Sweet Diwali recipes by Chef Nita Mehta

Want to create a memorable feast this Diwali? We roped in Tata Sky Cooking expert Chef Nita Mehta to share some scrumptious dessert recipes to relish.




  • 500 ml full cream milk
  • 1 cup boiled rice
  • 2 tbsp sugar, or to taste
  • 2 elaichi - crushed
  • 1½ tbsp kewra jal


  • 200 gm cream (1 cup)
  • 100 gm chocolate - chopped (1 cup)


  • Boil rice and milk in a heavy bottom kadhai. Add sugar and cook till thick and kheer consistency, mashing with the back of a kadchi. Cool.
  • Add kewra jal and crushed elaichi.
  • For the chocolate sauce, heat cream on low heat.
  • Add chocolate and stir on low heat till a sauce is ready.
  • In a tall shot glass, pour some chocolate sauce. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Put a thick layer of cold kheer on it.
  • Finally, put a thin layer of chocolate sauce on it. Serve cold.


Ingredients (makes 10)

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1½ cup flour (maida)
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1½ cup (80 gm) softened butter
  • 1½ cup caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp black raisins


  • Coloured balls/sprinklers


  • Whisk butter & both the sugars together.
  • Add milk and essence. Mix well.
  • Mix oats, coconut, maida, soda & cinnamon powder
  • Fold in the maida mixture. Add raisins. Mix lightly to form a dough.
  • Form balls. Flatten slightly and place on a greased baking tray. Sprinkle coloured balls and press lightly.
  • Bake at 180 C for 15 min. Cool on a wire rack.

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