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.

Badam Burfi Recipe - Almond Burfi

Badam Burfi is a very rich and delicious dessert with the goodness of almonds and milk. It will be loved and cherished by everyone in your family. It is a perfect recipe to begin your Holi celebrations and bring joy into your lives. You can also make it on Diwali or such festivals. Serve Badam Burfi as a sweet dish after a meal of Gujarati Dal, Aloo Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi and Phulkas with friends and family for a weekday dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Easy Burfi recipes that ...

Akhrot Burfi Recipe - Walnut Burfi

Akhrot Burfi or Walnut Burfi with condensed milk is a simple sweet recipe which is usually made during special occasions. It is soft and slightly chewy with a nutty taste from walnuts.  Did you know - Walnuts/Akhrot help in weight loss and induce sleep. Walnuts are great for skin and hair. It helps in controlling heart diseases and diabetes. Research shows that walnuts help preventing breast cancer and are a superfood for pregnant women. Serve this delicious Akhrot Burfi (Walnut Burfi) recipe ...

Mango Kesari Recipe | Mango Sooji Halwa | Mango Sheera

Mango Kesari or Mango Sheera is a halwa recipe inspired by the king of fruits - mango – that is not only luscious and decadent, but also packs a nutritious punch. Mango Kesari is an Indian sweet pudding prepared using semolina or broken wheat.  The addition of mango pulp spiced with cardamom and garnished with nuts, adds an interesting twist to this indulgent and popular halwa. It is fairly quick and simple to make and tastes delicious with the natural aroma of fresh mangoes.  Mangoes ...

Karnataka Style Jackfruit Moong Dal Payasa Recipe

Jackfruit Moong Dal Payasa Recipe is a flavorful treat for jackfruit lovers from the state of Karnataka. This payasam is a speciality from coastal region of Karnataka. There are many ways of preparing this payasa. In this recipe, I have used ripe jackfruit pieces, yellow moong dal, jaggery with little soaked rice to get nice thick texture to payasa. Serve Karnataka Style Jackfruit Moong Dal Payasa Recipe as a dessert along with a meal of Steamed rice, Mangalore Nurge Gashie, Hesaru Bele Southekayi ...

Appe Payasa Recipe - Poori Payasam

Appe Payasa  is an authentic recipe from the regions of Karnataka and is prepared using small bite sized appe, made of maida or rava. Appe is a poori made like a crispy biscuits prepared commonly with chiroti rava or fine sooji. One can take the liberty of preparing the biscuits with maida too. Appe are usually prepared as small pooris and later broken into small bite-sizes.  Appe kheer is a ultra creamy and lip smacking kheer prepared with milk, appe and finally nuts are added to it to ...

Aval Payasam Recipe - Sweet Flattened Rice Payasam

Aval Payasam is a traditional kheer or pudding made of flattened rice especially on the occasion of Gokulashtami or Janmashtami Krishna Jayanthi. Poha or flattened rice is the main ingredient and it comes together in no time at all, making it a good option for dessert in instances when you have unexpected guests Serve the Aval Payasam Recipe as a Dessert for a festive occasion or just as ending dessert after your meal like Bisi Bele Bath Recipe (A Spicy Mixed Vegetable Sambar Rice) accompanied ...

Mango Payasam Recipe-Mambazha Payasam - Onam Special

Mango Payasam also known as the Mambazha Payasam is a very festive recipe that is made during the Onam Festival in Kerala. The payasam recipe is healthy and nutritious made from ripe mangoes, jaggery, ginger, spices and of course the goodness of milk and dry fruits and nuts. Try the delicious Mango Payasam this Onam and you and your family are sure you love it. Serve the  Mango Payasam Recipe-Mambazha Payasam - Onam Special as an onam dessert and relish it along with your family members.  You ...

Manganem Recipe - Goan Style Chana Dal Payasam

Manganem is a traditional kheer recipe that is made in Goa during religious functions and festivals. The Bengal Gram sweet kheer is also served in Goan temples as an offering (prasad). It simple and quick to make and is a whole some sweet that is made from chana dal, sabudana and with taste from jaggery, cashew nuts and ghee.  Serve Manganem as a delicious dessert during the festive occasions like diwali, or even for parties.   Serve Manganem as a dessert after a simple ...

Godhuma Rava Payasam - Dalia/Broken Wheat Payasam

Godhuma Rava Payasam is a Dalia/Broken Wheat Payasam that is a Tamilian speciality prepared during festivals and celebrations. This particular payasam uses Broken Wheat and is a healthy alternative to the usual Rice Kheer. Instead of sugar, it also uses jaggery which is pumped with iron. This wholesome, satisfying kheer can be prepared in little time, making it a good option when your guests show up unexpectedly.   Serve Godhuma Rava Payasam along with a festive meal.  You ...

Vegan Date & Fig Payasam Recipe

The Vegan Date & Fig Payasam is made with soy milk and no added sugar, making it a healthier option over traditional kheer.  The payasam is sweetened with dates and figs, ensuring no added sugar is required.  Did you know: Thanks to being loaded with health benefits, dates have gained the name of being one of the best ingredients for muscle development and a great alternative sweetener with nutritive value. They are an excellent source of energy, natural sugar and fibre all in ...

Ada Pradhaman Recipe With Homemade Ada- Kerala Special Payasam Recipe

Ada Pradhaman Recipe With Homemade Ada  is a special payasam made on festivals days with rice, jaggery and coconut during special occasions in Kerala. Instead of rice Ada/ rice flakes, I have made this dish using rice flour. Though the 'Ada' made from rice flour is available ready-made in shops, it can be easily made at home from scratch. As you spoon in the deliciously sweet semi-liquid, the chewy "Ada" in every spoon gives a unique experience as a wholesome dessert. This dessert can be served ...

Kuzhal Payasam Recipe- Wheat Noodles Payasam

Kuzhal Payasam is a traditional recipe prepared during any festival especially for Vinayagar Chathurthi. A payasam made with homemade wheat noodles. There are many variations in preparing hand made noodles with wheat flour, rice flour or maida. This recipe uses wheat flour and the payasam is cooked in jaggery syrup. This is not only delightful but also healthy. Serve Kuzhal Payasam as a dessert after your simple meal of Jeera Rasam, Steamed Rice and Beetroot Thoran. If you like this recipe, you ...

Semiya Payasam With Coconut Milk Recipe

Semiya Payasam with Coconut Milk Recipe is a must try recipe for all the vegan lovers who would not want to miss on eating semiya payasam. This type of sweet pudding is very famous in the southern region of India, as this is the basic dessert found to be present in most of the traditional Indian festivals.  Serve the Semiya Payasam with Coconut Milk Recipe along with some Aama Vadai (Masala Paruppu Vadai) Recipe - Spiced Fried Lentil Fritters which is the classic complement for the ...

Parangikai Payasam Recipe - Pumpkin Payasam

Parangikai Payasam is the easiest and the most healthiest payasam one can think of. Pumpkin is used very commonly in a variety of dishes in a South Indian cuisine. The main reason for me to use pumpkin was that it adds an extra nutritional value to the dish.  Serve Parangikai Payasam as a healthy and delicious dessert after a weekday meal of Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma with lachha paratha or as part of banana leaf meal during festivals.  Other recipes ...

Karnataka Style Gasagase Payasa Recipe- Poppy seed Payasam

Karnataka Style Gasagase Payasa Recipe is a Poppy seed Payasam which is an all-time favourite sweet for kannadigas. Most of their festivals always ends with this creamy cup filled with poppy seed payasam. The poppy seeds are ground along with rice and simmered in milk till it thickens and garnished with hot toasted cashew nuts and raisins with ghee. Serve the Gasagase Payasa after having a Spicy Mixed Vegetable Pulao Recipe with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita to cool down your palate ...

Little Millet Payasam Recipe- Kutki/Sama Payasam

Little Millet Payasam Recipe is a millet filled payasam to satisfy your sweet cravings. It is easy to prepare and delicious too. Made of little millet, also known as Kutki or Saamai  and jaggery, it is nutritious too. You can prepare this payasam recipe for festivals or when you have guests visiting Serve Little Millet Payasam Recipe along with a meal of Steamed Rice, Kerala Style Varutharachu Sambar, Elai Vadam Recipe, Pisarna Manga Recipe. If you like this ...

Narikol Pitha Recipe (Sweetened Coconut Fritter)

Narikol Pitha Recipe are Assamese Sweetened Coconut Fried Pitha that is a North Eastern Delicacy. This recipe is prepared on festive occasions. Grated fresh coconut is mixed with sugar and caramelized, and then mixed with flour and milk, and deep fried to prepare this recipe. Serve Narikol Pitha Recipe (Sweetened Coconut Fritter) as a dessert or with tea. Here are a few more Indian sweets to try Assamese Style Dil Pasand Recipe Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe Karnataka Style Haalbai Recipe Assamese ...

Mango Phirni Recipe - Mango Rice Pudding Recipe

Phirni is a popular North-Indian sweet dish that is creamy made with ground rice combined with milk, cream, sugar and some saffron strands for flavoring. The key to a good Phirni is to grind the rice well into a coarse semolina to get the perfect texture. In this recipe, we have used mangoes as an addition to make the phirni, which adds to the richness of the dish. So if mangoes are in season, then you must give this recipe a try and you will absolutely love it.  Serve the Mango ...

Amrakhand Recipe - Mango Shrikhand Recipe

Amrakhand recipe is a delicious Mango Shrikhand recipe that is made from the best of the mangoes available in the summer season. Alphonso mango is the favorite of the Indian mangoes that is used in making this Shrikhand. The Amrakhand is simple and quick to make if you have ready hung yogurt, making it a perfect summer dessert.  Serve the Amrakhand - Mango Shrikhand as a dessert or along with your main course like Puri, Batata Nu Shaak and Kadhi. Also try some other ...

Kesar Mango Phirni Recipe

The Kesar Mango Phirni Recipe is a refreshing phirni made from fresh mangoes when they are in season. It makes a great summer party dessert after a delicious indian meal. Phirni is a traditional Indian rice pudding recipe which is prepared with everyday ingredients like milk, rice and sugar. Kesar Mango Phirni Recipe is traditional phirni with a twist. The added flavors of mango and saffron make the phirni even more tastier. Serve the Kesar Mango Phirni Recipe as a dessert for a dinner party, or ...

Instant Bengali Aam Doi Recipe - No Cook Sweet Mango Yogurt

Instant Bengali Aam Doi Recipe is Sweet Mango Yogurt dish that needs no Cooking or Baking at all. All you need is to prepare your Homemade Sweet Yogurt or store bought Yogurt and get some fresh Mango. The rest will be done in a flash. Then refrigerate and relax to absorb the beauty of this summer special dessert to the core. Serve Instant Bengali Aam Doi Recipe (No Cook Sweet Mango Yogurt) for your guests on a hot summer day with Vegetable Chops Recipe or Jowar Dhani ...

7 Cups Burfi Recipe

7 cups as the name indicates is a burfi made with 7 cups of ingredients. It is a simple burfi recipe that can be whipped up in less time. All ingredients used for this burfi are one that are easily available in all Indian Kitchens - Besan, grated coconut, sugar, ghee and milk. 7 Cups burfi is usually made as one of the sweets during Diwali along with other sweet and savoury items.  Serve 7 Cups Burfi as a dessert after a simple meal of Steamed Rice, Thakkali Rasam and Carrot ...

South Indian Poli Recipe with Coconut (Obbattu/Bobbattu)

The South Indian Poli Recipe is a very traditional recipe that is made with a combination of lentils, spices and coconut. The addition of coconut along with cardamon in the filling gives the poli a rich and delicious taste. Poli is most often made during the festivals like Pongal or special occasions in the family. It is also called as Obbattu/holige in Kannada or Bobbattu in Telugu. Each region has a variation to make this recipe and in fact, every home has a unique style too.  Note: Traditionally ...

Gond Ke Ladoo Recipe - Edible Gum Ladoo

Gond Ke Ladoo is an old and traditional recipe which reminds of our childhood. It is mostly prepared during the winter to prevent us from catching colds. It is a very simple recipe and can be prepared with few ingredients. When handled correctly, they can stay up to a month in an airtight container. Good Ke Ladoo is a powwehouse of energy since it contains a lot of dry fruits, ghee and most importantly Gond/ Edible Gum that is known for this.  Good Ke ladoo is traditionally also given to women ...

     
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