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.

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 ...

Khira Gaintha Recipe - Rice Dumplings In Sweetened Milk

Khira Gaintha is a traditional odia sweet dish which consists of rice flour dumplings cooked in cardamom flavored milk. Khira Gainthas are soft rice flour balls that are cooked  in sweetened flavored milk. The rice flour is cooked with water and then kneaded to form a smooth dough. This dough are made into small balls, and dropped into simmering cardamom flavored milk and adorned with chopped nuts. Serve Khira Gaintha Recipe - Rice Dumplings In Sweetened Milk as ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Indian Festive Sweet Rice And Jamun Bhog Recipe

Light up this Diwali Dinner table not only with colourful diyas and rangoli but also celebrate more with your homemade traditional festive sweets. Sweet Rice and Jamun Bhog recipe is my version of Sita Bhog, a bengali sweet usually we buy from sweet shops in Kolkata. This year I have tried to keep it simple and easy and cook for bhog to offer our Almighty Ganesh and Lakshmi and then distribute to my guests on behalf.  A healthy guilt free cooking is done best when organic ingredients are used, ...

Makhan Bada Recipe

Makhan Bada Recipe is a traditional festive recipe from Rajasthan. It is made by making maida dough balls which are deep fried and simmered in sugar syrup. They are beautiful golden brown in color having a flaky texture. Makhan Bada Recipe is crispy from the outside and soft from the inside. Serve Makhan Bada as a dessert to your family after your festive meal of Aloo Gobhi Ki Sabzi, Boondi Raita and Puri. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rajasthani Mithai recipes such ...

Microwave Ashoka Halwa Recipe | Moong Dal Halwa

Ashoka Halwa or Moong dal Halwa is one of my favorite sweet recipe. Protein rich Moong dal is the main ingredient for this dish. Ghee gives richness to this halwa while cardamom powder makes this sweet and exotic dish. Cooked moong dal merges well with these ingredients and transforms into a mouthwatering sweet. Ashoka Halwa or Moong dal Halwa requires a lot of time and effort when cooked on stove top. The microwave version of this recipe makes it easy and less complicated. Make sure to use a microwave ...

Shakarkandi Ka Halwa Recipe (Sweet Potato Halwa)

Shakarkandi Ka Halwa Recipe(Sweet Potato Halwa) is an easy and quick sweet dish. Softened sweet potato with crunchy nuts give a good texture while cardamom gives it a nice aroma to the recipe. Sweet Potato is loaded with Iron, fiber, and minerals. They are high in vitamins B6 and C. Peanuts are also a rich source of nutrients and minerals. They contain higher protein ratio when compared to any other tree nut varieties available. Shakarkandi Ka Halwa is a great recipe for breakfast or kids snack ...

Traditional Rasmalai Recipe

Rasmalai or 'Rosomalai' (in bengali )is a very popular Bengali sweet, now it is also popular not only in India but also in Pakistan and Bangladesh. In Rasmalai, flat shaped spongy rasgullas or dumpling made with paneer or ricotta cheese is then soaked in sweet, thickened, chilled and saffron flavored milk. Traditional Rasmalai Recipe is an amazing recipe to indulge in this festive season to oomph the fervour of festive a notch higher! Serve Traditional Rasmalai Recipe as a dessert after a diwali ...

     
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