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Traditional Indian Mithai recipes

Last Updated : Sep 19,2018

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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 ( Quick Recipe)
Recipe# 38687
22 Sep 18

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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, ....
Golpapdi, Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe
Recipe# 636
16 Jul 18

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 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 ....
Kopra Pak
Recipe# 2035
17 Sep 18

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 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 ....
Coconut and Rava Ladoo  ( Laddu)
Recipe# 36287
17 Sep 18

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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 ....
Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
14 Sep 18

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 ....
Kesar Peda
Recipe# 40033
12 Sep 18

 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 ....
Modak, Steamed Modak,  Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
Recipe# 4950
10 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
It’s Ganesh Chaturthi ! Time to make umpteen varieties of modak, Ganesha’s favourite. Here is the Modak recipe, of rice flour shells filled with a succulent mixture of jaggery and coconut. While this mouth-watering delicacy ....
Crushed Peanut Chikki, Crushed Shing Dana Chikki Made in Jaggery
Recipe# 41001
10 Sep 18

 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 ....
Mohanthal  ( Mithai Cookbook)
Recipe# 2047
07 Sep 18

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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 ....
Atta Ka Sheera
Recipe# 2784
28 Aug 18

 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 ....
Sweet Boondi
Recipe# 37970
23 Aug 18

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 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!
Rose Barfi
Recipe# 8692
23 Aug 18

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 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 ....
Doodh Paak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 634
12 Dec 16

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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 ....
Saffron Chenna Pie
Recipe# 4820
01 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
When we are kids, moms worry about avoiding cavities in our teeth, and when we get older we start worrying about tooth decay. In short, taking care of our teeth is a headache during most stages of our life! Well, taking care of your teeth can be fun too. Here, for instance, we show you how to supple ....
Rasgulla (  Mithai)
Recipe# 2005
03 Sep 18

 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.
Anjeer Basundi
Recipe# 8706
03 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Rich enough to pamper your senses, tinged with the magic of Indian spices, the Anjeer Basundi is a dessert you will enjoy thoroughly. Chopped anjeer gives the well-cooked milk a ....
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa
Recipe# 33448
30 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight. Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
Quick Kalakand
Recipe# 1989
01 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kalakand is an all-time favourite that has stood the test of time and tide! From its origins in northern India, its popularity has become pan Indian – why global too, as it is not uncommon to find this luscious, milky mithai in Indian stores across the world. Here is a Quick Kalakand, which wi ....
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
Recipe# 42128
07 Jul 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified yet unbelievably easy to make, the Besan Barfi is an Indian sweet that even beginners can make very quickly. The secret of this recipe’s success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them. The use of besan ....
Puran Poli ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 637
14 Jul 18

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by Tarla Dalal
The perfect preparation of puran poli is considered a highly-skilled task… an art actually! unlike Maharashtrian puran poli which uses chana dal, the gujarati version makes use of toovar dal. Its unique flavour and characteristic aroma can be attributed to the special Indian spices used.
Mango Kulfi
Recipe# 4002
20 Aug 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Come summer, the strong aroma of mangoes captivates your senses even as you enter the market. It is simply impossible to leave without buying some. Fair enough, because this amazing fruit can be used to make a practically endless range of recipes – right from snacks to main course and of course, ....
Recipe# 1991
03 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This sticky, sugary, spice-tinged mithai is an all-time favourite in West and North India. It is so popular that for many, by default dessert means Jalebi! Deep-fried in ghee and resplendent with the goodness of saffron and cardamom, Jalebi is as rich as a
Sheer Khurma Or Hyderabadi Sheer Korma
Recipe# 30977
15 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Sheer korma is a traditional preparation made on the festival of Eid . Every household has it's own recipe of this rich preparation. Here is an authentic version of this delicacy that is loaded with dry ....
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