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.

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 ...

Homemade Jalebi Recipe

The Homemade Jalebi Recipe is a delicious mithai dish that you can make right in your own kitchen. The Jalebi is a traditional sweet dish that is made on every festival, special occasions and monsoons. And so much so even homes make this dish to celebrate the occasion. This homemade Jalebi recipe is actually very easy to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious. Festivals like Holi and Diwali are incomplete without the preparation of this class Indian dessert - Jalebi. Serve the Homemade ...

Baked Modak and Karanji/Gujiya Recipe

Since Ganesh Chaturthi is coming closer, few of the health freaks like me must be wondering, how to prepare some healthy snacks. So here is the tried and tested recipe of baked modak and karanji. These are healthy and tasty at the same time. So this festival try these snacks and we are sure you will love it. Serve Baked Modak and Karanji along with some snacks such as Moong Dal Mini Samosas and Chana Chaat to your guests or family members. If you like this recipe, you can also try other sweet recipes ...

Karigadabu – Karnataka Style Karanji/ Gujiya recipe

Karigadabu is a traditional sweet from Karnataka also called Karanji which is stuffed pastry that has fried grams and desiccated coconut filling and are deep fried. Karigadabu is a traditional sweet during Ganesh Chaturthi. Karigadabu is a fried filled pastry with desiccated coconut and fried gram stuffing. Serve Karigadabu – Karnataka Style Karanji recipe as an evening snack or as a dessert during Karnataka Style Festive meal.  If you like this recipe, here are a few more festival Recipes Badam ...

Chocolate Coconut Gujiya Recipe

Chocolate Coconut Gujiya is made up with the 2 evergreen ingredients - chocolate & coconut and when it comes together, it gives you a delectable treat. Gujiyas are pastry crusts filled with different savoury or sweet ingredients and deep fried. Gujiyas are served during family occasions or festival seasons such as Holi or Diwali.  Holi, the festival of colours in India is also a festival of great food. Holi food traditions involves people going to their neighbours and friends houses and ...

Maharashtrian Karanji Recipe (Gujiya) - A Delicious Diwali Sweet

Maharashtrian Karanji also known as Gujiya or Ghugra is a traditional sweet, commonly prepared by Maharashtrians during the festival of Diwali. The Karanji is a must have crunchy delicacy that is filled with oodles of delicious soft goodness of coconut, jaggery, semolina and spices.  Learn how to make Karanji the way it is prepared in most households of Maharashtra, by following the recipe below. Karanji or Gujiyas are typical dishes that are served during Holi.  Holi, the ...

Masala Chai Kulfi Recipe With Bourbon Chocolate Syrup

Masala Chai Kulfi Recipe is a delicious kulfi recipe made out of ever loved masala chai (spiced tea). The masala chai gets a summer makeover with the delicious kulfi. Masala chai is always enjoyed during a cold morning or on a rainy day; this kulfi recipe is a twist to the masala chai can be enjoyed on a sunny day or for the festival of Holi. Masala Chai Kulfi can be served with biscuit crumbles, bourbon chocolate syrup and some dry rose petals on top, to enhance the flavours of Masala Chai Kulfi ...

Dry Fruit Ghughra/Gujiya Recipe (Pastry Crust Pockets Filled With Dry Fruits)

Dry Fruit Ghughra or Gujiyas or Kadubu (Karnataka) Recipe are nothing but pockets of pastry crust, filled with dry fruits and deep fried to a crispy golden finish. Ghughra also called as Gujiya in Rajasthan have been a favorite of mine, ever since I was a child. These half moon shaped deep fried pockets, filled with pounded dry fruits and coconut taste super delicious when savored hot. However they also keep well for up-to a week when stored in an airtight container. They are most often made during ...

Badam Elaichi Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk

Badam Elaichi Kulfi is the best choice to beat the summer heat as it is super easy to make. The addition of using condensed milk to make the kulfi, makes it rich creamy and quick to make as well. There is no churning and stirring milk for long hours to make this kulfi. It takes all of 10 to 15 minutes to put this kulfi together. Enjoy this delicious Badam Elaichi Kulfi that is packed with the flavors from badam, elaichi and the creaminess of condensed milk. It makes a perfect Indian dessert for ...

Orange Kulfi Recipe In Orange Shells

The Orange Kulfi Recipe is delicious twist to traditional kulfi which is packed with flavors from the Orange rind and set in the orange shells to be frozen. The first time I tasted this Kulfi was in the streets of Kolkata, where they serve the orange kulfi in the orange shell. The refreshing flavors from the orange is absolutely delicious and makes a comforting indian dessert for parties after a heavy meal.  Serve the Orange Kulfi Recipe as an cold indian dessert for parties or during ...

     
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