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.

Rava Kesari Bhath - Sooji Halwa Recipe

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 ...

Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe - Chocolate Kaju Barfi

Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe is another perfectly indulgent and delightful sweet that comes right in time for the onset of festivals that are around the corner. If you have feared making Kaju Katlis or Barfis at home because of the tedious process, this recipe will inspire you to give it a go. It is easy, straight forward and results in Katlis that have a serious wow-factor. What’s better, it has a unique touch of chocolate. Rich, sweet, perfectly delicious homemade goodies will make you skip buying ...

Thengai Poornam Kozhukattai / Ukadiche Modak Recipe With Rice Flour

Thengai Poornam Kozhukattai / Ukadiche Modak Recipe is a very festive sweet that is made for Lord Ganesha's Birthday also known as Vinayaka or Ganesh Chaturthi that is observed in the month of August - September. The festival lasts for 10 days and is celebrated very popularly across most regions of India. On this day, Kozhukattai, that are steamed rice dumplings filled with coconut and jaggery (a sweet variant) and lentils (for a savory variant) are a staple offering made to Lord Ganesha, and enjoyed ...

Mishti Doi Recipe - Traditional Bengali Sweet Yogurt

Mishti Doi Recipe is a traditional Bengali dessert of delicately sweetened curd. Mild, light and extremely addictive this makes a great dessert option when entertaining guests over an Indian meal. The sweetness is lent from lightly caramelised sugar and traditionally the curd is set in earthen pots. Serve Mishti Doi after a delicious meal of Aloo Dum, Bengali Lucchi and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Indian Mithai Recipes for your special occasions: Bengali ...

Besan Halwa Recipe

Besan Halwa Recipe is enriched with the goodness of gram flour which is roasted along with ghee and cooked in a cardamom flavoured sugar syrup which brings out the melt in the mouth texture and taste. The addition of almonds and saffron adds a royal touch to the besan halwa making it perfect for the festivals like diwali or even when you have a special occasion in the family like a housewarming, wedding or simply an anniversary or birthday dinner. Serve Besan Ka Halwa after a delicious meal of ...

Ada Pradhaman Recipe - Kerala Style Rice Flake Pudding With Jaggery & Coconut Milk)

Ada Pradhaman Recipe is a Kerala Style Rice Flake Pudding With Jaggery & Coconut Milk which is typically served as a dessert in the festival of Onam in Kerala. Ada is the ribbon-shaped dry rice flakes which are soaked in hot water and later slow cooked in jaggery and coconut milk. This traditional dessert is a very important part of Onam Sadhya (traditional meal). As Ada Pradhaman recipe is typically made with various extracts of coconut milk, it is a bit laborious, but totally worth it. Loaded ...

Mohan Bhog Recipe - Bengali Style Sooji Ka Halwa

Mohan Bhog is a common Indian Dessert, made mostly in every part of India and is also very special to Bengali Cuisine. It is made during the special occasions in the family or festivals. The Mohan Bhog is very similar to the Kesari Bhath, Sooji Ka Halwa or Sheera Recipes. Serve the Mohan Bhog Recipe along with Luchi, Aloo Dum and Moong Sprouts Salad with Grated Carrots and Coriander for a special sunday lunch with family.  If you like Halwa Recipes, then you must try some of our favorites: Pumpkin Halwa ...

Kimami Sewai Recipe

Kimami Sewai Recipe is an Awadh Style festive dish recipe that is served as a dessert. This recipe is made in Northern parts of India during Eid and other festivals. Thin sevai is slowly roasted on low heat and then cooked along with sugar and mawa. Serve Kimami Sewai Recipe along with a festive lunch of Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe, Lugai Gosht Recipe, Butter Garlic Naan Recipe and Pakki Mutton Biryani.  If you like this recipe, take a look at more Indian Dessert Recipes that you can make ...

Bread Halwa Recipe

Bread Halwa also called as Double Ka Meetha is a delicious dessert recipe that originated during the Mughals and Nizam Era. This recipe is commonly served in Hyderabad and is often seen served during festivals and special occasions. Another heirloom recipe from my Grandmother, Bread Ka Halwa is easy to make an a great dessert option to serve your guests on their sudden arrival and tastes great too. Serve Bread Halwa as a dessert during festivals or special occasions or make it to serve to your ...

Rose Gulkand Phirni 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 aromatic ...

Panjiri Recipe - Healthy Punjabi Dry Fruit Snack

Panjiri Recipe is a popular Punjabi sweet that people snack on during winters.  Made with the goodness of ghee, here foxtails nuts, almonds, cashew, pistachios, gondh, dry coconut, melon seeds and flax seeds are individually fried in ghee. These individually fried ingredients are then pulsed in the mixer grinder to a coarse powder and then mixed along with yet another mixture of what flour and rava roasted in ghee.  This Panjiri mixture is then sweetened with sugar and flavoured ...

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 ...

Avarekalu Payasa Recipe - Broad Beans Payasa

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, that you can make ...

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 ...

Microwave Oats Milk Halwa Recipe

Microwave Oats Milk Halwa Recipe is a combination of Homemade oats milk, sugar, cardamom, ghee and nuts halwa microwaved for about 5 minutes. It is a quick microwave based halwa which can be prepared in 5 minutes if the oats milk is readily available and is an apt surprise for unexpected guests. Sugar can be completely replaced with stevia if you wish to do so. It is best to use a microwave safe glass container for this recipe or any recipe that calls for a microwave procedure. Serve Microwave ...

बूंदी की खीर रेसिपी - Boondi Ki Kheer Recipe

बूंदी की खीर रेसिपी एक स्वादिष्ट और सरल भारतीय मीठी डिश है जिसमे बूंदी का प्रयोग किया जाता है. बूंदी को बेसन से बनाया जाता है और फिर उसे शक्कर के घोल में डाला जाता है. आप इसे त्यौहार या किसी भी ख़ास दिनों के लिए बना सकते है. बूंदी की खीर रेसिपी को जयपुरी आलू प्याज की सब्ज़ी और अजवाइन पूरी के साथ दिन के खाने के लिए परोसे।  अगर आपको यह रेसिपी पसंद है, तो आप यह भी बना सकते है: मटर अजवाइन की पूरी रेसिपी पालक पूरी रेसिपी हरे प्याज की पूरी रेसिपी   

Ella Ada Recipe-Steamed Rice Pancakes With Coconut & Jaggery Filling

 Ela Ada, is a Traditional Kerala delicacy. It is made of fresh grated coconut and jaggery, which is layered inside a dough made of  the rice flour and steamed in a banana leaf.It is usually prepared on Onam and goes well with any sadhya.  In the South similar recipes can be found. Ela Ada is similar to Modak or Kozhukattai popular in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country and made especially during Ganesh Chaturthi and Patholi which uses turmeric leaves instead ...

Mawa Gujiya With Badam and Pista Recipe

Gujiyas are delicious treats that are prepared during festive seasons of Holi or Diwali. They are usually semi circle shaped and are stuffed with different kinds of sweet and savoury fillings such as - coconut, moong dal etc.  But in this Mawa Gujiya Recipe, the dough is cut out in a square shapes and filled with khoya/mawa and nuts and then baked in an oven.  Serve the Mawa Gujiya during Holi or Diwali along with a glass of Thandai and with a delicious plate of Dahi Vada. If ...

Ripe Jackfruit Malpua With Rabdi Recipe - Kathal Malpua

Jackfruit Malpua with Rabdi Recipe is a delicious take on the classic Indian dessert. You can flavour the Malpua with any fruit that you like. But here we have added our seasonal fruit which is the ripened Jackfruit. The malpua is authentically looks like a pancake batter which is fried in ghee to give it a rich flavour. But we have made it quite healthy by pan frying it on a non-stick pan with less ghee, keeping the flavour quite similar to the original taste. Serve the Ripe Jackfruit Malpua ...

Shakarkandi Malpua Recipe - Mishti Aloo Malpua Recipe

Shakarkandi Malpua is a delicious Indian dessert that is made with sweet potatoes which is flavored with saunf and elaichi. Sweet Potato or Shakarkandi is a vegetable which can be eaten boiled, used in curries or in desserts. Here, we have a sweet made from Sweet Potato which is called as Shakarkandi Malpua or Mishti Alu Malpua, where the mouth watering malpuas are made of sweet potato. You can make it during festivals or any special occasions in your house. The sweet potato in it makes it ...

Oats Apple Phirni Recipe

Oats Apple Phirni is an easy to make and is a tasty dessert that is very low in calories. This requires minimal ingredients and can be made in minutes. This phirni is healthy and can also be served to kids for their evening snacks. You can make this healthy and mouth watering Phirni for your House Parties, Potluck parties or for any other special occasion. Serve Oats Apple Phirni as a dessert after a simple lunch meal of Gujarati Kadhi, Aloo Bhindi Sabzi and Methi Thepla for a Sunday lunch.  If ...

Shahi Tukda Gajar Halwa Shots With Rabri Recipe

A twist to the traditional Indian Desserts, the  Shahi Tukda Gajar Halwa Shots With Rabri Recipe is a fusion between Gajar Halwa and Shahi Tukda. Assembled in a shot glass, the dessert having just the right amount of the carrot pudding flavoured with cardamom and creamy Rabri with saffron. This delightful dessert is finished off with a slice of ghee fried bread laced in rose water.  Serve Shahi Tukda Gajar Halwa Shots With Rabri Recipe after a delightful North Indian meal that includes Kaju ...

Basundi / Rabri Recipe

Basundi also known as Rabri in some parts of India is a creamy rich dessert, is prepared especially during the festivities of Kali Chaudas and just about every small function or a party.  The Basundi/ Rabri tastes equally delicious when served with Jalebis and,  Malpuas Do give this recipe a try in your kitchen and you will love it for its rich , creamy texture.  Serve the Basundi as part of a dessert along with Badam Elaichi Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk, Pista ice cream ...

Lapsi Recipe - Sweetened Gujarati Broken Wheat

Lapsi Recipe is a Gujarati sweet dish made from broken wheat has an age-old significance of being auspicious. It is made on special occasions like buying a home, new job, new baby or any other memorable occasion with prayers of good luck for the new beginning. Broken wheat is rich in fiber and jaggery is rich in vitamins and minerals making Lapsi a very nutritive sweet. The traditional recipe that is made is plain and simple without any nuts and spices. However adding fruits like grapes, dried ...

     
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