Let's just agree, we simply can't resist Indian desserts! From barfis to halwas to kheer to jalebi, there a plethora of Indian sweets that make us slurp every time we think of it. Dripping in ghee and loaded with sugar or khoya, desi mithais definitely has our heart. However, no matter how utterly delicious the jalebis at your neighbourhood sweet shop might be, the sheer amount of sugar in it can be unhealthy, if had in excess.
But what if you could make the same irresistibly delicious Indian sweets at home? Yes! You can make them at home with the same flavour but absolutely free from sugar. So you can now enjoy a bowl full of kheer, phirni, barfis or ladoos right in the comfort of your homes, absolutely guilt-free! We've got 10 of the best sugar-free Indian desserts that you can try at home.
Here Are 10 Delicious, Sugar-Free Indian Desserts You Can Make At Home:
1. Almond Malai Kulfi
Who doesn't love the rich and creamy kulfi? With their chilled smooth texture and a distinct flavour, kulfis are a delight in the summer season. Here is a kulfi recipe, free of refined sugar that you can make at home. Find the recipe here.
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2. Oats Kheer
With the goodness of crunchy nuts, dry fruits and oats, this kheer is the perfect dessert option for a post-meal binge. Super easy, quick and healthy, you might never go back to the usual rice kheer again! Find the recipe of oats kheer here.
3. Gajar Ka Halwa
A decadent winter treat, gajar ka halwa is undoubtedly one of the most loved Indian desserts. It has shredded carrots (or gajar) slow-cooked in milk till it is completely absorbed. Find the sugar-free gajar ka halwa recipe here.
A Maharashtrian delight, modak is extremely popular around the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. The dumpling-like sweet is known to be Lord Ganesha's favourite. These are extremely delicious and can be prepared at home for a sweet treat. Here is a sugar-free modak recipe you can try at home.
5. Khaas Malpoi
A fusion dish comprising stuffed pancakes with carrot halwa, khaas malpoi can be a great festive treat packed with the goodness of carrot, nuts and rabdi. Find the recipe of khaas malpoi here.
6. Grilled Almond Barfi
A 2-ingredient Indian sweet, this barfi with its goodness of almonds can be a great combination of healthy and tasty. Easy, quick, fuss-free and absolutely decadent! Find the recipe of grilled almond barfi here.
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7. Faldhari Badam Barfi
If you like your barfi nutty and crunchy, this one is exactly what you would love. Packed with nuts and dry fruits, faldhari badam barfi is an absolute treat for your taste buds. Find the recipe here.
8. Two In One Phirni
Loaded with sweetness, enriched with broken rice and cooked in the goodness of milk, nuts, fruits and aromatic flavours like kewra or saffron, phirni can easily be called the undisputed queen of Indian desserts. Here's a stellar phirni recipe that is free from refined sugar and is a delight to relish with family. Find the recipe here.
Ladoos are an indispensable part of Indian cuisine. Sweet balls of goodness, they are a part of every celebration, festival or just when we crave something sweet. Here is a healthy treat of ladoos that come packed with the goodness of dates and nuts. Easy, healthy, tasty and absolutely guilt-free! Find the recipe of dates and nut ladoo here.
10. Anjeer Ki Barfi
Anjeer (fig) comes loaded with health benefits and can be consumed in many different rolls. From sweet rolls to halwa and much more, anjeer can be added to multiple delicious desserts. Here's a decadent barfi made with the goodness of fig and cashews and devoid of sugar. Find the recipe here.
11. Besan ke Laddoo
One of the most popular Indian sweet, besan ke ladoo never fails to impress anyone! Here is another simple recipe to prepare these balls of goodness at home, sugar-free! yes, you heard it right! Click here for the recipe.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.