Sweets

Indian sweets or Mithai, consist of many different kinds of milk, sugar and flour-based confectioneries originating from the Indian sub-continent. Indians sweets are normally very rich in sugar and fat and take a long time to prepare. Common Indian sweets include kaju barfi, gulab jamun, milk peda, and jalebi.

Indian sweets are often eaten after meals as dessert. Best of the breed comes from most of northern and western part of India. They also come in a large variety of shapes, colours and sizes. Indian sweets also have a significance in Indian culture. Indian sweets are often presented during weddings and special occasions as something symbolic.

Carrot Kesari Recipe
Dessert, Diwali, Kesari

Carrot Kesari

Kesari is a very popular South Indian dessert/sweet made with Rava (Sooji) for any occasion – festivals, weddings or even a weekend get-together. This variation is made using carrot and is healthy. Ingredients: Rava (Sooji) – 1 cup Sugar – 1 1/2 cups Carrot – 2 cups, grated and ground […]

Rava Poli (Sooji Appam) Recipe
Poli

Ravi Poli (Sooji Appam)

Poli is a popular dessert sweet made during festivals and special occasions. With numerous variations of this available depending on which city/state you are, these are typically served as an evening snack or as a sweet after a meal. This is one such variation made with Rava (Sooji). Ingredients: Rava […]

Kesari
Kesari

Musk Melon Kesari

Kesari is a popular South Indian dessert sweet made during festive occasions. This variation uses pulp of musk melon and is equally tasty as the original. Ingredients: Musk Melon Pulp – 1 cup Rava (Sooji) – 1 cup Sugar – 2 cups Water – 3 cups Cardamom Powder – 1/4 […]

Mango Kesari
Dessert, Kesari, Kids, Mango

Mango Kesari

Mango Kesari (Mango Sheera) is a popular dessert/sweet made especially during the summer season when mangoes are in plenty. Yummy and flavorful, they are served as a snack to kids or as a dessert after a meal. Ingredients: Mango Pulp – 1 cup Rava – 2 cups Milk – 2 […]

Golpapdi
Sweets

Golpapdi

Golpapdi is a very popular Gujarati sweet made during winter and/or special occasions. Ingredients: Wheat flour – 2 cups Ghee – 1/2 cup Khus-Khus – 2 tsp Jaggery – 1 cup Grated Coconut – 2 tsp Cardamon Powder – 2 tsp Almonds and Pistachios – for decoration Method: 1. Seive […]

Parangikai Halwa (Pumpkin Halwa)
Diwali, Halwa, Pumpkin

Parangikai Halwa (Pumpkin Halwa)

Parangikai Halwa (Pumpkin Halwa) is a very simple and delicious halwa made during special occasions and festivals like Diwali. Ingredients: Parangikai (Yellow Pumpkin) – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Sugar – 2 to 3 tblsp (or as per taste) Ghee – 3 tsp Mixed Dry Fruits – 1/2 cup Cardamom Powder […]

Paasi Paruppu Laddu (Nei Urundai)
Diwali, Sweets

Paasi Paruppu Laddu (Nei Urundai)

Nei Urundai (Moong Dal Laddu / Paasi Paruppu Laddoo) is a popular and common South Indian sweet made during Diwali and other special occasions. Simple, tasty and one of the easier Diwali sweets to make. Ingredients: Paasi Paruppu (Moong Dal) – 1 cup Sugar – 1 cup Ghee – 1/4 […]

Oats Laddu
Diwali, Laddu, Oats

Oats Laddu

Laddoos are a popular sweet across the sub-continent during any special occasions or festivals. These laddus made with oats and nuts are a healthy variation and is easy to make. Great for kids and adults. Perfect as a snack or as a dessert. Ingredients: Oats – 2 cups Jaggery – […]

Paneer Laddu (Malai Laddoo)
Diwali, Laddu, Paneer

Paneer Laddu

Paneer Laddu (or Malai Laddoo) is a popular North Indian sweet made during festivals like Diwali, Navratri or during special occasions. Very simple and easy to make, it is a delicious dessert sweet. Ingredients: Paneer – 1 cup, crumbled Sugar – 1/2 cup Milk Powder – 1/4 cup Milk – […]