Sweets and Indians are closely knit with each other. Indians love to have sweets during the course of their meals. A lot of Indian sweets are typically made from ghee and jaggery in combinations with semolina, whole wheat flour or gram flour to name a few.
Sweets made from jaggery have a religious significance. A Gujarati wedding engagement function is named after jaggery called Gol Dhana; where Gol means jaggery and Dhana means coriander seeds. In the event of a new business, work, new home jaggery is given to sweeten the palate to indicate a good start to the event.

Come every festival like Holi, Navaratri, Diwali the women folk of the Indian families are busy whipping up the traditional sweets for that occasion. The recipes in this section will guide you to making some of the tried and tested recipes that have been handed down through many generations. If you have never tried attempting sweets before, some of these recipes could be the easiest you could ever try.

Khirapat Panchakhadya Recipe

I'm sharing the recipe of Khirapat Panchakhadyathe, which is a favourite prasad offered to Lord Ganesha. Khirapat Panchakhadya is made from 5 ingredients therefore the name. It is tasty and very easy to make. Its a perfect sweet dish when you want to eat something sweet and have less time. Try it and you will make it again and again. Serve Khirapat Panchakhadya as a prasad after your pooja or serve it as a sweet dish after your meal of Maharashtrian Golyachi Amti, Tadka Raita and Phulka. If you ...

Dry Fruit & Nut Modak Recipe

Dry Fruit & Nut Modak Recipe is a festival sweet dish made in central in North India. This is completely made from dry fruits and due to addition of dates in the recipe, you do not need to add any more sweetener to the dish. It is a healthy prashad recipe that can be made for Ganesh Chaturthi. Dry Fruit & Nut Modak Recipe also can be served for an after school snack for kids, along with a Chaat Style Mashed Potato Toasted Sandwich Recipe and Chocolate & Orange Smoothie ...

Karnataka Style Gasagase Payasa Recipe (Poppy seed Payasam)

Karnataka Style Gasagase Payasa Recipe (Poppy seed Payasam) is an all-time favourite sweet for kannadigas. Most of their festivals always ends with this creamy cup filled with poppy seed payasam. The poppy seeds are ground along with rice and simmered in milk till it thickens and garnished with hot toasted cashew nuts and raisins with ghee. Serve the Gasagase Payasa after having a Spicy Mixed Vegetable Pulao Recipe with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita to cool down your palate with a sweet ...

Andhra Style Paakundalu/ Pakam Undalu Recipe (Rice flour Coconut Fritters)

Andhra Style Paakundalu/ Pakam Undalu Recipe (Rice flour Coconut Fritters) is an authentic sweet prepared in Andhra during a very famous festival of theirs called “Makara Sankranthi. The sweet has very few ingredients and is easy to make, all you need to do it make the rice flour batter and keep it ready. Serve the Andhra Style Paakundalu along with kesari bath or Carrot Badam Kheer Recipe to enjoy your festive mood in a joyous way with your friends and family.  If you are looking for more ...

Belagavi Style Kunda Recipe (Terati Pal / Kalakand)

Belegavi Style Kunda Recipe is a sweet popularly made in Belegav (Karnataka) that got influenced from Rajasthan. The sweet has an incidental story on how it got originated. One day when “Jakku Marwadi” put milk to boil, he forgot to turn off the heat. As a result the milk boiled over for a long time and got reduced. When he realized this he tasted the milk and felt it was quite sweet so he added some more khova to the milk and created a sweet and called it Kunda. It is called in different names ...

Sweet Potato Kheer Recipe

Sweet Potato Kheer Recipe is a must try sweet delicacy made with sweet potato and semolina. The sweet is simmered in coconut milk and flavored with saffron strands. The kheer is luscious to be had after nice meal on a Sunday evening. Adding sweet potato is also another way to eat something healthy and not worry about extra calories. Serve the Sweet Potato Kheer Recipe after a Lucknowi Murg Biryani (Awadhi Chicken Biryani) with raita for a Sunday lunch.  If you are looking for more Kheer recipe ...

Sweet Dashami Recipe (Maharashtrian Flatbread Made With Wheat Flour & Sugarcane Juice)

Sweet Dashami is a typical Maharashtrian flatbread (Roti), which can be made savoury or sweet. Sweet Dashami Recipe is usually made by mixing wheat flour with milk and sugar or jaggery. This recipe uses fresh sugarcane juice instead of milk and sugar. Knead the dough together with whole wheat flour, sugar cane juice, nutmeg powder if using, and then roll out the flatbreads and fry on tawa to make this recipe. The mildly sweet Dashami makes for a perfect travel food since it stays fresh for 2-3 ...

Rava Kesari Bhath/Sooji Halwa Recipe (A Classic Semolina Breakfast Pudding)

Rava Kesari Bhath/Sooji Halwa Recipe is a pudding made from semolina, flavored with saffron and other spices topped with nuts. In most parts of Southern India, Kesari is served as part of an offering to God during festivities. The Sooji Halwa is made pure olive oil and believe me it does not alter the taste of the halwa one bit. And you will keep making this halwa more often & enjoy it guilt free with the lovely taste! Many of you are not aware that olive oil is suitable to cook all your favorite ...

Fruit Custard Recipe

Fruits Custard is a very healthy and delicious dessert. It has bunch of healthy fruits with creamy custard. This is very easy to make and healthy to eat dish. Custard is always liked by kids and adults as well. This is perfect option for party dessert because you can make it ahead of time and just add fruits when you are ready to serve it. Creamy custard filled with seasonal fruit is always a winner for a festive occasion. Custard is all time favorite for children as well as people of all ages and ...

Banana Sheera Recipe (Sweet Banana Pudding Recipe)

Banana Sheera Recipe (Sweet Banana Pudding Recipe) is a rich sweet pudding made with semolina and chopped banana. The pudding is then enriched roasted cashew nuts and raisins in ghee. In Maharashtra it is usually called as “Sheera” but in various other languages it is referred to as “sajjige”, “sooji halwa”, etc., The common ingredients in most of their dish is semolina, sugar, ghee and milk while the flavor changes accordingly. Serve the Banana Sheera Recipe can be serve along with ...

Doodhi Sabudana Kheer Recipe

Doodhi Sabudana Kheer Recipe is a dessert recipe used for Iftar parties during Ramadan. This a delicious and a coolant dish which is made from lauki and sabudana pearls. Dudhi Sabudana Kheer Recipe can be made all through the year and served as a festive dessert. Serve this kheer chilled during summer and serve Dudhi Sabudana Kheer Recipe warm during cold season. You can serve Dudhi/doodhi Sabudana Kheer Recipe as a dessert along with Saffron Pilaf Recipe (Kesar Pulao) and Okra Bamia Recipe with ...

Karnatak Style Hurigadale Tambittu Recipe (Gram flour Ladoo Recipe)

Karnataka Style Hurigadale Tambittu Recipe (Gram flour Ladoo Recipe) is a traditional dessert from Karnataka. The dessert is mainly prepared during the festival time as an offering to God. The laddu is made with simple ingredients and mixed together to form a soft and chewy texture which is then shaped into ladoos and served.The sweetness from the jaggery and the nuttiness from the gram flour is rightly paired and balanced with flakes of grated coconut.  Serve the Karnataka Style Hurigadale ...

Kerala Style Banana Dosa Recipe

Kerala Style Banana Dosa Recipe is a very quick pancake made from ripened banana, rice flour and maida. The batter is made quickly and cooked over a griddle till it is golden brown. The flavours of the batter is enhanced by adding cardamom powder and ginger powder to it. It is a very similar recipe to a unniappam. As both the batter is made the same way, whereas the uniappam is rested for few hours to get the right texture and flavor. Serve the Kerala Style Banana Dosa Recipe as a snack after school ...

Gulab Jamun Bread Pudding Recipe

Gulab Jamun Bread Pudding is a modified version of bread pudding. It is very easy to assemble and is excellent for parties as it is a minimum stress dessert. It's a very great dish to be prepared by beginners and kids can help you make it too. Try this recipe and we are sure you will love it. Serve Gulab Jamun Bread Pudding as a dessert after your simple meal of Paneer Pav Bhaji.  If you like this recipe, you can also try other Gulab Jamun recipes such as Shakarkandi Ke Gulab Jamun Recipe Gulab ...

Dharwad Peda Recipe

Dharwad Peda Recipe is a unique delicacy from North Karnataka. The name “Dharwad” has been derived from a place called Dharwad which has a history of this sweet since 150 Years. The sweet was discovered by a Thakur Family from Uttar Pradesh. Traditionally the sweet is prepared from buffalo’s milk that was bred in Dharwad. The recipe was started by a particular family who belonged to Gavali community and then got famous from then on. Serve the Dharwad Peda Recipe as a festive breakfast along ...

Narkoler Chance Recipe (Bengali Style Coconut Block)

Narkoler Chanch or Coconut block is an old recipe from my grandma's kitchen. The main ingredients of this recipe is coconut and milk and the stone block. This stone block I inherited from my grandma. This stone block is used to give shape and texture to this sweet dish. In bengali festivals and marriage this homemade sweet is prepared. This can be store in an airtight container for 15 days. Serve Narkoler Chance as a dessert after your Bengali meal of Bengali Chapor Ghonto, Bengali Style Lau Die ...

Traditional Anarsa Recipe With Curd (Apoopa)

Traditional Anarsa Recipe With Curd is an authentic Maharashtrian sweet dish. It is a pastry-like snack and is made from soaked powdered Rice, Jaggery or Sugar , Poppy seed and Ghee. It is one of the most common sweets made for Diwali Faral. Anarsa also known as Apoopa are made specially during the Adhik Maas and are donated with Ghee Deepa as Dana in brass plates and is called Apoopa Dana. My mother-in-law taught how to make it with sugar, instead of jaggery that is more commonly used. Serve Traditional ...

Kerala Style Rice Halwa Recipe

Kerala Style Rice Halwa is a special halwa made with raw rice. This rice halwa is my grandmother's special recipe. She used to prepare it very often. This black halwa is very famous and made on all special occasions. It can be made at home with very few ingredients: raw rice, jaggery, coconut milk, and ghee. The colour of the halwa depends on the type of jaggery used.   Serve Kerala Style Rice Halwa as a dessert after your weekday meal of Kerala Kadala Curry and Steamed Rice. If you like this ...

Maharashtrian Dinkache Ladoo Recipe (Whole Wheat Flour Truffles With Edible Gum & Dry Fruits)

Maharashtrian Dinkache Ladoo Recipe is the Whole Wheat Flour Truffles With Edible Gum & Dry Fruits. Dinkache ladoo are made using whole wheat flour, skinned and split black gram (Urad dal) flour , edible gum , dry fruits (dry dates , grated dry coconut , nuts), sugar and ghee. All the ingredients used in the recipe provide warmth and energy to our body which is much required during winters.  These nutritious melt in mouth ladoos are very delicious and can be taken with warm glass of ...

Chalimidi Recipe

Andhra dishes are not just known for its spice levels. It is also known for the delicious, authentic and humble sweet dishes. Most of the south Indian sweet recipes are made of jaggery and chalimidi is one such sweet dish which is specially made during festivals like Ugadi, and other auspicious days. This traditional dish is very easy to prepare and needs just a few ingredients. If you do not have access to jaggery or don’t like jaggery then you can substitute jaggery with sugar. But to get tradition ...

Pineapple Mawa Delight Recipe

Pineapple Mawa Delight Recipe in this recipe fresh pineapple is cooked with saffron along with nuts And mixed with sponge cake. It has its unique texture and taste. You can serve Pineapple Mawa Delight Recipe as a dinner dessert dish and even for potlucks. You can serve Pineapple Mawa Delight Recipe with Khichdi Kadhi and Batata Nu Shaak ( The Classic Comfort Food of India) or Thengai Sadam Recipe (A Quick and Healthy Coconut Rice). If you like this recipe, try more recipes ...

Karantaka Style Seke Undlaka/ Undlige Recipe (Mini steamed sweet dumplings Recipe)

Karnataka Style Seke Undlaka/ Undlige Recipe (Mini steamed sweet dumplings Recipe) in other words known as the “ammini kozkhattai” is also adapted by the kannadigas. The word “seke” translates to steam and “undlaka” translates to small dumpling. It is made with rice flour and rolled into small dumpling and tossed with jaggery and coconut. Serve the Karnataka Style Seke Undlaka/ Undlige Recipe (Mini steamed sweet dumplings Recipe) after a nice meal of Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe (Spiced ...

Konkani Style Patholi/Kadabu Recipe (Sweet Dumpling Recipe)

Konkani Style Patholi/Kadabu Recipe (Sweet Dumpling Recipe) is such a heavenly dish prepared with Rice, coconut and jaggery. The dumplings are favorite among the people in the South Canara region. It is generally prepared by using Turmeric leaves, then the outside rice layer is smeared over the leaves and the stuffing of jaggery and coconut is placed inside and folded. The entire leaf is sealed and steamed. But in this recipe we have used butter paper which is easily available at the market. You ...

Instant Bengali Aam Doi Recipe (No Cook Sweet Mango Yogurt)

Instant Bengali Aam Doi Recipe is Sweet Mango Yogurt dish that needs no Cooking or Baking at all. All you need is to prepare your Homemade Sweet Yogurt or store bought Yogurt and get some fresh Mango. The rest will be done in a flash. Then refrigerate and relax to absorb the beauty of this summer special dessert to the core. Serve Instant Bengali Aam Doi Recipe (No Cook Sweet Mango Yogurt) for your guests on a hot summer day with Vegetable Chops Recipe or Jowar Dhani ...

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