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 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 ...

Thandai Phirni Recipe - A Delicious Indian Rice Dessert

Phirni is an easy traditional Indian rice pudding like dessert which is prepared with full cream milk, basmati rice and sugar as the main ingredients. The cooked rice milk mixture is poured into small earthen clay pots garnished with mixed nuts and edible silver leaf. Phirni has got its origins in the Middle East and has made its way to the Indian subcontinent through the Mughals. In this recipe of Phirni, we have given it a twist with the addition of thandai masala that is mixed along with the ...

Eggless Thandai Mini Cheesecake Recipe

Thandai Mini Cheesecake Recipe is a delicious and creamy dessert that has brilliant flavours from the Thandai Masala and combined along with cream cheese and nuts. The addition of Thandai Masala along with rose water, gives the cheesecake unique refreshing taste to the palate.  Serve Thandai Mini Cheesecake as an indian dessert for your parties. If you like this Thandai Mini Cheesecake Recipe, you can also try our other cheesecake recipes such as Eggless Mango Cheesecake New York Style ...

Thandai Mousse Cake Recipe With A Delicious Cardamom Sponge

Thandai is an all time favourite drink for Holi and its time to surprise you guys with today’s recipe. Here is a spin on the classic thandai, the thandai mousse cake is sure to turn heads around. The base for the mousse cake is a normal eggless sponge which is flavoured with a little cardamom to add a twist of Indian taste in it. Serve Thandai Mousse Cake as an indian dessert for your parties like Holi or Diwali. If you like this recipe of Thandai Mousse Cake Recipe, you can also try ...

Thandai Shrikhand Tart Recipe

Shrikhand Recipe is a creamy sweet hung curd, mildly flavored with crushed cardamom and saffron strands is a magical transformation of simple curd into a sweet delicacy befitting for GOD's. That’s why "Shrikhand" is supposed to mean "Ambrosia of the Gods". In this recipe we are making a Thandai Shrikhand Tart which uses low fat, rich and creamy hung yogurt or greek yogurt and involves no cooking. The Thandai Shrikhand Tart Recipe is a twist to the original adding rich flavors for the holi ...

Kesar Mawa Gujiya Recipe- Gujiya Stuffed With Saffron, Khoya & Nuts

Kesar also known as Kesari Gujiya Recipe is a delectable Holi or Diwali snack stuffed with a Khoya, Chironji nuts and Raisins and deep fried in a sweet pastry crust and finally dipped in sugar syrup and garnished with slivered pista and rose petals. There are so many varieties of gujiyas and each one is special and delicious in it’s own way. Kesari/ Kesar Mawa Gujiya is crisp from outside and soft and sweet inside. The sugar syrup not just adds a glaze to the gujiyas, but also adds a flavour to ...

ठंडाई लड्डू रेसिपी - Thandai Ladoo (Recipe In Hindi)

होली का त्यौहार है। मिठाई और ठंडाई के ग्लास से होली मनाई जाती है। आज मिठाई और ठंडाई एक ही हो जाएगी । ठंडाई लडडू । इस होली के मौके पर खास बनाए यह ठंडाई लड्डू जो ठंडाई के मसाले,केसर और दूध पाउडर से बनी है।  ठंडाई लड्डू को होली पर परोसे या फिर खाने के बाद मीठे में परोसे।  अगर आपको यह हलवा पसंद आया हो तो, आप यह मिठाई भी बना सकते है  गेहूं का हलवा  बेसन के लड्डू चकुंदर का हलवा

Thandai Shahi Tukda Recipe

A melody of colours mingling together on this auspicious day of Holi. Most of us tend to binge on sweet during festive times and repent later on the extra calories. So this Holi we bring you a royal dessert with desi fusion touch, Thandai Shahi Tukda. Serve Thandai Shahi Tukda as a dessert after your weekend lunch to your friends and family. If you like this recipe, you can also try other sweet recipes like Paneer Gulab Jamun Kaju Katli Rava Ladoo Churma Ladoo Sheer Khurma  

Thandai Kulfi Recipe - Holi Recipe

Thandai Kulfi is a delicious recipe that is similar to the Kesar Pista Kulfi with a slight twist. I had made Thandai for holi and had a lot of the Thandai masala remaining, and hence decided to make it into a Kulfi and that's how the Thandai Kulfi Recipe was born.  Kulfi's is very similar to western ice cream but unlike them kulfi is not whipped hence the result is a solid, dense, creamy and rich making a perfect indian dessert for parties. The best kulfi I have tasted are on the ...

Chalimidi Recipe

Andhra dishes are not just known for its spice levels. It is also known for the delicious, authentic and humble sweet dishes. Most of the south Indian sweet recipes are made of jaggery and chalimidi is one such sweet dish which is specially made during festivals like Ugadi, and other auspicious days. This traditional dish is very easy to prepare and needs just a few ingredients. If you do not have access to jaggery or don’t like jaggery then you can substitute jaggery with sugar. But to get tradition ...

Vellai/Jaggery Dosa Recipe

Vellai Dosai was a Navratri special at my grandparents'. My grandmother was fondly called Manni. During Navratri, Manni used to hand out the Vellai Dosai to us as our morning tiffin. She swirled out the wheat and jaggery battery on an iron griddle, patiently slow roasted the Vellai Dosa at just about medium heat and the batter caramelised to form a light and soft dosa.  Serve Vellai Dosa as a delicious dish during Navratri or as breakfast along with Peanut Chutney. Other recipes that ...

Malpua Recipe with Rabri (A Spiced Indian Pancake with Milk Pudding)

Malpua Recipe is a classic Indian dessert that is made during festivals such as Holi and served along with Creamy Rabri which is a thick condensed version of whole milk along with saffron, sugar and nuts. Malpua is best described as a flat bread or pancake like dessert made with flour, khoya and yogurt. With the festive season coming up, it is a simple and delicious dessert to put together and dress up your festival menu, You can prepare the batter well in advance and to serve with rabri on the day ...

Malpua With Rose And Saffron Syrup Recipe

Malpua with rabri, a festive delicacy with the power to make anyone happy. Flavoured with cardamom, fennel and jaggery, stuffed with mawa and raisins these sweet pancakes are like delicious bites of heaven. Served with an exotic rose and saffron syrup and thick clotted cream(rabri), these malpuas are soft and melting in the centre with crisp laced edges. Making these malpuas is a family tradition at my place and we love to eat these along with something hot and spicy. Serve Malpua With Rose And ...

Creamy and Delicious Fruit Custard Recipe

Fruits Custard is a very healthy and delicious dessert. It has bunch of healthy fruits with creamy custard. This is very easy to make and healthy to eat dish. Custard is always liked by kids and adults as well. This is perfect option for party dessert because you can make it ahead of time and just add fruits when you are ready to serve it. Creamy custard filled with seasonal fruit is always a winner for a festive occasion. Custard is all time favorite for children as well as people of all ages ...

Gujarati Puran Poli Recipe (Sweet Lentil Stuffed Flat Breads)

Puran Poli is also called as Vedhmi in Gujarat; Puran Poli is one of the favorites with my family. Come every special occasion or a festival Puran Poli features in the menu along another family favorite Undhiyu. Though puran poli is sweet dish; many Gujarati families have them along with the vegetables as an alternative to other flat breads. Puran poli is also popularly made in other parts of the country. Similar in concept but with a regional twist it is known as Obbattu in ...

     
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