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Last Updated : Sep 17,2018



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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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Mixed Til Chikki
Recipe# 4197
15 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Shiny white teeth and robust strong bones need a daily dose of calcium, and what better way to provide this essential nutrient than in the form of a crunchy Mixed Til Chikki! The ingredients of this chikki such as sesame seeds, almonds and jaggery, are all
Til Laddu, Til Ke Ladoo, Til Gud Ladoo Recipe
Recipe# 5016
15 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is a traditional charm about this recipe that makes it appeal to everyone! Aromatic ingredients like dry roasted sesame seeds and crushed peanuts are sweetened with jaggery and laced with cardamom to make delicious laddoos. Unlike sugar, jaggery has a distinctive flavour, which complements the ....
Chocolate Almond Biscotti, Italian Chocolate Almond Biscotti
Recipe# 40828
14 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti is a special type of Italian almond biscuit that is baked twice to get a unique texture that is dry and crunchy. The Italian Chocolate Almond Biscotti is an all-time favourite variant where the appeal of almonds is augmented by the charm of cocoa. ....
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Recipe# 40811
14 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An indulgent chocolate-flavoured mousse prepared in an innovative way using ripened avocado as the base. Well-ripened avocado has a very luscious texture that is perfect to make a mousse. Combined with molten dark chocolate, it gives rise to an intense Avocado Chocolate Mousse, which is just t ....
Atta Biscuits, Whole Wheat Sweet Biscuits, Jar Snack
Recipe# 42266
10 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Time to indulge in some sweet and spicy Atta Biscuits. Resplendent with the aroma of ghee and the magic of Indian spices like nutmeg and cardamom, these Atta Biscuits are a real pleasure to bite into! They have a rich and pleasantly sweet taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture, which is achieved by ....
Til Ke Ladoo, Microwave Til Ladoo
Recipe# 35104
09 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A mouth-watering laddoo made of sesame seeds and crushed peanuts, which will make your taste buds jump with joy! Dry roasting the sesame boosts the aroma and flavour of this laddoo phenomenally. Crushed peanuts and jaggery also add to the fabulous taste of this laddoo, which is quite easy to make in ....
Whole Wheat Flour and Jaggery Ladoo
Recipe# 42356
08 Jan 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 ( Pressure Cooking )
Recipe# 33377
08 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A chocolate sponge is a very handy piece of cake! And when it can be made in a pressure cooker, its preparation is a piece of cake too! Serve this soft and succulent Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake warm and fresh off the cooker with a cup of tea, top it with ice-cream to make a delicious dessert, or d ....
Eggless Apple Cake
Recipe# 41279
03 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The best thing about using apple in any dessert is that it appeals to everybody. It has a soft texture, pleasing aroma and mild taste, which everybody will enjoy. The Apple Cake is one such creation that focuses on apples. Slices of apple are arranged like a beautiful rose, atop a base of plain ....
Chocolate Brownie Or How To Make Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Recipe# 4945
02 Jan 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 tea or as a dessert, with a topping of vanilla ice-cr ....
Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
31 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron! Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
Recipe# 33918
31 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to baking Cakes, practice makes one perfect, and the Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs is an ideal recipe to start off with as it is simple and useful. A vanilla sponge cake always comes in handy, as it is subtle in nature, allowing th ....
Guava Cheese
Recipe# 42315
27 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Guava is in season, and the Christmas spirit is in the air. This means its time to make Guava Cheese! A famous sweet made during Christmas time, the Guava Cheese is much-loved by kids and adults because it has a fabulously fruity flavour with a mild lemony tinge! It takes a little time to make but i ....
Black Raisin Cookies
Recipe# 2289
27 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-the-mouth vanilla-flavoured cookies dotted with black raisins are a delight to behold and a pleasure to bite into! You are sure to enjoy the juicy tidbits that interrupt the soft yet crisp mouth-feel of each bite of this cookie. A sprinkling of almond slivers makes the Black Raisin Coo ....
Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake ( Cakes and Pastries)
Recipe# 32921
26 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A simple sponge cake can form the base for a variety of luscious desserts. Plain or fancy, a basic sponge cake can be employed to produce desserts for occasions ranging from a simple family meal to a show stealing birthday cake. Whatever the recipe, a basic sponge cake has to be moist, soft and tend ....
Carrot Halwa ( Microwave)
Recipe# 666
25 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A cup of hot Carrot Halwa served at the end of a meal is so heavenly that it makes you forget the meal itself. Its unique texture and rich flavour linger in your palate and memory for a long time thereafter, overshadowing the glory of even the best Main Course
Basundi ( Gujarati Recipe) Recipe - How To Make Basundi
Recipe# 633
30 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati basundi is a rich and delicious Gujarati mishtan of thickened milk, very similar to the North Indian rabdi, it is basically just boiling the milk in a thick bottomed pan till ....
Eggless Chocolate Lava Cake, Whole Wheat Lava Cake
Recipe# 42127
22 Dec 18

 
 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 ....
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe, Eggless
Recipe# 4992
19 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you are used to local bakeries simply serving cinnamon-flavoured buns in the name of cinnamon rolls, you are in for a real, super surprise! These eggless Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are the real thing. Here, the dough is packed with a cinnamon-flavoured icing and then baked to perfection. As ....
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 ....
Fatless Sponge Cake
Recipe# 107
17 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
However many types of sponges you might have tried, you are sure to agree that there is nothing as versatile as the vanilla sponge cake! With its mellow but aesthetic flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture, the vanilla sponge cake lends itself to many fantastic creations. Whether you give it a ....
Banana Chocolate Loaf Recipe, Eggless Dessert
Recipe# 42375
14 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Yes, you would have had banana loaves before, but none of those can compare to this extraordinary Banana Chocolate Loaf. An eggless dessert that’s a class apart, this melt-in-the-mouth banana loaf steals every hea ....
Walnut and Cashewnut Balls
Recipe# 4810
14 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Finger foods that are handy and yummy are always a huge hit. If they are sweet, then they are unbeatable! Walnut and Cashewnut Balls is one such healthy finger food for kids, made of calcium-rich walnuts and cashews roasted in ghee and bound together with sugar syrup. Do not make the sugar syrup too ....
Custard Fruit Tarts
Recipe# 5593
11 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The custard fruit tarts are made with low fat butter, minimal sugar and fruits like oranges, apple and grapes to make your dessert full of fibre. The custard too makes use of low fat milk and just a tablespoon of sugar. Enjoy this low cal version of fruit tarts as an occasional sumptuous treat.
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Desserts
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 on 10 Oct 18 12:54 AM