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.Gajar Ka HalwaRecipe by Akhtar Rehman
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!
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!
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.
SandeshRecipe 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!
ModakRecipe 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 ShrikhandRecipe 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.
PayasamRecipe 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 BarfiRecipe 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 TukdaRecipe 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.
PhirniRecipe 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.
KulfiRecipe 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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