence, and icing sugar till it’s creamy and well combined. It will become fluffy and the color will become lighter. Add Coconut! Add in the salt and shredded coconut into the mixing bowl. Gently mix them. Add Flour! Into the same bowl, add in the flour and baking powder, using a sieve to ensure that you get a fluffy and smooth texture. Mix gently until well combined. Add Milk! Slowly add in the milk and mix until the dough comes together. Adjust the quantity of milk depending on how dry or wet your mixture …