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.

Chocolate Modak Recipe

Chocolate Modak Recipe is delicious and festive twist to Ganesh Chaturthi favourite. Also called kozhukattai, modaks are a staple for this festival, along with Sundal, served as the favourites of Lord Ganesh. Chocolate Modaks are a great option for those looking to make an assortment of homemade sweets either to present for the pooja at home, to distribute to family and friends or even to serve at your festival feast. This recipe comes in handy, using the same basic modak recipe, using homemade ...

Chenna Poda Recipe

Chenna Poda is a cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in the Eastern India which means Roasted Cheese in Odia. It is made of well-kneaded homemade fresh cheese chenna, sugar, cashew nuts and raisins and is baked for several hours until it turns brown. Chenna Poda is the only well known Indian dessert whose flavour is predominantly derived from the caramelization of sugar. It is a soft and pillowy dessert loaded with the goodness of chenna, which is a rich source of protein too. Serve Chenna Poda ...

Chanar Payesh Recipe

When it comes to sweets, Nothing can beat the taste of Bengali sweets. It doesn't matter that a person is a Bengali or from a different region, Bengali sweets are everyone’s favourite. These sweets are mostly made from milk and milk products, therefore, it has to be consumed within 1-2 days itself. One such creamy luscious authentic and traditional Bengali sweet served during special occasions is Chanar Payesh. Thick full cream milk, reduced to half it's consistency and cooked with fresh home ...

Badam Halwa Recipe

Badam Halwa is a quintessential Indian sweet that is made during festivals, special occasions like a wedding or a new home. In this halwa, badam is soaked and ground into a coarse semolina style mixture. It is roasted in ghee and then cooked in a saffron milk to give it that rich taste. Try the delicious Badam Halwa and serve as a sweet for the festivals like diwali or a special occasion like a wedding in the family. Serve Badam Halwa after a delicious festive meal of Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi, Ajwain ...

Aval Kesari Recipe

Kesari or Sheera, it is the easiest yet tastiest sweet commonly prepared at all households across India. Kesari doesn’t call for an auspicious occasion. It is prepared when one craves for sweet when guests arrived suddenly or as a sweet for a grand feast. Usually, Kesari is prepared using fine sooji but that doesn’t limit the preparation of this versatile sweet. It can be prepared using vermicelli or simply with aval/poha/beaten rice. Aval Kesari will become your choice for an easy yummy sweet. Serve ...

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 any Raita of your choice. If ...

Bengali Sita Bhog Recipe

The Bengali Sita Bhog is a delectable rice dish that is sweet and packed with flavors along with mini jamoons in the rice. Bengali Cuisine, like its delectable variants of food, boasts of a rich sweet tradition. The Bengali Sita Bhog sweet is a lesser known of the sweets which has remain hidden from the national limelight but are a rage within its territorial boundaries.  Serve the Bengali Sita Bhog along with Mishti Doi as desserts after a meal of Bengali Luchi and Aloo ...

Baked Vermicelli Malpua Recipe

Malpuas are always associated with festivities but you think twice before indulging in one, as these are deep fried and soaked in sugar making them an indulgent dessert. This Baked Vermicelli Malpua Recipe is a healthier dessert since there is no deep frying involved as it is a baked malpua. Especially weight watchers will love this recipe for sure. Give a healthy twist to the regular malpuas by baking them with this recipe. I have tried to prepare the recipe to its closest authentic taste. Serve Baked ...

Baked Jaggery Rasgulla Recipe

Baked Jaggery Rasgulla is an easy yet delightful dessert which is very popular in Orissa.  When you cut the baked rasgulla, the cheese yields easily to reveal a soft and spongy rasgulla, fragrant from the special touch of palm jaggery, served cold with caramelized brown sugar, more saffron and pistachios on top. To make homemade rasgulla follow Traditional Bengali Rasgulla Recipe. Serve Baked Jaggery Rasgulla as a dessert after your delicious meal of Panchmel Dal, Beetroot Thoran and ...

Annanas Ka Muzzafar Recipe

The Annanas Ka Muzzafar Recipe (Pineapple layered Rice Recipe) is a sweet dish made traditionally in “Dum” which is one of the oldest method of cooking, The saffron flavored spiced rice is layered with sweetened pineapple chunks that are reduced in sugar syrup. The layer is then topped up with toasted paneer and nuts in order to give an extra crunch to the layered dessert. Rice and pineapple is a different texture that has been discovered so far, which compliments really well with each other. Serve ...

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 ...

Aloo Ka Halwa Recipe

Grated Potato Halwa or Aloo Ka Halwa is the easiest halwa we have made. 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. You can also make it for special occasions or for your weekend dessert after your meal. Serve Aloo Ka Halwa (Grated Potato Sweet) as a dessert after a festive Indian meal like Bhaji Vada Recipe, Aloo Tamatari Recipe, Jeera Rice (Pulao) Recipe, and Whole Wheat ...

Boondi Ki Kheer Recipe

Boondi Ki Kheer Recipe is a lip smacking Indian sweet dish, where pearls of fried besan, popular as boondi are dipped in sugar syrup and kept ready.   Milk, is reduced to get a nice thick texture flavoured with aromatic rose, earthy cardamom and a hint of saffron, and the sweet boondi is then added to this delish kheer recipe, that you won't be able to resist.  This boondi ki kheer can be served both hot or cold, totally the way you like it.  Boondi ki kheer can be served as ...

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 ...

     
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