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.

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 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. Other ...

Chiroti Recipe - Delicious Crispy Layered Sweet Puri

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 - Millet Sweet Pudding

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 Recipe - Traditional Gujarati Sweet Crackers

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 - Zarda Pulao

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 - 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). Serve the Pineapple Kesari Bhat along with Khara Bhath-Rava Upma for breakfast or any special occasion like wedding or a festival. If you like South Indian Breakfast Recipes - then you must try some of our favorites like :   Soft Masala Dosa With Red Chutney Godhumai Idli Recipe Masala ...

Pachai Payaru Payasam Recipe - Green Moong Dal Payasam

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 ...

Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal Recipe - Gram Flour Fudge with Nuts and Saffron

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

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. Take a look at more dessert recipes that you might want to try Yogurt Panna Cotta with Saffron and Honey Syrup Recipe Caramel Bread Pudding Recipe Strawberry ...

Manoharam Murukku Recipe-South Indian Diwali Special Paruppu Thengai)

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 Ladoo

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 ...

Ragi Malpua With Rabri Recipe (Indian Pancakes With Creamy Pudding)

Ragi Malpua With Rabri is a traditional Indian sweet where the pancakes are spiced with saffron and cardamom and deep fried in oil. This is a recipe that is prepared without condensed milk, and a twist to the original is the addition of Ragi flour and Whole wheat flour making it healthy. I am also making the recipe healthier by pan frying the Ragi Malpua and eat this delectable sweet guilt free. Serve the Ragi Malpuas Along With Rabri (Basundi) as a dessert when you have a party or even for ...

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. This is a contribution of Sri Lankan Moors (Muslims) to the Ceylonese cuisine. Serve Watalappan Recipe as a festive dessert along with a complete meal of Chicken Malai Kabab Recipe, Pakki Mutton Biryani Recipe, Yogurt (Curd), and Vegetable ...

Kesar Shrikhand Recipe - Greek Yogurt Pudding With Saffron

Shrikhand Recipe is a popular Indian Sweet Yogurt Pudding with Nuts and Spices that is made during festivals, weddings or engagements. When we lived overseas and came home to visit my in-laws in India, Shrikhand and Puri was one of the first meals we ate, making this a treat to look forward to when we came back home. During summer, the addition of mango pulp or pureed mangoes to Shrikhand makes another classic favourite known as Amrakhand. This dish is versatile and allows for the addition ...

Guilt-free Amaranth, Dates and Almond Ladoo Recipe

Guilt-free Amaranth, Dates and Almond Ladoo Recipe is nothing like the traditional recipe. First, it has only 3 main ingredients: amaranth, dates and almonds. Second, it is soft and sticky thanks to the dates, which also naturally sweeten it, removing the need to add sugar completely. The amaranth or rajgira gives it a little bit of bite and the almonds add a crunch. Apart from that this is a great, quick and easy recipe to make and store these energy balls at home. They make good desserts, especially ...

Karnatak Style Hurigadale Tambittu Recipe - Gram Flour Ladoo

Karnataka Style Hurigadale Tambittu Recipe is a traditional dessert from Karnataka. The dessert is mainly prepared during the festival time as an offering to God. The laddu is made with simple ingredients and mixed together to form a soft and chewy texture which is then shaped into ladoos and served.The sweetness from the jaggery and the nuttiness from the gram flour is rightly paired and balanced with flakes of grated coconut.  Serve the Karnataka Style Hurigadale Tambittu after a simple ...

Whole Wheat Sonth Ke Ladoo Recipe

Sweets can be indulgent and healthy at the same time. That is the best part of some Indian sweets and Whole Wheat Sonth Ke Ladoo falls under that category. Made from dry ginger powder (sonth), whole wheat vivatta, mastic gum(gond), desi ghee(clarified butter), jaggery, nuts and dried coconut, these ladoos are packed with flavours and nutrients. This ladoo can be given to new mothers to help them with bringing their energy levels back up and assists the mother with lactating better. Whole Wheat ...

Atukula Ladoo Recipe - Sweetened Poha Energy Balls

Atukula Laddu are the Sweetened Poha Energy Balls which is a healthy option for the Mithai lovers, made using poha (Flattened rice), ghee and jaggery. Atukula Laddu is an easy-to-make laddoo and is sure to delight your taste buds. Kids will love it too. It is made in South India during the festival of Janmashtmi. Serve Atukula Ladoo along with your festive meal of Tomato Onion Sambar, Jeera Milagu Rasam, Raw Banana Thoran, Cabbage Pachadi, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam. Here are a few more Similar ...

Narkel Naru Ladoo Recipe With Grated Coconut

Narkel Naru - Ladoo Recipe With Grated Coconut is a Bengali festive recipe which is usually prepared during Durga pooja and in countryside of India during special occasions like festivals. Traditionally prepared with reduced milk, here I have used sweetened condensed milk instead of taking hours to reduce milk manually. Serve these easy to prepare Narkel Naru - Ladoo Recipe With Grated Coconut after your everyday meals as a dessert or as a snack with Masala Chai.  If you like this recipe, ...

Pumpkin Coconut Ladoo Recipe

Pumpkin Coconut Ladoo Recipe is a power packed sweet energy balls made using yellow pumpkin and desiccated coconut. Yellow pumpkin has higher amounts of antioxidants and vitamins to keep the heart healthy. It is a great source of fibre, making it beneficial for weight watchers.  Pumpkin Coconut Ladoo Recipe is quick to make healthy energy balls, prepared using minimal ingredients. We have replaced the white sugar with cane sugar in the recipe to make it even more healthier. A pinch of nutmeg ...

Maharashtrian Policha Ladoo Recipe - Left Over Roti Ladoo

Maharashtrian Policha Ladoo  which is a delicious Ladoo made from Leftover Rotis. It is a must try recipe when you have some left over rotis at your kitchen. It is the best way to make something delicious out of old and left overs. The rotis are toasted well in ghee and ground to a coarse powder along with some nuts and mixed along with jaggery to hold the ladoo shape. You can also add some brown sugar if you like and you can also experiment it with by adding different nuts like almonds, walnuts ...

Badam Pottukadalai Ladoo Recipe - Almond Chana Dal Ladoo

Badam Pottukadalai Ladoo Recipe is a super healthy, high protein recipe for sweetened balls that can be packed for the kids snack boxes or even had as a quick bite on the go when they are having a sugar craving or feeling low on energy.  Serve Badam Pottukadalai Ladoo as a tea time snack along with a hot cup of Filter Coffee. You can also pack them in your snack box. Here's a few other interesting high-energy bites you might also want to make and stock at home: Date Chocolate And Nut ...

Sweet Pretzels Recipe - Bhonge Ladoo

Sweet Pretzels Recipe which is also called as Bhonge Ladoo, is a very unique and traditional sweet from Buldhana District in Maharashtra. This recipe is almost forgotten in the native villages too. It is the traditional and antique recipe that has been done in pretzel shapes. Serve Sweet Pretzels Recipe (Bhonge Ladoo) as a sweet evening snack with Masala Chai Recipe or as a dessert after your everyday meals. If you like this recipe, take a look at more Sweet Recipes such as Shakkarpara ...

Coconut Ladoo Stuffed With Pistachios Recipe

Coconut Ladoo Stuffed With Pistachios is a quick and easy recipe for preparing coconut ladoos which are a universal favourite during the festive season. The basic recipe for coconut ladoos used here is so simple that it can be prepared in very less time with few ingredients. Serve Coconut Ladoo Stuffed With Pistachios along with Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen when you have guests over during the festive season, or as an evening snack along with Masala Chai. You can also try other Homemade ...

     
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