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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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 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.
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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.
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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.
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Poha Ladoo With Chocolate And Coconut Recipe, sounds interesting, isn't it? Chocolate, all time favourite of kids along with coconut stuffed inside the ladoo is a superb snack for them and even the adults enjoy it as mush as the kids.
Here, we have used the white poha, but you can use the red ones which are rich in iron. These ladoos are easy to make, you can even make it during festivals. You can add your choice of dry fruits to make this ladoo more delicious and flavourful.
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Red Poha And Flax Seeds Ladoo is a highly healthy and nutritious ladoo that you can make and store in an air tight container. Red Poha is very good for diabetics and packed with Vitamin A, C and folic acid. Flax seeds has lots of health benefits and very good for hair and skin.
So when these two ingredients are combined, it becomes wholesome and super healthy. This ladoos are delicious, melts in mouth and have pleasant distinct flavor. Red Poha Flax Seeds Ladoo Recipe is an ideal homemade and healthy ...
Besan Oats Ladoo Recipe is a healthy twist on the popular festival favourite - snack box too. They are easy to make, use regular everyday pantry ingredients and result in yummy ladoos minus all the extra calories.
Serve Besan Oats Ladoo as a dessert after your everyday meal of Palak Dal, Bharwa Baingan and Phulka.
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Churma Ladoo Recipe
Til Ke Ladoo Recipe
Moong Dal Ladoo Recipe
Til Ke Ladoo is a variety in ladoo that is enjoyed by many. It is a favorite in Maharashtra and is served during Sankranthi festival which falls in the winter. Til is a healthy option in winter and warms your body by giving energy.
Did you know - Til or Sesame seeds are rich in proteins, calcium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorous. In Combination with gur(Jaggery), it becomes all the more good option for those having deficiency of iron and calcium, because jaggery also has iron.
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Churma Ladoo Recipe is a healthy Rajasthani sweet that is often made at home. It has all essential ingredients that make the laddoo healthy and tasty.
In this recipe of Churma Ladoo, we have added badam and flaxseed powder to give it the added nutrition. In addition, we have also baked the ladoo to keep it healthy.
Serve Churma Ladoo along with Dal Baati and Mirchi Lahsun Ka Chunda for a Sunday Lunch with your friends and family.
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Ladoo is a very popular Indian dessert that is made with puré ghee on special occasions.The mention of ladoo can be found in ancient Indian scriptures like Rigveda. This Badam & Besan Ladoo recipe is one such recipe that has goodness of almonds also along with protein rich besan flour.
I have used almonds which are roasted in slow and dry heat and grounded for more flavour and texture. The best part about making this Ladoo is that it will fill your entire home with welcome aroma!!
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The Green Tea & Coconut Ladoo Recipe is a wholesome energy ball that is made from fresh coconut and powdered Tetley Long Leaf Green Tea leaves. It's flavored with cardamom and gets its richness from the condensed milk.
Serve Green Tea Coconut Ladoo Recipe along with your evening Masala Chai or Filter Coffee.
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Bengali Sita Bhog
Kaju Badam Ladoo is a rich and indulgent preparation of sweet cashew nuts and almond balls perfect for the season of festivity coming up. Using a collection of nuts that are great brain food, they’re also a high-energy snack. It can be made ahead for any Indian festival, and will make a perfect snack to serve to guests or to hand out when visiting relatives.
Serve Kaju Badam Ladoo after your everyday meal of Jodhpuri Aloo, Ajwain Puri and Boondi Raita.
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Churma Ladoo is one of the most wholesome and delicious ladoos you could make at home, and what better way than to make it for festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. A very traditional ladva or ladoo, this Rajasthani speciality is made for Lord Ganesha on this festive day.
The Churma Ladoo also makes an excellent snack for adults and school going children giving an instant energy. Although this recipe among the many sweets, takes time and patience to make, the end result is delectable and makes all ...