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.

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 ...

Gajar Halwa Barfi Recipe (Carrot Fudge)

You must have tried carrot halwa or carrot fudge/gajar milk barfi, but have you ever tried into pie plate like have shown over here? If no then must try on this Diwali to impress your guests or loved ones as it's very attractive and rich in look and delicious in taste! Serve this Gajar Halwa Barfi as a dessert after your festive meal of Dum Aloo, Puri and Boondi raita. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fudge recipes such as Lauki Burfi With Paneer Recipe No Bake Fudge Brownies ...

Labongo Latika Recipe

Labongo Latika is a very traditional dish of Bengal. It is generally prepared during festivals and special occasions. It got it's name due to clove (labongo) that binds the folds of the sweet which gives a very refreshing taste.  Serve this Labongo Latika during festivals or as a dessert after your meal of Bengali Phool Gobhir Paturi and Bengali Luchi. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bengali Mithai recipes such as Chaler Payesh Recipe Bengali Sita Bhog Recipe Chanar ...

Milk Sooji Fudge Recipe

Milk Sooji Fudge is rich creamy, aromatic fudge made of milk and milk products. It’s very simple to prepare with no fuss. The rava or semolina or sooji can be replaced with other flours like besan, maida or wheat flour. Do try this simple dessert suitable for any festive occasion. Serve Milk Sooji Fudge Recipe along with Masala Chai Recipe - Indian Spiced Tea when there are guests at home. If you like this recipe, try more recipes like Parwal Ki Mithai Recipe (Pointed Gourd Sweet) Amrakhand ...

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. Serve Paatolyo ...

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 ...

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