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.

Konkani Style Mande/Mandige/Chavde Recipe-Thin fried pancakes stuffed with sweet coconut Recipe

Chavde also known as Mande or Mandige is traditional Maharashtrian and Konkani specially that is made from fried bread made from flour that is stuffed with a delicious blend of grated and roasted coconut, cardamom powder, sugar and sesame seeds. The Chavde is also a popular sweet that is made for Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Serve the Konkani Style Mande/Mandige/Chavde Recipe after a Karwar Style Muga Ambat Recipe and steam rice meal to finish it off with.  If you are looking ...

Rose Flavoured Shahi Tukda Recipe

Shahi Tukda is an Indian dessert which is basically a variant of a  bread pudding made of fried bread slices served with rabri. This version of Rose Flavoured Shahi Tukda Recipe includes rose water which gives it a distinctive sweetish flavour and aroma. Serve Rose Flavoured Shahi Tukda Recipe after a scrumptious meal of Hyderabadi Khatti Dal Recipe (Hyderabadi Tangy Lentil Curry), Homemade Butter Naan Recipe, and Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan Recipe. If you like this ...

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 ...

Traditional Bengali Rasgulla Recipe - Cottage Cheese Balls In Sweetened Syrup

Bengali rasgulla recipe is an excellent recipe for this regional classic from the state of West Bengal. Delicate cottage cheese dumplings, soaked in sugar syrup, they’re also called Rosogolla. The process has multiple steps, but yields a super soft rasgulla that is steamed and then soaked in a flavoured sugar syrup. I typically like to flavor the sugar syrup with a rose petals for a refreshing festive flavour, but you could also use saffron or cardamom depending on your preference. Rasgulla may ...

Badam Ki Kheer Recipe - Spiced Almond Milk

The Badam Ki Kheer recipe is a very simple dessert that is perfect to serve it cold for a summer lunch party or hot during the winters. Its refreshing, nourishing and delicious as well. Almonds are high in protein, therefore its good to include them in your daily meals.  Serve Badam Ki Kheer as a dessert after your delicious meal of Dal Makhani, Paneer Butter Masala, Phulka, Jeera Rice and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad.  If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kheer Recipes ...

Akhrot Ka Sheera/Halwa Recipe - Walnut Pudding/Fudge Recipe

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 ...

Sabudana Kheer Recipe - Tapioca Pearl Milk Pudding

Sabudana Kheer also known as the Sago Payasam is a very traditional Indian sweet dish made across most regions of India. Although each region has its variations, this particular recipe is a favorite at my home and is the way I have been savoring it since I was a child. Naturally, it is how I have continued to make it in my own home as well, and now my family loves it just as much. Sabudana Kheer can be made for festive and other special occasions. Or even just as dessert following an Indian meal. ...

Beetroot Halwa Recipe

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. You might also a few Indian Sweet recipes like:  Green Tea Coconut Ladoo, Kesar Paneer ...

Carrot Badam Kheer Recipe - Carrot Almond Milk Pudding

Carrot Badam Kheer is a delicious milk pudding that can be had either warm or cold. The addition of milk, carrots and dates makes this kheer very nutritious and wholesome too. It is extremely simple to make, and with no added sugars, it is delicious and healthy too. Make it for a festive occasion or even for a nutritious treat post a weekend meal. Serve Carrot Badam Kheer after your delicious festive meal of Jodhpuri Aloo, Ajwain Puri, Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad and Mirchi Ka Chunda. If you ...

Rajasthani Ghevar Recipe

Ghevar is a Rajasthani easy sweet recipes specially made on Festivals in rainy season like the Teej and Raksha Bandhan. The reason why ghevar recipe is made only during the rains is that a degree of moisture is necessary. It is a round plate-shaped sweet which is made with flour, ghee and milk mixture and deep fried in oil. It is also known as Honeycomb dessert and is one of the best dessert recipes. Serve Rajasthani Ghevar Recipe after a festive meal of Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi, Ajwain ...

Gulab Jamun Recipe With Khoya

Gulab Jamun with Khoya is a rich and delicious Indian dessert prepared from unsweetened milk solids. Mawa can be prepared at home by boiling milk till it is reduced to half and you get solids. Or you can also use a store bought one to prepare gulab jamun. The taste of these Gulab jamuns stand above rest of the varieties of gulab jamuns and once you eat these you will never stop at just one.All it takes is 20 minutes and your dessert will be ready in no time making it perfect for dinner parties ...

Gulab Phirni Recipe

Gulab Phirni Recipe is a gentle and aromatic twist on the traditional rice-based pudding called Phirni. This creamy, nutty and typically saffron-flavored Indian sweet is quite the crowd pleaser. But this recipe changes things up a little bit, with the addition of rose petals that adds a delightful flavour and depth. It's easy to make, looks beautiful when served in small earthen pots and will light up your festive meals instantly. Make and serve Gulab Phirni at your next house party and wow your ...

Paruppu Payasam Recipe - Stewed Dal Coconut Milk Payasam

The Paruppu Payasam is a very traditional South Indian payasam/kheer recipe made from moong dal and chana dal, coconut milk,cardamom and dark jaggery. The coconut milk makes the payasam silky and creamy. The flavour combination of the payasam is so good that you cannot stop at just one bowl.  The Paruppu Payasam is a nutritious and a high protein dessert  that can be served for parties or even as a snack for children. Since this payasam has coconut and coconut being auspicious, the ...

Thengai Poli Recipe - Coconut Poli Recipe

Thengai Poli is a classic sweet Indian flatbread stuffed with a filling of coconut and jaggery. Also known as Obbattu or holige in Karnataka,  puran polis in Maharashtra. There are different fillings that go into a poli or obbattu. Sometime dal and jaggery mixture is filling in and sometime dal and coconut filling is stuffed in between to make the poli. Each house has their own style of making the Poli as well.  Thengai Poli recipe is made with a coconut and jaggery filling. It is ...

Rava Kesari Bhath - South Indian 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. Serve the Rava Kesari Bhath/Sooji Halwa Recipe along with Vegetable Rava Upma and the combination is known as Chow Chow Bhath. Here are some other popular breakfast and tiffin delicacies from the state of Karnataka that are also equally enjoyed by all: Sooji Upma with ...

North Indian Sooji Halwa Recipe

North Indian Sooji Ka Halwa Recipe is a pudding made from semolina, flavored with saffron and other spices topped with nuts.  The Sooji Halwa is made along with ghee and you will keep making this halwa more often & enjoy it guilt free with the lovely taste!  Serve the Sooji Ka Halwa along with Puri and Amritsari Chole With Kala Chana for a simple and delicious Sunday lunch.  If you are looking for more Halwa Recipes then you should try some of these favorites Gajar ...

Paal Kesari Recipe - South Indian Style Milk Kesari

'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 ...

Pineapple Kesari Bhath Recipe - Sweet Semolina Pudding

Pineapple Kesari Bhath Recipe is one of the most common, traditional dishes in Karnataka. The Kesari Bhath is a must during weddings for breakfast and is usually served along with Khara bhath (upma). It is simple to make and taste delicious. You can make this Pineapple Kesari Bhath  wherever you are craving something sweet. Make for your kids as an after school snack or during festivals and serve to your guests.  Serve the Pineapple Kesari Bhat along with Khara Bhath-Rava Upma for ...

Ella Ada Recipe-Steamed Rice Pancakes With Coconut & Jaggery Filling

 Ela Ada, is a Traditional Kerala delicacy. It is made of fresh grated coconut and jaggery, which is layered inside a dough made of  the rice flour and steamed in a banana leaf.It is usually prepared on Onam and goes well with any sadhya.  In the South similar recipes can be found. Ela Ada is similar to Modak or Kozhukattai popular in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country and made especially during Ganesh Chaturthi and Patholi which uses turmeric leaves instead ...

Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd

Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd is an authentic Udupi style recipe. Udupi Recipes are popular around the world and is known for its delectable Sattvic Vegetarian Cuisine. White Pumpkin or Ash gourd is used in this recipe. Ash gourd is known as petha in Hindi, poosanikai in Tamil and kumbalanga in Malayalam. Ash gourd is grated and cooked till soft then sugar and ghee is added and it is  flavoured with saffron and cardamom. Saffron strands added to the halwa gives a beautiful ...

Poppetjes Recipe - Sweet Puffy Wheat Dumpling Recipe

Poppetjes Recipe -  Sweet Puffy Wheat Dumpling Recipe is a very popular sweet dish prepared in the Parsi Cuisine. There are small shallow fried dumpling made from a blend of  wheat and rava batter which is fermented with toddy. This helps in raising the dumpling. It is then dipped sweet sugary syrup to give a hint of sweetness to the dish. It is traditionally made in a vessel called the " popatjee no paenno" which is very famous among the Parsis.  Serve the Poppetjes Recipe ...

Paal Kozhukattai Recipe With Bananas - With Vegan Option

Paal Kozhukattai is authentic delicacy from the regions of Chettinad known for their plethora of deceptively luscious dishes. In a nutshell, Paal Kozhukattai is sweetened rice dumplings cooked in thick coconut milk and milk. The dish is rich in taste and creamy in texture, with added bananas to serve. Finely grounded rice flour is rolled into tiny dumplings and later cooked with coconut milk. You can use only coconut milk instead of milk for vegan Paal Kozhukattai. The dumplings can be rolled into ...

Narikol Pitha Recipe - Sweetened Coconut Fritter

Narikol Pitha Recipe are Assamese Sweetened Coconut Fried Pitha that is a North Eastern Delicacy. This recipe is prepared on festive occasions. Grated fresh coconut is mixed with sugar and caramelized, and then mixed with flour and milk, and deep fried to prepare this recipe. These Narikol Pitha make a great after school snack for your kids. If you are craving something sweet and deep fried especially on a cold winter or monsoon evening then this is a recipe that you must try.  Serve Narikol ...

Watalappan Recipe - Steamed Egg Pudding With Jaggery

Watalappan Recipe is a traditional pudding served in the weddings, festivals and feasts in Sri Lanka. It is one of the beloved desserts of every Sri Lankans. The main ingredients here are the Kithul jaggery, eggs and the fresh coconut milk. Kithul jaggery, or goan Jaggery is made out of a sap extracted from a palm tree called kithul. Use only Kithul Jaggery/ Goan Jaggery to make Watalappan as palm jaggery or sugar doesn’t give you the authentic flavour. It is not compulsory to add the ...

     
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