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10 Best Indian Dessert Recipes

NDTV Cooks, Modified: January 19, 2015 16:11 IST

10 Best Indian Dessert Recipes By and large Indian desserts use sugar, milk and khoya as the staple ingredients. There is no denying the fact, that desserts give a befitting end to any meal! Especially Indian desserts, ranging from Galub Jamuns to Payasam to Kulfi, we bring to you the most loved Indian desserts.

Not only are desserts part of our staple fare, but they are also offered in our places of worship. Be it the khada prasad at Gurudwaras or the boondi ladoos served at temples, desserts form an integral part of our sacred offerings.

From nostalgic favorites to modern avatars, here are our 10 best Indian dessert recipes which we think are a must try!

Gulab Jamun
Recipe by Aditya Bal

The good old delight made with khoya, fried golden and finally dipped in saffron induced sugar syrup. Also a festive favorite!

Gajar Ka Halwa
Recipe by Akhtar Rehman

Warm your winter with this recipe that is sure to delight even the pickiest of dessert eaters! Halwa made Pakistani style with grated carrot, condensed milk, nuts and golden varq.


Recipe by Niru Gupta

A melt-in-the-mouth dessert! Bengal's super hit sweet, made with cottage cheese, cardamom and saffron. One of the easiest way to please the sweet tooth!


Recipe by Shilpa More

Sweet flour dumplings stuffed with coconut, jaggery, nutmeg and saffron. Steamed to perfection. A famous Indian dessert prepared during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.


Aam Shrikhand
Recipe by Karan Suri

A Gujarati favorite made with hung curd. Few ingredients, great flavors! In this recipe mildly sweetened yogurt is studded with mango pieces and served with a zesty mango salad.


Recipe by Kishore D Reddy

The South Indian version of kheer is known as payasam. Deliciously creamy, rice and milk pudding with cashews and raisins.


Kaju ki Barfi
Recipe by Niru Gupta

This one's a childhood favorite with many! Barfi made with cashew nuts and milk, topped with silver varq. Usually exchanged as a sweet gift on special occasions.




Shahi Tukda
Recipe by Marut Sikka

The earliest visitors to India called it the land of milk and honey. Marut Sikka whips up a rich, saffron infused shahi tudka from Awadh. The recipe of Shahi Tukda is believed to have been invented out of a way to use up unused bread in the nineteenth century Mogul cuisines.


Recipe by Vicky Ratnani

Another variety of a milk pudding prepared during festive occasions especially Eid and Ramzan. Best served in 'mitti ke kasore' or mud pots.


Recipe by Niru Gupta

A popular frozen dessert that is sinfully rich, dense and creamy. A twist to the traditional recipe, this one is flavored with with mango.


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