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.

Manda Pitha Recipe-Orissa Style Steamed Rice Flour Dumplings

This Rice Flour Manda Pitha recipe is an ancient recipe. This is a traditional recipe from Orissa that dates back to several hundred years. Unique to Odisha, Pitha is a recipe that just keeps getting better and better as it offers immense possibilities with many combinations. Pitha is basically steamed rice flour/rava dumplings stuffed with a sweet filling made from grated coconut, sugar or jaggery, freshly made paneer. Serve these Manda Pitha to start a festive lunch or during tea time. Serve Manda ...

Kunafa With Mango Cottage Cheese Cream Recipe

"May the Spirit of Ramadan stay in our heart and illuminate our soul from within" Ramadan Kareem!!!!! I wanted to make something extra special to show the spirit of Ramadan. Something which just gives you a pious feeling and takes you to another serene world. And so I thought of making Kunafa With Mango Cottage Cheese Cream Recipe- a quintessential Arabic Dessert. Kunafa is made by baking Kataifi dough which is easily available in many supermarkets. Generally, the center layer is made of cheese. ...

Kesar Paneer Ki Kheer Recipe - Cottage Cheese Milk Pudding

Kesar Paneer Ki Kheer Recipe is a quick and simple dessert that you can make when you have unexpected guests at home. The taste and flavors and texture of this kheer is similar to that of rasmalai. The only difference between the Rasmalai and the Paneer ki Kheer is that the paneer is added as a crumble into the condensed milk, making this dish, really simple to make. Serve Kesar Paneer Ki Kheer as a dessert after your everyday meal of Jodhpuri Aloo, Ajwain Puri, Boondi Raita and Satvik Carrot ...

मंगानेम रेसिपी - Goan Style Chana Dal Payasam Recipe

मंगानेम रेसिपी एक तरह की खीर है जिसे गोवा में त्यौहार या किसी ख़ास अवसर पर बनण्य जाता है. यह मंदिरो में प्रसाद के लिए भी बाटा जाता है. इसमें चना दाल, साबूदाना के साथ गुड़, काजू और घी का प्रयोग किया जाता ...

Instant Kalakand Recipe -Indian Festive Sweet Recipe

Kalakand is a delicious milk fudge cake that is popularly made in India during the festive season. Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet made out of solidified, sweetened milk and cottage cheese. It is a rich sweet made from concentrated milk called Khoya and homemade Paneer called Chena. This is a quick and instant recipe of Kalakand that you can make for the festivities or any other special occasion in the family. Serve Kalakand along with other festival recipes like Saffron Pilaf and Churma ...

Indian Festive Sweet Rice And Jamun Bhog Recipe

Light up this Diwali Dinner table not only with colorful 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 which we usually 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.  A healthy guilt free cooking is done best when organic ingredients are used, you ...

Paan Matka Kulfi Recipe

Paan Matka Kulfi Recipe is riot of flavours in your mouth. The milk is reduced to half its quantity, flavoured with hints of saffron and cardamom and then the star ingredient - meetha paan is added to the reduced milk.  Sweetened with sugar that needs to be in tandem with the dry meetha paan added to the kulfi. Garnished with some pistachios and dry rose petals, this recipe is an absolute winner.  This paan flavoured kulfi is then set in an earthen mini pot or matka as we call it. Setting ...

Dry Jamun Recipe

Dry Jamun is a delicious recipe that you can make for the upcoming festivals. Gulab Jamuns are a regular at many households, but this Dry Jamun is a perfect pick me up to serve your guests. The jamuns prepared here are little different from the regular ones, and made with the khoya and paneer. It is fried, then dipped in thick sugar syrup and later coated with desiccated coconut mix. It is dry, however has a perfect soft melt in the mouth texture. Serve the Dry Jamun Recipe for your guests ...

Sindhi Kheerni Recipe - Sindhi Seviyan Kheer

Sindhi Kheerni Recipe is a traditional Sindhi recipe of a kheer. Served for breakfast along with puris or just as a dessert after a complete meal.   This kheerni is made by reducing the quantity milk to half, that results in a thick kheer, which is then sweetened with sugar and scented with some cardamom and saffron, along with the star ingredient of the nylon seviyan, that resembles thin hair like strands, and don't miss the generous topping of some unsalted almonds and pistachios that ...

Chocolate Modak Recipe

Chocolate Modak Recipe is delicious and festive twist to Ganesh Chaturthi favourite. Also called kozhukattai, modaks are a staple for this festival, along with Sundal, served as the favourites of Lord Ganesh. Chocolate Modaks are a great option for those looking to make an assortment of homemade sweets either to present for the pooja at home, to distribute to family and friends or even to serve at your festival feast. This recipe comes in handy, using the same basic modak recipe, using homemade ...

Chenna Poda Recipe

Chenna Poda is a cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in the Eastern India which means Roasted Cheese in Odia. It is made of well-kneaded homemade fresh cheese chenna, sugar, cashew nuts and raisins and is baked for several hours until it turns brown. Chenna Poda is the only well known Indian dessert whose flavour is predominantly derived from the caramelization of sugar. It is a soft and pillowy dessert loaded with the goodness of chenna, which is a rich source of protein too. Serve Chenna Poda ...

Chanar Payesh Recipe

When it comes to sweets, Nothing can beat the taste of Bengali sweets. It doesn't matter that a person is a Bengali or from a different region, Bengali sweets are everyone’s favourite. These sweets are mostly made from milk and milk products, therefore, it has to be consumed within 1-2 days itself. One such creamy luscious authentic and traditional Bengali sweet served during special occasions is Chanar Payesh. Thick full cream milk, reduced to half it's consistency and cooked with fresh home ...

Badam Halwa Recipe

Badam Halwa is a quintessential Indian sweet that is made during festivals, special occasions like a wedding or a new home. In this halwa, badam is soaked and ground into a coarse semolina style mixture. It is roasted in ghee and then cooked in a saffron milk to give it that rich taste. Try the delicious Badam Halwa and serve as a sweet for the festivals like diwali or a special occasion like a wedding in the family. Serve Badam Halwa after a delicious festive meal of Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi, Ajwain ...

Aval Kesari Recipe

Kesari or Sheera, it is the easiest yet tastiest sweet commonly prepared at all households across India. Kesari doesn’t call for an auspicious occasion. It is prepared when one craves for sweet when guests arrived suddenly or as a sweet for a grand feast. Usually, Kesari is prepared using fine sooji but that doesn’t limit the preparation of this versatile sweet. It can be prepared using vermicelli or simply with aval/poha/beaten rice. Aval Kesari will become your choice for an easy yummy sweet. Serve ...

Apple Jalebi Recipe

This fruit flavoured Apple Jalebi Recipe will melt your heart when it is savoured with plain vanilla ice-cream. Deep fried and then dipped in sugar syrup to make it juicy and succulent. This a recipe that you must have for Diwali or any other festivals or special occasions. Serve Apple Jalebi Recipe as a party dessert after a diwali meal of Rajma Galouti Kebab Recipe, Paneer Butter Masala Recipe, Puri Recipe, Jeera Rice (Pulao) Recipe and any Raita of your choice. If ...

Bengali Sita Bhog Recipe

The Bengali Sita Bhog is a delectable rice dish that is sweet and packed with flavors along with mini jamoons in the rice. Bengali Cuisine, like its delectable variants of food, boasts of a rich sweet tradition. The Bengali Sita Bhog sweet is a lesser known of the sweets which has remain hidden from the national limelight but are a rage within its territorial boundaries.  Serve the Bengali Sita Bhog along with Mishti Doi as desserts after a meal of Bengali Luchi and Aloo ...

Baked Vermicelli Malpua Recipe

Malpuas are always associated with festivities but you think twice before indulging in one, as these are deep fried and soaked in sugar making them an indulgent dessert. This Baked Vermicelli Malpua Recipe is a healthier dessert since there is no deep frying involved as it is a baked malpua. Especially weight watchers will love this recipe for sure. Give a healthy twist to the regular malpuas by baking them with this recipe. I have tried to prepare the recipe to its closest authentic taste. Serve Baked ...

Baked Jaggery Rasgulla Recipe

Baked Jaggery Rasgulla is an easy yet delightful dessert which is very popular in Orissa.  When you cut the baked rasgulla, the cheese yields easily to reveal a soft and spongy rasgulla, fragrant from the special touch of palm jaggery, served cold with caramelized brown sugar, more saffron and pistachios on top. To make homemade rasgulla follow Traditional Bengali Rasgulla Recipe. Serve Baked Jaggery Rasgulla as a dessert after your delicious meal of Panchmel Dal, Beetroot Thoran and ...

Annanas Ka Muzzafar Recipe

The Annanas Ka Muzzafar Recipe (Pineapple layered Rice Recipe) is a sweet dish made traditionally in “Dum” which is one of the oldest method of cooking, The saffron flavored spiced rice is layered with sweetened pineapple chunks that are reduced in sugar syrup. The layer is then topped up with toasted paneer and nuts in order to give an extra crunch to the layered dessert. Rice and pineapple is a different texture that has been discovered so far, which compliments really well with each other. Serve ...

Rava Kesari Bhath - Sooji Halwa Recipe

Rava Kesari Bhath/Sooji Halwa Recipe is a pudding made from semolina, flavored with saffron and other spices topped with nuts. In most parts of Southern India, Kesari is served as part of an offering to God during festivities. The Sooji Halwa is made pure olive oil and believe me it does not alter the taste of the halwa one bit. And you will keep making this halwa more often & enjoy it guilt free with the lovely taste! Many of you are not aware that olive oil is suitable to cook all your favorite ...

Aloo Ka Halwa Recipe

Grated Potato Halwa or Aloo Ka Halwa is the easiest halwa we have made. There are many ways of preparing this and this is one simple method. This is so delicious with lots of dry fruits and apt for any festive season. You can also make it for special occasions or for your weekend dessert after your meal. Serve Aloo Ka Halwa (Grated Potato Sweet) as a dessert after a festive Indian meal like Bhaji Vada Recipe, Aloo Tamatari Recipe, Jeera Rice (Pulao) Recipe, and Whole Wheat ...

Boondi Ki Kheer Recipe

Boondi Ki Kheer Recipe is a lip smacking Indian sweet dish, where pearls of fried besan, popular as boondi are dipped in sugar syrup and kept ready.   Milk, is reduced to get a nice thick texture flavoured with aromatic rose, earthy cardamom and a hint of saffron, and the sweet boondi is then added to this delish kheer recipe, that you won't be able to resist.  This boondi ki kheer can be served both hot or cold, totally the way you like it.  Boondi ki kheer can be served as ...

Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe - Chocolate Kaju Barfi

Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe is another perfectly indulgent and delightful sweet that comes right in time for the onset of festivals that are around the corner. If you have feared making Kaju Katlis or Barfis at home because of the tedious process, this recipe will inspire you to give it a go. It is easy, straight forward and results in Katlis that have a serious wow-factor. What’s better, it has a unique touch of chocolate. Rich, sweet, perfectly delicious homemade goodies will make you skip buying ...

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 ...

     
Install App