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"Healthy Indulgences: Fig, Almond Diya sweets To Illuminate Your Celebrations."

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Festivals of light are celebrated worldwide to symbolize the triumph of light over darkness. These festivals encompass a variety of cultural and religious traditions, from Diwali in India, which represents the victory of good over evil, to Hanukkah in Judaism, which commemorates the miracle of the temple's menorah. Christmas, Kwanzaa, Loy Krathong, and Saint Martin's Day people worldwide prepare to celebrate uniquely. All these festivals bring communities together, creating warmth and a sense of unity through the symbolism of illumination. The joy of celebrations is incomplete without sweets. They hold immense cultural, traditional, and symbolic significance, making them an integral part of any festivity.

Vegan Diya sweet

Indulging in sweets is a surefire way to satisfy your sweet tooth and add flavor to your meals. Moderation is essential, but there's no denying the simple pleasure of indulging in a sweet treat. Do you want to make a healthy, easy, and delicious dessert? Look no further! This festive season, make an easy, sweet/snack without any refined sugar or dairy with your family shaped like a Diya (small earthen lamp) that tastes fantastic. I have made this recipe with almond flour, desiccated coconut, dates, and figs. With this recipe, you won't even need a stove. Your trusty food processor will be more than enough to create a mouth-watering delicacy. Make it a fun project and involve your kids or grandkids to create a festive atmosphere. Preparing sweets together allows families to bond and spend quality time in the kitchen. Trust me, it'll be a hit.

Makes- 12

Preparation Time -25 mins

Cooking Time- 0 min

Total time – 25 mins

Fig almond diya sweet ingredients


For diya/shell

Date- 15 (chopped)

Dried figs – 10 (chopped)

Almond flour- ¼ cup

For filling

Almond Flour – 1 cup

Desiccated coconut - ½ cup

Cardamom powder- 5-6 pods

Saffron Threads- 14-15

Molasses – 1 tbsp

For garnishing

Pistachio – 10 (chopped)

Dried rose petals


1. For filling, Add 1 cup of almond flour, ½ cup coconut flour, cardamom powder, saffron threads, and molasses to the food processor. Process it on high speed for 5-7mins. You will see oil from coconut flour and almond flour oozing, making the filling a dough-like consistency. Take it out in a bowl.

Making fig almond diya sweet

Blending almond flour and dessicated coconut

almond flour, dessicated coconut dough

2. Add chopped figs, dates, and 1/4th cup of almond flour. Process it for 5 minutes at high speed. Take the mixture out of the bowl. Make 12 small lemon-sized balls with the dough and shape the balls like diya (small earthen lamp), as the pictures suggest.

fig almond dough

Fig almond ball

Fig almond diya

3. To assemble, add the filling into the diya or shell.

Fig almond diya

4. Garnish it with chopped pistachios and rose petals.

5. Enjoy

Fig almond Diya sweet

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Very Creative , wholesome and mouth watering sweets!! 😋 Thanks for sharing Shruti!!

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Thank you so much! Glad you liked it 😍

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