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.

Corn Halwa Recipe - Makki Ka Halwa

Corn Halwa is a quick, delicious, melt in mouth sweet prepared with sweet corn. It is milk based halwa that has unique taste of sweet corn. You can make this delicious and easy Halwa for special occasions or festivals. Or just make it when you are craving for something sweet and easy to make.  Serve Corn Halwa/ Makki Ka Halwa as a dessert after a simple meal of Palak Dal, Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi and Phulka for a weekday meal. If you like this Corn Halwa/ Makki Ka Halwa, you can also ...

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 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 ...

7 Cups Burfi Recipe

7 cups as the name indicates is a burfi made with 7 cups of ingredients. It is a simple burfi recipe that can be whipped up in less time. All ingredients used for this burfi are one that are easily available in all Indian Kitchens - Besan, grated coconut, sugar, ghee and milk. 7 Cups burfi is usually made as one of the sweets during Diwali along with other sweet and savoury items.  Serve 7 Cups Burfi as a dessert after a simple meal of Steamed Rice, Thakkali Rasam and Carrot ...

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 ...

Gond Ke Ladoo Recipe - Edible Gum Ladoo

Gond Ke Ladoo is an old and traditional recipe which reminds of our childhood. It is mostly prepared during the winter to prevent us from catching colds. It is a very simple recipe and can be prepared with few ingredients. When handled correctly, they can stay up to a month in an airtight container. Good Ke Ladoo is a powwehouse of energy since it contains a lot of dry fruits, ghee and most importantly Gond/ Edible Gum that is known for this.  Good Ke ladoo is traditionally also given to women ...

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 ...

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 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 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 Chettinad cuisine as it is grown in plenty in the region. Did you know : Black Rice or Kavuni Arisi has gained popularity to the level of a superfood. It is cultivated in northeastern and southern parts in India. Black rice also known as ...

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 ...

Aam Ki Kheer Recipe - Mango Coconut Payasam Recipe

The Aam Ki Kheer Recipe also can be called as the Mango Coconut Payasam is a rich and delicious kheer recipe that is packed with flavors from the alphonso mangoes. The Mango Coconut Payasam is a famous onam sadya recipe. It is usually prepared with milk, rice and mango puree as the main ingredients.  Serve Mango Coconut Payasam/ Aam Ki Kheer as a dessert after your festive meal of Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Steamed Rice, Pineapple Rasam, Chow Chow Thoran, Yellow Cucumber Pachadi and ...

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 variant of a  bread pudding made of fried bread slices served woth rabri.  This version of Rose Flavoured Shahi Tukda Recipe 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 you like ...

     
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