8 Delicious Recipes For Diwali With Honey

“Honey, honey how you thrill me”…… and well you know the rest. The sweet, fragrant, golden nectar, apart from making a superb alternative sweetener, is extremely healthy for the overall fitness of the body as well. Now, making a honey dish is a rather easy task as you can either drizzle honey over a fabulous bake to make a Diwali honey recipe or just add it to almost any recipe to give a sweet floral flavour. 

Now, in this post we have shared the top 8 Diwali honey recipes that are sure to get you swooning with taste all the while keeping you healthy and fit. 

  1. Honey chocolate brownies

Honey chocolate brownies

Love desserts? Make sure you serve honey chocolate brownies at your Diwali party!

Ingredients: 

  • 100 gm thick curd,
  • 100 gm Honey,
  • 125 gm wheat flour,
  • 25 gm olive oil,
  • 50 gm chocolate powder,
  • 100 gm ground almonds,
  • Walnuts coarse,
  • 50 gm cream,
  • 1 tsp baking powder,
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 

Method 

To start with this Diwali honey recipe, first whisk the curd until no lumps are formed and thereafter add almonds. Then, add honey, oil and whisk again. Furthermore, sieve flour and chocolate powder 2 times in this honey recipe. Thereafter, line the cake tin with butter paper and oil it.  In the cake batter add cream, baking powder and soda.  Fold in the flour and walnuts. Finally, pour the mixture in a cake tin.  Cover with aluminium foil and place the brownies in a preheated oven at 170 degrees for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake again for 10 minutes till it is done. Lastly, decorate this honey dish as per your choice. 

  1. Banana Honey Muffins

Banana Honey Muffins

Send your family a delicious Diwali Hamper with Banana Honey Muffins! Here’s how you make them: 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp margarine,
  • 2 tbsp Honey,
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract,
  • 2 bananas,
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour,
  • 1 tsp baking powder,
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda,
  • 1/4 tsp salt 

Method 

Before preparing this Diwali Honey recipe, preheat the oven at 190c. While the oven is being preheated, take butter, honey and vanilla and put them in a pan and heat over low flame. Then, set the mixture aside for a few minutes. Thereafter, mash the bananas and in another bowl measure out the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix the butter so melted with the bananas, then mix this mixture with the dry ingredients. Don't overmix, just stir a couple of times to make a lumpy sludge. Finally, fill 8-12 muffin cases and bake them for 20-25 minutes. Lastly, let the muffins cool for about 5 minutes and then garnish this Diwali honey recipe with cherries or fruits. 

  1. Honey and Nut Shrikhand

Honey and Nut Shrikhand

Here’s how you make honey and nut shrikhand:

Ingredients: 

  • 1 kg low-fat yogurt,
  • 6 tbsp Honey,
  • 3 tbsp of your favourite nuts (pistachios and almonds),
  • few saffron strands and crushed cardamom seeds 

Method 

Firstly, place 2 large square cheese cloths in a large bowl. Thereafter, pour yogurt on the cheesecloth, then gather the open edges of the cheese cloth and tie them up to form a pouch. Hang the yogurt pouch from the tap over your sink and drain the liquid out into a bowl. After around 4 hours, untie this pouch and scoop the yogurt now drained into a medium bowl. Now, to make a delicious Diwali honey recipe just add honey and nuts to this mixture. You can also add saffron and cardamom to this honey dish for enhanced taste. Furthermore, stir the mixture you have so made with a wooden spoon until it is thoroughly mixed. Finally, cover and chill it in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving chilled. 

  1. Honey Dipped Balushahi

Honey Dipped Balushahi

You know what makes Balushahi even yummier? Dipping it in honey! 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour,
  • 2 tbsp yogurt,
  • 1 tbsp sugar,
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda,
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter,
  • Honey for dipping 

Method 

To make this Diwali Honey recipe, mix all the ingredients except ghee and honey together. Then, prepare a smooth fluffy dough and divide it into equal parts. Now, heat the ghee to medium hot and fry the balushahis until golden brown. Finally, dip them in honey until it coats all over it to complete this honey recipe

  1. Honey Cinnamon Pancakes

Honey Cinnamon Pancakes

Start Diwali morning with a sweet breakfast with these honey cinnamon pancakes!

Ingredients: 

  • Honey-Cinnamon Syrup,
  • ¾ cup honey,
  • ½ cup butter or margarine,
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon,
  • 2 cups Original Biscuit mix,
  • 1 cup milk,
  • 2 tablespoons honey,
  • 1 egg 

Method 

  1. In a 1-quart saucepan, heat all syrup ingredients over low heat, stirring occasionally, until warm. Thereafter heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat or heat an electric griddle to 375°F. Grease it with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. To check if the surface is hot enough, just sprinkle a few drops of water and wait for them to disappear. Then, in a medium bowl, stir all pancake ingredients until blended properly. For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto the hot griddle. Finally, cook the pancakes until the edges turn dry. Then, turn and cook the other sides until they turn golden. Lastly, serve this Diwali honey dish with a warm syrup. 
  1. Honey Gulab Jamun

Honey Gulab Jamun

Did you know it was possible to make this decadent dish with honey? Read on!

 Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup (150g) full-cream milk powder,
  • 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour,
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder,
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon,
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom,
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk,
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) thin cream,
  • Vegetable oil, to deep-fry,
  • Pistachio nuts, finely chopped, to serve,
  • Honey saffron syrup,
  • 1 cup (250ml) hot water,
  • 1/2 tsp saffron threads,
  • 1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar,
  • 3 cardamom pods, bruised,
  • 1 cinnamon stick,
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) honey, 

Method 

As a pro tip, it is always a better idea to prepare Gulab jamun one day in advance and soak them overnight in a syrup. Now, this honey recipe is basically prepared in 4 parts which are as follows: 

       1. Making syrup

First things first, to make this Diwali honey recipe start by making the Gulab jamun syrup. To make the same combine water and saffron in a saucepan. Then, set the mixture aside for 5 minutes until it sets. Thereafter, add sugar, cardamom and cinnamon and place the syrup over low heat. Keep stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Thereafter, add honey and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. 

       2. Combine

In a separate bowl, combine milk powder, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom and make a well in the centre. Pour milk and cream into the well and stir until a soft and slightly sticky dough forms. 

      3. Roll & cook

Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place them on a plate. Heat enough oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat to 170°C. Then, place one-quarter of the dumplings in hot oil and cook, turning occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel. Furthermore, continue with this Diwali honey recipe by repeat the same procedure in 3 more batches with remaining dumplings. 

      4. Soak & serve

Place the dumplings in the syrup and set aside for 30 minutes to soak. Spoon evenly among serving bowls. Finally, sprinkle with pistachios and serve this delicious honey dish.

 

  1. Honey and Raisin Scones 

Honey and Raisin Scones

Impress your guests with these honey and raisin scones!

Ingredients: 

  • 300g flour,
  • 25g castor sugar,
  • 40g butter, in pieces,
  • 25g honey,
  • 115ml milk,
  • 30g raisins,
  • beaten egg to glaze,
  • clotted cream or butter to serve, 

Method 

Firstly, preheat the oven to 180C. Thereafter, start by sifting the flour into a bowl and stirring in the sugar. Then, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the honey and milk to the mixture and mix to a soft dough. Lightly knead in the raisins until they are evenly incorporated. Thereafter, turn onto a lightly floured surface and gently roll dough to 2cm thick and then using a floured 6cm cutter, stamp out about eight rounds. Re-roll the trimmings and stamp out more rounds, if possible. Transfer to a lightly greased and floured baking sheet and brush with beaten egg to glaze. Bake the scones for 13-14 minutes, until risen and golden brown. Lastly, to conclude this honey recipe transfer the scorns to a wire rack to cool then serve them warm, split in half, with clotted cream or butter.

 

  1. Honey Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli

Who can resist Kaju Katli during Diwali? Here’s how you make it! 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cup cashews
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoon ghee 

Method 

To make this honey recipe, start by lightly roasting the cashews at room temperature. Thereafter, grind the cashews to a smooth powder then again add the cashews to the pan and roast at low heat. Add honey to the powdered cashews and mix well. Keep stirring the cashews paste until it thickens and starts folding at the sides. Finally, keep a greased plate with ghee ready and spread the cashew mixture on it. Let it cool down for about 10-15 minutes. Then, once cooled cut the mixture to the shape of your choice. 

Truly speaking, more than an alternative to sugar, honey in general brings a distinct taste to recipes. So, this was our pick for the top 8 Diwali honey recipes. How about you give a try to each one of these new and delicious recipes this festive season and enjoy something tasty and healthy at the same time? Don’t forget to use your favourite flavour of EiwaHoney!

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