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.

Mohan Bhog Recipe - Bengali Style Sooji Ka Halwa

Mohan Bhog is a common Indian Dessert, made mostly in every part of India and is also very special to Bengali Cuisine. It is made during the special occasions in the family or festivals. The Mohan Bhog is very similar to the Kesari Bhath, Sooji Ka Halwa or Sheera Recipes. Serve the Mohan Bhog Recipe along with Luchi, Aloo Dum and Moong Sprouts Salad with Grated Carrots and Coriander for a special sunday lunch with family.  If you like Halwa Recipes, then you must try some of our favorites: Pumpkin Halwa ...

Kimami Sewai Recipe

Kimami Sewai Recipe is an Awadh Style festive dish recipe that is served as a dessert. This recipe is made in Northern parts of India during Eid and other festivals. Thin sevai is slowly roasted on low heat and then cooked along with sugar and mawa. Serve Kimami Sewai Recipe along with a festive lunch of Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe, Lugai Gosht Recipe, Butter Garlic Naan Recipe and Pakki Mutton Biryani.  If you like this recipe, take a look at more Indian Dessert Recipes that you can make ...

Bread Halwa Recipe

Bread Halwa also called as Double Ka Meetha is a delicious dessert recipe that originated during the Mughals and Nizam Era. This recipe is commonly served in Hyderabad and is often seen served during festivals and special occasions. Another heirloom recipe from my Grandmother, Bread Ka Halwa is easy to make an a great dessert option to serve your guests on their sudden arrival and tastes great too. Serve Bread Halwa as a dessert during festivals or special occasions or make it to serve to your ...

Rose Gulkand Phirni Recipe

Phirni is a wonderful, fantastically rich, creamy, silky smooth pudding that is a popular festive dish. Rose Gulkand Phirni Recipe is a creamy dessert made with ground rice combined with milk, sugar and some saffron strands for flavouring. The key to a good phirni is to grind the rice well. Phirni and that too Rose phirni with Gulkand flavour is an ultimate comfort dessert in a bowl. The main star of this dessert is the Rose and Gulkand which is added to the basic phirni recipe lending it an aromatic ...

Panjiri Recipe - Healthy Punjabi Dry Fruit Snack

Panjiri Recipe is a popular Punjabi sweet that people snack on during winters.  Made with the goodness of ghee, here foxtails nuts, almonds, cashew, pistachios, gondh, dry coconut, melon seeds and flax seeds are individually fried in ghee. These individually fried ingredients are then pulsed in the mixer grinder to a coarse powder and then mixed along with yet another mixture of what flour and rava roasted in ghee.  This Panjiri mixture is then sweetened with sugar and flavoured ...

Avarekalu Payasa Recipe - Broad Beans Payasa

Avarekalu Payasa is a traditional Karnataka sweet prepared with field beans. The payasa is delightful with the flavors of Avarekalu, coconut, jaggery and poppy seeds. It is delicious, healthy and can be prepared for any festival. Serve Avarekalu Payasa as a dessert after a Karnataka Style meal of Karnataka Style Majjige Huli Recipe, Steamed Rice and Akki Peni Sandige (Rice idiyappam Fryums) If you like this recipe, here are a few more Payasam Recipes, that you can make ...

Easy Gajar Halwa Recipe With Khoya Made In A Pressure Cooker

A traditional mithai from North India, this delicious Gajar Ka Halwa is made with fresh crunchy red carrots or Delhi carrots mostly found in the winter season. Gajar Ka Halwa is usually cooked in milk, further the halwa is made rich with the addition of khoya (evaporated milk), giving you a velvety mouthfeel with the added crunch of dry fruits. This halwa can be served either hot or cold depending on how your friends and family like it.  Serve the warm Gajar Halwa along with ...

बूंदी की खीर रेसिपी - Boondi Ki Kheer Recipe

बूंदी की खीर रेसिपी एक स्वादिष्ट और सरल भारतीय मीठी डिश है जिसमे बूंदी का प्रयोग किया जाता है. बूंदी को बेसन से बनाया जाता है और फिर उसे शक्कर के घोल में डाला जाता है. आप इसे त्यौहार या किसी भी ख़ास दिनों के लिए बना सकते है. बूंदी की खीर रेसिपी को जयपुरी आलू प्याज की सब्ज़ी और अजवाइन पूरी के साथ दिन के खाने के लिए परोसे।  अगर आपको यह रेसिपी पसंद है, तो आप यह भी बना सकते है: मटर अजवाइन की पूरी रेसिपी पालक पूरी रेसिपी हरे प्याज की पूरी रेसिपी   

Mawa Gujiya With Badam and Pista Recipe

Gujiyas are delicious treats that are prepared during festive seasons of Holi or Diwali. They are usually semi circle shaped and are stuffed with different kinds of sweet and savoury fillings such as - coconut, moong dal etc.  But in this Mawa Gujiya Recipe, the dough is cut out in a square shapes and filled with khoya/mawa and nuts and then baked in an oven.  Serve the Mawa Gujiya during Holi or Diwali along with a glass of Thandai and with a delicious plate of Dahi Vada. If ...

Ripe Jackfruit Malpua With Rabdi Recipe - Kathal Malpua

Jackfruit Malpua with Rabdi Recipe is a delicious take on the classic Indian dessert. You can flavour the Malpua with any fruit that you like. But here we have added our seasonal fruit which is the ripened Jackfruit. The malpua is authentically looks like a pancake batter which is fried in ghee to give it a rich flavour. But we have made it quite healthy by pan frying it on a non-stick pan with less ghee, keeping the flavour quite similar to the original taste. Serve the Ripe Jackfruit Malpua ...

Shakarkandi Malpua Recipe - Mishti Aloo Malpua Recipe

Shakarkandi Malpua is a delicious Indian dessert that is made with sweet potatoes which is flavored with saunf and elaichi. Sweet Potato or Shakarkandi is a vegetable which can be eaten boiled, used in curries or in desserts. Here, we have a sweet made from Sweet Potato which is called as Shakarkandi Malpua or Mishti Alu Malpua, where the mouth watering malpuas are made of sweet potato. You can make it during festivals or any special occasions in your house. The sweet potato in it makes it ...

Oats Apple Phirni Recipe

Oats Apple Phirni is an easy to make and is a tasty dessert that is very low in calories. This requires minimal ingredients and can be made in minutes. This phirni is healthy and can also be served to kids for their evening snacks. You can make this healthy and mouth watering Phirni for your House Parties, Potluck parties or for any other special occasion. Serve Oats Apple Phirni as a dessert after a simple lunch meal of Gujarati Kadhi, Aloo Bhindi Sabzi and Methi Thepla for a Sunday lunch.  If ...

Shahi Tukda Gajar Halwa Shots With Rabri Recipe

A twist to the traditional Indian Desserts, the  Shahi Tukda Gajar Halwa Shots With Rabri Recipe is a fusion between Gajar Halwa and Shahi Tukda. Assembled in a shot glass, the dessert having just the right amount of the carrot pudding flavoured with cardamom and creamy Rabri with saffron. This delightful dessert is finished off with a slice of ghee fried bread laced in rose water.  Serve Shahi Tukda Gajar Halwa Shots With Rabri Recipe after a delightful North Indian meal that includes Kaju ...

Basundi / Rabri Recipe

Basundi also known as Rabri in some parts of India is a creamy rich dessert, is prepared especially during the festivities of Kali Chaudas and just about every small function or a party.  The Basundi/ Rabri tastes equally delicious when served with Jalebis and,  Malpuas Do give this recipe a try in your kitchen and you will love it for its rich , creamy texture.  Serve the Basundi as part of a dessert along with Badam Elaichi Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk, Pista ice cream ...

Lapsi Recipe - Sweetened Gujarati Broken Wheat

Lapsi Recipe is a Gujarati sweet dish made from broken wheat has an age-old significance of being auspicious. It is made on special occasions like buying a home, new job, new baby or any other memorable occasion with prayers of good luck for the new beginning. Broken wheat is rich in fiber and jaggery is rich in vitamins and minerals making Lapsi a very nutritive sweet. The traditional recipe that is made is plain and simple without any nuts and spices. However adding fruits like grapes, dried ...

Corn Halwa Recipe - Makki Ka Halwa

Corn Halwa is a quick, delicious, melt in mouth sweet prepared with sweet corn. It is milk based halwa that has unique taste of sweet corn. You can make this delicious and easy Halwa for special occasions or festivals. Or just make it when you are craving for something sweet and easy to make.  Serve Corn Halwa/ Makki Ka Halwa as a dessert after a simple meal of Palak Dal, Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi and Phulka for a weekday meal. If you like this Corn Halwa/ Makki Ka Halwa, you can also ...

Kesar Pista Falooda Recipe

Kesar Pista Falooda is a delicious Indian Dessert Drink prepared by condensing milk along with saffron and pistachios. Sabja seeds added to the falooda adds a very nice crunch while the falooda sev is nice and soft. Falooda tastes best when served chilled topped with ice cream, tutti frutti and cherries.  Sabja seeds are seeds from the sweet basil plant and it most nutritious when soaked in water and consumed. They are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, which helps in boosting metabolism which aids ...

Chemba Arisi Thengai Paal Payasam Recipe- Red Rice Payasam

Chemba Arisi Thengai Paal Payasam Recipe is a creamy and delicious payasam recipe with traditional  South Indian flavors of rice, jaggery and coconut milk. This Thengai Paal Payasam recipe is made with Chemba rice which is also called as Red Rice or Matta Rice. Chemba rice has a unique earthy flavor and when combined with jaggery and coconut milk and cardamom tastes absolutely divine. Chemba rice is not an overload of carbohydrates and so this Payasam made with chemba rice can be enjoyed by ...

Kesar Pista Kulfi Recipe

Kesar Pista Kulfi Recipe is one of the most delicious frozen Indian desserts that can be had anytime of the year. It is very similar to western ice cream but since kulfi is not whipped it results in a solid, dense, but rich, luscious creamy indian dessert. The best Kulfi I have tasted are on the streets of Kolkata  where they sell the flavors according to seasons - Lychee Kulfi, Sitaphal (custard apple) Kulfi, Mango Kulfi to name a few. These Kulfis are set in the earthen pots and sealed to ...

Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe - Indian Carrot Pudding

Gajar Ka Halwa is a Quick & Easy Indian Carrot Pudding, a traditional North Indian sweet dish which can be enjoyed either hot or cold. Made with simple ingredients, especially the red variety of carrots popular in North India, this Carrot Pudding is typically enjoyed during winters. However, it can be made with regular carrots too, available year round. Traditionally, this halwa is made using khoya (condensed milk) and ghee, with lots of dry fruits, making this a rich dessert. This recipe calls ...

Semolina Gujiya Recipe

Semolina Gujiya is a sweet dish which is made with All purpose flour with the filling of semolina, coconut and dry fruits. It is a very popular sweet dish and is mainly served during the special occasions like Holi, Diwali and special family occasions.  Holi, the festival of colours in India is also a festival of great food. Holi food traditions involves people going to their neighbours and friends houses and enjoy this spring festival with a lot of snacks being passed around. The most popular ...

Sweet Potato Kheer Recipe

Sweet Potato Kheer Recipe is a must try sweet delicacy made with sweet potato and semolina. The sweet is simmered in coconut milk and flavored with saffron strands. The kheer is luscious to be had after nice meal on a Sunday evening. Adding sweet potato is also another way to eat something healthy and not worry about extra calories. Serve the Sweet Potato Kheer Recipe after a Lucknowi Murg Biryani (Awadhi Chicken Biryani) with Raita for a Sunday lunch.  If you are looking for more Kheer Recipe, ...

Barnyard Millet Jaggery Payasam Recipe

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

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! Here are a few more sweet recipes to try Karjikai (Karnataka Style Deep Fried Sweet Pastry ...

     
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