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South Indian Sweets recipes


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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. 

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.

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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Mysore Pak
Recipe# 2043
27 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mysore pak | soft mysore pak recipe | Indian sweet mysore pak | easy homemade mysore pak recipe | with 22 amazing images This delicious
Unni Appam, Mini Sweet Appam
Recipe# 32887
28 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
unniyappam recipe | unni appam | mini sweet appam | quick unniyappam | banana appam | with 24 amazing images. South Indian unniyappam ....
Paal Payasam, South Indian Rice Kheer
Recipe# 32884
11 Jul 19

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 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 ....
Ela Ada Recipe, Sweet Rice Pancake
Recipe# 42242
18 Dec 18

 
 
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 ....
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.
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 ....
Churna
Recipe# 1658
03 Sep 18

 
 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 ....
Moong Dal Payasam, Pasi Paruppu Payasam
Recipe# 40599
19 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
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. Moong ....
Paal Payasam in A Pressure Cooker, Sweet Milk Rice Kheer Recipe for Onam
Recipe# 41914
19 Apr 18

 
 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 ....
Sweet Idli, How To Make Sweet Idli
Recipe# 40176
18 Jan 16

 
 
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 ....
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# 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.
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# 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.
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.
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# 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.
Almond Payasam
Recipe# 32885
20 Aug 13

 
 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 ....
Banana Pongal, Sweet South Indian Banana Porridge
Recipe# 32897
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a traditional South Indian treat, which is prepared during most religious functions, especially during the harvest festival of Sankrant . Of a consistency similar to khichdi, the Sw ....
Carrot and Cashew Payassam
Recipe# 32886
20 Aug 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Perhaps the healthiest of payasam recipes, this is an interesting way to give your family a vitamin a rich health boost!
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