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.
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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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.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Ladoo Recipes such as
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.
Did you know: Almonds/ Badam in addition of it being ...
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!!
Serve these ...
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 ...
Flax Seed Ladoo Recipe is a super healthy, high protein recipe of sweetened energy balls that can be packed for your 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.
Flaxseeds and roasted gram dal make a perfect combination of Omega 3 and proteins packing these ladoos with a load of goodness. Great to carry for a boost of energy on a picnic, trek, or even just to make and store at home. This recipe uses portions of jaggery and ...
Besan Ladoo Recipe is made with gram flour. It is an all time favorite festival sweet and can also be made from freshly roasted channa dal. The typical aroma and consistency of the besan is achieved by gently roasting it in fresh homemade ghee which gives it the ladoo a special flavor and richness.
The Besan Ladoo recipe uses channa dal, but besan (gram flour) can also be used, by simply following the same procedure and replacing the flour with besan.
Serve the Besan Ladoo Recipe after ...
Moong Dal Ladoo is such a simple make ahead dessert that needs just three ingredients to make in less than 10 minutes. Moong Dal Ladoo is a nice creation to energize your day.
Moong Dal Ladoo is one dish that no matter how much the stomach might be full, you just can't stop yourself from having at least a bite as dessert. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma absolutely is just mouth-watering. The aroma which arises while cooking Moong Dal Ladoo is just too tempting. ...
Festivals are round the corner. Are you guys looking for a quick and delicious dessert Open-mouthed smile!! Here is an easy and flavorful pineapple ladoo is ready under 10 minutes. I made this quick ladoo with pineapple puree, milk powder and desiccated coconut.
Pineapple Ladoo is an easy, unique and flavorful recipe of ladoo. These Pineapple Ladoo are famous because of its fruity unique taste which give your taste buds a unique flavor to eat in a form of ladoos. You can prepare this recipe for ...
Oats, Dates And Dry Fruits Ladoo Recipe is easy Ladoo recipe made with goodness of dry fruits, oats and dates. Prepare this delicious ladoo recipe and stuff in the much needed nutrients from the dry fruits. This is a great option for kids who love more desserts than main course.
Festivals are times when elders have a lot of work and prep and hence feeding kids upto mark becomes a task sometimes. This is the time when they need more supplements like energy bars and nutritious ladoos which helps in ...
Panjiri Ladoo Recipe is a traditional ladoo recipe that is made during the Janmashtami for prashad. This is prepared with dry ginger, black peppercorns, sugar and more. This makes it spiced up but yet sweet and has a great taste to have these during the festival.
Serve these Panjiri Ladoo Recipe along with Radhaballabhi Recipe (Bengali Stuffed Poori With Spiced Urad Dal) and Aloo Dum for a festive day.
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Jaggery is the best substitute for sugar, especially if you are on diet and craving for something sweet. Wheat Ladoo using Jaggery is one such recipe, where sugar is substituted with jaggery syrup. These ladoos are very easy to make and you can make them for festivals or any other special ocassion.
Serve Wheat Ladoo With Jaggery along with some snacks like Crispy Sweet Potato and Poha Chivda to your guests on festivals.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Ladoo ...
Lauki Burfi With Paneer Recipe is an Indian sweet recipe which has the goodness of nutritious bottle gourd and homemade cottage cheese/ paneer (Chenna). Bottle gourd has 90% water in it. Bottle gourd is recommended by Ayurveda for better digestion.
Because of its water content, it’s a boon for weight watchers. It can help in quenching extreme thirst in diabetic patients. Loaded with essential minerals and vitamins like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin A, C and folate, it is popular ...
Dudhi or Lauki, also known as Bottle Gourd is an extremely healthy vegetable loaded with vitamins and minerals, such as, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin A, C etc. Though being such a healthy and tasty vegetable, kids run away at the sight of lauki. So this Lauki Ki Kheer is an easy and effective way of making your child eat lauki and benefit from all its nutrition.
This delicious and nutritious Lauki Ki Kheer is easy to make, and will soon become your regular go ...
Konkani Style Patholi/Kadubu Recipe-Sweet Dumpling is such a heavenly dish prepared with Rice, coconut and jaggery. The dumplings are favorite among the people in the South Canara region. It is generally prepared by using Turmeric leaves, then the outside rice layer is smeared over the leaves and the stuffing of jaggery and coconut is placed inside and folded. The entire leaf is sealed and steamed.
But in this recipe we have used butter paper which is easily available at the market. You can even ...
Black Cherry Glazed Thandai Burfi is the usual burfi with a twist of thandai masala. To give it a different look, it is glazed with cherry spread to serve on the special occasions. This Burfi is made with bottle guard therefore, it is healthy and delicious at the same time.
Serve Black Cherry Glazed Thandai Burfi to your friends and family as a dessert after your delicious meal of Jodhpuri Aloo, Boondi Raita, Palak Puri and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad.
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As the name suggests Chocolate Flavoured 7 Cup Burfi is made using 7 cups of ingredients. This traditional sweet is simple to make but is quite laborious and requires a lot of patience and arm strength. The recipe for this burfi may vary from household to household, with everyone adapting to their taste and availability of ingredients.
This chocolate flavoured 7 cup burfi is loved by kids as well as grownups. You can substitute the cocoa powder with more Besan (Chana dal/gram flour) in case you ...