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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# 14305
02 Jan 03

 
 by Santhy56
No reviews
Unniappam is a South Indian delicacy recipe with rice ground with bananas and sugar. These appam batter is then spread on apan and relished crispy hot with fried coconut pieces as filling and jeera powder as garnish.
Recipe# 14349
27 Sep 11

 
 by ratnamadhuri
No reviews
Kattu pongal is a south indian rice and lentil based recipe. The rice is cooked with green gram along with coconut and tamarind water and then tempered with mustard seeds,chillies and curry leaves. A breakfast item, pongal can also be served as a meal with your favorite podi or chutney.
Recipe# 14841
19 Aug 11

 
 by pearlie
No reviews
Bole is an amazing baked dessert recipe with eggs, semolina, sugar and flour mixed together with desiccated coconut scraping, roasted cashews and flavoured with a hint of nutmeg powder.
Recipe# 14844
11 Oct 11

 
 by pearlie
No reviews
Paal payasam or as is commonly known as rice kheer is a thickened sweet milk based dessert recipe with rice. Enjoy the payasama fter a lavish meal garnished with chopped nuts, elaichi powder and raisins.
Recipe# 14847
11 Oct 11

 
 by pearlie
No reviews
Nombu adai is traditional sweet pancake or dosa recipe which is staple during festivals in southern states of india. The rice flour and jaggery based batter is spread on a pan and enjoy crispy hot with coconut or cashew nuts filling of choice.
Recipe# 15067
09 Apr 04

 
 
by kamalacute
No reviews
Seviyan payasam is a traditional payasam or sweetened milk based dessert recipe with the Seviyan or vermicelli as main ingredients. The Seviyan is cooked with milk and sugar and then served decorated with chopped nuts and elaichi powder.
Recipe# 15068
09 Apr 04

 
 by kamalacute
No reviews
Relish the Rava payasam prepared by simmering roasted rava or semolina with sweetened milk. The payasam is superb in taste, quite easy to prepare and is sure to leave your guests craving for more.
Recipe# 15069
25 Aug 11

 
 by kamalacute
No reviews
A fresh coconut flavoured coconut payasam recipe prepared form freshly grated coconut as ingredient. The payasam has the coconut cooked with milk and sugar and then served as a dessert after meals.
Recipe# 15070
21 Aug 11

 
 
by kamalacute
No reviews
A lovely kheer or payasam recipe, carrot payasam is not only rich in taste and looks, but also high in health benefits. The grated carrots makes for an unique combination in the milk and is best enjoyed with chopped nuts and raisins as garnish
Recipe# 15454
27 Aug 04

 
 
by kavihareni
No reviews
The delectable combination of roasted semiyan or vemicelli and thickened milk in this Semiya payasam recipe is sure to entice all. Thee simple and handy ingredients makes ths payasam or kheer recipe an easy and quick dessert recipe.
Recipe# 15725
30 Nov 04

 
 by nithyagopal
No reviews
Sarkarapuratty is a sweet recipe, commonly made in Kerala on festival days like Oman. The ripe bananas are chopped , fried in hot oil and then tossed with sugar syrup and ginger powder.
Recipe# 16002
28 Sep 18

 
 by deeparah
No reviews
A favorite sweet recipe in tamil households during festivals like diwali is adhirasam. A rice flour based fried adhirasam is soaked in sugar syrup and then enjoyed with cardamom powder sprinkled over the top.
South Indian Akkaravadisal
Recipe# 16021
11 Aug 11

 
 
by chitvish
No reviews
Akkaravadisal is a semi solid sweet dish recipe, traditional to southern states of india. The moong dhal, jaggery and milk are cooked in ghee and then served decorated with chopped nuts and cardamom powder.
Recipe# 16109
11 Mar 05

 
 by draarthi
No reviews
A traditional sweet Kozhakattai with authentic South Indian taste.The rice is ground into a coarse paste and then flattened as a ball which is filled with a sweet jaggery and coconut based filling.These steamed sweet kozhakattai are a favorite among all.
Recipe# 16117
08 Oct 11

 
 by barnika
No reviews
Mooga chandrakanti is a popular deep fried sweet cake recipe in orissa. The soaked green gram are blended into a paste and then dropped in hot oil.
Recipe# 16360
10 Oct 11

 
 
by ashwini_masti
No reviews
Mysore pak is a delicious fudge, a delicacy in south india made with bengal gram flour and lots of ghee.
Recipe# 32043
08 Dec 06

 
 by shalinivenkatesh
No reviews
Edible calcium paste is helpful for daily dose of calcium needs, paan leaf and betel nuts helps in digestion. coconut is to impart a mild sweet taste.
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