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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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Iyengar Bakery Style Eggless Rava Cake
Recipe# 43026
07 Aug 24

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 by Tarla Dalal
Iyengar bakery style rava cake | eggless semolina cake | suji cake | with 22 amazing images. Iyengar bakery style rava cake is a basic eggless tea time cake. Learn how to make
Rava Sheera , How To Cook Semolina Sheera ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 665
23 Oct 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
microwave rava sheera | suji halwa in microwave | suji sheera microwave recipe | with 18 amazing images. One of the most popular Indian sweets, the rava sheera, can be prepared very easil ....
Quick Rice Kheer
Recipe# 38946
02 Mar 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
Contrary to the general notion that desserts, especially traditional ones, take a long time to prepare, here is how you can prepare rich and tasteful rice kheer in minutes! condensed milk and a dash of spices impart an intense flavour to this Quick Rice Kheer despite the fact that the milk is not si ....
Paal Payasam, South Indian Rice Kheer
Recipe# 32884
12 Feb 24

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 by Tarla Dalal
paal payasam recipe | South Indian rice kheer | Kerala style paal payasam | with 13 amazing images. paal payasam is a South Indian rice kheer which is a
Sabudana Vermicelli Payasam Recipe
Recipe# 32883
27 Jan 23

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by Tarla Dalal
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sabudana vermicelli payasam | vermicelli sabudana kheer | vermicelli sago kheer | with 18 amazing images. sabudana vermicelli payasam is a very tasty and traditional dish usually prepared d ....
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 ....
Mysore Pak
Recipe# 2043
27 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mysore pak | soft mysore pak recipe | Indian sweet mysore pak | easy homemade mysore pak recipe | with 22 amazing images This delicious
Imarti, How To Make Imarti
Recipe# 2052
14 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Imarti, known in some places as Amriti, is an amazing mithai from Uttar Pradesh. A smooth batter of urad is piped out of a cloth bag to make nice, ring-shaped tubes, which are cooked in ghee till crisp and then dipped in sugar syrup. It takes a bit of practice to pipe the batter directly into ....
Sweet Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal, Chakkarai
Recipe# 32888
05 Aug 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
God’s favourite offering, and man’s favourite prasad! Yes, the Sweet Pongal has won this contest hands-down. For generations, South Indians have believed the Sweet Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal to be one of the best offerings to God, as it combines rice and dal with jaggery and spices, all being aus ....
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 ....
Unni Appam, Mini Sweet Appam
Recipe# 32887
09 Jun 21

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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 ....
Paneer Kheer, Paneer Payasam
Recipe# 33230
07 Sep 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
paneer kheer recipe | paneer payasam | Indian paneer kheer for upvas, vrat | chena kheer | with 17 amazing images. paneer kheer recipe | panee ....
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 ....
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 ....
Sweet Idli, Jaggery Coconut Moong Dal Idli
Recipe# 40176
26 Jun 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
sweet idli recipe | jaggery coconut moong dal idli | sweet dal gur idli | with 30 amazing images. sweet idli recipe is a South Indian Idli sweetened with jaggery. Learn how to make
Churna
Recipe# 1658
06 May 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
churna recipe | jaggery coconut accompaniment for dosa | South Indian sweet side dish for dosa | with 10 images. churna recipe is a sweet South Indian accompaniment. Learn how to make
Rice Kheer ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4936
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A traditional recipe very popular especially in south India, where it is made on festival days and weddings too. While the original method involves slow-cooking the rice in milk and continuing to cook till the milk thickens and turns pink, Rice Kheer with the same authentic flavour can be made easil ....
Kaju Mysore Pak
Recipe# 2044
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Delicate honeycombs of cashewnuts, a true delicacy that simply melts in the mouth. Making this requires your full attention.
Instant Rose Coconut Ladoo
Recipe# 42937
18 Oct 22

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
instant rose coconut ladoo | rose flavoured coconut ladoo | instant coconut ladoo | 5 min easy coconut ladoo | with 13 amazing images. rose flavored Coconut ladoo ....
Banana Sheera
Recipe# 43011
10 Apr 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
banana sheera recipe | satyanarayan puja prashad | suji aur kele ka halwa | with 18 amazing images. banana sheera, also known as Banana halwa or
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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