Desserts are the highlight of every Indian festival. They add much more enthusiasm to the festive spirit. With a series of festivals around the corner, festivities have finally stepped in. Just like the multicolored
rangolis that adorn the entrances of our homes, there is nothing quite like a dessert table decked with a variety of sweets.
This festival season, light up your homes with our festive recipes. Ditch the elaborate presentation and fancy ingredients, here are super-easy solutions to soothe your aching sweet tooth.
Most of these can be prepared in advance for those unannounced guests and untimely cravings. Everyday ingredients and a couple of minutes are all you need to spread bright smiles and sparkle with satisfaction. We bring you, the simplest sweets from across the country. There’s something for everyone!
Click on the images to view these recipes! Badam Halwa & Barfi
A light and easy halwa recipe with the goodness of almonds. Baked Karanji
‘Karanji’ is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet prepared during the festival of Diwali. This dessert has soft sweet coconut warmly wrapped with crunchy pastry. Besan Ke Laddu
Besan Laddu is a recipe that is popular mostly all over Maharashtra. Tasty Besan Ke Ladoo is prepared at many households for Diwali. Panasa Thonnalu
Panasa Thonnalu is a traditional Andhra festive sweet which is in a jackfruit bulb shape. Panasa thonalu means jackfruit bulb in Telugu. Paneer Tikka
Paneer tikka recipe – popular North Indian starter or snack that can be made at home very easily. Coconut Barfi
If you want to make a deliciously sweet Indian mithai in minutes, then coconut burfi is one of your best options. Fresh coconut, sugar and cream flavoured with cardamom powder cooked together and set into moulds. These grainy sweet coconut squares can be stored in the refrigerator for upto a week. Gulab Jamun
A classic Indian sweet or dessert that is very famous and is enjoyed in most festive and celebration meals. Gulab jamun are berry sized balls dunked in rose flavored sugar syrup. Mysore Pak
Mysore pak is a rich sweet dish prepared in Ghee, from Southern India, usually served as dessert. It originated in Mysore. It is made of generous amounts of ghee, sugar, gram flour, and often cardamom. The texture of this sweet is similar to fudge. Naan Khatai
There are several variations to this Indian biscuit. Some recipes use only cake flour and ghee with cardamom while others use semolina or chana flour (gram flour). Paneer Balls
Paneer balls are crispy from outside and stuffed with bread crumbs, spices and paneer. Serve these tempting paneer bread balls with spicy-tangy chutney Sugar Free Phirni
The goodness of Kesar and Phirni and a dash of Sugar Free for sweetness is all you need for the perfect Kesari Phirni recipe Pumpkin Apple Halwa
An excellent amalgamation of pumpkin halwa with apple sauce that pricks your taste buds with bursting flavours. Rava Kheer
Rava payasam is made with semolina, sugar and milk – just few simple ingredients and an easy process, a yummy dessert is ready. Spiced White Chocolate & Hazelnut Samoosa
Rav impressed with his spiced white chocolate and hazelnut samosas recipe on The Great British Bake Off. Here’s the recipe! Til Coconut Ladoo
Sesame or til ladoos are probably one of the easiest sweets you can make for Diwali or any festival. Uppu Seedai
Uppu Seedai (Salt Seedai) is another important and traditional dish for Krishna Jayanthi festival.