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Traditional Indian Mithai recipes
Last Updated : Apr 19,2019
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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23 Mar 19
Jaggery Malpua by Tarla Dalal
Jaggery has a rich taste that lingers in the palate for a while. Jaggery Malpua is a delicious but quick dessert characterised by this luxuriant flavour, speckled with exciting tinges of fennel.
These melt-in-the-mouth whole wheat flour malpuas should ideally be served right off the tava, garnis ....
23 Sep 13
Bread and Butter Pudding, Eggless Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Bread and butter pudding is a popular, easy-to-make British dessert. It also happens to be a hot favourite at Mumbai’s Irani restaurants.
You start by making a custard-like sauce, pour it over bread, top it with raisins and nuts, sprinkle a bit of brown sugar and butter to get crunchy coat, an ....
Dry Fruit Chikki, Cashew Almond and Pistachio Chikki by Tarla Dalal
Young and old alike drool over crunchy-munchy mixed nut chikkis! Indeed, who can resist the delectable combination of nuts with sugar in a crispy and handy form? The rich flavour and enticing texture of the Dry Fruit Chikki make you want to keep munching on them, and the temptation is even higher if ....
Paneer Kheer ( Diabetic Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cardamom-flavoured low-fat Paneer Kheer. By replacing traditional sweeteners with sugar substitute, and by doing away with unhealthy thickeners, we ward off those unnecessary carbohydrates and calories too. So, you can enjoy the rich texture and wonderful flavour o ....
12 Feb 19
Sweet Rice by Tarla Dalal
Try this simple version of the popular meetha chawal. You do not need to prepare any syrup for this version of sweet rice, as the rice and sugar are cooked together. With the addition of saffron, cinnamon, cloves and bayleaves, a sweet, spicy aroma fills the whole house kindling everybody’s appetite ....
Layered Fruit Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
A masterpiece that combines the joy of a fruit salad with the classic appeal of a Bengali
delicacy, the Layered Fruit Sandesh is an eye-catching dessert in which layers of sweetened and spiced paneer alternate between layers of fruits like pomegranate, kiwi, appl ....
04 Feb 19
Petha by Tarla Dalal
The Petha is a special north Indian mithai that is especially famous in some regions like Agra and Mathura. The moment you have a look at the ingredients list you will realise that this sweet is very unlike other sweets you might have cooked or tasted before. Simply put, the Petha is a sweetened cub ....
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 ....
Peanut Chikki by Tarla Dalal
Think chikki, and peanut is the first option that comes to mind! Indeed, the combination of peanuts and jaggery, prepared in a crisp and exciting form, is a time-tested and ever-popular snack, which has won the hearts of Indians and others. Here is a detailed step-by-step recipe that shows you how t ....
Til Ke Ladoo, Microwave Til Ladoo by Tarla Dalal
A mouth-watering laddoo made of sesame seeds and crushed peanuts, which will make your taste buds jump with joy! Dry roasting the sesame boosts the aroma and flavour of this laddoo phenomenally. Crushed peanuts and jaggery also add to the fabulous taste of this laddoo, which is quite easy to make in ....
Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu by Tarla Dalal
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Here, we have shown the Ela Ada with a coconut and jaggery stuffing. On special occasions, it may also be made with a stuffing of sweetened jackfruit pulp.
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23 Nov 14
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 ....
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 < ....
16 May 08
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 ....
02 Jan 19
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 ....
16 May 11
Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
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28 Dec 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 ....
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 ....
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