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.

Ragi Halbai Recipe

Halubayi is a traditional sweet made in most households in Karnataka.The word halubai literally means to extract the cream/milk out of a millet/grain and make a fudge out of it. It is popular in the malnad region and the havyaka cuisine. This recipe calls for 3-4 ingredients and can be a delicious treat when served on a plantain leaf. Ragi is rich in calcium and potassium which are the building blocks of healthy bones. Including ragi in your diet can help in weight loss and maintain good metabolism. Serve Halubayi ...

Goan Style Sando Recipe (Steamed Rice Cakes Filled With Sweet Coconut)

Goan Style Sando Recipe (Steamed Rice Cakes Filled With Sweet Coconut) is a type of sweet made from the same batter of sana which has a light spongy texture once it steamed. The additional sweet filling inside the sana batter is what makes these sandon special. The filling is made from coconut and jaggery with a slight hint of cardamom. The batter is made from a mix of red rice and basmati rice, traditionally in goa red rice was consumed a lot as it is very healthy and tasty too. Serve the Goan ...

Paatolyo Recipe (Goan Sweet Dish)

Paatolyo, a Goan sweet dish made using turmeric leaves, coconut, jaggery and rice paste especially during Ganesh Chaturthi and on the day of Naag Panchami by the NKGSB community of Karwar. This dish typically uses the ingredients which are used by the NKGSB community in their daily cooking. I have given this healthy dish a tiny, still healthier twist by adding oats, ragi flour and mixed dry fruits to the filling and jowar flour to the outer covering, keeping it’s original taste intact Tambdi ...

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 Serve Kimami Sewai Recipe along with a lunch of Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe, Lugai Gosht Recipe, Butter Garlic Naan Recipe, steamed rice and Curried Tofu Kebab Recipe. If you like this recipe, take a look at more recipes like Shrikhand Recipe (Indian Sweet Yogurt Pudding with Nuts and Spices) Sheer ...

Apple Jalebi Recipe

This fruit flavoured Apple Jalebi Recipe will melt your heart when it is savoured with plain vanilla ice-cream. Deep fried and then dipped in sugar syrup to make it juicy and succulent. This a recipe that you must have for Diwali or any other festivals or special occasions. Serve Apple Jalebi Recipe as a party dessert after a diwali meal of Rajma Galouti Kebab Recipe, Paneer Butter Masala Recipe, Puri Recipe, Jeera Rice (Pulao) Recipe and raita. If you like this recipe, ...

Apple Burfi Recipe

Apple Burfi Recipe is a lip smacking dessert that hides the goodness of grated apples within. Some kids detest apples and this is just one way of making them like apples. Make this apple burfi this festive season to keep the kids and their friends entertained when they visit your home. Serve Apple Burfi Recipe along with Gujarati Fafda Recipe and Omapodi Diwali Mixture Recipe for snacking. If you like this recipe, take a look at more recipes like Sing Paak Recipe (Spiced ...

Indian Festive Sweet Rice And Jamun Bhog Recipe

Light up this Diwali Dinner table not only with colourful diyas and rangoli but also celebrate more with your homemade traditional festive sweets. Sweet Rice and Jamun Bhog recipe is my version of Sita Bhog, a bengali sweet usually we buy from sweet shops in Kolkata. This year I have tried to keep it simple and easy and cook for bhog to offer our Almighty Ganesh and Lakshmi and then distribute to my guests on behalf.  A healthy guilt free cooking is done best when organic ingredients are used, ...

Khira Gaintha Recipe - Rice Dumplings In Sweetened Milk

Khira Gaintha is a traditional odia sweet dish which consists of rice flour dumplings cooked in cardamom flavored milk. Khira Gainthas are soft rice flour balls that are cooked  in sweetened flavored milk. The rice flour is cooked with water and then kneaded to form a smooth dough. This dough are made into small balls, and dropped into simmering cardamom flavored milk and adorned with chopped nuts. Serve Khira Gaintha Recipe - Rice Dumplings In Sweetened Milk as ...

Little Millet Payasam Recipe (Kutki/ Sama Payasam)

Little Millet Payasam Recipe (Kutki/ Sama Payasam) is a millet filled payasam to satisfy your sweet cravings. It is easy to prepare and delicious too. Made of little millet (Kutki or Saamai/sama) and jaggery, it is nutritious too. You can prepare this payasam recipe for festivals or when you have rare guests visiting you after long. Serve Little Millet Payasam Recipe (Kutki/ Sama Payasam) along with a meal of Steamed Rice, Kerala Style Varutharachu Sambar, Elai Vadam Recipe, Pisarna ...

Makhan Bada Recipe

Makhan Bada Recipe is a traditional festive recipe from Rajasthan. It is made by making maida dough balls which are deep fried and simmered in sugar syrup. They are beautiful golden brown in color having a flaky texture. Makhan Bada Recipe is crispy from the outside and soft from the inside. Serve Makhan Bada as a dessert to your family after your festive meal of Aloo Gobhi Ki Sabzi, Boondi Raita and Puri. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rajasthani Mithai recipes such ...

Nariyal Ki Kheer Recipe (Coconut Pudding)

Nariyal Ki Kheer Recipe is a Coconut Pudding which does not use any rice, like many of the kheer recipes do. You can prepare this kheer recipe in any of the festivals for which you usually prepare kheer for. Main ingredients in this recipe are coconut, and dry fruits and nuts. This is a lip smacking delicacy that you will cherish for sure. Serve Nariyal Ki Kheer Recipe (Coconut Pudding) as a dessert with Puri Recipe, Peshawari Chole Recipe, and more. If you like this recipe, try more recipes like Sabudana ...

Microwave Ashoka Halwa Recipe | Moong Dal Halwa

Ashoka Halwa or Moong dal Halwa is one of my favorite sweet recipe. Protein rich Moong dal is the main ingredient for this dish. Ghee gives richness to this halwa while cardamom powder makes this sweet and exotic dish. Cooked moong dal merges well with these ingredients and transforms into a mouthwatering sweet. Ashoka Halwa or Moong dal Halwa requires a lot of time and effort when cooked on stove top. The microwave version of this recipe makes it easy and less complicated. Make sure to use a microwave ...

Aloo Ka Halwa (Grated Potato Sweet)

Grated Potato halwa or Aloo ka halwa is the easiest halwa I have made. Recently during summer I had visited my paternal grandmother’s village. There I got a chance to taste this delicious sweet prepared by my paternal grandmother and had liked it very much. There are many ways of preparing this and this is one simple method. This is so delicious with lots of dry fruits and apt for any festive season. Serve Aloo Ka Halwa (Grated Potato Sweet) as a dessert after a festive Indian meal like Bhaji ...

Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery)

Kheer is a quintessential Indian dessert for any special occasion, be it during the festivals or any special day. Every region and house hold has its own version. One of the popular kheer varieties, is this Phool Makhana Kheer in the Northern part of India. Makhana or fox nuts or puffed lotus seeds are highly nutritious nuts, having high contents of fibre, proteins and minerals. The fox nuts are fire roasted and puffed, can be used as a healthy alternative snack to popcorns. Phool Makhana Kheer ...

Traditional Rasmalai Recipe

Rasmalai or 'Rosomalai' (in bengali )is a very popular Bengali sweet, now it is also popular not only in India but also in Pakistan and Bangladesh. In Rasmalai, flat shaped spongy rasgullas or dumpling made with paneer or ricotta cheese is then soaked in sweet, thickened, chilled and saffron flavored milk. Traditional Rasmalai Recipe is an amazing recipe to indulge in this festive season to oomph the fervour of festive a notch higher! Serve Traditional Rasmalai Recipe as a dessert after a diwali ...

Gulab Jamun Trifle Recipe

Gulab Jamun Trifle is a rich, delicious, cold dessert prepared with layers of custard and gulab jamun. This is best party dessert to prepare if you have lot of gulab jamuns. This Diwali, instead of serving the usual gulab jamuns, you can make this trifle and impress your friends and family. Baked Banana Chips Serve Gulab Jamun Trifle to your guests along with snacks like Baked Banana Chips and Spicy Mushroom Puffs. You can also serve them as desserts after your festive meal. If you like ...

Oats, Dates And Dry Fruits Ladoo Recipe

Oats, Dates And Dry Fruits Ladoo Recipe is easy Ladoo recipe made with goodness of dry fruits, oats and dates. Prepare this delicious ladoo recipe and stuff in the much needed nutrients from the dry fruits. This is a great option for kids who love more desserts than main course. Festivals are times when elders have a lot of work and prep and hence feeding kids upto mark becomes a task sometimes. This is the time when they need more supplements like energy bars and nutritious ladoos which helps in ...

Pineapple Ladoo Recipe

Festivals are round the corner. Are you guys looking for a quick and delicious dessert Open-mouthed smile!! Here is an easy and flavorful pineapple ladoo is ready under 10 minutes. I made this quick ladoo with pineapple puree, milk powder and desiccated coconut. Pineapple Ladoo is an easy, unique and flavorful recipe of ladoo. These Pineapple Ladoo are famous because of its fruity unique taste which give your taste buds a unique flavor to eat in a form of ladoos. You can prepare this recipe for ...

Strawberry And Sooji Halwa Recipe

Strawberry And Sooji Halwa Recipe is a popular classic sooji halwa recipe with a twist of strawberries. You can use milk instead of water to make halwa more royal. This is a recipe which needs a minimum effort. Sooji is roasted well and then mixed with other ingredients and cooked further. Serve Strawberry And Sooji Halwa Recipe as a party dessert along with Gujarati Badshahi Pulao Recipe - A Rich Preparation Of Rice, Vegetables, Nuts And Spices. If you like this recipe, take a look at more ...

Besan Burfi Recipe

Besan barfi or besan chikki is a regular dessert recipe that is done in my native. Dussehra is a festival that is celebrated for the triumph of good over the evil Asuras. During our childhood, Dussehra was meant for receiving goodies from elders and gorging on barfis, chikkis and many more sweet dishes made for the festival. This is a sweet recipe that can be done easily and indulged in, during any time of the day. You can serve this for your relatives and guests who visit during this festival season. ...

Passion Fruit- Shrikhand Shots Recipe

Passion Fruit- Shrikhand Shots Recipe is a yummy and delectable combination of traditional shrikhand with passion fruit pulp, presented in shot glasses and topped with chocolate chips. Surprise your guests with this fusion dessert. The main benefit of this dessert is that it can be prepared in advance. Plus you don’t need to worry about serving the dessert at the last moment. Just prepare this dessert and refrigerate them in shot glasses or your favourite small bowls and you are good to go.  Serve Passion ...

ऑडीया स्टाइल चौला खीरी - Oriya Style Rice Kheer (Recipe In Hindi)

चौलाई खीरी वैसे तो खीर है पर आम खीर से कुछ अलग तरीके से बनती है यह खीर । ओडीया स्टाइल यह खीरी गुलाब जल ,इलाइची और केसर डालकर बनाई गई है। और घी मे भूने हूए काजू से खीरी का जायका और बढ जाता है। यह स्वादिष्ट खीरी आप खास मौके पर और त्यौहार पर बनाए। चौलाई खीरी को अपने खाने के बाद मीठे में परोसे। आप खाने के लिए आलू की सब्ज़ी और पूरी भी बना सकते है. अगर आपको यह रेसिपी पसंद आई हो तो, आप यह भी बना सकते है  गाजर सूजी फिरनी  हरे चने का हलवा  ब्रेड हलवा 

Sitaphal Rabdi Recipe

Rabdi is a traditional Indian dessert, made during the festivals or on special occasions. The milk is reduced to a creamy pudding texture and mildly sweetened. There is no short cut to a rich, creamy and luscious Rabdi recipe. The full fat milk needs to be slow cooked, and slowly keep collecting the layer of cream that forms at the surface. Sitaphal Rabdi Recipe is a delicious and clever way of sweetening the rabdi with the de-seeded custard apple chunks. Well ripe custard apple is pretty sweet on ...

Chiroti Recipe (Crispy Layered Sweet Puri)

Crispy Layered Sweet Puri is a delicious sweet puri that is flaky and crispy puri dipped in sugary syrup. These puris can be a great treat for your friends and family for any festive occasions; especially for Diwali get-togethers. These puris might look a bit tricky, but they are pretty simple once you start making them. If you follow the exact steps, them these can be a cakewalk. Serve Chiroti as a sweet along with your festive meal or you can serve it your guests on Diwali along with other snacks ...

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