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South Indian Sweets recipes
Last Updated : Dec 25,2017
Sweets, which are considered as desserts in most cultures, are served at the beginning of a South Indian
meal! Be it Chakra Pongal or Paal Payasam, Mysore Pak or Rava Laddoo, South Indian cuisine has a wide range of unique sweets, which can broadly be classified as those made with jaggery and those made with sugar.
Every household has its favourites, and its unique style of preparing these sweets. Apart from being made to celebrate special occasions and to serve at weddings, many households also have the practice of regularly making sweets and kheers (payasam) to offer to God on Fridays and other auspicious days. No doubt, this section has a lot of exciting treats in store for your sweet tooth.
Paal Payasam is a must-serve item during south Indian festivals, weddings and other auspicious occasions. Made of rice cooked in full-fat milk and sweetened with sugar, this kheer has a very rich flavour and creamy texture, which are boosted further by spices like cardamom and saffron. This South Indian Rice Kheer is something that kids and adults look forward to enjoying on special occasions.
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25 Dec 17
Sweet Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal, Chakkarai by Tarla Dalal
God’s favourite offering, and man’s favourite prasad! Yes, the Sweet Pongal has won this contest hands-down.
For generations, South Indians have believed the Sweet Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal to be one of the best offerings to God, as it combines rice and dal with jaggery and spices, all being aus ....
27 Nov 17
Ela Ada Recipe, Sweet Rice Pancake by Tarla Dalal
Ela Ada is a traditional sweet delicacy from Kerala, made by steaming stuffed rice flour pancakes wrapped in a banana leaf.
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.
Ela means le ....
07 Jul 17
Paal Payasam in A Pressure Cooker, Sweet Milk Rice Kheer Recipe for Onam by Tarla Dalal
Paal Payasam is one of the most traditional kheers of South India. It is served in almost every wedding and other special occasions.
The traditional method, which involves cooking the rice in milk in a heavy-bottomed vessel, takes a long time. Hence, we present you with a quick and easy alternat ....
05 Jan 17
Unni Appam, Mini Sweet Appam by Tarla Dalal
If you are familiar with South Indian
cooking, you are sure to have encountered the traditional appam, the irresistibly sweet, deep-fried, brown-coloured balls fragrant with banana and molten jaggery!
While it is traditionally made using ground wheat or ....
20 Aug 13
Almond Payasam by Tarla Dalal
Any dish made using almonds is unfailingly rich, quite befitting royalty! keep the spices such as cardamom to a minimum in this recipe, so as to highlight the creamy, soothing texture and flavour of almonds. Authentic ‘badam kheer’ made the south indian way omits cardamoms and nutmeg and uses a pinc ....
19 Jan 16
Semiyan Payasam, Seviya Kheer, Vermicelli Kheer by Tarla Dalal
Roasted vermicelli, cooked in a pot of sweetened milk, laced with cardamom and garnished with dry fruits is a delightful addition to any menu, especially a traditional South Indian
It is funny to hear some elders still referring to the Semiya Pay ....
18 Mar 16
Paal Payasam, South Indian Rice Kheer by Tarla Dalal
Paal Payasam is a must-serve item during south Indian festivals, weddings and other auspicious occasions. Made of rice cooked in full-fat milk and sweetened with sugar, this kheer has a very rich flavour and creamy texture, which are boosted further by spices like cardamom and saffron. This South In ....
07 Mar 16
Imarti, How To Make Imarti by Tarla Dalal
Imarti, known in some places as Amriti, is an amazing mithai from Uttar Pradesh. A smooth batter of urad is piped out of a cloth bag to make nice, ring-shaped tubes, which are cooked in ghee till crisp and then dipped in sugar syrup.
It takes a bit of practice to pipe the batter directly into ....
20 Jan 16
Moong Dal Payasam, Pasi Paruppu Payasam by Tarla Dalal
festival menus are just not complete without Moong Dal Payasam. Considered as one of the most auspicious offerings to God, it is made during most pujas, and is served as the first item on the plantain leaf during a traditional meal.
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18 Jan 16
Sweet Idli, How To Make Sweet Idli by Tarla Dalal
Here’s an innovative twist to one of South India’s most traditional recipes! In this unique Sweet Idli recipe, the idli batter is layered with a pooran of moong dal, coconut and jaggery flavoured mildly with cardamom powder.
Once steamed, this gives rise to soft, fluffy idlis with a pleasantly ....
04 Nov 15
Churna by Tarla Dalal
Coconut and jaggery, perked up with cardamom, is an all-time favourite in Konkan cuisine, especially as an accompaniment for Neer Dosa.
Not only that, this popular combination known by different names like Churna, Pooran, Poornam, and so on, is popular all over south India and the western coas ....
16 May 11
Kaju Mysore Pak by Tarla Dalal
Delicate honeycombs of cashewnuts, a true delicacy that simply melts in the mouth. Making this requires your full attention.
16 May 11
Mysore Pak by Tarla Dalal
This delicious fudge from South India has a granular texture. Do not be alarmed by the amount of ghee mentioned in the recipe as most of it is drained out at the end of the cooking process.
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