• Diwali, known as the ‘Festival of Lights,’ is set to unite South Africans on 12 November to celebrate the victory of light over darkness. Traditional Indian dishes adorn tables nationwide as Hindu followers gather with loved ones to mark the annual occasion.

    You don’t need to be a food expert to create a homemade spread that draws everyone in. Kershnee Kallee, Parmalat’s Marketing Manager, recommends custard for its versatility and creamy texture.

    To inspire bakers and sweet enthusiasts, four South African influencers have shared custard-based dessert ideas for Diwali. First up, we have Prev Reddy. For the content creator, nothing embodies the spirit of Diwali better than Gulab Jamuns, prepared with a dash of decadence that’s fit for the occasion. This recipe keeps it short and sweet and is super easy to prepare.


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    Diwali Custard Gulab Split


    • Store-bought Gulab Jamuns
    • For the icing mixture:
    • 125g Parmalat Salted Butter (1/2 cup)
    • 1 and ½ cups icing sugar
    • ½ tsp ground elaichi
    • 1 tbsp Klim (milk powder)
    • 2 drops rose essence
    • 1 tbsp fresh cream or milk
    • To dress:
    • Parmalat's Vanilla Flavoured Custard



    Beat butter until light in colour.


    Add sugar and mix until creamy and combined and then add the rest of the ingredients.

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    Diwali menu to celebrate with friends and family

    Adapted from an article by MSL.