Indian Sweets Recipes
 Indian Desserts

Festival sweets - Diwali Sweets

Indian sweets are made and eaten a lot on the occasion of festivals, feasts, celebrations and ceremonies.

Also on religious festivals, get-together s, weddings, engagements, birthdays and also just because one wants to have sweets.

Indians love sweets. Festivals are just an excuse to eat sweets.

Most sweets are available in sweet shops but some are just homemade sweets.

Indian sweets are made in different ways. Boiled, steamed, roasted, deep fried etc. You can choose according to your liking.

Indians serve most sweets as a part of meal and not just as a dessert at the end.

Some sweets are served with a particular accompanying dish. For example Srikhand, an Maharashtrian / Gujarathi sweet is served with poori or chapati.

Some sweets are special to regions too. Bengali sweets, such as rasgolla (also spelt as rasagolla/rosogolla), sandesh are popular all over India and outside India too. They are now available everywhere in india.

Kheer(payasa) is a sweet made all over India. Most kheer recipes are easy to make and are healthy sweet recipes as no deep frying is involved.

Kheer is generally made with milk and vermicelli. Kheer is also made with rice, mung dal, Bengal gram dal, wheat, (dalia)broken wheat, poppy seeds etc in South India.

These kheer recipes do not need milk so are good for vegan sweet recipes. Read more about Kheer and Kheer Recipes

Halwa (also spelt as halva) is another commonly made sweet with a variety of ingredients.

Indian Sweets Recipes For You

Mango kalakand

Mango kalakand is a Summer sweet recipe. Mango kalakand is a sweet made with Indian paneer and ripe mangoes.

Ripe fresh mangoes or mango pulp are used when they are available in plenty in summer season.


Aamras - Indian mango puree

Aamras is a summer special dish.

Serve it as a desert by itself or with chapati or poori.


How to make Besan laddoo - Chickpea flour balls

Besan laddo is made with bengal gram dal flour / chickpea flour. A must for traditional festivals such as Diwali festival.


How to make Shankarpale - Shakkarpare

Shankarpale or shakkarpare Festival sweet recipe for Diwali or Christmas festival.


Diwali sweets recipes

How to make Basundi - Indian milk dessert

This rich dessert is a Maharastrian / Gujarati recipe. Prepare in advance. Keep in fridge for a week and serve when you want.


Gajar ki kheer - carrot kheer

 - Indian carrot and milk based sweet. Easy to make.

How to make Kaju katli - Kaju katri - Indian cashewnut fudge

Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Quick and easy to make. Keeps for long.


Roasted gram laddoo - puthani tambittu unde

Nag Panchami / Ganapati festival sweet for naivedya. Made in Karnataka and Maharashtra.


Semiya payasam - vermicelli pudding - Sevai kheer - Shavige payasa, Traditional Indian sweet - dessert.

Easy to make and doesn't take a long time. Can keep in fridge for 3 days. Serve hot or cold.


Carrot halwa - Gajar ka halwaCarrot halwa - Gajar ka halwa

Carrot Halwa -Gajar ka halva

Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week.


How to make Besan burfi - Indian dessert

Besan burfi - Indian dessert and festival sweet recipe made with Besan / gram flour/ chickpea flour.

Coconut burfi - Narial burfi - kobbari mithai

Coconut burfi is a  sweet made with freshly grated coconut. Very quick and easy, can be made at any festival time. It is a popular recipe for Raksha Bandhan.


Sweet coconut rice - Narali bhaat

How to make Sweet coconut Rice - Maharashtrian Narali bhaat 

Sweet rice pudding recipe made on Narali Poornima day in Maharashtra, North Karnataka.


Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.

To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.

Sheera - Semolina Halwa - Sooji Halwa

- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.

How to make Shrikhand - Srikhand - Hung curd dessert

Festival sweet - Curd/ Yogurt based dessert recipe, flavored with saffron and cardamom.


Date cake - Khajoor cake

Date cake or khajoor cake is easy to make and is a favorite of kids as well as grown-ups.

Chigli unde - black sesame seed laddoo

Chigli unde is made for Ganesh chaturthi and Nag panchami festival in Karnataka.

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