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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# 10109
27 Dec 03

 
 by sumagandlur
No reviews
Find a simple way of making mysore pak, a very popular South Indian sweet dish. Delicious mysore pak is a delicacy dessert available in the sweet shops but now can be easily prepared at home with this quick mysore pak recipe. Loaded with ghee, sugar and crushed dried fruits, elaichi, the mysore pak ....
Recipe# 10408
07 Sep 02

 
 by kalyanig
No reviews
Pongal rice is a South Indian rice preparation with vegetables, rice, lentil and spices.A South Indian take on popular khichdi recipe, pongal rice is often served with sambhar or coconut chutney. A sweet variation of pongal rice is also popular.
Recipe# 10769
08 Jun 02

 
 by Anikar05
No reviews
A common and popular South Indian breakfast item,Venpongal is basically a savoury rice and lentil based preparation with cashew nuts and cumin seeds added as flavorants. Relish the healthy and delectable venpongal with coconut chutney, ssambhar and vadai.
Recipe# 10861
09 May 02

 
 by v_anushree
No reviews
A payasam recipe with a nice twist. Poppy seeds payasam or kheer is condensed milk cooked with ground poppy seeds or khus khus, sugar and cardamoms. An unique creamy kheer recipe with an irrestible taste.
Recipe# 11140
05 Apr 02

 
 by foodmaniac
No reviews
Find a simple way of making mysore mithai, a very popular South Indian sweet dish. Delicious mysore mithai or as commonly referred to as mysore pak is a delicacy dessert available in the sweet shops but now can be easily prepared at home with this quick mysore pak recipe. Loaded with ghee, sugar and ....
Recipe# 11424
24 Jan 02

 
 by shubaraj
No reviews
Rava urundai is a traditional South Indian sweet dish recipe with rava or semolina a roasted and then mixed with cashewnuts, sugar and ghee. A mouthwatering sweet dish or dessert, rava urundai is amazing when served hot, garnished with coconut and chopped nuts.
Recipe# 11755
10 Feb 02

 
 by kvs_sailaja
No reviews
A sweet delicacy served in South Indian households during festivals,Thimmannam is prepared from rice paste. The rice paste is sweetened with jaggery and made flavorful with coconut,elaichi powder and crushed cashewnuts.
Recipe# 11766
28 Nov 00

 
 by ved
No reviews
Puttu is a traditional South Indian sweet preparation from rice rawa and tuar dal. The roasted rice rawa is mixed with dals and then steamed. The steamed puttu is then crumbled and cooked with ghee, sugar, dried nuts and cardamom.
Recipe# 12410
29 Jun 01

 
 by haseen36
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Venn Pongal is a South Indian savory preparation made from rice, lentils and spices. Pongal is an easy dish that is tasty but not too heavy on spice. Serve pongal as breakfast or meal with coconut chutney.
Recipe# 13084
28 Sep 18

 
 by savi_ram
No reviews
If u do not have cashew or badam u can substitute with besan.

when u use besan....

take 1/2 a cup besan and 11/2 cup of coconut.

heat the besan slightly
mix to the coconut and milk

add 11/4cup for ghee.

do as above.

its a very simple and tasty burfi! thi ....
Recipe# 13115
16 Aug 11

 
 by savi_ram
No reviews
A south indian breakfast snack, aval pottu is prepared much similar to the poha prepared in maharastra. The rice flakes are seasoned with mustard seeds, curry leaves and simmered in tamarind water. A mix of spices blended with tamarind renders an authentic south indian flavour to aval and is best se ....
Recipe# 13315
13 Oct 11

 
 by subhs_n
No reviews
Prepare the traditional south indian dessert item, pasha nurukku with ripe bananas. Simply cut the bananas and cook with jaggery and ghee while stirring continuously. A delicious sweet dish to be relished as dessert or snack in between meals.
Recipe# 13365
16 Aug 11

 
 by jayashri
No reviews
Learn how to prepare the aval payasam with milk and poha or rice flakes. The rice flakes are cooked with milk and sugar and then chilled with grated nuts as topping. A perfect festival dessert item.
Quick Coconut Laddus
Recipe# 13492
28 Nov 00

 
 by Dhartig
No reviews
Quick coconut laddo is a traditional laddo recipe prepared by blending together coconut with jaggery and ghee. This delectable mixture is then rolled into balls or laddoos and served after rolling them in freshly grated coconut.
Recipe# 13494
27 Sep 11

 
 by made4theweb
No reviews
A yellow colored kesari is a sweet preparation or dessert recipe prepared by cooking semolina or rava with saffron or kesari. The addition of whole spices like cloves and cardamoms in the delicious kesari along with chopped nuts and sugar makes kesari a much sought after dessert recipe.
Recipe# 13514
05 Apr 01

 
 by veenalokesha
No reviews
Rice payasam or rice kheer is prepared by mixing rice with condensed and sweetened milk. A traditional kheer or payasam recipe, rice payasam is best served cold, garnished with chopped nuts.
Recipe# 13589
26 Sep 11

 
 by srb47
No reviews
Karamani sweet is a novel sweet dish comprising of boiled chickpeas or lobia which are cooked in ghee with jaggery and desiccated coconut. Enjoy the karamani sweet with chopped nuts.
Recipe# 13603
20 Apr 02

 
 
by vidya_6_2000
No reviews
Pongal is a flavourful rice and lentil preparation with vegetables and spices added to enhance the taste and health benefits. A mildly spiced rice recipe, pongal is simply amazing, when served with coconut chutney.
Recipe# 13639
14 Sep 11

 
 by devi.m
No reviews
A south indian dessert recipe, appalu (jaggery) is prepared by cooking together rice flour with coconut, nuts and jaggery. Relish the appalu as a sweet delight after meals or as in between snacking option.
Recipe# 13649
10 Jun 11

 
 by devi.m
No reviews
Boondi laddo with jaggery is a tempting laddo recipe prepared from boondi mixed with jaggery. The boondi is prepared from the gram flour and rice flour batter and then cooked with jaggery.
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