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Edible Chocolate Diyas

Edible Diyas / Chocolate Diyas add a special zing to the festival of lights, Diwali. Made with Khoya and cocoa powder, these are not only simple to make but appealing to the eyes.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Diwali sweets, chocolate laddoo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Author Samira


  • 150 g Khoya/Mawa Homemade or Store Bought
  • 5 o g Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Clarified Butter Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder


  1. In a pan, put ghee, mawa and sugar.
  2. Stirring continuously, cook this mix on the medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes till it leaves sides.
  3. Take 1 Tbsp of this mix and keep it aside. This white part will be used for making wicks.
  4. Add cocoa powder to the remaining mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Switch off the gas stove and let the mix cool down a little. It will be paste-like at this stage.
  6. As it cools down, it will thicken up, like a dough.
  7. Knead this dough for 3 to 4 minutes so that it turns glossy.
  8. Take a small portion, roll it like a ball and then give it the shape of Diya.
  9. Make wicks using the white khoya mix.
  10. Keep wicks in the diyas and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  1. Make wicks of different lengths and thickness to give them a real look.
  2. After cooking (and even after mixing cocoa powder), it will be in paste form, not possible to give any shape. But as it cools down it becomes dough like and can be shaped into anything.
  3. Give these the shape of laddoos/modak and use for Ganesh Chaturthi.