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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. 

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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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# 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.
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# 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# 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.
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# 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# 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.
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# 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# 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# 11410
17 Aug 11

 
 
by susheelar
Bengal gram dhal and coconut laddu is a traditional besan or chana dal laddu recipe with a nice twist. The bengal gram or chana dal flour are mixed with grated coconut, powdered sugar, cashewnuts and ghee and blended together in the laddoo. The dal based laddu is a tasty and healthy laddoo( sweet b ....
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# 37969
02 Mar 13

 
 
by damyantiben
It can be served as a fruit salad or as a dip with cookies or as a topping for ice creams or in a trifle or as an icing for pineapple or vanilla cake. Keep the consistency as per requirement.
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# 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# 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# 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.
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