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.
This is a typical and very popular Assamese dessert that tastes different but enthralling. It is easy to make and is perfect to serve during special occasions or festivals.
Serve Assamese Komolar Kheer as a dessert after your light meal of Pav Bhaji or Dal Pakwan.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kheer recipes such as
Ganne Ke Ras Ki Kheer Recipe
Apple Mawa Kheer Recipe
Thandai Flavoured Rice Kheer Recipe
Beetroot Halwa Recipe is a healthy twist to halwa recipe. Halwa is one of the popular forms of Indian sweet recipe. This beet halwa is a great option when you have sweet cravings when there are no festivals around. This halwa has less added sweetness since the beetroot itself is a vegetable with sweet taste but lesser calories. Top Healthy Beetroot Halwa Recipe (With Vegan Option) with pistachios and enjoy either warm or chilled, for a yummy dessert.
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Narikol Pitha Recipe are Assamese Sweetened Coconut Fried Pitha that is a North Eastern Delicacy. This recipe is prepared on festive occasions. Grated fresh coconut is mixed with sugar and caramelized, and then mixed with flour and milk, and deep fried to prepare this recipe. Serve Narikol Pitha Recipe (Sweetened Coconut Fritter) as a dessert or with tea.
Here are a few more Indian sweets to try
Assamese Style Dil Pasand Recipe
Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe
Karnataka Style Haalbai Recipe
Kesar Shrikhand Recipe is a flavorful and fragrant shrikhand with gorgeous Saffron color and loaded with dry fruits. Shrikhand is a popular Indian dessert that is made from hung curd or greek yogurt. Serve Kesar Shrikhand Recipe as a festive or dinner party dessert.
If you are looking for more dessert recipes, here are a few more ideas
Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe
Sajjappa Recipe (Stuffed Sweetened Coconut Pastry)
Appe Payasa Recipe
Karnataka Style Haalbai Recipe
Phirni is a wonderful, fantastically rich, creamy, silky smooth pudding that is a popular festive dish. Rose Gulkand Phirni Recipe is a creamy dessert made with ground rice combined with milk, sugar and some saffron strands for flavouring. The key to a good phirni is to grind the rice well. Phirni and that too Rose phirni with Gulkand flavour is an ultimate comfort dessert in a bowl. The main star of this dessert is the Rose and Gulkand which is added to the basic phirni recipe lending it an ...
Assamese Style Dil Pasand Recipe (Stuffed Sweet Puris) is a traditional sweet puri with rich and delicious filling of khoya-coconut-raisins from the Assamese cuisine is a special dish that can be included to your festival recipe collections or even for treating your guests during your party. A very delicious sweet which is hard to resist and I’m sure you can’t stop just at one. Perfectly puffed puris with just the right amount of stuffing makes every bite a crunchy-sweet-heaven. Try this Assamese ...
Easy Vegan Date Roll Recipe is a sweet dessert recipe which is gluten free. There is no added sugar either. Make this easy to prepare dessert and impress your guests in your next tea party or dinner party. Serve Easy Vegan Date Roll Recipe along with other assorted desserts after dinner.
If you like this recipe, you could also try our other dessert recipes like
Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd
Pista Sandesh Recipe
Microwave Oats Milk Halwa Recipe
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Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe is a simple, delicious Assamese/ Bengali dessert made with rice, milk, bay leaf and date palm jaggery. The dish is pretty easy to make and the outcome is really creamy tempting bowlful of dessert. Nolen gur jaggery gives this dish a unique taste. Serve Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe as a dessert recipe.
Here are a few more Nolen gur recipes that you can also try
Bengali Chirer Payesh
Nolen Chawal Bhog
Kheer Puli Pitha
Nolen Gur Panna Cotta
Averekallu Rava Laddu Recipe (Field Beans Semolina Balls Recipe) is a creative way of using the field beans in a sweet. Usually the field beans or the avarekallu is used only in savory curries or in savory puddings like avarekallu upma but very few knew that these beans give a good taste once it is used to make this sweet. The laddu is crunchy and soft and is made especially during the Avarekallu season.
Serve the Averekallu Rava Laddu Recipe (Field Beans Semolina Balls Recipe) as a dessert after ...
Sakkare Achhu Recipe is a Festive Sugar Candy that is prepared specially during Sankranti to distribute among the kith and kin. These candies are melt in mouth, sugary sweet that is made out of purified sugar syrup moulded in wooden moulds to make the sugar figurines. Make sure you get nice traditional wooden acchu-moulds. If you do not have one, you can also do this recipe on silicon moulds. Sakkare achhu is traditionally distributed with sugar cane and ellu bella on Sankranti festival. You ...
Karnataka Style Sajjappa Recipe is the deep fried sweet recipe made with sweetened coconut stuffing within a pastry dough made with rava and maida. It is a festive recipe that is served as a part of meals in Karnataka. Serve Sajjappa Recipe as a dessert during house parties.
Here are more Indian Sweet recipes to try
Uparghi Laadu Recipe (Whole Wheat Flour & Banana Squares)
Karnataka Style Haalbai Recipe
Andhra Style Pappulo Undrallu Recipe
Kaanole Recipe (Maharashtrian Steamed ...
Mango Ladoo Recipe tastes so good and they are completely different from the regular ladoos. It can be made instantly with just three ingredients. If you have any sudden guests in home and you have homemade mango puree, you can prepare this for them during mango season. Serve Mango Ladoo Recipe during tea time or as a dessert.
Here are few more ladoos to try
Red Poha & Flax Seeds Ladoo Recipe
Narkel Naru - Ladoo Recipe With Grated Coconut
Churma Ladoo Recipe (Atta/Whole Wheat Ladoo)
Kordoi are fried Assamese snacks that have both sweet and savoury versions, particularly popular during Bihu festival. These Assamese Sweet Kordoi Recipe are named after star fruit (which is called kordoi in Assamese). A simple dough is made using flour, rolled, shaped, fried and then dipped in sugar syrup. Assamese Sweet Kordoi Recipe are not only a breeze to make, but look very pretty and are absolutely scrumptious to snack on during evenings with a cup of hot Adrak Chai!
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Uparghi Laadu Recipe (Whole Wheat Flour & Banana Squares) is a recipe of a ladoo that doesn’t look like round. This is a traditional recipe from Gujarat and is made during winters, especially at the time of Uttarayan festival. It is called ladoo but it is square shaped.
Uparghi is a Gujarati name which means coated with ghee on top (upar stands for top and ghi stands for ghee/clarified butter). Instead of making muthias and frying them, thick bhakhris are made from dough and cooked on a tava. ...
Haalbai Recipe is a traditional recipe from Karnataka cuisine which is prepared on special occasions. It is authentically made with coconut milk and rice flour. One can also try the same recipe by substituting rice flour with whole wheat flour or ragi flour. You can serve the Haalbai recipe warm or chilled, as a dessert after festive lunch or during evenings with tea.
Here are more Karnataka Style recipes for you to try and relish
Karjikai (Karnataka Style Deep Fried Sweet Pastry Recipe)
Bhaja Pithe Recipe is a traditional sweet recipe in the region of West Bengal. This recipe is traditionally made for harvest festival. Made with nolen gur (palm jaggery), this recipe can also be substituted with normal cane jaggery. Coconut filling is stuffed in the dough made from dal, sweet potato and rice flour, and is deep fried to make Bhaja Pithe Recipe. Serve this as a dessert after meals.
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Puran Poli Recipe With Toor Dal And Chana Dal
Kaanole are steamed sweet delicacy from Maharashtrian Cuisine. Made from whole wheat flour and Jaggery, this sweet dish is prepared especially on the occasion of Naag Panchami in my family since ages. A dough is made with whole wheat flour , Jaggery syrup and oil and rolled out and made into small triangle shape kaanole and then steamed in the cooker. Kaanole Recipe (Maharashtrian Steamed Wheat Flour Sweet) is served piping hot with the Appe Payasa.
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Narkel Naru - Ladoo Recipe With Grated Coconut is a Bengali festive recipe which is usually prepared during Durga pooja and in countryside of India during special occasions like festivals. Traditionally prepared with reduced milk, here I have used sweetened condensed milk instead of taking hours to reduce milk manually. Serve these easy to prepare Narkel Naru - Ladoo Recipe With Grated Coconut for dessert option during evening or after meal.
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Red Poha & ...
Khurchan means the scrapped leftover. Khurchan Mawa Burfi Recipe is made with this ghee residual which is left behind after extracting ghee from butter. If you are one of them who loves homemade ghee over the store-bought one, you might have often used the leftover khurchan to knead the dough, or mix with the gravy side dish recipes. Here's an interesting sweet recipe to make out of Khurchan and khoya. Khurchan Mawa Burfi Recipe Made With Ghee Residual is a melt in mouth barfi that can be served ...
Singhal is a traditional festive recipe from Kumaon, Uttarakhand. It is a deep fried snack recipe which is very popular in that region. I happened to learn this from a friend of Kumaon. Made with semolina, yogurt and banana, Uttarakhand Style Singhal Recipe is mildly sweet fritter dish that is served with adrak chai or qahwa.
If you like this recipe, explore more Indian tea time snack recipes like
Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe
Alu Vadi Or Patrode Recipe
Goan Style Kulkuls Recipe
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Adadiya is famous winter special gujarati sweet. Traditionally Gujarati Style Adadiya Pak Recipe contains ingredients which helps to keep body warm in cold winter. Adadiya is prepared with urad dal roasted in ghee on slow flame along with healthy nuts and spices. Enjoy this healthy recipe during cold winters. Have a piece of Gujarati Style Adadiya Pak Recipe for breakfast with coffee or masala chai. (The recipe is slowly digested and heavy).
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Arbi Ke Chande are truly a lip smacking sweet light chips prepared from Arbi (Colocasia root). This recipe is especially prepared during festivals like Navami, Janmashtami etc and is used as Prashad in my family since ages. I learnt this heirloom recipe through my grandma. Have Arbi Ke Chande recipe as an evening snack or as a munch during picnic, with healthy nankhatai or ribbon pakoda recipe.
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Traditional Steamed Modak Recipe
Nolen Chawal Bhog Recipe is a Rice Pudding With Nolen Jaggery. This is a signature dish of Makar Sankranti festival (South India) / Poush Parbon (West Bengal). During this period, nolen gur or date palm jaggery is a seasonal ingredient which is freshly available in winters. With just 3 ingredients, Nolen Chawal Bhog Recipe (Rice Pudding With Nolen Jaggery) tastes divine as a dessert delicacy.
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Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe is the Dry Dates Kheer made with handy ingredients like jaggery, nuts, and dry dates. This recipe is an apt treat for the unexpected guests since it can be made in 40 minutes. This recipe can be prepared in the vegan style with thick coconut milk instead of milk. This payasa is also suited for diabetic people for a spoonful of indulgence as it doesn’t call for cups and cups of sugar. Prepare this Uttatthi Payasa and you will be lost in the delectable sweetness ...