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

Traditional South Indian Desserts and Sweets

Coconut Burfi Coconut Burfi Unniappam Unniappam Puran Poli Boli (Puran Poli) Vatalla appam Vatalla appam
Sweet Vermicelli Sweet Vermicelli (Semiya Kesari) Akkaravadisal Akkaravadisal Nombu Adai Sweet Nombu Adai Sweet Kesari Kesari (Sooji Halwa)
Mango Kesari Mango Kesari Boondi Laddu
Boondi Laddu
Aval Puttu
Aval Puttu
Mysore Pak
Mysore Pak
Pazham Pori Pazham Pori Pal Paniyaram Pal Paniyaram Sweet Pongal Sweet Pongal Banana Bonda Banana Bonda
Sukhiyan Sukhiyan Nenthrapazha Pradhaman Nenthrapazha Pradhaman Ada Pradhaman Ada Pradhaman Mampazha Pradhaman Mampazha Pradhaman
Rose Cookies Rose Cookies (Acchappam, Acchu Murukku) Cucumber Kheer Cucumber Kheer (Vellarikkai Payasam) Pal Khova Pal Khova Nei Payasam
Nei Payasam
Beetroot Halwa Beetroot Halwa Parippu Pradhaman Parippu Pradhaman Vella Cheedai Vella Cheedai Maa Ladoo
Maa Ladoo
No Photo Paal Kozhukattai Paal Poli Paal Poli Semiya Payasam Semiya Payasam

Instant Desserts / Quick Sweets

Microwave Mysore Pak Microwave Mysore Pak Banana Dosai Banana Dosai

New Generation Desserts and Sweets

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

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Person Chaitra   (September 29, 2016)
Watermelon seeds sweets
Person daniela   (September 28, 2016)
hello am fromGhana but I love your sweet I want the recipe of lakna sweet
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 28, 2016)
Hi Daniela, I am so sorry to say that I am not familiar with that sweet. If I get any information, I will share.
Person mayuri   (September 19, 2016)
nice one ..........thank u so much
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 19, 2016)
Its my pleasure.
Person Punjab   (September 15, 2016)
Is dis d only recipe of sweets
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 15, 2016)
More recipes are added every now and then.
Person Sujatha   (September 2, 2016)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 2, 2016)
Thank you.
Person mamatha   (June 20, 2016)
india is great in everything, no country comes equal to it
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 21, 2016)
Proud to be an Indian.
Person yummyfoodrecipesindia   (June 16, 2016)
OMG!!! Lip smacking Indian food recipes. Everyone of us love to have sweets, great collection of distinct food recipes ideas. Thanks!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 17, 2016)
Thank you. Do try them and enjoy.
Person suresh   (May 12, 2016)
good food
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 12, 2016)
Thank you.
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.
Person meena   (June 22, 2016)
That were mentioned here na as ROSE COOKIES
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 24, 2016)
Yes. The local name is Acchu Murukku or Acchappam.
Person Mrs.M   (June 29, 2016)
Yes it is called Rajashthani Ghever, serves with Milk Rabdi and its so....delicious
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)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 3, 2015)
Person CHETRAM   (December 25, 2014)
Person Nisha   (August 12, 2016)
Hi Chetram, please give your contact number so that I can talk to you. I am looking for a sweet maker.

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