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Last Updated : Sep 17,2018



डेसर्टस् बिना अंडे डेसर्टस् - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Desserts recipes in Hindi)
ઇંડા વગરની ડૅઝર્ટસ્ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Desserts recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Desserts, Indian Desserts and Sweet Recipes

Indian Desserts fulfil everybody’s craving for a sweet-something in the most creative and delightful ways. While Indian desserts and sweets are predominantly served at the end of a meal, some Indian cultures believe in serving Indian sweet at the beginning, while some world cultures don’t have the concept of a dessert at all, and others like to top off with light fruits instead of rich sweets.

In any case, who can resist pampering themselves with a dessert? So, always pay attention to this course of the meal. Fortunately, this is not a tough challenge because as far as desserts go, we have just too much to choose from!

Indian desserts are mainly made using milk and sugar, khoya or milk powder, sweetening agents like jaggery or sugar syrup, aromatic spices like saffron and cardamom powder, mixed dry fruits, chenna or cottage cheese etc. India having people from various region and culture, celebrate a number of festival with great zeal. There are some or the other Indian desserts for every special occasions.

Til Laddu is a popular sweet during Makar Sankranti, lord Ganesha is worshipped during Ganesh Chaturthi lovingly with his favourite mithaais like Modak and Churma Ladoo and then there is Jalebi that is enjoyed along with fafda, sambharo and besan chutney on Dassera day.

Maharashtrians make Puran Poli for Gudi Padwa and Kaju Katli and Mawa Karanji are much sought after during Diwali. Gulab jamuns, Milk pudding, Kopra Pak, Kalakand are other popular Indian sweet recipes.

Indian Desserts, Barfis

Rose-BarfiRose Barfi

When we think of Indian sweets or mithai the first thing that comes to our minds is barfi. An easy Indian Dessert recipe, Besan Barfi, has very few ingredients and takes very little time to cook, yet it has a rich taste and awesome aroma of cooked besan (chickpea flour). The Almond Barfi made with loads of almonds is super healthy, and gives you a good shot of protein! You can even make barfis in the microwave oven and you will be amazed by how easy and quick it is!

Indian Desserts , Chenna and Paneer Recipes

RasgullaRasgulla

Paneer is a handy ingredient in the preparation of sweets as well. Paneer and cheena are made by curdling milk and the only difference between them is paneer is drained to lose all the moisture and form a block. Though it can be used to make quick and easy indian desserts especially Bengali sweets like the Bengali Rasgulla or Saffron Chenna Pie. Paneer imparts not just softness but a very interesting, crumbly mouth-feel, which lands quite richly on the palate.

Indian Sweets, Rabri

Oats-and-Orange--Rabdi
Oats and Orange Rabdi

Rabri is an authentic Indian sweet made by reducing milk on a slow flame for long hours. It tastes amazing with piping hot jalebi, malpua or gulab jamun. You can even make them quickly with the addition of thickening agents like corn flour or bread slices. You can easily make a quick rabri so we have that option too. We have made a healthier version an Apple Rabadi, with low fat milk and by using unpeeled apple to retain some fiber. Indian

Desserts, Sheera

Rava-Sheera Atta Ka Sheera

With their intense flavours and rich textures, mithais like Badam ka Sheera, Moong Dal sheera and Rava sheera have become timeless treasures! Rava sheera is a famous prasadam made during Satyanarayan puja in every household. You can never say no to delights like besan ka sheera and this super quick Atta ka Sheera made by mixing flour sugar. One bite and you cannot stop!

Indian Desserts, Halwa

Gajar-ka-Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa

Halwa by itself is a delicacy that none can resist, thanks to its rich, sugary taste and enticing, melt-in-the-mouth texture. The most popular is Anjeer Halwa made from pureed figs. Come winter and everyone is waiting for a bowl of hot gajar ka halwa made using grated carrot or doodhi ka halwa. It can be enjoyed anytime of the year and we are sure the unique texture and rich flavor will linger in your palate and memory for a long time thereafter.

Indian Desserts, Kheer

Rice-KheerRice Kheer

The most famous traditional favourite kheer recipe in India is Rice Kheer which is made for special occasions like weddings in the South. Then there is also the South Indian Kheer, Paal Payasam where there is a long queue at the Kerala temples for this prasad. Other than this, you can make different kheers by combining fruits like apple, strawberry or mango to make lip-smacking fruity kheers.

Indian Sweets, Kulfi

Mango-KulfiMango Kulfi

Kulfi is an Indian ice-cream made of thickened milk, reinforced with spices and dry fruits, and frozen in moulds. On every Mumbai major street corner and restaurant you will find irresistible Malai Kulfi, especially on a hot summer day. Also, you can perk up the simple kulfi to make Kulfi and Jalebi Sundae, Kesar Kulfi Falooda.

From cakes, sundaes and ice-creams, to fruit-based desserts, puddings, cheesecakes and Indian mithai, there are endless options.

It is nice to prepare Indian dessert recipes at home rather than buying them from outside because you can customize them to your preferences. This section will help you explore the world of desserts and try your hand at traditional and innovative ones.

You will find a large collection of 2,000 Indian Dessert recipes to enjoy. Look below for our other Indian Sweet articles. 

65 Barfi Recipes
139 Basic Desserts Recipes
417 Fruit Based Desserts Recipes
243 Desserts Dry Fruit Flavours Recipes
111 Halwa Recipes
138 Ice-Cream Recipes
111 Kheer Recipes
60 Mousse Recipes
107 Peda Laddoo Recipes
137 Puddings Recipes
496 Traditional Indian Mithai Recipes

Happy Cooking!


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Hot Fudge Pudding
Recipe# 2500
05 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This pudding acquires the hot fudge effect quite easily without having to painfully cook the chocolate with constant stirring till the required thickness is obtained. Equally delectable results are obtained by topping the pudding batter with brown sugar and drinking chocolate powder before baking in ....
No Bake Oreo Cheesecake
Recipe# 42252
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love cheesecakes, with their melt-in-the-mouth texture and creamy taste? Well, if you are a fan of cheesecakes too, then this No Bake Oreo Cheesecake is a must-try. This exciting dessert reveals layer after layer of delight – starting with a powdered biscuit base, layered with cream ....
Eggless Chocolate Lava Cake, Whole Wheat Lava Cake
Recipe# 42127
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Chocolate Lava Cake is a hot-seller at most bakeries and coffee shops. With the intense flavour of chocolate and an addictively gooey mouth-feel, this is one dessert that instantly wins over all hearts! Here is a fool-proof recipe for Eggless Chocolate Lava Cake that tastes awesome yet so ea ....
Whole Wheat Flour and Jaggery Ladoo
Recipe# 42356
18 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kid or adult, none can resist these aromatic, tasty, melt-in-the-mouth laddoos made of whole wheat flour and jaggery. Roasting the flour well removes the raw smell and gives the Whole Wheat Flour and Jaggery Laddoo a rich aroma while jaggery and ghee give it an intense, traditional flavour. ....
Eggless Chocolate  Cake Using Curds ( Cakes and Pastries )
Recipe# 33305
17 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you love the heady aroma of warm, freshly-baked cakes, then this Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Curds is one of the first things you should try. It is so richly-flavoured and so spongy, you can use it in just too many ways! Have a slice right off the ove ....
Mango Sheera
Recipe# 42594
09 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everyone wants to make the most of the mango season because it is the undisputed king of fruits and everybody’s favourite too! Here is another smart way to use this awesome fruit. Add it to the traditional sheera, to make it more interesting and unique. Like any
How To Make Homemade Chocolate Chips
Recipe# 42499
09 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chocolate Chips is a very common ingredient used in baking, and those who bake frequently are sure to add it as part of their monthly shopping list! Here is a simple recipe that tells you how to make homemade chocolate chips. It requires a little patience but is not difficult, and it is definite ....
Jam Roll, Jam Swiss Roll
Recipe# 2498
05 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Jam Rolls have such a dainty appearance that you cannot resist grabbing one! Like open sandwiches, the unique selling proposition of Jam Rolls is that you can see what is inside, due to the exciting spiral shape in which it is cut – this makes the rolls totally irresistible. This traditional J ....
Almond Biscuits, Almond Butter Biscuits
Recipe# 2518
04 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These buttery cookies surprise you with crunchy bits of almond in every bite! With both powdered almonds and sliced almonds in it, this Almond Biscuit has a melt-in-the-mouth texture as well as an intermittent crunch, which makes it really extraordinary. Despite the amazing taste and texture, th ....
Brownie with White Chocolate Cage
Recipe# 36423
06 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An eye-catching rich, dark chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream makes a great party dessert .
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa
Recipe# 33448
16 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight. Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
Eggless Vanilla  Cake Using Oil ( Cakes and Pastries )
Recipe# 33314
30 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Can you imagine life without vanilla cake? From being decorated with cream and icing for a Birthday Party , to being used as the base for luscious desserts, the vanilla cake is truly a versatile one, definitely worth learning to make. ....
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
Recipe# 3608
26 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves to savour the traditional flavours of homemade mithais. If it includes a dose of good health, then it becomes all the more desirable and enjoyable, without guilt! Here is an easy way to make tasty, low-calorie gajar halwa, whi ....
Malai Kulfi
Recipe# 4005
25 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Being a frozen dairy dessert, kulfi is technically an ice-cream, but with the rich flavour and unique texture of condensed milk, it is a class apart, a genre in it ....
Kurmura Chikki, Murmura Chikki Recipe
Recipe# 5015
23 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional treat that has withstood the test of time, Kurmura Chikki, with its wonderful crunch and puffy texture is loved across generations! Light yet satiating, this tasty chikki is also easy to prepare, with minimal ingredients. Using jaggery instead of white sugar retains the tradition ....
Jaggery Malpua
Recipe# 4735
23 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Jaggery has a rich taste that lingers in the palate for a while. Jaggery Malpua is a delicious but quick dessert characterised by this luxuriant flavour, speckled with exciting tinges of fennel. These melt-in-the-mouth whole wheat flour malpuas should ideally be served right off the tava, garnis ....
Malpua Recipe ( Quick Shallow Fried )
Recipe# 1520
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Hot malpuas are irresistible, whether had plain or with a topping of cold rabadi . Try making this delightful treat at home itself, and with a slight twist. In this version, I have avoided deep-frying the malpua ....
Cassata, Sponge Cake Layered with Vanilla and Coffee Ice Cream
Recipe# 3321
23 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Italians are credited for creating yet another famous dessert , the Cassata. The name cassata literally means "little case" due to its brick shape. Cassata is an ice-cream, sh ....
Eggless Vanilla Cake Using Condensed Milk ( Cakes and Pastries)
Recipe# 33592
19 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Many a vegetarian loses out on the pleasure of pastries and western desserts because of the presence of egg in those recipes. Here is a way out for them… a way into the world of cakes! Use this cake to make exotic desert like
Chocolate Brownie Or How To Make Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Recipe# 4945
18 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can prepare the most authentic Chocolate Brownie with common ingredients! Just flour, curds, butter, cocoa and a few other everyday ingredients when worked the right way give rise to a fantastic treat that is perfect to serve with
Bread and Butter Pudding, Eggless Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe
Recipe# 1309
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bread and butter pudding is a popular, easy-to-make British dessert. It also happens to be a hot favourite at Mumbai’s Irani restaurants. You start by making a custard-like sauce, pour it over bread, top it with raisins and nuts, sprinkle a bit of brown sugar and butter to get crunchy coat, an ....
Rose and Tender Coconut Ice Cream
Recipe# 4004
18 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is a delicately flavoured ice-cream with aromatic rose petals and soothing tender coconut meat, which is sure to top the popularity charts! Perfect proportions of milk and cream yield a super creamy ice-cream, the texture of which is further improved by flakes of tender coconut meat and r ....
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
Recipe# 2269
18 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The intense sweetness of dates and the rustic bitterness of walnuts complement each other beautifully in this Eggless Date and Walnut Cake. An ideal accompaniment for a cup of hot Tea, Chocolate or
Chocolate Pancakes with Whipped Cream and Nuts
Recipe# 39714
14 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bite into the nuts, lick the cream, savour the pancakes... this dessert has all that it takes to make a person happy! Chocolate-flavoured pancakes are arranged neatly with a topping of whipped cream and mixed nuts, so beautifully that the aesthetic presentation itself makes everybody drool. Use noth ....
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Desserts
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 on 10 Oct 18 12:54 AM