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.

Andey Ki Kheer Recipe - Egg White Kheer

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. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kheer Recipes that you can make during festivals: Mango Sago Kheer Recipe Ganne ...

Rajgira Ki Kheer Recipe

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. Serve Rajgira Ki Kheer Recipe after a meal of Potato Paneer Curry Without Onion And Garlic, Airfried Yogurt & Cottage Cheese Kebabs and Singhara ...

North Indian Pheni Recipe - Seviyan Kheer

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. Since its quick to make this is often eaten as a part of morning sargi for Karva Chauth. I have always loved Pheni and used to make mum buy loads of it at the time of Karva Chauth and relish for months post that once ...

Paal Payasam Recipe - Rice Kheer/Pudding

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 - Seviyan or Vermicelli Kheer Pudding

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.  You might ...

Chocolate Peda Recipe

Chocolate Peda is an Indian fudge sweet that is prepared during festivals and celebrations. The traditional pedas involves an elaborate cooking process. However, this recipe is an instant one using milk powder and condensed milk. These instant ones are equally rich, flavorful with a melt in mouth texture and can be prepared within 25 minutes. Addition of cocoa powder gives a lovely chocolate taste to the doodh pedas. Serve Chocolate Peda as a sweet dish during special occasions and festivals. You ...

Filter Coffee Choco Peda Recipe - Microwave Method

Filter Coffee Choco Peda is a quick and easy microwave recipe with the aroma and flavor of coffee dominating the taste and making it all the more delicious with the addition of chocolate.  A classic peda recipe, with a twist of modern flavours of coffee and chocolate.  Just go with your regular filter coffee. It's simply amazing with any filter coffee variety. You can serve these Filter Coffee Choco Peda during festivals or simply during family dinners. Other coffee recipes that you ...

Dharwad Peda Recipe

Dharwad Peda Recipe is a unique delicacy from North Karnataka. The name “Dharwad” has been derived from a place called Dharwad which has a history of this sweet since 150 Years. The sweet was discovered by a Thakur Family from Uttar Pradesh. Traditionally the sweet is prepared from buffalo’s milk that was bred in Dharwad. The recipe was started by a particular family who belonged to Gavali community and then got famous from then on. Serve the Dharwad Peda Recipe as a festive dessert along ...

Aam Peda Recipe - Delicious Mango Peda Recipe

The Aam Peda Recipe is a lip smacking peda recipe that is packed with flavors from the fresh mango puree, condensed milk and milk powder. This recipe of the Mango peda is super simple to make and makes a great dessert for parties when you want something quick. Serve the Aam Peda Recipe - Mango Peda Recipe as a bite of dessert along with an Indian thali of Vegetable Bajji Recipe, Mirchi Ka Salan, Matar Paneer Kulcha, Sweet & Spicy Coriander Tadka Raita, and Baby Potatoes ...

Saffron Paneer Peda Recipe

This Saffron Paneer Peda is a simple, delicious and melt in mouth dessert with grainy texture. It is prepared with minimal ingredients and has an authentic Indian flavour that is rich as it is made with paneer and ghee. You can serve it for some special occasions and festivals. In this recipe, Peda is made of Paneer and is flavoured with saffron which enhances the taste of Peda.  Serve Saffron Paneer Peda as a dessert after your meal or serve it with some snacks like Poha Chivda to guests ...

Nariyal Ki Kheer Recipe - Coconut Pudding

Nariyal Ki Kheer Recipe is a Coconut Pudding which does not use any rice, like many of the kheer recipes do. You can prepare this kheer recipe for any of the festivals for which you usually prepare kheer. Main ingredients in this recipe are coconut, and dry fruits and nuts. This is a lip smacking delicacy that you will cherish for sure. Serve Nariyal Ki Kheer Recipe (Coconut Pudding) as a dessert with Puri Recipe, Peshawari Chole Recipe, and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad. If you like this recipe, ...

Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe - Sweetened With Jaggery

Kheer is a quintessential Indian dessert for any special occasion, be it during the festivals or any special day. Every region and house hold has its own version. One of the popular kheer varieties, is this Phool Makhana Kheer in the Northern part of India. Makhana or fox nuts or puffed lotus seeds are highly nutritious nuts, having high contents of fibre, proteins and minerals. The fox nuts are fire roasted and puffed, can be used as a healthy alternative snack to popcorns. Phool Makhana Kheer ...

Karwar Style Madgane Recipe With Oats & Rajgira

Karwar Style Madgane Recipe With Oats & Rajgira is a healthy twist to the age old traditional recipe from the land of Karwar, in Karnataka. There are also addition of oats, rajgira flour and dates in this recipe to make it healthier. This recipe uses jaggery as a sweetener. Karwar is a coastal city in the South Indian state of Karnataka. Karwari GSB cuisine includes a variety of dishes prepared using coconut and fish. But again this cuisine which hasn't been so well advertised, has a varied ...

Hare Chane Ki Burfi Recipe

Burfi made of green chickpeas is a special sweet dish that can be made for special occasions like party and festivals. Green chickpeas or choliya is smaller in size compared to the white chickpeas, and they taste delicious. Green chickpeas can be used in making curries, parathas, halwas, burfis and a lot more. The Hare Chane Ki Burfi Recipe is a delicious burfi recipe, it’s light and delicious that you can serve for special occasions like Holi, wedding in the family, house warming, diwali ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

     
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