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South Indian Sweets recipes


Last Updated : Nov 05,2019



दक्षिण भारतीय मिठाई - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (South Indian Sweets recipes in Hindi)
દક્ષિણ ભારતીય મીઠાઇ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (South Indian Sweets recipes in Gujarati)

93 South Indian Sweet Recipes : South Indian Desserts

We have a large collection of 90 different types of South Indian Sweets. Yes, it's clearly evident that South Indian Dessers and the different types of South Indan Sweet recipes are super popular not only in South India but all across our lovely country. 

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Sweet PongalSweet Pongal

Sweets, which are considered as desserts in most cultures, are served at the beginning of a South Indian meal! Be it Chakra Pongal or Almond Paysaam, 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.

South Indian Sweets offered to God

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.

Moong Dal PayasamMoong Dal Payasam

South Indian 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.

South Indian Sweets at weddings and festivals

Paal Payasam
Paal Payasam

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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Sweet Pongal is compulsorily made for the Pongal festival. Freshly-harvested rice, if available, is used to make the Sweet Pongal, in new earthen pots!

Banana PongalBanana Pongal

The Sweet Banana Pongal features a jaggery-flavoured mixture of cooked rice and lentils, served with a garnish of chopped bananas.

South Indian Dessert of Kerala

Ela Ada Recipe
Ela Ada Recipe

The Ela Ada is a very famous sweet rice pancake dish in Kerala, and is made by Keralites wherever in the world they are. Serve it as an evening snack.

Looking for a sweet appam with banana and molten jaggery, then try Unni Appam. Don't forget to try the Sweet Idli which has a mixture of moong dal, coocnut and jaggery.

South Indian Sweet for son in law!

Semiyan PayasamSemiyan Payasam

Maapillai Payasam” (meaning son-in-law kheer)! With its milky flavour and rich garnishes, the Vermicelli Kheer was considered a perfect dish to serve to a visiting son-in-law, who used to traditionally be treated like a King!

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Recipe# 40460
22 Oct 15

 
 by kullabaski
No reviews
Gud ka Kheer, good to serve during the Nav Durga Celeberations. The kheer is made with moong and rice and is sweetened with jaggery instead of sugar.
Recipe# 40500
07 Dec 15

 
 by Laavys Kitchen
No reviews
There are seven cups of ingredients which makes this soft mildly sweet delicacy. It consists of 1 cup each of Besan,milk,coconut,ghee and sugar.You can use 3 cups of sugar for authentic recipe but I wanted to make it lightly sweet so made it with just 2 cups of sugar. This sweet is traditionally ....
Recipe# 40550
07 Dec 15

 
 by sush neyveli
No reviews
A usual payasam but with a different taste made with bread. start avoiding usual mixes and try this for a change. u will surely love it
Recipe# 38721
23 Aug 13

 
 
by Nupurs UK Rasoi
No reviews
This moong daal payasam is one such healthy dessert, which i can eat anytime. For those who haven't tried any south indian payasam made of dal yet, this is a very good dish to start with. Easy to make and deliciously rich in taste.
Akkara Adisil
Recipe# 38976
24 Nov 13

 
 by Shanthi Krishnakumar
No reviews
This "akkara adisil" is a sweet of iyengar cuisine prepared on the koodaravalli day (27th day of margazhi) and offered to the lord. Enjoy the iyengar famous akkara adisil (akkaravadisal).
Recipe# 39028
30 Nov 13

 
 by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Chana Dal Rice Kheer is South Indian delicacy prepared mainly on the festive days. This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of kheer.It is sweetened with jaggery and condensed milk and flavoured with elaichi powder.
Recipe# 39286
17 Apr 14

 
 by Lathiya
No reviews
This is a recipe I got from Mom. She would make this as a evening snack to have when we return from school. This can also be had as breakfast. You can also add some nuts to make this nutritious.
Tasty Badam Halwa
Recipe# 39377
29 May 14

 
 by JananiKartheck
No reviews
I have never had badam halwa ever in my life. When i was browning through some food blogs i came across this dish. I was very reluctant to make this dish since it involved expensive badams and i never knew in what consistency i should cook them. This week my mother-in-law came and she is the expert ....
Recipe# 37218
01 Sep 12

 
 by sharan 2206
No reviews
The season for mangoes is here. Mangoes are rich in beta- carotene which is converted to vitamin – a in our body. It is also rich in vitamin – c.
Recipe# 37521
07 Nov 12

 
 by Ende Kushini
No reviews
It was boring to eat plain bananas. So i tired a different dish and it tasted wonderful. I named it pazham ada. Pazham in malayalam means banana. You can use any class of bananas i guess. I tried this with the banana type "robust"
Recipe# 9010
01 Jan 00

 
 
by ashakq
No reviews
A rajasthani preparation, Lauki ke gatte brings a nice twist to a traditional gatte ki subzi recipe. Bottle gourd (lauki) blends well with besan gattas and curd based gravy. A nutritious main course Marwari dish.
Recipe# 9043
01 Jan 00

 
 by viji
No reviews
One can heat ghee and pour it into besan&saffron well in advance and keep it aside(2-3 hrs prior)

use a heavy bottomed vessel for the best result.
Recipe# 9566
21 Aug 11

 
 by lavisrini
No reviews
South indian delicacy. . . Mouthwatering and delicious smelling chakkara pongal. Try this recipe, you will surely love this!
Recipe# 9791
16 Feb 05

 
 
by P_malathi
No reviews
It is very good for health and digestive system for kids.
add more jaggery if you like it more sweet.
add more ghee to make it more rich.
it can be stored in a refrigirator upto 3 days.
it has different tastes when served hot/chilled.
it tastes kind of kulfi when served chilled.
it ....
Recipe# 9925
21 Oct 03

 
 by amshumaan
No reviews
Whenever we have to clean vessels in which milk has been boiled, we find that the sides of the vessels are difficult to clean. for this, you can use an used toothbrush dipped in vim bar. the stains will come off quite easily.
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