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.

Thengai Poli Recipe - Coconut Poli Recipe

Thengai Poli is a classic sweet Indian flatbread stuffed with a filling of coconut and jaggery. Also known as Obbattu or holige in Karnataka,  puran polis in Maharashtra. There are different fillings that go into a poli or obbattu. Sometime dal and jaggery mixture is filling in and sometime dal and coconut filling is stuffed in between to make the poli. Each house has their own style of making the Poli as well.  Thengai Poli recipe is made with a coconut and jaggery filling. It is ...

Godhuma Rava Payasam - Dalia/Broken Wheat Payasam

Godhuma Rava Payasam is a Dalia/Broken Wheat Payasam that is a Tamilian speciality prepared during festivals and celebrations. This particular payasam uses Broken Wheat and is a healthy alternative to the usual Rice Kheer. Instead of sugar, it also uses jaggery which is pumped with iron. This wholesome, satisfying kheer can be prepared in little time, making it a good option when your guests show up unexpectedly.   Serve Godhuma Rava Payasam along with a festive meal.  You ...

Ragi & Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe - Finger Millet Pudding

Ragi Halwa or Finger Millet Pudding is a delicious alternative to the Wheat Flour Pudding / Gehun Ka Halwa that we make at home. The distinct taste of the finger millet along with the ghee and almonds make it nutritious and wholesome too. This halwa can be prepared for festive occasions such as Diwali, Navratri or Ganesh Chaturti - if you wish to add a touch of health to your sweet dish. But it can just as well be made as a simple post-meal treat for a homely lunch or dinner with the family.Halwas ...

Chocolate Cheese Gujiya Recipe

Chocolate Cheese Gujiya Recipe is made up with the 2 evergreen ingredients - chocolate & cheese and when it comes together, it gives you a delectable treat. Gujiyas are pastry crusts filled with different savoury or sweet ingredients and deep fried. Gujiyas are served during family occasions or festival seasons such as Holi or Diwali.  The most popular savoury snacks during Holi snacks are Gujiyas, Kachoris, Samosas, Dahi Vada etc. There are many versions of gujiya available with different ...

Gulab Sandesh Recipe - Cottage Cheese Flavored with Rose Water

The Gulab Sandesh Recipe also known as the Shondesh is traditional sweet in every Bengali home. Sandesh is made from fresh homemade chenna, combined with sugar and flavors. In this recipe, the Sandesh is flavored with gulab jal or rose water, giving it a delectable earthly flavor and taste. Serve the Gulab Sandesh with a warm cup of Tetley Cinnamon and Honey Green Tea that compliments and balances out the sweetness of the sandesh. You can also make more Indian Sweet & Mithai recipes ...

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 ...

Chocolate Rava Ladoo Recipe

Chocolate Rava Ladoo Recipe, sounds interesting, isn't it? Chocolate, all time favourite of kids and these ladoo are a superb snack for them and even the adults who enjoy it as much as the kids. These ladoos are easy to make, and are full of nuts. The rava is roasted and mixed along with almond powder, roasted raisins and cashews and cocoa powder. They are wholesome and a great snack to have to give you the right boost of energy. You can even make it during festivals. You can add your choice ...

Kesar Peda Recipe

Kesar Peda Recipe is one of the easiest Indian sweets to make and doesn't require too much time or effort. It's a traditional Indian dessert made by combining sweetened khoya with other flavors such as saffron and cardamom and formed into small balls or other shapes. A favorite with kids and adults alike, Indian festivals are usually incomplete without this delicious sweet.  This recipe of Kesar peda is so simple and quick to make that it can easily be made for a large crowd. Make this for ...

Baklava Rolls Recipe - Turkish Sweet Rolls

Baklava is a Middle Eastern sweet/dessert made from phyllo sheets and nuts that are soaked in syrup. If you have the readily available phyllo sheets, you can make these Baklava Rolls in about 30 minutes and have an exquisite dessert for the festive season. You and your family will surely fall in love with this recipe. There is a hint of lemon in the recipe which complements the sweetness in the sugar syrup. Serve these Baklava Rolls at your next house party as a delicious dessert or prepare these ...

Pori Urundai Recipe - Healthy Puffed Rice Balls With Jaggery

Pori Urundai or Puffed Rice Balls is a traditional sweet preparation made using puffed rice mixed with jaggery. The crunchiness of the rice and the sweetness of it, makes this dish tasty and one that is easy to prepare. Here are more snack recipes to try Kobbari Kudumulu Recipe (Indian Spiced Steamed Rice Balls) Vellai Seedai or Cheedai (A Gokulashtami Recipe) Malida Recipe (Healthy Whole Wheat Afghan Sweet) Mangalore Buns Recipe (Mangalore Style Puffed Banana Puris)

Kaju Pista Roll Recipe - Cashew Nut Pistachio Fudge

The Kaju Pista Roll Recipe is a delectable recipe that is packed with flavors from cashew Nut Pistachios and made into a fudge. The Kaju Pista Roll is most often made during festivals like diwali or on special occasions like weddings or as a gift for someone you love. If you like festival indian sweets, then you must try some of our favorites like Nagli/Ragi Laddu Recipe Peanut Kesar Burfi Recipe Microwave Carrot Rava Laddoo Guilt-Free Coconut Barfi  

Atte Ka Halwa Recipe - Whole Wheat Flour Halwa with Khoya

The Atte Ka Halwa Recipe is a delicious and traditional Indian sweet that is made from Whole Wheat Flour. This recipe uses sooji and khoya to add to the richness of the halwa. The Atte Ka Halwa is a tricky halwa to make - the most important process is the roasting of the wheat flour on low to medium heat until it turn a good brown color.  The addition of nuts to the Atte Ka Halwa brings out the richness of the this dish.  Serve the Atte Ka Halwa along with a traditional Indian meal ...

Beetroot Carrot Halwa Recipe

Beetroot and Carrot Halwa is a perfect sweet to be served hot or chilled after a perfect Indian meal. Traditionally carrot halwa or beetroot halwa are made separately. Adding Beetroot to carrot halwa not only gave beautiful color to halwa but also made it more delicious.  Serve the Beetroot and Carrot Halwa as a healthy dessert after your Delicious Sunday lunch or just have it as a snack during the evening.  If you are looking for more Halwa recipe here are some :  Gajar ...

Papaya and Carrot Halwa Recipe

The Papaya & Carrot Halwa Recipe is a simple, quick and delicious sweet dish that is made  from papaya and carrots giving it a rich flavor and taste. You will be surprised how well the papaya goes into the halwa and gives it a creamy texture. Serve the Papaya & Carrot Halwa along with vanillas ice cream as a Dessert for parties or as a special sweet for the festivals like Diwali, Navratri, Raksha Bandhan and Holi. If you are looking for more Halwa recipes here are some :  Gajar ...

Dry Fruit Barfi Recipe - A Healthy Dry Fruit Halwa

The Dry Fruit Barfi is a delicious quick sweet made from figs, dates, pistachios, almonds, cashew nuts and walnuts. The recipe to make the dry fruit barfi is quick and easy and makes it a perfect sweet for Diwali or even as a healthy snack for kids. These are also high energy and nutritious squares that can be enjoyed by each and everyone in the family. Serve the Dry Fruit Barfi Recipe for any festivals or as a  Tea Time snack for children. If you are looking for more Dessert Recipes ...

Kaju Katli Recipe (Kaju Barfi)

Kaju Katli or Kaju Barfi is a traditional Indian sweet made with cashew nuts and is most often made for festivals, gifting and weddings. The subtle sweetness of the barfi together with its melt in the mouth quality from the cashew nuts, make it the most desired sweet for any occasion, religious or otherwise. Serve Kaju Katli Recipe (Kaju Barfi) as a party dessert or along with Crispy Masala Peanuts Recipe (Gujarati Sing Bhujia) or Baked Chevdo Recipe (Chivda Mixture -Tea Time ...

Homemade Soft Mysore Pak Recipe

Mysore Pak is a delectable Indian sweet made from roasted gram flour and pure homemade ghee. A very traditional south Indian sweet is rich and makes a perfect sweet to be made for special occasions and festivals like Diwali. History of Mysore Pak: Long Long time ago, in the Mysore Palace (in Karnataka, India), a petty little cook, made a dessert for the King. He made paagh (basically sugar syrup in the local language), then added gram flour and to make it rich and worthy for the king added loads ...

Maharashtrian Karanji Recipe (Gujiya) - A Delicious Diwali Sweet

Maharashtrian Karanji also known as Gujiya or Ghugra is a traditional sweet, commonly prepared by Maharashtrians during the festival of Diwali. The Karanji is a must have crunchy delicacy that is filled with oodles of delicious soft goodness of coconut, jaggery, semolina and spices.  Learn how to make Karanji the way it is prepared in most households of Maharashtra, by following the recipe below. Karanji or Gujiyas are typical dishes that are served during Holi.  Holi, the ...

Homemade Jalebi Recipe

The Homemade Jalebi Recipe is a delicious mithai dish that you can make right in your own kitchen. The Jalebi is a traditional sweet dish that is made on every festival, special occasions and monsoons. And so much so even homes make this dish to celebrate the occasion. This homemade Jalebi recipe is actually very easy to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious. Festivals like Holi and Diwali are incomplete without the preparation of this class Indian dessert - Jalebi. Serve the Homemade ...

Makhane Ki Phirni Recipe - Lotus Seed Milk Pudding

Makhane Ki Phirni is beautiful combination of 2 classic dishes, Makhane Ki Kheer and Rice Phirni. The fusion of both these dishes is a delicious recipe that tastes divine and is perfect for a traditional festival like Navratri and Diwali. This dish is also suitable as a dessert option for those people who avoid rice, and fast during the 9 days of the festival. Incorporating lotus seeds, one of the most underrated ingredients into a traditional dish, also makes the dish more healthy and nutritious. ...

Mango Payasam Recipe-Mambazha Payasam - Onam Special

Mango Payasam also known as the Mambazha Payasam is a very festive recipe that is made during the Onam Festival in Kerala. The payasam recipe is healthy and nutritious made from ripe mangoes, jaggery, ginger, spices and of course the goodness of milk and dry fruits and nuts. Try the delicious Mango Payasam this Onam and you and your family are sure you love it. Serve the  Mango Payasam Recipe-Mambazha Payasam - Onam Special as an onam dessert and relish it along with your family members.  You ...

Mango Kesari Recipe | Mango Sooji Halwa | Mango Sheera

Mango Kesari or Mango Sheera is a halwa recipe inspired by the king of fruits - mango – that is not only luscious and decadent, but also packs a nutritious punch. Mango Kesari is an Indian sweet pudding prepared using semolina or broken wheat.  The addition of mango pulp spiced with cardamom and garnished with nuts, adds an interesting twist to this indulgent and popular halwa. It is fairly quick and simple to make and tastes delicious with the natural aroma of fresh mangoes.  Mangoes ...

Homemade Doodh Peda Recipe - Milk Peda

Doodh Peda is an easy Indian sweet recipe made with condensed milk and milk powder and flavored with cardamom and pistachios. The traditional recipe requires you to condense the milk at home, but this recipe of Doodh Peda makes the process easier by using the ready condensed milk. Serve Homemade Doodh Peda Recipe (Milk Peda) as a dessert after a festive meal like Vegetable Oatmeal Poha with Peanuts, Coriander & Ginger Recipe. If you like this recipe, try more recipes like Kesar ...

Chironji And Makhane Ki Kheer Recipe

The Chironji and Makhane Ki Kheer Recipe is a delicious kheer that is rich and yet delicious, packed with flavors from the saffron and nutmeg. If you love Phool Makhana and Chironji then this recipe is just for you. The flavors from the condensed milk, along with the roasted nuts makes this kheer as a perfect dessert to serve for special occasions or even as a dessert for parties. Serve Chironji And Makhane Ki Kheer after your delicious festive meal of Jodhpuri Aloo, Ajwain ...

     
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