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.
Gulab Jamun with Khoya, 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.
Serve the Gulab Jamun warm along with vanillas ice cream for a dessert when you have a lunch or dinner party with Indian food.
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Barnyard Millet Jaggery Payasam Recipe, is a delicious healthy dessert that you can treat yourself after a satisfying meal. The payasam is made with milk and simmered along with jaggery, crushed cardamom and some cooked millet. The ingredients used are very simple and quick to make as well.
Barnyard Millet is also known as Samvat ke Chawal and is popularly used during the Navratri. Barnyard millet is low in carbohydrates, but has a similar energy value to all the other millet. ...
Kuvar Pak Recipe is an Aloe Vera sweet recipe that is famous in Manavadar of Gujarat. Kuvar pak includes a much researched and beneficial main ingredient - Aloe vera. The sweet is made from aloe vera extract/ aloe vera milk. Try this mild sweet which also has a delectable aloe vera tinge of flavour to it, as a festive sweet or as a dessert after a Gujarati lunch. You will love the taste for sure!
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Karjikai (Karnataka Style Deep Fried Sweet Pastry ...
Adadiya is famous winter special gujarati sweet. Traditionally Gujarati Style Adadiya Pak Recipe contains ingredients which helps to keep body warm in cold winter.
Adadiya is prepared with urad dal roasted in ghee on slow flame along with healthy nuts and spices.
Have a piece of Gujarati Style Adadiya Pak Recipe for breakfast with coffee or masala chai.
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Uparghi Laadu Recipe is a recipe of a ladoo, however not spherical in shape. This is a traditional recipe from Gujarat and is made during winters, especially at the time of Uttarayan festival. It is called ladoo but it is square shaped.
Uparghi is a Gujarati name which means coated with ghee on top, where upar stands for top and ghi stands for ghee/clarified butter. Instead of making muthias and frying them, thick bhakhris are made from dough and cooked on a tava.
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Adadiya Ladwa is a Gujarati delicacy. An urad dal halwa topped with nuts and tinged with Indian spices.
Winter in Gujarati households is incomplete without a bite of this traditional sweet, which is known to bring warmth and comfort. It is a traditional delicacy of the Kutch region and it has helpful healing properties that the body requires during the cold winter months.
The Adadiya Ladwa is prepared using the flour of Arad Ni Dal flour (Black Gram Dal/Urad Dal) which is well roasted along with ...
मोटा दाना को रसभरी भी कहा जाता है। यह राजस्थान जयपुर की मशहूर स्वीट डीस है। मोटा दाना उरददाल के वडे है जिसे चाशनी मे डुबोकर मिठा बनाया गया है।
मोटा दाना को दाल बाटी के बाद मीठे में परोसे।
अगर आपको यह हलवा पसंद आया हो तो, आप यह मिठाई भी बना सकते है
गेहूं का हलवा
बेसन के लड्डू
चकुंदर का हलवा
दूधौरी झारखंड/ बिहार की लोकप्रिय पारंपरिक मिठाई है। दूधौरी खास खुशी के मौके पर और त्यौहारो पर जैसे की होली,तीज त्यौहार के अवसर पर बनाई जाती है। यह मिठाई चावल और दूध से बनती है।
दूधौरी झारखंड को खाने के बाद मीठे में परोसे।
अगर आपको यह हलवा पसंद आया हो तो, आप यह मिठाई भी बना सकते है
गेहूं का हलवा
बेसन के लड्डू
चकुंदर का हलवा
Thengai Poornam and Ulutham Poornam Kozhukattai also known as Ukadiche Modak 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 ...
Sakkarai Pongal Recipe is a traditional South Indian pudding made of rice sweetened with jaggery. It has a porridge-like consistency, mildly flavored with cardamom. Sakkarai Pongal is most often made along with Ven Pongal for the festival of Pongal, celebrated to mark the beginning of the harvest season in India. Pongal in Tamil means something that is “overflowing” and the festival is celebrated in honor of abundance and prosperity, over four days. The ritual of boiling over of milk in a clay ...
Semiya Payasam is a simple, yet delicious and festive pudding made of vermicelli and flavored with cardamom and/or saffron. Usually a staple on occasions like Tamizh/Tamil new year and Onam where a feast is cooked, and this payasam is served as dessert.
This Semiya Payasam/ Kheer yet another simple and quick recipe that has surprisingly wonderful results. Make if for the next festival you celebrate or even for your family and friends after a festive meal together.
Serve the Semiya Payasam/ ...
Rava Ladoo Recipe is a simple to make and delicious sweet that is made from slow-roasted semolina, cashewnuts and homemade ghee. This is a traditional sweet that usually made during many festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturti, weddings or even when there is a small occasion in the family.
It's a simple recipe but one that needs a little patience and is very rewarding. It's also a great sweetmeat to make and store at home, even when you have no occasion.
Serve the Rava Ladoo as a dessert after ...
The Paruppu Payasam is a very traditional South Indian payasam/kheer recipe made from moong dal, chana dal lentils with silky body lent by cooking it in coconut milk, with additional flavours of cardamom and dark jaggery. 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 payasam is served as an offering to the gods during the festivals like Onam ...
Thengai Poli is a classic sweet Indian flatbread stuffed with a filling of coconut and jaggery. Also known as Obbattu in Karnataka, this recipe makes it a little more wholesome and healthy by replacing some of the maida with whole wheat. While this lends it a slightly coarse or grainy texture, it is still delicious and has the deeply satisfying flavours of palm jaggery soaked coconut, flattened between layers of flatbread.
Serve Thengai Poli for festivals such as Diwali, Navratri or even Janmashtami.
Crispy Layered Sweet Puri is a delicious sweet puri that is flaky and crispy puri dipped in sugary syrup. These puris can be a great treat for your friends and family for any festive occasions; especially for Diwali get-togethers. These puris might look a bit tricky, but they are pretty simple once you start making them. If you follow the exact steps, them these can be a cakewalk.
Serve Chiroti as a sweet along with your festive meal or you can serve it your guests on Diwali along with other snacks ...
Gujarati Style Lapsi Recipe is a mixture of millet and yellow moong dal that is pressure cooked along with with jaggery to create a dish that is similar to the authentic style Gujarati Lapsi.
Adding an additional healthy element to the recipe ups its nutritive value. In this we have added pearl and moong dal that creates a different texture in itself. The sweet dish is then flavored well with a hint of cardamom and mixed with toasted nuts on top. The pear millet commonly called as Bajra in the local ...
Golpapdi is a traditional Gujarati sweet dish made from whole wheat flour and jaggery and typically prepared during auspicious occasions in a Gujarati household. It is perfect for those days when you have unexpected guests, or you have to whip up something sweet in a jiffy.
It uses ingredients readily available in most Indian kitchens, and is a fairly easy recipe. Perfect to keep at home, carry to a picnic or a long journey, Golpapdi a quick energizer and popping these tasty crackers gives you a ...
Meethe Chawal Recipe is a sweet preparation of rice often served as dessert. There is a warmth of whole spice combined with rice flavors of saffron and cardamom.
Meethe Chawal is a popular dessert in Northern province of India. Delicious saffron and cardamom flavored Meethe Chawal are a perfect end to any Mughlai/ Punjabi meal. No Punjabi festive celebration is complete without a bowl full of Meethe Chawal.
Serve Meethe Chawal (Zarda Pulao) warm, garnished with sliced pistachio and almonds ...
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).
Serve the Pineapple Kesari Bhat along with Khara Bhath-Rava Upma for breakfast or any special occasion like wedding or a festival.
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Pachai Payaru Payasam Recipe is a Green Moong Dal Payasam, where the green moong dal is boiled and dunked in creamy smooth coconut milk, then flavoured with intense cardamom powder, sweetened with rustic and earthy jaggery and finally served with cashew nuts fried in ghee !
Serve Pachai Payaru Payasam Recipe along with a South Indian meal that consists of Steamed Rice, Chettinad Style Poondu Rasam Recipe - Garlic Rasam Recipe, Beetroot Poriyal Recipe (Stir Fried Beetroot), Cabbage ...
Gujarati Mohanthal Recipe is a very traditional festive sweet made from sweetened gram flour and cooked slowly into a dense fudge flavored with saffron and nuts. Mohanthal is one of the signature desserts prepared by my mother in law and the entire family swoons over the perfect texture and taste that only she can achieve. Friends and family would tell her “We follow your recipe to the T and can’t get it to make like you do”. Some say it’s the hand and I say it’s the love with which she ...
Mango Falooda recipe is a royal dish of North India. The falooda is a pudding that is made in layers with various flavors and textures is absolutely delectable to the palate. The Mango Falooda recipe is one of the dishes that is just perfect dessert for the summertime parties.
Serve the Mango Falooda recipe chilled for lunch or Dinner parties.
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Manoharam Murukku is a South Indian Diwali sweet also known as Paruppu Thengai. Most frequently prepared in the Southern parts of India for festivals, especially Diwali, as well as during weddings, this is easy to prepare and store. The recipe is fairly simply - a quick route to a satisfying and wonderful traditional recipe, so try it for yourself!
Serve the Manoharam Murukku Recipe (South Indian Diwali Special Paruppu Thengai) as a Evening Time Snack along with a cup of Kumbakonam Filter ...
Averekaalu Rava Laddu Recipe (Field Beans Semolina Balls Recipe) is a creative way of using the field beans in a sweet. Usually the field beans or the avarekaalu is used only in savory curries or in savory puddings like avarekaalu upma but very few knew that these beans give a good taste once it is used to make this sweet. The laddu is crunchy and soft and is made especially during the Avarekaalu season.
Serve the Averekaalu Rava Laddu Recipe (Field Beans Semolina Balls Recipe) as a dessert after ...