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.
The No Bake Rice Mawa Cake (Burfi) Recipe is a very healthy and quick making dessert for your family and friends. This is a no bake cake that is made from khoya and flattened rice and set in the refrigerator to get its shape. The addition of saffron brings in the rich color and taste to this delicious rice mawa cake recipe.
Serve No Bake Rice Mawa Cake Recipe after your everyday meal of Dal Makhani, Aloo Shimla Mirch Ki Sabzi and Tawa Paratha.
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The Stuffed Half Moon Shaped Kaju Burfi, is a delicious and wholesome recipe, that is made from cashew nuts. It's easy to prepare and can be made for special occasions like Raksha Bandhan or even Diwali.
Serve the Stuffed Half Moon Shaped Kaju Burfi as a mithai for festivals like Phulka.
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Peanut Kesar (Saffron) Burfi is a very delicious Indian sweet. You can make it on any special occasion like holi, diwali, raksha bandhan or anytime when you like. It is very easy to prepare and takes very less time to prepare. For this yummy dessert you need peanuts, saffron, sugar, milk, clarified butter, milk powder (optional) and some nuts only.
Serve Peanut Kesar Burfi as a dessert with Panchmel Dal, Rabodi Ki Sabzi and Phulkas for a complete weekend day meal.
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Milk Powder or Khoya Chhena Burfi is a very delicious Indian sweet. You can make it on any special occasion like Holi, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan or anytime whenever you are in mood to eat something sweet.
It is very easy to prepare and very delicious in taste, for prepare this yummy sweet you just need chhena, milk powder, condensed milk, clarified butter, food color (optional) and some pistachios only. So let's celebrate this Diwali with this delicious indian sweet Milk powder chhena burfi.
Moong Dal Halwa Burfi is a sweet dish prepared as an offering to God during all the festivities in South India. Make this simple yet delicious dessert a part of your upcoming festivities and have everyone drool over them.
Serve the Moong Dal Halwa Burfi as a dessert after a tasty meal of South Indian Style Vegetable Kurma Recipe, Steamed Rice and Beetroot Pachadi.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Barfi Recipes which you can make for special occasions:
Coconut Burfi Recipe
Khurchan means the scrapped leftover. Khurchan Mawa Burfi Recipe is made with this ghee residual which is left behind after extracting ghee from butter.
If you are one of them who loves homemade ghee over the store-bought one, you might have often used the leftover khurchan to knead the dough, or mix with the gravy side dish recipes. Here's an interesting sweet recipe to make out of Khurchan and khoya.
Khurchan Mawa Burfi Recipe made with Ghee Residual is a melt in mouth barfi that can ...
Besan Barfi or besan chikki is a regular dessert recipe that is done in my native. Dussehra is a festival that is celebrated for the triumph of good over the evil Asuras.
During our childhood, Dussehra was meant for receiving goodies from elders and gorging on barfis, chikkis and many more sweet dishes made for the festival. This is a sweet recipe that can be done easily and indulged in, during any time of the day.
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Apple Burfi Recipe is a lip smacking dessert that hides the goodness of grated apples within. Some kids detest apples and this is just one way of making them like apples. Make this apple burfi this festive season to keep the kids and their friends entertained when they visit your home.
Serve Apple Burfi Recipe along with Gujarati Fafda Recipe and Omapodi Diwali Mixture Recipe for snacking during special occasions and festivals.
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Walnut Burfi Recipe without milk is a yummy sweet recipe with walnuts as main ingredient. Walnuts are cooked along with sugar, ghee and cardamom until they are fudgy. You can make this recipe during festivals or when you have someone coming home.
Serve Walnut Burfi Recipe with other burfis like Sing Paak Recipe (Spiced Peanut Burfi), and Jwarichya Lahyancha Chivda Recipe to your guests on festivals.
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Sooji Manpasand Burfi Recipe is an easy to prepare semolina coconut fudge with clarified butter (ghee) and freshly ground cardamom with saffron. This is a festive recipe but you can make when you are expecting guests at home, or when for potluck parties.
Serve Sooji Manpasand Burfi Recipe with Omapodi Diwali Mixture Recipe and Masala Chai Recipe for snacks to your guests.
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Coconut Jaggery Burfi is a festival sweet prepared with only three ingredients. Thengai burfi is my favorite but I like jaggery coconut burfi more than the burfi with sugar. This is easy to make and it requires very few ingredients.
Serve Coconut Jaggery Burfi for dessert after your festive meal of Jaipuri Aloo Pyaaz Ki Sabzi, Boondi Raita and Phulka.
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The Pista Burfi Recipe is a delicious Indian Spiced Pistachio Fudge, that is packed with the goodness of pistachios and fresh coconut. The addition of cardamom powder makes this mithai truly delicious.
You can make the Pista Burfi as a dessert when you have guests at home or make for festivals like Holi, Diwali and Raksha Bandhan.
You can also serve it after your delicious meal of Dal Makhani, Aloo Bhindi Sabzi, Palak Raita, Phulka and Jeera Rice.
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Coconut Burfi is a classic and traditional recipe of an Indian sweet that is prepared during festivals and special occasions. Coconut and festivities go hand in hand because the sweets made from them are auspicious and are used as offerings at sacred rituals performed during festivals.
Kopra Pak is one of my childhood favorite sweets that come every Diwali or Holi, it has become a ritual at my home to make these. It is important to use freshly grated coconut to make this sweet ...
Sing Paak or Peanut Burfi is a delectable Gujarati sweet that is quick and easy to put together and has a subtle flavour. ‘Singha’ is the name for peanuts in Gujarat, and the Sing Paak Barfi is a nutritious twist to the normal barfi.
Serve this delicious Sing Paak or the Peanut Burfi as an after-dinner dessert or during the festivals like Diwali and Holi or as a snack with Banana And Mango Smoothie Recipe or along with Baked Chevdo Recipe (Chivda Mixture -Tea Time ...
Vermicelli & Oats Kheer is the best way to add more sweetness to the occasion of Valentine’s day in a healthier way. Give a unique healthy twist to regular kheer by adding oats and vermicelli. This is also a healthy kheer you can serve for festivals and specia occasions.
Serve Vermicelli & Oats Kheer along with Lahsuni Dal, Bhindi Masala and Tawa Paratha for an everyday meal.
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Rice Kheer is an Indian desert which is made from rice, milk and sugar flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron. You can even use rose water or kewra water in this recipe.
Thandai is basically a milk based summer drink which is served on special days and festive occasions like Holi and Mahashivratri. Thandai Flavored Rice Kheer is prepared with a mixture of fennel seeds, almonds, poppy seeds, melon seeds, rose petals, black pepper, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar.
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Apple Mawa Kheer is a traditional kheer, which is enjoyed over the years on the auspicious day of Holi. You can always modify this kheer to suit your taste. Sweets are the main part of any festival and what can be better that Apple Mawa Kheer this holi. As kheer is loved by one and all, this recipe will be cherished by your family and friends.
Serve Apple Mawa Kheer as a dessert after your delicious meal of Jodhpuri Aloo, Boondi Raita and Ajwain Puri.
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Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated throughout India. In West Bengal, (a state of India) Sankranti, also known as Poush Sankranti is named after a Bengali month. It falls on every year 14 January, with some exceptions when the festival is celebrated on 15 January.
On this auspicious occasion a variety of traditional Bengali sweet known as 'Pitha' is made. There are many variations of Pithas that are made and they are often served with Khejurer Gur (Date Palm Jaggery).
Nungu or Palm Fruit also known as Ice Apple is available in plenty in summer. Consuming Nungu gives an excellent coolant effect and therefore you can try this delicious Nungu Payasam Recipe for your dessert. You can also make this on festivals or any other special occasion.
Serve Nungu Payasam as a dessert after your simple South Indian meal of Keerai Sambar, Chow Chow Thoran, Steamed Rice, Elai Vadam and Masala Chaas.
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Lauki Kheer Recipe is a delicious and creamy sweet pudding that is made from grated bottle gourd making super healthy with all the nutrition from milk and bottle gourd. The Lauki Kheer gets its delicious flavors and textures from saffron, cardamom, almonds and cashew nuts.
You can serve the Lauki Kheer hot or cold as a dessert when you have a guests at home or during festivals and special occasions, or after an everyday meal of Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani and Boondi Raita.
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Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe is the Dry Dates Kheer made with handy ingredients like jaggery, nuts, and dry dates. This recipe can be prepared in the vegan style with thick coconut milk instead of milk. This payasa is also suited for diabetic people for a spoonful of indulgence as it doesn’t call for heaps of sugar. Prepare this Uttatthi Payasa and you will be lost in the delectable sweetness of dates.
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The Chironji and Makhane Ki Kheer Recipe is a delicious kheer that is rich and yet delicious, packed with flavors from the saffron and nutmeg. If you love Phool Makhana and Chironji then this recipe is just for you.
The flavors from the condensed milk, along with the roasted nuts makes this kheer as a perfect dessert to serve for special occasions or even as a dessert for parties.
Serve Chironji And Makhane Ki Kheer after your delicious festive meal of Jodhpuri Aloo, Ajwain ...
Kerala Style Chakka varattiyathu Ari Payasam Recipe is a quintessential part of Kerala cuisine. It is prepared by using ripe jackfruit and then simmered in jaggery and milk.
The dessert is traditionally prepared in an “uzhali” which is a huge bronze vessel that could withstand high temperature. This will give the right taste that is required in the dessert.
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Kavuni Arisi Payasam or Black Rice Kheer is a traditional and authentic festival sweet of Chettinad region. It is completely healthy and extremely delicious payasam that all your guests will love. Kavuni Arisi or Black Rice is predominantly used in Chettinad cuisine as it is grown in plenty in the region.
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