Sweets Recipes

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.

Simple Sweets Recipes

  • Also known as Kesar Doodh Peda, this is a delicious sweet made with unsweetened khoya and saffron. Ingredients: Unsweetened Khoya – 2 cups Sugar – 1 cup Saffron Strands – …

  • A delicious sweet burfi with Oats and Papaya. Ingredients: Oats – 1/2 cup Papaya – 1/2 cup, mashed to a pulp Sugar – 1/3 cup Ghee – 1/4 cup Cardamom …

  • This healthy and tasty Ladoo is made with Oats and Mixed nuts (Cashews, Almonds, Pistachios). Ingredients: Mixed Nuts – 1 cup (Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Pistachios), broken Oats – 2 cups …

  • A delicious North Indian sweet made with cashew nuts.  While this recipe uses Palkova, in some parts Khoya or Milk is used. Ingredients: Cashew Nuts – 250 gms Palkova – …

  • A healthy and delicious dessert that kids would love. Dry fruits, palm sugar and honey are rich in vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. Ingredients: Dried Figs – 1 cup, …

  • Maida Cake or also called as Maida Burfi, this is a simple dessert/sweet recipe using maida (plain flour) for this diwali. Use any food colour if desired and make it …

  • A traditional recipe from Tamilnadu. This is one of the sweets prepared for marriage festivities or during festivals.

  • Kesari is a popular South Indian dessert/sweet made with rava (sooji/semolina) during festivals or special occasions. This variation is made with rava and papaya. Ingredients: Rava – 2 cups Papaya …

  • Rasagulla is a popular Bengali sweet made during festivals like Diwali, Navratri or during special occasions. Ingredients: Milk – 1 litre Bread – 4 slices, crumbled or chopped into small …

  • Palkova (or Palgova) is a very popular sweet and Srivilliputhur Palkova is the most famous of them all. Ingredients: Cow’s Milk – 5 litres Sugar – 750 gms (adjust as …

  • A popular milk sweet from Tamil Nadu, Thirattipal (also known as Therattipal or Theratti Paal) is often made during festivals and weddings. Ingredients: Milk – 500 ml Jaggery – 50 …

  • A delicious Halwa made with milk and pumpkin. Ingredients: Milk – 1 cup White Pumpkin – 1 cup, peeled, chopped Sugar – 2 cups Ghee – 1/4 cup Almonds – …

  • Rasmalai is a popular Bengali dessert/sweet made during festivals and special occasions. Soft paneer balls are soaked in a sweetened milk and served chilled, garnished with nuts. It is one …

  • Doodh Peda is a traditional Indian sweet often made during festivals or special occasions. This milk peda is made with condensed milk and is quite easy to make. Ingredients: Milk …

  • A delicious dessert/sweet for any occasion. Ingredients: Milk – 1 cup Rava – 1/2 cup Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Sugar – 1 cup Ghee – 4 tsp Cardamom Powder …

  • Kesari is a popular South Indian dessert/sweet made during special occasions or festivals. This delicious Kesari is made with milk and is also known as Paal Kesari. Ingredients: Milk – …

  • Kids would love this delicious and calcium rich laddu. Ingredients: Ragi Flour – 1 cup Peanuts – 3 to 4 tblsp Black Sesame Seeds – 1 tsp Coconut – 1/2 …

  • As the name suggests, this laddu is given as a prasad at Krishna temples in Dwaraka. Ingredients: Chapati – 2 Peanuts – 1/2 cup, roasted Jaggery – 1/2 cup, powdered …

  • These laddus are quite popular and are often made during festivals. They are also served in Dharmasthala. Ingredients: Parboiled Rice – 2 cups Jaggery – 1/2 cup, powdered Coconut – …