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.

Easy Gajar Halwa Recipe With Khoya Made In A Pressure Cooker

A traditional mithai from North India, this delicious Gajar Ka Halwa is made with fresh crunchy red carrots or Delhi carrots mostly found in the winter season. Gajar Ka Halwa is usually cooked in milk, further the halwa is made rich with the addition of khoya (evaporated milk), giving you a velvety mouthfeel with the added crunch of dry fruits. This halwa can be served either hot or cold depending on how your friends and family like it.  Serve the warm Gajar Halwa along with ...

Avarekalu Payasa Recipe (Broad Beans Pudding)

Avarekalu Payasa is a traditional Karnataka sweet prepared with field beans. The payasa is delightful with the flavors of Avarekalu, coconut, jaggery and poppy seeds. It is delicious, healthy and can be prepared for any festival. Serve Avarekalu Payasa as a dessert after a Karnataka Style meal of Karnataka Style Majjige Huli Recipe, Steamed Rice and Akki Peni Sandige (Rice idiyappam Fryums) If you like this recipe, here are a few more Payasam recipes Little Millet Payasam ...

Kavuni Arisi Payasam Recipe (Black Rice Kheer)

Kavuni Arisi Payasam or Black Rice Kheer is a traditional and authentic festival sweet of Chettinad region. It is completely healthy and extremely delicious payasam that all your guests will love. Kavuni Arisi or Black Rice is predominantly used in Chettinadu cuisine as it is grown in plenty in the region.  Did you know : Black Rice or Kavuni Arisi is cultivated in northeastern and southern parts in India. Black rice also known as Forbidden Rice is a deep coloured because of the presence ...

Kavuni Arisi Halwa Recipe (Black Rice Halwa)

Kavuni Arisi Halwa or Black Rice Halwa is a traditional halwa recipe prepared by constant stirring of black rice paste in coconut milk and made richer by adding ghee. This is also called as dhol dhol or dodol in Anglo Indian cuisine, which is prepared for Christmas.  Black Rice or Kavuni Arisi is cultivated in northeastern and southern parts in India. Black rice also known as Forbidden Rice is a deep coloured because of the presence of a powerful antioxidant called anthocyanin making this variety ...

Nendran Banana Jamun Recipe (Kerala Banana Jamun)

Nendran Banana Jamun is a delicious festival sweet prepared with Kerala banana. Nendran Banana is an intensely sweet variety of banana which has to be consumed only when fully ripe. In this recipe, the banana is fried and soaked in sugar syrup. It is soft, juicy and perfect as a quick dessert, evening snack or festival sweets. While choosing the banana for this recipe, make sure that the banana is not overly ripe but just firm.  Serve Nendran Banana Jamun as a dessert after a Kerala style ...

Goan Dessert Sakhar Bhaat Recipe

Goan Dessert Sakhar Bhaat Recipe is a very popular dessert cooked in many parts in India. In Goa, Basmati rice is cooked separately in lots of ghee . Generous amount of saffron and sugar is what takes it to perfect this recipe and result is the absolutely mouthwatering traditional dessert. Serve Goan Dessert Sakhar Bhaat Recipe as a dessert along with a Goan inspired meal of The Goan Kelyachyo Fodi, Tawa Paratha, Steamed rice and Potato Vindaloo Recipe (Spicy Goan Potato Curry). If ...

Munthiri Kothu Recipe

Munthiri Kothu is a traditional sweet from southern part of Tamil Nadu, especially Kanyakumari. Munthiri means Cashews and kothu means bunch in Tamil. Initially I thought it is sweet made with Cashews but there is no relationship between Cashews and this recipe. Serve Munthiri Kothu as a dessert after your everyday meal of Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Cabbage Poriyal and Steamed Rice.  If you like this recipe, you can also try other South Indian sweet recipes such as Ashoka Halwa Recipe Coconut ...

Atar Payesh Recipe (Sitaphal Kheer)

Atar Payesh is a symphony of custard apple and milk. Milk that has been languorously reduced and which includes luscious custard apples. And some cream for indulgence. Bliss !! You can also make this recipe for festivals or any upcoming special occasion.  Serve Atar Payesh after a satisfying lunch of Cholar Dal, Bengali Luchi and Begun Bhaja on a weekday. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Payesh recipes such as Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe Chaler Payesh Recipe Chanar Payesh ...

Saffron Paneer Peda Recipe

This Saffron Paneer Peda is a simple, delicious and melt in mouth dessert with grainy texture. It is prepared with minimal ingredients and tastes rich. You can make this and serve it after your meal or for some other special occasions and festivals. In this recipe, Peda is made of Paneer and is flavoured with saffron which enhances the taste of Peda alot.  Serve Saffron Paneer Peda as a dessert after your meal or serve it with some snacks like Poha Chivda to guests when they visit your ...

Mango Coconut Kheer Recipe

Mango coconut payasam is a rich and delicious dessert drink. It is also a famous onam sadya recipe. It is usually prepared with milk, rice and mango puree as the main ingredients. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. So what are you waiting for? Give your usual kheer a twist with this Mango kheer next time you want to make something special.  Serve Mango Coconut Payasam as a dessert after your festive meal of Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Steamed Rice, Pineapple Rasam, Chow Chow Thoran, ...

Coconut Jaggery Burfi Recipe

Coconut Jaggery Burfi is a festival sweet prepared with only three ingredients. Thengai burfi is my favorite but I like jaggery coconut burfi more than the burfi with sugar. This is easy to make and it requires very few ingredients.  Serve Coconut Jaggery Burfi for desserts after your festive meal of Jaipuri Aloo Pyaaz ki Sabzi, Boondi Raita and Phulka. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Barfi recipes such as Red Kidney Beans Barfi Recipe Guilt-Free Coconut Barfi ...

Wheat Ladoo With Jaggery Recipe

Jaggery is the best substitute for sugar, especially if you are on diet and craving for something sweet. Wheat Ladoo using Jaggery is one such recipe, where sugar is substituted with jaggery syrup. These ladoos are very easy to make and you can make them for festivals or any other special ocassion.  Serve Wheat Ladoo With Jaggery along with some snacks like Crispy Sweet Potato and Poha Chivda to your guests on festivals. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Ladoo ...

Chewy Pumpkin Seed Chikki Recipe

Healthy homemade chikki comes in many varieties, but have you ever tried with pumpkin seed and coconut? Traditional chikki is made with sugar syrup but let's not add sugar instead use organic jaggery powder to make it kid's friendly nutritious snack. Coconut and cardamom enhance the rich flavour. Extremely filling, very easy to make and must be served keeping portion in mind for children in particular. Good for an extra afternoon snack pack or during travelling. A chewy warm pumpkin seed chikki can ...

Kinnathappam Recipe

Kinnathappam or steamed plate cake is a traditional Kerala dessert prepared by Muslims during Ramadan. This plate cake is soft, wiggly and tasty. You can also make it for usual days to enjoy it after your meal. It gets ready in no time, therefore you can also make it when you invite guesta at home for lunch or dinner.  Serve Kinnathappam along with snacks like Mahunada Khaja and Thotakura Undalu when you have sudden guets at home.  If you like this recipe, you can also ...

Ulundhu Kali Recipe (Urad Dal Sweet)

Ulundhu kali is a healthy, traditional south Indian dish rich in protein and dietary fibers. This kali is very good for women, girls and aged people as it strengthens bones. This is given to pregnant women and also to girls when they reach the age of puberty. This is believed to strengthen the bones. Serve Ulundhu Kali Recipe (Urad Dal Sweet) during tea time with Irani Chai Recipe and Namak Para Recipe (Deep Fried Biscuits). If you like this recipe, try more recipes like Date and ...

Semiya Kesari Recipe

Semiya Kesari Recipe is a sweet pudding made without milk. The pudding is made with roasted vermicelli cooked until it is soft and sweetened with sugar. It is then topped with roasted cashew nuts and raisins. It is a variation to the semiya payasam. To keep it healthy you can also add some jaggery. The kesar added into the dish will not only gives the bright yellow color to the sweet but also provides a sweet perfumes aroma. You can make this sweet when you need something quick and light to have ...

Rose Flavoured Shahi Tukda Recipe

Shahi Tukda is an Indian dessert which is basically a bread pudding made of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices, including cardamom. And this version of Rose Flavoured Shahi Tukda Recipe also includes rose water which gives it a distinctive sweetish flavour and aroma. Serve Rose Flavoured Shahi Tukda Recipe after a scrumptious meal of Hyderabadi Khatti Dal Recipe (Hyderabadi Tangy Lentil Curry), Homemade Butter Naan Recipe, and Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan Recipe. If ...

थाबडी पेंडा - Thabdi Peda (Recipe In Hindi)

थाबडी पेंडा गुजरात काठीयावाड की मशहूर मिठाई है। यह पेंडा दूध और चीनी से बनते है. यह काफी आसान और कम समय मे बनते है। आप इसे दो तरीके से खा सकते है। गर्मागर्म परोसे तो थाबडी खा सकते है और आकार दे तो पेंडा की तरह खा सकते है। त्यौहार पर और भोग प्रसाद के रूप मे जरूर बनाए थाबडी पेंडा। थाबडी पेंडा को प्रसाद के रूप में परोसे या फिर खाने के बाद मीठे में.  अगर आपको यह मिठाई पसंद आई हो तो, आप यह भी बना सकते है  ब्रेड हलवा  बादाम हलवा  लौकी की खीर

Panjiri Ladoo Recipe

Panjiri Ladoo Recipe is a traditional ladoo recipe that is made during the Janmashtami for prashad. This is prepared with dry ginger, black peppercorns, sugar and more. This makes it spiced up but yet sweet and has a great taste to have these during the festival. Serve these Panjiri Ladoo Recipe along with Radhaballabhi Recipe (Bengali Stuffed Poori With Spiced Urad Dal) and Aloo Dum. If you like this recipe, take a look at more recipes like Flax Seed Ladoo Recipe Besan Oats ...

Sooji Manpasand Burfi Recipe | Semolina Coconut Fudge

Sooji Manpasand Burfi Recipe is an easy to prepare semolina coconut fudge with clarified butter (ghee) and freshly ground cardamom with saffron. This is a festive recipe but you can make when you are expecting guests at home, or when for potluck parties. Serve Sooji Manpasand Burfi Recipe | Semolina Coconut Fudge with Omapodi Diwali Mixture Recipe and Masala Chai Recipe for snacks. If you like this recipe, take a look at more recipes like Sing Paak Recipe (Spiced Peanut ...

Chewy Aam Peda Recipe | Mango Fudge

These Chewy Aam Peda Recipe | Mango Fudge are instant . These peda are prepared using condensed milk, milk powder and mango puree. You may also used fresh mangoes if available and in season. You can just extract the pulp, pulse it in a food processor till it gets mushy and use. You can get the processed mango pulp available in market when you feel like having these peda off season and savour them during get togethers. I have used the sweetened processed pulp. You need to adjust   Serve Chewy ...

Goan Style Bebinca/ Bebik/ Bebinka Recipe

Goan Style Bebinca/bibik/bebinka Recipe is almost loved recipe by most of the Goans. It is a type of layered pudding that is usually layered with two different colors of coconut milk and maida batter. To one they usually add malt sugar, date syrup or even coffee liqueur to differentiate the different layers. A traditional bebinca has seven layers. The sweet is generally prepared during the Christmas festival and it can be preserved for a longer time and eaten cold as well. Serve the Goan Style Bebinca/bibik/bebinka ...

Walnut Burfi Recipe (Without Milk)

Walnut Burfi Recipe without milk is a yummy sweet recipe with walnuts as main ingredient. Walnuts are cooked along with sugar, ghee and cardamom until they are fudgy. You can make this recipe during festivals or when you have someone coming home. Serve Walnut Burfi Recipe with other burfis like Sing Paak Recipe (Spiced Peanut Burfi), and Jwarichya Lahyancha Chivda Recipe. If you like this recipe, take a look at more recipes like Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe (Burfi recipe) Gluten ...

Sweet Pretzels Recipe (Bhonge Ladoo)

Sweet Pretzels Recipe (Bhonge Ladoo) is a very unique and traditional sweet from my native region Buldhana District in Maharashtra. This recipe is almost forgotten in the native villages too. It is the traditional and antique recipe that has been done in pretzel shapes. I have made this recipe the way my grandma used to prepare. Serve Sweet Pretzels Recipe (Bhonge Ladoo) as a sweet evening snack with Masala Chai Recipe or as a party dessert as well. If you like this recipe, take a look ...

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