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Traditional Indian Mithai recipes
Last Updated : Nov 05,2018
While we all seek to explore international desserts once in a while, the charm of our own traditional Indian mithai is boundless. All said and done, our palates are blindly in love with the spicy, rich magic of our mithais. When a wedding or festival is in sight, the first thing that the host starts planning is the spread of mithais. The best part is that Indian culture is so varied that there is no dearth of variety in our own repertoire. There are delights from across the country like the Rasgulla , Malai Peda , Kopra Pak , and so on.
Mouth-watering Atta Sheera, with a fabulous colour, texture and flavour, ready in just five minutes! If you are wondering how that magic is possible, well, just trust your microwave to do it for you
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Rasgulla ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
The famous Bengali
sweet with its history of more than a century has crossed the boundaries of culture, caste and creed. It is relished almost everywhere in India and has been popularised abroad as well. Making rasgulla is an art and comes with practice.
Date and Nut Slices by Tarla Dalal
Easy, quick, irresistibly delicious – that describes the Date and Nut Slice best of all.
A mouth-watering combo of dates and condensed milk cooked in butter is further enhanced with a generous dose of mixed dried fruits, all of which is then prepared into handy-sized slices.
Store it in an < ....
06 Nov 18
Instant Jalebis, Quick Jalebi Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Instant Jalebis, you would never have thought that jalebis can be made so easily!
Born in the north only to become famous all over India, the intricate jalebis have a somewhat chewy texture with a crystallized, semi-fermented, sugary exterior coating, which contributes to the unique flavour of t ....
14 Jul 18
Lapsi, Fada ni Lapsi, Gujarati Broken Wheat Dessert Recipe by Tarla Dalal
One of the most well-known of Gujarati desserts, Lapsi is a very appealing sweet dish of roasted and cooked broken wheat sweetened with sugar and flavoured pleasantly with cardamom powder. Roasting the broken wheat in ghee gives the Lapsi a rich brown colour, intense aroma and nice flavour. Although ....
07 Nov 18
Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali
delight right in your own kitchen!
We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
15 Oct 18
Mohanthal ( Mithai Cookbook) by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthal is a traditional mithai with the rich flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture of ghee-roasted besan. Rose water and spices like cardamom and saffron give the sweet an enticing flavour and captivating aroma, while an assortment of slivered nuts makes the sweet richer. Popular in Rajasthan and ....
19 Oct 18
Paan Shot by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a recipe that combines the dessert and after-meal paan into one exciting glassful! The Paan Shot is a mouth-watering combination of paan and rose gulkhand with spices and ice-cream, which melts in your mouth and tickles your taste buds. Every sip of this aromatic drink will send a lovely ting ....
16 Jul 18
Golpapdi, Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This wheat flour based sweet is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional Gujarati sweets
Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening ....
19 Oct 18
Kesar Peda by Tarla Dalal
Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava.
By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare ....
Makhane ki Kheer by Tarla Dalal
Rich in protein and calcium, makhana or fox-nut combines beautifully with low-fat milk to make a creamy and delicious kheer. A lacing of nutmeg powder and saffron lends an aesthetic touch to the Makhane ki Kheer, making this a memorable dessert that lingers on your taste buds. Makhana is also a grea ....
Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron!
Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian
sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
23 Nov 14
Atta ka Sheera ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
I consider this one of the easiest guajarati sweets-with just a few ingredients, which too can be found in all kitchen shelves. Just note a few simple points, and success is assured. While sautéing, keep a lookout for when the ghee separates and the atta becomes lighter, as this is the perfect indic ....
Chum Chum by Tarla Dalal
Chum chum also known as cham cham or chom chom is another Bengali
delicacy made using chenna.
These oval shaped mithai are cooked in sugar syrup and stuffed with a mixture of mawa. We have added refined flour (maida) to the prepared chenna which provides sti ....
05 Oct 18
Instant Rabri, Quick Rabdi by Tarla Dalal
This is an instant recipe that uses bread to thicken the rabri almost instantly. It reduces the time and energy we spend laboriously stirring the milk till it thickens, it is also lower in fat content.
Many Traditional Indian Favo ....
23 Sep 14
Rasgulla ( Quick Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This is one sweet the Bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white rasgullas. Remember that everything matters in the making of perfect rasgullas -- from the amount of lemon juice used and the lump-free kneading of the chenna, ....
17 Sep 18
Kopra Pak by Tarla Dalal
With its rich flavour and irresistible texture, this traditional sweet tends to be a bit addictive because our taste buds are sure to yearn for more of the magical experience. Full-fat milk and coconut cooked together give this sweet an intense flavour and amazing, coarse texture, while cardamom cas ....
17 Sep 18
Coconut and Rava Ladoo ( Laddu) by Tarla Dalal
With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a mouthful of delight that nobody can resist!
Although the procedure is a little long, requiring a spot of cooking and a per ....
10 Sep 18
Crushed Peanut Chikki, Crushed Shing Dana Chikki Made in Jaggery by Tarla Dalal
Peanut Chikki is one of the most popular amongst chikkis, the crushed peanut version being as popular as the whole one. Crushing the peanuts increases the aroma of the chikki, and enhances the flavour too as the peanuts and jaggery mix more uniformly. The texture is also quite different, somewhat so ....
Atta Ka Sheera by Tarla Dalal
Mouth-watering Atta Sheera, with a fabulous colour, texture and flavour, ready in just five minutes! If you are wondering how that magic is possible, well, just trust your microwave to do it for you. Flavoured with cardamom and garnished with slivers of almond, this is one irresistible dessert that ....
23 Aug 18
Sweet Boondi by Tarla Dalal
Sweet boondi, a very easy and quick way to make these delicious boondi. Serve them hot to your guest and they will surely relish it!
23 Sep 14
Rose Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Rose, whether as a fragrance or a flavour, emanates a sense of coolness! Naturally, this mouth-melting Rose Barfi is also a chilled dessert, which needs to be refrigerated before serving. This mithai has the power to melt the hardest heart, because it combines the creaminess of paneer and mava with ....
12 Dec 16
Doodh Paak ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Doodh paak is a semi-thick mithai, brimful with the goodness of milk. The milk is simmered for a while; then the rice is added and simmered till cooked. As the rice is cooked completely in the milk, it imbibes a luxurious flavour and aroma. The cardamom and saffron added towards the end complete the ....
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