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.

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 ...

Masala Chai Kulfi Recipe With Bourbon Chocolate Syrup

Masala Chai Kulfi Recipe is a delicious kulfi recipe made out of ever loved masala chai (spiced tea). The masala chai gets a summer makeover with the delicious kulfi. Masala chai is always enjoyed during a cold morning or on a rainy day; this kulfi recipe is a twist to the masala chai can be enjoyed on a sunny day or for the festival of Holi. Masala Chai Kulfi can be served with biscuit crumbles, bourbon chocolate syrup and some dry rose petals on top, to enhance the flavours of Masala Chai Kulfi ...

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 ...

Badam Elaichi Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk

Badam Elaichi Kulfi is the best choice to beat the summer heat as it is super easy to make. The addition of using condensed milk to make the kulfi, makes it rich creamy and quick to make as well. There is no churning and stirring milk for long hours to make this kulfi. It takes all of 10 to 15 minutes to put this kulfi together. Enjoy this delicious Badam Elaichi Kulfi that is packed with the flavors from badam, elaichi and the creaminess of condensed milk. It makes a perfect Indian dessert for ...

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 ...

Shahi Kesar Phirni Recipe

Phirni is a typical North Indian dessert made during majority of the occasions that includes Karwa chauth, Diwali and so on. Phirni is regularly made using Rice and Milk but adding Khoya and saffron in Phirni Recipe makes phirni a Shahi Kesar variant taking this to yet another level. Prepare this shahi kesar phirni and allow to be praised from your guest when you organise get togethers at home, or when there are relatives visiting your place during this festival time.. Serve Shahi Kesar Phirni ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

थाबडी पेंडा रेसिपी - 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

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 ...

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 ...

     
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