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.

Kesar Mawa Gujiya Recipe- Gujiya Stuffed With Saffron, Khoya & Nuts

Kesar also known as Kesari Gujiya Recipe is a delectable Holi or Diwali snack stuffed with a Khoya, Chironji nuts and Raisins and deep fried in a sweet pastry crust and finally dipped in sugar syrup and garnished with slivered pista and rose petals. There are so many varieties of gujiyas and each one is special and delicious in it’s own way. Kesari/ Kesar Mawa Gujiya is crisp from outside and soft and sweet inside. The sugar syrup not just adds a glaze to the gujiyas, but also adds a flavour to ...

ठंडाई लड्डू रेसिपी - Thandai Ladoo (Recipe In Hindi)

होली का त्यौहार है। मिठाई और ठंडाई के ग्लास से होली मनाई जाती है। आज मिठाई और ठंडाई एक ही हो जाएगी । ठंडाई लडडू । इस होली के मौके पर खास बनाए यह ठंडाई लड्डू जो ठंडाई के मसाले,केसर और दूध पाउडर से बनी है।  ठंडाई लड्डू को होली पर परोसे या फिर खाने के बाद मीठे में परोसे।  अगर आपको यह हलवा पसंद आया हो तो, आप यह मिठाई भी बना सकते है  गेहूं का हलवा  बेसन के लड्डू चकुंदर का हलवा

Thandai Shahi Tukda Recipe

A melody of colours mingling together on this auspicious day of Holi. Most of us tend to binge on sweet during festive times and repent later on the extra calories. So this Holi we bring you a royal dessert with desi fusion touch, Thandai Shahi Tukda. Serve Thandai Shahi Tukda as a dessert after your weekend lunch to your friends and family. If you like this recipe, you can also try other sweet recipes like Paneer Gulab Jamun Kaju Katli Rava Ladoo Churma Ladoo Sheer Khurma  

Thandai Kulfi Recipe - Holi Recipe

Thandai Kulfi is a delicious recipe that is similar to the Kesar Pista Kulfi with a slight twist. I had made Thandai for holi and had a lot of the Thandai masala remaining, and hence decided to make it into a Kulfi and that's how the Thandai Kulfi Recipe was born.  Kulfi's is very similar to western ice cream but unlike them kulfi is not whipped hence the result is a solid, dense, creamy and rich making a perfect indian dessert for parties. The best kulfi I have tasted are on the ...

Chalimidi Recipe

Andhra dishes are not just known for its spice levels. It is also known for the delicious, authentic and humble sweet dishes. Most of the south Indian sweet recipes are made of jaggery and chalimidi is one such sweet dish which is specially made during festivals like Ugadi, and other auspicious days. This traditional dish is very easy to prepare and needs just a few ingredients. If you do not have access to jaggery or don’t like jaggery then you can substitute jaggery with sugar. But to get tradition ...

Vellai/Jaggery Dosa Recipe

Vellai Dosai was a Navratri special at my grandparents'. My grandmother was fondly called Manni. During Navratri, Manni used to hand out the Vellai Dosai to us as our morning tiffin. She swirled out the wheat and jaggery battery on an iron griddle, patiently slow roasted the Vellai Dosa at just about medium heat and the batter caramelised to form a light and soft dosa.  Serve Vellai Dosa as a delicious dish during Navratri or as breakfast along with Peanut Chutney. Other recipes that ...

Malpua Recipe with Rabri (A Spiced Indian Pancake with Milk Pudding)

Malpua Recipe is a classic Indian dessert that is made during festivals such as Holi and served along with Creamy Rabri which is a thick condensed version of whole milk along with saffron, sugar and nuts. Malpua is best described as a flat bread or pancake like dessert made with flour, khoya and yogurt. With the festive season coming up, it is a simple and delicious dessert to put together and dress up your festival menu, You can prepare the batter well in advance and to serve with rabri on the day ...

Malpua With Rose And Saffron Syrup Recipe

Malpua with rabri, a festive delicacy with the power to make anyone happy. Flavoured with cardamom, fennel and jaggery, stuffed with mawa and raisins these sweet pancakes are like delicious bites of heaven. Served with an exotic rose and saffron syrup and thick clotted cream(rabri), these malpuas are soft and melting in the centre with crisp laced edges. Making these malpuas is a family tradition at my place and we love to eat these along with something hot and spicy. Serve Malpua With Rose And ...

Creamy and Delicious Fruit Custard Recipe

Fruits Custard is a very healthy and delicious dessert. It has bunch of healthy fruits with creamy custard. This is very easy to make and healthy to eat dish. Custard is always liked by kids and adults as well. This is perfect option for party dessert because you can make it ahead of time and just add fruits when you are ready to serve it. Creamy custard filled with seasonal fruit is always a winner for a festive occasion. Custard is all time favorite for children as well as people of all ages ...

Gujarati Puran Poli Recipe (Sweet Lentil Stuffed Flat Breads)

Puran Poli is also called as Vedhmi in Gujarat; Puran Poli is one of the favorites with my family. Come every special occasion or a festival Puran Poli features in the menu along another family favorite Undhiyu. Though puran poli is sweet dish; many Gujarati families have them along with the vegetables as an alternative to other flat breads. Puran poli is also popularly made in other parts of the country. Similar in concept but with a regional twist it is known as Obbattu in ...

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 ...

Baked Modak and Karanji/Gujiya Recipe

Since Ganesh Chaturthi is coming closer, few of the health freaks like me must be wondering, how to prepare some healthy snacks. So here is the tried and tested recipe of baked modak and karanji. These are healthy and tasty at the same time. So this festival try these snacks and we are sure you will love it. Serve Baked Modak and Karanji along with some snacks such as Moong Dal Mini Samosas and Chana Chaat to your guests or family members. If you like this recipe, you can also try other sweet recipes ...

Karigadabu – Karnataka Style Karanji/ Gujiya recipe

Karigadabu is a traditional sweet from Karnataka also called Karanji which is stuffed pastry that has fried grams and desiccated coconut filling and are deep fried. Karigadabu is a traditional sweet during Ganesh Chaturthi. Karigadabu is a fried filled pastry with desiccated coconut and fried gram stuffing. Serve Karigadabu – Karnataka Style Karanji recipe as an evening snack or as a dessert during Karnataka Style Festive meal.  If you like this recipe, here are a few more festival Recipes Badam ...

Chocolate Coconut Gujiya Recipe

Chocolate Coconut Gujiya is made up with the 2 evergreen ingredients - chocolate & coconut 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.  Holi, the festival of colours in India is also a festival of great food. Holi food traditions involves people going to their neighbours and friends houses and ...

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 ...

Dry Fruit Ghughra/Gujiya Recipe (Pastry Crust Pockets Filled With Dry Fruits)

Dry Fruit Ghughra or Gujiyas or Kadubu (Karnataka) Recipe are nothing but pockets of pastry crust, filled with dry fruits and deep fried to a crispy golden finish. Ghughra also called as Gujiya in Rajasthan have been a favorite of mine, ever since I was a child. These half moon shaped deep fried pockets, filled with pounded dry fruits and coconut taste super delicious when savored hot. However they also keep well for up-to a week when stored in an airtight container. They are most often made during ...

Orange Kulfi Recipe In Orange Shells

The Orange Kulfi Recipe is delicious twist to traditional kulfi which is packed with flavors from the Orange rind and set in the orange shells to be frozen. The first time I tasted this Kulfi was in the streets of Kolkata, where they serve the orange kulfi in the orange shell. The refreshing flavors from the orange is absolutely delicious and makes a comforting indian dessert for parties after a heavy meal.  Serve the Orange Kulfi Recipe as an cold indian dessert for parties or during ...

Instant And Soft Mysore Pak Recipe

Do you want to eat Mysore Pak and you don't have a shop near your place that sells it? Here's a brilliant Instant Mysore Pak  Recipe that will so soft like your Krishna Sweets one that is so soft and crumbly in your mouth. Here is a quick step by step Mysore Pak Recipe, that can be prepared in the microwave which is tasty and healthy all at the same time. This recipe is a very popular sweet dish and is enjoyed by everyone in the family.  Mysore Pak is a famous dish across South Indian ...

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 ...

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 ...

     
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