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.

Homemade Easy Gulab Jamun Recipe - Delicious & Tasty

This Gulab Jamun Recipe is going to be a keeper with a Royal delicious taste. It is are packed with flavours from the light gulab jal and saffron giving it a royal touch. Make these Gulab Jamuns for festivals like Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Holi or simply a sweet after a delicious meal.  

Puran Poli Recipe | Gujarati & Maharastrian | Sweet Spiced Stuffed Paratha With Jaggery

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 ...

Rava Ladoo Recipe | Sooji Laddu Recipe

Rava Ladoo Recipe is a simple to make and delicious sweet that is made from slow-roasted semolina, cashew nuts and homemade ghee. This is a traditional sweet that usually made during many festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, weddings or even when there is a small occasion in the family. It's a simple recipe but one that needs a little patience and is very rewarding. It's also a great sweetmeat to make and store at home, even when you have no occasion. Serve the Rava Ladoo as a dessert ...

Golpapdi Recipe | Gur Papdi | Sukhdi recipe | Gujarati Gol Papdi

Golpapdi also known as Sukhdi or Gur Papdi is a traditional Gujarati sweet dish made from whole wheat flour and jaggery which makes it a super wholesome and healthy sweet. It is typically prepared during auspicious occasions in a Gujarati household. It is perfect for those days when you have unexpected guests, or you have to whip up something sweet in a jiffy. It uses ingredients readily available in most Indian kitchens, and is a fairly easy recipe. Perfect to keep at home, carry to a picnic or ...

Homemade Mysore Pak Recipe | Traditional Recipe Made With Ghee

Mysore Pak is a delectable Indian sweet made from roasted gram flour and pure homemade ghee. A very traditional south Indian sweet is rich and makes a perfect sweet to be made for special occasions and festivals like Diwali. History of Mysore Pak: Long Long time ago, in the Mysore Palace (in Karnataka, India), a petty little cook, made a dessert for the King. He made paagh (basically sugar syrup in the local language), then added gram flour and to make it rich and worthy for the king added loads ...

Gehun Ka Halwa Recipe | Atte Ka Halwa | Kada Prasad Recipe

Gehun ka Halwa Recipe also known as Sheera | Atte Ka Halwa | Kada Prasad is a delicious whole wheat flour pudding flavored Indian spices and enhanced with nuts. The halwa is made as an offering during certain festivals and special occasions of religious significance. This recipe was taught to me by a Punjabi friend who makes it similar to the kind that is typically served in Gurdwaras known as Kada Prasad The Gehun Ka Halwa | Atte Ka Halwa makes a perfect pudding for dessert on chilly winters ...

Rava Kesari Bhath - South Indian Sooji Halwa Recipe

Rava Kesari Bhath/Sooji Halwa Recipe is a pudding made from semolina, flavored with saffron and other spices topped with nuts. In most parts of Southern India, Kesari is served as part of an offering to God during festivities. Serve the Rava Kesari Bhath/Sooji Halwa Recipe along with Vegetable Rava Upma and the combination is known as Chow Chow Bhath. Here are some other popular breakfast and tiffin delicacies from the state of Karnataka that are also equally enjoyed by all: Sooji Upma with ...

Pachai Payaru Payasam Recipe - Green Moong Dal Payasam

Pachai Payaru Payasam Recipe is a Green Moong Dal Payasam, where the green moong dal is boiled and dunked in creamy smooth coconut milk, then flavoured with intense cardamom powder, sweetened with rustic and earthy jaggery and finally served with cashew nuts fried in ghee !  Serve Pachai Payaru Payasam Recipe along with a South Indian meal that consists of Steamed Rice, Chettinad Style Poondu Rasam Recipe - Garlic Rasam Recipe, Beetroot Poriyal Recipe (Stir Fried Beetroot), Cabbage ...

Kesar Pista Kulfi Recipe

Kesar Pista Kulfi Recipe is one of the most delicious frozen Indian desserts that can be had anytime of the year. It is very similar to western ice cream but since kulfi is not whipped it results in a solid, dense, but rich, luscious creamy indian dessert. The best Kulfi I have tasted are on the streets of Kolkata  where they sell the flavors according to seasons - Lychee Kulfi, Sitaphal (custard apple) Kulfi, Mango Kulfi to name a few. These Kulfis are set in the earthen pots and sealed to ...

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 ...

Maharashtrian Anarsa Recipe

Anarsa is an authentic Maharashtrian sweet snack recipe prepared during the festive season. The recipe calls for common ingredients available in all households like powdered jaggery, rice, and ghee. The pastry-like snack is authentically prepared by deep frying the rice discs in a surplus amount of ghee. But I have deep fried in cooking oil. Though they look like a perfect quick fix, the authentic way of preparation is time-consuming as the rice has to be soaked in water for 3 days. If you are short ...

Besan Ka Sheera Recipe (Natural Cold Remedy)

Besan Ka Sheera is an effective natural home remedy for cold and cough. Besan or chickpea flour is slow roasted until aromatic and then simmered with milk, turmeric and freshly cracked black peppercorns. Turmeric and Black pepper have a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties aiding in giving relief from cold. It is a popular home remedy used in Northern part of India. The drink also induces good sleep when ill. The Besan Ka Sheera is served hot and best had before the bedtime. If ...

Kavuni Arisi Halwa Recipe (Black Rice Halwa)

Kavuni Arisi Halwa or Black Rice Halwa is a traditional halwa recipe prepared by constant stirring of black rice paste in coconut milk and made richer by adding ghee. This is also called as dhol dhol or dodol in Anglo Indian cuisine, which is prepared for Christmas.  Black Rice or Kavuni Arisi is cultivated in northeastern and southern parts in India. Black rice also known as Forbidden Rice is a deep coloured because of the presence of a powerful antioxidant called anthocyanin making this variety ...

Dry Fruit Barfi Recipe - A Healthy Dry Fruit Halwa

The Dry Fruit Barfi is a delicious quick sweet made from figs, dates, pistachios, almonds, cashew nuts and walnuts. The recipe to make the dry fruit barfi is quick and easy and makes it a perfect sweet for Diwali or even as a healthy snack for kids. These are also high energy and nutritious squares that can be enjoyed by each and everyone in the family. Serve the Dry Fruit Barfi Recipe for any festivals or as a  Tea Time snack for children. If you are looking for more Dessert Recipes ...

Chironji And Makhane Ki Kheer Recipe

The Chironji and Makhane Ki Kheer Recipe is a delicious kheer that is rich and yet delicious, packed with flavors from the saffron and nutmeg. If you love Phool Makhana and Chironji then this recipe is just for you. The flavors from the condensed milk, along with the roasted nuts makes this kheer as a perfect dessert to serve for special occasions or even as a dessert for parties. Serve Chironji And Makhane Ki Kheer after your delicious festive meal of Jodhpuri Aloo, Ajwain ...

Banana Sheera Recipe - Sweet Banana Halwa/ Pudding

Banana Sheera Recipe (Sweet Banana Pudding Recipe) is a rich sweet pudding made with semolina and chopped banana. The pudding is then enriched roasted cashew nuts and raisins in ghee. In Maharashtra it is usually called as “Sheera” but in various other languages it is referred to as “sajjige”, “sooji halwa”, etc., The common ingredients in most of their dish is semolina, sugar, ghee and milk while the flavor changes accordingly. Serve the Banana Sheera Recipe along with a spicy upma ...

Badam Ki Kheer Recipe - Spiced Almond Milk

The Badam Ki Kheer recipe is a very simple dessert that is perfect to serve it cold for a summer lunch party or hot during the winters. Its refreshing, nourishing and delicious as well. Almonds are high in protein, therefore its good to include them in your daily meals.  Serve Badam Ki Kheer as a dessert after your delicious meal of Dal Makhani, Paneer Butter Masala, Phulka, Jeera Rice and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad.  If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kheer Recipes ...

Akhrot Ka Sheera/Halwa Recipe - Walnut Pudding/Fudge Recipe

Akhrot Ka Sheera or Walnut Halwa is often prepared during the winter months, as it is believed to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter cold. It is considered to be auspicious for Holi and Diwali and it even features on wedding menus. Walnut is a wrinkled biggish nut that is encased in a very hard shell. It has several known, impressive benefits and contains high quantities of omega 3 and antioxidants that is good for your brain. It’s usually commonly added to desserts, but in this ...

Thengai Poli Recipe - Coconut Poli Recipe

Thengai Poli is a classic sweet Indian flatbread stuffed with a filling of coconut and jaggery. Also known as Obbattu or holige in Karnataka,  puran polis in Maharashtra. There are different fillings that go into a poli or obbattu. Sometime dal and jaggery mixture is filling in and sometime dal and coconut filling is stuffed in between to make the poli. Each house has their own style of making the Poli as well.  Thengai Poli recipe is made with a coconut and jaggery filling. It is ...

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 ...

Ragi & Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe - Finger Millet Pudding

Ragi Halwa or Finger Millet Pudding is a delicious alternative to the Wheat Flour Pudding / Gehun Ka Halwa that we make at home. The distinct taste of the finger millet along with the ghee and almonds make it nutritious and wholesome too. This halwa can be prepared for festive occasions such as Diwali, Navratri or Ganesh Chaturti - if you wish to add a touch of health to your sweet dish. But it can just as well be made as a simple post-meal treat for a homely lunch or dinner with the family.Halwas ...

Chocolate Cheese Gujiya Recipe

Chocolate Cheese Gujiya Recipe is made up with the 2 evergreen ingredients - chocolate & cheese 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.  The most popular savoury snacks during Holi snacks are Gujiyas, Kachoris, Samosas, Dahi Vada etc. There are many versions of gujiya available with different ...

Gulab Sandesh Recipe - Cottage Cheese Flavored with Rose Water

The Gulab Sandesh Recipe also known as the Shondesh is traditional sweet in every Bengali home. Sandesh is made from fresh homemade chenna, combined with sugar and flavors. In this recipe, the Sandesh is flavored with gulab jal or rose water, giving it a delectable earthly flavor and taste. Serve the Gulab Sandesh with a warm cup of Tetley Cinnamon and Honey Green Tea that compliments and balances out the sweetness of the sandesh. You can also make more Indian Sweet & Mithai recipes ...

Thengai Poornam Kozhukattai / Ukadiche Modak Recipe With Rice Flour

Thengai Poornam Kozhukattai / Ukadiche Modak Recipe is a very festive sweet that is made for Lord Ganesha's Birthday also known as Vinayaka or Ganesh Chaturthi that is observed in the month of August - September. The festival lasts for 10 days and is celebrated very popularly across most regions of India. On this day, Kozhukattai, that are steamed rice dumplings filled with coconut and jaggery (a sweet variant) and lentils (for a savory variant) are a staple offering made to Lord Ganesha, and enjoyed ...

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