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Desi Sweets (Indian Desserts)

(Traditional Indian Sweet & Desserts)

In most cultures, dessert is the final course of a meal that is usually a sweet dish or drink. In India, sweets are an important part of all festivals, functions or any happy occasion. Most Indian desserts include milk or ghee as its main ingredient. Milk sweets occupy the first place in all Indian bakeries. There are also some desserts made with fruits and nuts. In South India, a sweet item is often the first item to be served in a meal during house warming, birthdays and weddings. It symbolizes the sweet beginning of the occasion celebrated. Of course there is also a dessert in the last. 

Here is a list of 65+ Indian desserts that you can try and enjoy. The list includes some of the best classic North Indian and South Indian sweets that have been made for many many years. There are also a few instant dessert ideas that is perfect for last minute plans. Lastly, there are also many new and innovative dessert ideas that will blow your mind. This is the generation of variety and innovation in every field including food.

Traditional North Indian Desserts and Sweets

Badam Halwa Rava Ladoo Shahi Tukda (Double Ka Meeta) Peda
Rasgulla Jalebi Gulab Jamun Shrikhand
Carrot Halwa Kaju Katli Doodhi ka Halwa (Bottlegourd Halwa) Besan Ladoo
Phirni Guava Cheese Kheer Poore Zarda Rice
Nankhatai Kulfi Peanut Chikki Bottlegourd Laddu
Aamras Aamras

Traditional South Indian Desserts and Sweets

Coconut Burfi Unniappam Boli (Puran Poli) Vatalla appam
Sweet Vermicelli Sweet Vermicelli (Semiya Kesari) Akkaravadisal Akkaravadisal Nombu Adai Sweet Kesari (Sooji Halwa
Mango Kesari
Boondi Laddu

Aval Puttu

Mysore Pak
Pazham Pori Pal Paniyaram Sweet Pongal Banana Bonda
Sukhiyan Nenthrapazha Pradhaman Ada Pradhaman Mampazha Pradhaman
Rose Cookies (Acchappam, Acchu Murukku) Cucumber Kheer (Vellarikkai Payasam) Pal Khova
Nei Payasam
Beetroot Halwa Parippu Pradhaman Vella Cheedai
Maa Ladoo
No Photo Paal Kozhukattai

Instant Desserts / Quick Sweets

Microwave Mysore Pak Banana Dosai

New Generation Desserts and Sweets

Spaghetti Squash Halwa Pumpkin Pie Halwa Tender Coconut Phirni Diet Pumpkin Halwa
Pumpkin Burfi Watermelon Kheer Yam (Chena Kilangu) Payasam Pineapple Payasam
Tiranga Halwa Vaazhakka Pradhaman Pasta Payasam Apple Halwa
Ragi Biscuit Mango Lychee Ice Cream Apple Jalebi Watermelon Halwa

Papaya Halwa
Guava Kheer
Corn Halwa
Watermelon Jelly Watermelon Jelly


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Comments (16)

Person Fiona robertson   (March 17, 2016)
As a child growing up in India, my grandmother made a recipe using a thin batter. A shaped mold was dipped into it and then deep fried. We called them fairy wheels. Does anyone have any idea how to make them. They were a sweet treat.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 18, 2016)
Hi Fiona, Which part of India are you from? Are you talking about Achappam? Check this out. http://simpleindianrecipes.com/Home/Rose-Cookies.aspx
Person khevna mehta   (February 25, 2016)
recently i was made a rasgulla from pride of cows and its so delicious, i think milk also matter for good taste. i love milk and its sweets. thanks for sharing such a delicious recopies..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 28, 2016)
Thank you.
Person vemulamadhu   (November 27, 2015)
wow tasty tasty sweets
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 16, 2015)
Thank you.
Person ashmeeta prasad   (June 30, 2015)
Nice recipe
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 3, 2015)
Thank you.
Person BABULAL CHOUDHARY   (June 29, 2015)
SUPER
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 3, 2015)
Thanks.
Person CHETRAM   (December 25, 2014)
INDIAN SWEETS MAKER MY EX 20 OLD I AM LOKING FOR JOB
Person Ranjeet Jadav   (June 29, 2014)
Dear Sir,
We are manufacturer exporter of non woven fabrics carry bags with printing.

if any requirement pls to inform.
Person mohammed aiyaz   (October 11, 2013)
all recipes are nice
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 11, 2013)
Thanks Mohammed.
Person mohammed aiyaz   (October 11, 2013)
wat is tofu
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 11, 2013)
Tofu is a curd made with soy milk. Its similar to paneer but lower in fat content and has higher protein than paneer.

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