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.

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 ...

Badam Halwa Recipe - Delicious Almond Halwa With Khoya

Badam Halwa Recipe is a classic Indian dessert recipe that is packed with flavors from badam and made along with khoya to make it rich and delicious.  The Badam Halwa Recipe is one of the most delicious halwa recipes from the Indian cuisine to prepare during festivals. This Badam Halwa recipe will remind you of the Halwa you get in the Sweet Shops or the Misthan Bhandar across north and south india. Serve the Badam Halwa Recipe as an Indian dessert for parties when you have an elaborate ...

Makhane Ki Phirni Recipe (Lotus Seed Milk Pudding)

Makhane Ki Phirni is beautiful combination of 2 classic dishes, Makhane Ki Kheer and Rice Phirni. The fusion of both these dishes is a delicious recipe that tastes divine and is perfect for a traditional festival like Navratri and Diwali This dish is also suitable as a dessert option for those people who avoid rice, and fast during the 9 days of the festival. Incorporating lotus seeds, one of the most underrated ingredients into a traditional dish, also makes the dish more healthy and nutritious. ...

Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe- Ripe Jackfruit Halwa

Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu is a tasty dessert recipe made with jackfruit. It is a halwa made with ripe jackfruit, jaggery, ghee, and cardamom powder. The recipe uses minimal ingredients and can be prepared in a jiffy. It is a great recipe to cook during the festive season when you have guests coming over.   Did you know: Jackfruit is a rich source of dietary fiber that makes it a bulk laxative. This helps to improve digestion. It is a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, ...

Jackfruit Seed Modak Recipe

 A twist to the classic Modak, this Jackfruit Seed Modak Recipe, is stuffed with a sweet mixture made of healthy jackfruit seeds, stuffed in a rice pocket.  Cooked Jackfruit seeds are combined with palm sugar to make modak stuffing. It is then stuffed in the rice flour dough and steamed in thonnai leaves (dried biodegradable leaves) to get a flavourful Jackfruit seed modak. Did you know: Jackfruit seeds have a lot of nutrients which helps in comforting from indigestion, ...

Kerala Style Chakka Pal Kozhukattai Recipe-Rice Dumpling In Jackfruit flavored Coconut Milk

Kerala Style Chakka Pal Kozhukattai Recipe is a variation to the authentic style kerala breakfast made from rice dumpling dipped in sweet coconut milk. The recipe is flavored by ripe jackfruit which gives it a natural taste to the whole dish. No additional sweetner is required.  In Kerala Cuisine the breakfast dishes are usually sweet and made from rice flour and coconut. The coconut is used in abundance in various forms to give richness to the whole dish. Try this yummilicious recipe ...

Ragi Arisi Vella Puttu Recipe - Sweet Jaggery Ragi Puttu Recipe

Ragi Arisi Vella Puttu Recipe is a wholesome and delicious recipe made sweet by adding jaggery, coconut, cashew nuts and almonds which make it a perfect sweet dish to be served during any festival.  Since Ragi Arisi Vella Puttu Recipe is using jaggery as a sweetener and also ragi flour  which makes this dish more healthy to be eaten as well as tea time snack. The sweet is very light on the palate and is not too rich. Did you know Ragi is rich in calcium, helps in weight ...

Ragi Halbai Recipe - Karnataka Style Ragi Halwa Recipe

Halbai also known Halubai is a traditional sweet made in most homes in Karnataka.The word halubai literally means to extract the cream/milk out of a millet/grain and make a fudge out of it. It is popular in the malnad region and the havyaka cuisine. This recipe calls for 3-4 ingredients and can be a delicious treat when served on a plantain leaf. Did you know Ragi is rich in calcium, helps in weight loss, has a high fiber content, battles anemia, reduces blood cholesterol and also regulates blood ...

Til Chikki Recipe - Healthy Sesame Bars

Til Chikki Recipe (Healthy Sesame Crackers) is one of the easiest crackers you could ever make and it requires no baking. These chikkis are very nutritious because of the combination of sesame seeds and jaggery, both of which are good sources of iron and minerals. Til Chikki Recipe (Healthy Sesame Crackers) stores very well and makes a perfect energy booster for any time of the day. You can serve Til Chikki Recipe to kids along with Khakra Chaat Recipe, Turmeric Milk Recipe (Haldi Doodh) or Aloo ...

A Creamy & Delicious Gulkand Kulfi Recipe

Gulkand Kulfi Recipe is makes a great twist to the classic Kulfi recipe where milk is thickened and nuts are added to it and set in kulfi moulds. In this recipe, we have added a twist to the traditional kulfi by adding Gulkand to make it more refreshing and inviting. There would be a riot of flavours in your mouth as you dig in the first bite, a smooth creamy texture of milk, the fragrance of gulkand (rose petal jam) and along with the refreshing taste of fennel seeds. Serve Gulkand Kulfi Recipe ...

     
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