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.

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 ...

Chettinad Inippu Seeyam Recipe

Seeyam is one of oldest traditional sweet dish from Chettinad region. As kids we used to call it sweet bonda. It’s a unique dish which has sweet stuffing made of jaggery, grated coconut and Bengal gram dal mix in the centre and is coated with rice and urad dal batter on the outside. The crunchiness of the outer coating with soft stuffing inside is simply delicious. The dish is usually made on auspicious days and can also be a wonderful after school snack for the kids. Serve Chettinad Inippu Seeyam ...

Chocolate And Semolina Halwa Recipe

Chocolate And Semolina Halwa Recipe is a popular semolina halwa with twist of chocolate. I am sure your kids gonna love it and will ask for making it again and again. You can make this delicious Chocolate And Semolina Halwa Recipe on kids gatherings or as a treat to them when they return from playtime, along with Curd Jantikalu Recipe (Crispy Curd Snacks) and Tea Sandwich Recipe With Beets, Radish, Avocado and Arugula. If you like this recipe, you can also try Gajar Ka Halwa ...

Thulli Recipe (Broken Wheat Halwa)

Thulli is a Halwa recipe which is made using broken wheat. This halwa has fennel seeds, saffron and cardamom which brings out the flavour in this dish. This is usually made during festivals and special occasions. It is easy to make and is loved by everyone in the family. Serve Thulli as a dessert after your everyday meal of Dal Tadka, Makai Wali Bhindi and Phulka. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Broken Wheat recipes such as Broken Wheat And Apple Porridge Recipe Lapsi Recipe Vegan ...

Kerala Style Chakka varattiyathu Ari Payasam Recipe (Jackfruit Brown Rice Kheer/Pudding Recipe)

Kerala Style Chakka varattiyathu Ari Payasam Recipe (Jackfruit Brown Rice Kheer/Pudding Recipe) is a quintessential part in kerala cuisine. It is prepared by using ripened jackfruit and boiling till it becomes a paste and then simmered with jaggery and milk.  The dessert is traditionally prepared in an “uzhali” which is a huge bronze vessel that could withstand high temperature.  This will give the right taste that is required in the desert. Serve the Kerala Style Chakka varattiyathu ...

Parangikai Payasam Recipe

Parangikai Payasam is the easiest and the most healthiest kheer one can think of. Pumpkin is used very commonly in a variety of dishes in a South Indian cuisine. The main reason for me to use pumpkin was that it adds an extra nutritional value to the dish.  This is my moms' favourite payasam which she generally makes on special occasions. When she instructed me on call, she was not sure how it was going to turn out but the pictures I sent her were proof. This one is for my mommy dearest! Serve Parangikai ...

Mukhadi Halwa Recipe (Semolina & All Purpose Flour Halwa)

This heirloom recipe, from my mother's side of the family, is a unique and decadent Suji Halwa. What makes it different from the regular halwa is it's unique and unusual method of preparing and cooking. Semolina and all purpose flour is soaked in milk and roasted along with caramelised sugar. I absolutely love this dessert for its inimitable flavours. Serve Mukhadi Halwa as a dessert after your weekday meal of Dal Makhani, Aloo Ki Sabzi and Phulka. If you like this recipe, you can also try other ...

Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe

Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu is a tasty dessert recipe made with jackfruit. It is a halwa made with ripe jackfruit, jaggery, ghee, and cardamom powder. The recipe uses minimal ingredients and can be prepared in a jiffy. It is a great recipe to cook during the festive season when you have guests coming over.   Serve Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu along with Chettinad Kandarappam as festive desserts. Other recipes that you can try are: Ripe Jackfruit Cake Recipe Gajar ...

Malabar Kaai Curry Recipe With Nenthrapazham

Kaai curry is one of the most delicious desserts made of bananas. Ripe plantains are cooked in fresh, home-made coconut milk and reduced to form a rich and creamy dessert. Chana dal gives this otherwise melt-in-the-mouth dessert a crunch in between. Rice is used as the thickening agent. This is one of those sacred recipes that I have learnt from my Mother. She used to prepare this delicious treat during festivals and other auspicious occasions. This is a perfectly healthy dessert, and it is gluten-free ...

Semiya Payasam With Coconut Milk Recipe (Semolina Pudding)

Semiya Payasam with Coconut Milk Recipe (Semolina Pudding) is a must try recipe for all the vegan lovers who would not want to miss on eating semiya payasam. This type of sweet pudding is very famous in the southern region of India, as this is the basic dessert found to be present in most of the traditional Indian festivals. We have just done a variation by the addition of coconut milk and jaggery instead of milk and sugar. Serve the Semiya Payasam with Coconut Milk Recipe (Semolina Pudding Recipe) ...

Rajasthani Style Oliya Recipe (Sweetened Rice Yogurt Pudding Recipe)

Rajasthani Style Oliya Recipe (Sweetened Rice Yogurt Pudding Recipe) is a rice based dessert made popularly during the “Holi” time in Rajasthan. It is sweetened with sugar and mixed with yogurt to create a consistency like a parfait. The yogurt can be flavored with saffron and cinnamon and topped with few nuts over it and consumed. It can also be had during the fasting season for Jains or even during the fasting season of Easter. Serve the Rajasthani Style Oliya Recipe (Sweetened Rice Yogurt ...

Rajasthani Hare Chane Ka Halwa Recipe (Choliya Halwa)

Hare Chane/ Fresh Green Chickpeas/Choliya is a winter produce. High in fibre, folate and many other vitamins like Vitamin A and C, the green chickpeas is also beneficial for weight management. The green chickpeas/choliya cooks quickly and can be added to many vegetables and curries. Interestingly, they make a great dessert. Choliya Halwa is a popular delicacy in Rajasthan. The green chickpeas is ground raw and cooked along with ghee and sugar to make this melt in the mouth halwa. A different, healthy ...

Tamil Nadu Style Badam Puri Recipe (Almond Stuffed Whole Wheat Puri Recipe)

Tamil Nadu Style Badam Puri Recipe (Almond Stuffed Whole Wheat Puri Recipe) is an innovative recipe to use almond into your bread recipe. The bread is made with a mixture of whole wheat and semolina. Then a coarse mixture of almond and jaggery is stuffed and rolled into puri shapes dough and fried. It is best to be had during any festive season or even on a Sunday lunch when one seeks to create something new and rich dishes. Serve the Tamil Nadu Style Badam Puri Recipe(Almond Stuffed Whole Wheat ...

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