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.
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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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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Mango Sago Kheer, a delectable sabudana Kheer where we have added mango to add some extra flavour and taste. As the mango is in season, you can make this kheer and enjoy with your weekend meals.
We have also added cardamom powder which makes it even more delicious. Make this Kheer on festivals or even for your special occasions.
Serve Mango Sabudana Kheer Recipe as a dessert after your delicious meal of Maakhmi Dal, Bharli Bhendi, Jeera Rice, Palak Raita and Tawa Paratha.
The Aam Ki Kheer Recipe also can be called as the Mango Coconut Payasam is a rich and delicious kheer recipe that is packed with flavors from the alphonso mangoes.
The Mango Coconut Payasam is a famous onam sadya recipe. It is usually prepared with milk, rice and mango puree as the main ingredients.
Serve Mango Coconut Payasam/ Aam Ki Kheer as a dessert after your festive meal of Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Steamed Rice, Pineapple Rasam, Chow Chow Thoran, Yellow Cucumber Pachadi and ...
Doodhi Sabudana Kheer Recipe is a dessert recipe used for Iftar parties during Ramadan. This a delicious and a coolant dish which is made from lauki and sabudana pearls. Dudhi Sabudana Kheer Recipe can be made all through the year and served as a festive dessert.
You can serve Doodhi Sabudana Kheer Recipe as a dessert along with Paneer Kolhapuri, Palak Raita and Tawa Paratha.
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Ganne Ke Ras Ki Kheer Recipe or Sugarcane Kheer Recipe is a wonderful way to use sugarcane as a dessert. As winter is the season for sugarcane and many harvesting festivals coming up on the line, we have come up with a delicious and healthy dessert that uses broken wheat and the natural sugar from the Sugarcane to make the dessert.
Serve the Ganne Ke Ras Ki Kheer after your delicious meal of Sarson Ka Saag and Makki Ki Roti with a dollop of homemade butter for a winter weekday meal.
Andey Ki Kheer (Egg White Kheer) Recipe is a simple and traditional egg white pudding (kheer) which tastes almost like the famous Indian dessert 'Rabri'. The Egg White Kheer is indeed a royal dessert and is made on special occasions at my home.
Serve Andey Ki Kheer as a dessert after your delicious meal of Palak Dal, Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi and Tawa Paratha.
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Rajgira Ki Kheer Recipe is a very delicious sweet pudding recipe which can be done during the fasting festive period. You can make this kheer recipe during this festive season for your family and guests who visit.
Rajgira is also called amaranth/ramdana. Creamy and rich flavoured ramdane ki kheer is sure to be an instant hit among everyone.
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Pheni or the seviyan is typically found in the market and served on karwa chauth. It pre-fried in ghee and is sold at the halwai shops in cute round pieces. You put them in boiling milk and enjoy it after a while as a light kheer. Pheni is a perfect delicious and easy to make dessert.
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Paal Payasam or Rice Kheer is one of those traditional, classic festive recipes made during celebrations across India. In South India, it is usually made for the occasion of Pongal, the celebration of harvest and bounty.
Paal Payasam is a rich rice pudding made by simmering rice in milk and sugar slowly until it achieves a pudding-like consistency. This recipe of the pal payasam or the kheer is very simple to prepare in just a few steps, making it easy for smaller families or for working women ...
Sheer Khurma Recipe is a delicious dessert dish traditionally made during the festival of Eid. Sheer means milk and Khurma means dates in Persian and that is essentially what the kheer is composed of.
The addition of more dry fruits like pistachio and raisins makes the Sheer Khurma a rich and delicious dessert that can be served for parties as well.
Serve Sheer Khurma as a dessert after your Hyderabadi meal including Hyderabadi Biryani, Mirchi ka Salan and Burani Raita.
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Carrot Badam Kheer is a delicious milk pudding that can be had either warm or cold. The addition of milk, carrots and dates makes this kheer very nutritious and wholesome too. It is extremely simple to make, and with no added sugars, it is delicious and healthy too. Make it for a festive occasion or even for a nutritious treat post a weekend meal.
Serve Carrot Badam Kheer after your delicious festive meal of Jodhpuri Aloo, Ajwain Puri, Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad and Mirchi Ka Chunda.
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