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.
Suji Manda Pitha is a recipe from Orissa which is essentially sweetened Coconut Stuffed Semolina Dumplings. Delicious and finger licking good Suji Manda Pithas are deep fried semolina dumplings stuffed with coconut and jaggery. This authentic and traditional Pitha are made during festivals and special occasions in Orissa.
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Patishapta Recipe (Rice Crepe) is a soft rice crepe folded inwards to make an envelope filled with a delicious filling made with coconut and jaggery. It is the most desired Bengal sweet delicacy made during the month of January on the auspicious occasion of Poush or Makar Sankranti. The batter used for making the fine crepes is of white flour, semolina, and rice flour. For the filling we have used jaggery.
Enjoy your Patishapta Recipe ( Rice Crepe) as a dessert after your hearty lunch.
Khaja recipe is a traditional coastal recipe that is served as a part of “Sukhila Prasad” in India’s Puri Jagannath temple. This is a sweet dish recipe, prepared from fewer ingredients, is essentially the layered fritters dunked in sugar syrup.
Try this Khaja recipe on any of the upcoming special occasions to hear praises from family members and guests. Since it is a good keeper, the Khajas can be stored in airtight containers up to 2 weeks. Enjoy Khaja, one of the “Chappan Bhoga” (56 ...
Chaler Payesh is a famous bengali recipe and is mostly eaten as a dessert after their meal. It is an integral part of all bengali ceremonies like birthday, house warming etc. It is rich in carbs (due to the rice) and calcium (due to the milk).
Serve Chaler Payesh as a sweet dish after your delicious Bengali meals.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bengali recipes such as
Bengali Chirer Pulao
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Instant Palkova is quick version of 'Palkova' or Palgova' which is a popular South Indian sweet. This recipe is believed to have originated in Tamil Nadu. Due to the white revolution, the excess milk was being made into Palkova. It is also served to the devotees visiting the Srivilliputur Andal Temple in which city the origin of Palkova specifically dates back to. Palkova is made from just two ingredients, milk and sugar. As easy as it may sound, making palgova requires a lot of patience.
Milk is ...
Goan Sweet Khatkhati is a simple and quick sweet, or you can say coconut candy, prepared by melting Jaggery (Panela) and adding in, fresh or dry shredded coconut, roasted sesame seeds and some crushed peanuts or cashew nuts. The jaggery used in Goa(India) for such type of dessert is called chiki god, which is a sticky kind of jaggery available in India. You can store the prepared Khatkhati pieces in an airtight container and finish it within 2 weeks.
Sometimes if you overheat the jaggery after it ...
Easy Vegan Date Roll Recipe is a sweet dessert recipe which is gluten free. There is no added sugar either. Make this easy to prepare dessert and impress your guests in your next tea party or dinner party. Serve Easy Vegan Date Roll Recipe along with other assorted desserts after dinner.
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Bhaja Pithe Recipe is a traditional sweet recipe in the region of West Bengal. This recipe is traditionally made for harvest festival. Made with nolen gur (palm jaggery), this recipe can also be substituted with normal cane jaggery. Coconut filling is stuffed in the dough made from dal, sweet potato and rice flour, and is deep fried to make Bhaja Pithe Recipe. Serve this as a dessert after meals.
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Akhrot Ka Sheera or Walnut Halwa is often prepared during the winter months, as it is believed to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter cold. It is considered to be auspicious for Holi and Diwali and it even features on wedding menus. Walnut is a wrinkled biggish nut that is encased in a very hard shell. It has several known, impressive benefits and contains high quantities of omega 3 and antioxidants that is good for your brain. It’s usually commonly added to desserts, but in this ...
Beetroot Halwa is a delicious fudge-like pudding that is made from grated beetroot stewed in milk and spiced with cardamom. Beets are highly nutritious and great for cardiovascular health. Its nutrition benefits come particularly from fibre, vitamins, minerals, and unique plant derived antioxidants.
Serve the Beetroot halwa as a quick and healthy dessert for parties or occasions with your family.
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'Kesari' is a popular South Indian dessert made of semolina, sugar, ghee and is flavoured with the exquisite spice 'kesar' or saffron. This traditional sweet dish is easy to prepare and is also served as a part of breakfast in South India along with Upma Recipe.
Shira, Rava kesari bhaat, Mango Kesari, Pineapple kesari are other variants of the basic Kesari recipe. In today's recipe of 'Milk Kesari' or Paal Kesari, the semolina is cooked in milk. This sweet has a rich and creamy texture and is so ...
Kaacha Gola is very famous sweet from West Bengal which is made of fresh paneer or chenna and flavoured with cardamom and saffron. The sweet is not just quick but can also be made in a jiffy, specially when there are sudden guests at your home. The melt in mouth fudge tastes amazing when refrigerated for some time before serving. Kaacha Gola is usually not as sweet as compared to the other Indian sweets. The sweetness is mild and the main aroma and flavour is infused by cardamom and saffron.
Ganesha Chaturthi is just around the corner. We have started planning for the festival already. It’s not Ganesha Chathurthi for us if there is no Kozhukattai offered to Lord Ganesha. There are many ways to make kozhukattai and Paal kozhukattai is one of them. A delicacy from the Chettinad region, this kozhukattai is usually made with the leftover rice paste after making kozhukattai. These mini rice balls are cooked in milk and coconut milk mixture and jaggery is used as a sweetener. It’s creamy ...
Honeycomb Toffee | Cinder Toffee Recipe is also known as angel food, hokey pokey, sponge toffee or sea mist candy. It has a crunchy brittle crust which needs to be broken to chew. But yet this simple candy is a perfect gift recipe and worth taking bite after bite.
Make sure crystallization of sugar is totally avoided. Undercooked candy is gooey-chewy and overcooked candy is bitter. Candy thermometer is the best solution for this. This 4 ingredients honeycomb toffee needs minimal time for preparation.
Nagli/Ragi Laddu is a healthy snack especially for kids. This sweet is a delicious way to feed them the nutritious grain-Nagli as well as dates. Adjust the quantities of the dates and the other add ons to your taste. Use freshly milled Nagli flour for best results. This is also a great recipe to involve kids in the kitchen, to make the laddus themselves. Nagli Laddu makes for a scrumptious after school snack or a snack box treat.
Serve Nagli/Ragi Laddu with Scrambled Egg Sandwich with Cucumber and ...
Microwave Carrot Rava Ladoo is one of those delicious dishes which melts in mouth and will make you have more and more of these laddoos. A very simple recipe, yet delicious laddoo recipe, whose melt in mouth texture will make you make you have them more. Not only this, this dish is loved by everyone in the family for its unique taste and flavour.
Serve Microwave Carrot Rava Laddoo as a dessert after your simple meal which consists of Panchmel Dal, Cauliflower Thoran and Phulkas. You can also serve ...
The Pink Dragon Fruit Kesari Recipe is a delicious semolina Pudding made with Dragon fruit. The Pink flesh dragon fruit cooked in ghee along with roasted millets, sugar, cardamom ,garnished with Cashew nuts and finally flavored with rose water brings out great taste and flavor to the kesari.
Serve the Pink Dragon Fruit Kesari during festivals like diwali or when you want to make special sunday breakfast for friends and family.
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Avocado Ada Pradhaman is a wonderful twist to the original recipe of Kerala Style Ada Pradhaman by replacing milk with avocado. The natural creamy texture of avocado makes the recipe so rich that it tastes good with or without milk. Those who are sensitive to milk can have this dessert without any guilt by omitting milk. Avocado must be completely ripened. I generally put them for a day or two inside rice container so that it is ripened perfectly. You can also include nuts of your choice in this ...
Suzhiyam or Boorelu is a traditional dish made in Tamil Nadu and Andhra for many festive occasions. Not all sweets need to be made from sugar & jaggery. With the rise in numbers of diabetics all over the world, we need to start looking for alternative sweet content in our traditional dishes. This dish is made out of dry fruits & nuts dipped in black rice batter is perfect for any occasion.
Serve Dry Fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) With Black Rice during festivals along with other traditional sweets ...
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.
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Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe is a simple, delicious Assamese/ Bengali dessert made with rice, milk, bay leaf and date palm jaggery. The dish is pretty easy to make and the outcome is really creamy tempting bowlful of dessert. Nolen gur jaggery gives this dish a unique taste. Serve Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe as a dessert recipe.
Here are a few more Nolen gur recipes that you can also try
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Nolen Chawal Bhog
Kheer Puli Pitha
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Badusha or Balushahi is a recipe for a crunchy sweetened Indian doughnut-like dessert. A favorite during Diwali among other special occasions, this is a labor of love. My mother never failed to make this recipe and I have kept up with her tradition and make in my home for Diwali every year too. After years of experimenting, I have arrived at the perfect method for making this sweet and hope you enjoy making it as well.
Serve these Balushahi’s as a perfect Sweet for any festive occasion.
Gehun ka Halwa Recipe also known as Sheera is a delicious whole wheat flour pudding flavored Indian spices and enhanced with nuts. The halwa is made as an offering during certain festivals and special occasions of religious significance. This recipe was taught to me by a Punjabi friend who makes it similar to the kind that is typically served in Gurdwaras as prashad.
The Gehun Ka Halwa makes a perfect pudding for dessert on chilly winters or holiday parties. The key is to use fresh, homemade ghee, ...
Karnataka Style Sajjappa Recipe is the deep fried sweet recipe made with sweetened coconut stuffing within a pastry dough made with rava and maida. It is a festive recipe that is served as a part of meals in Karnataka. Serve Sajjappa Recipe as a dessert during house parties.
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