Cakes, cup cakes, trifles or traditional regional sweets, this is the greatest one stop shop for all you dessert lovers out there!
This is a sweet rice dish made on festival sankranthi/pongal in karnataka and tamil nadu.
I added a twist to my recipe and included coconut. My family loves these. And they're easy to make.
This is a popular recipe for kheer, flavoured with cardamon and rose water. Serve warm or cold. Fresh milk, rice and nuts are considered 'satvic' foods in Ayurveda. Satvic foods help balance one's doshas (subtle energies), nourish the body, the mind and ultimately, pave the way for one's spiritual evolution.
Annam parvanam is probably the most common Naivedyam item in South India. I like to add some more flavor and richness to this traditional parvanam by adding some fresh coconut to it. You can use sugar instead of jaggery, but I like using a bit of both. Feel free to experiment with this dessert. I like to serve this cold.
This iridescent milk jelly, delicately perfumed with almond, is set off to perfection by the exotic flavours and beautiful colours of the mixed fruit salad. Very little sugar is needed as the fruit provides natural sweetness.
Simple to make at home and flavors are easily modified to your taste. Have this ready in the freezer for unexpected guests! Try substituting condensed milk for the honey for a less sweet version.
This is a traditional sweet, popular all over India. Often cooked as pooja prasad, this recipe is made using 1 1/4 of any measure (instead of one). It is believed that using the extra measure will usher in prosperity and happiness.
A simple fudge recipe combining chocolate chips, condensed milk, nuts and orange zest. Use walnuts or almonds if desired.
A great custard that's best served chilled.
This is one my mom used to make when we were kids. It was always the biggest hit every year. Use your imagination and a variety of sweets to make doors, windows, pathways and a garden. Note, this gingerbread house takes 2 to 3 days to complete.
Eggy bread is always popular for breakfast or brunch on the weekends, plus it's something the whole family can enjoy! But if you prefer these for dessert instead, give them a light sprinkle of icing sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream.
We've made this recipe for over 40 years and I promise it won't disappoint!
Lemon curd is a famous British fruity and tangy jam. Great on toast, in cakes, on top of pancakes or straight from the jar! This is a delectable recipe, quick and easy to make. It is particularly useful when entertaining and short on time.
The inspiration for this whole wheat halwa is the Sikh classic ‘karha prashad’. This low fat dish contains cardamom, raisins, and nuts. My kids love it on a cold day as an after school snack. Also served at ashtmi, towards the end of navaratri.
This is an easy kheer to make especially if you run out of dessert and want something quickly.
If you like the flavour of Besan in sweets, you will love this halwa. I often make this halwa instead of Besan ladoo or Mysore Pak. My kids gobble it up even before it has a chance to cool down.
This is a classic Hyderabadi sweet dish made at weddings and festive occasions. It is made with dried apricots. It is very rich and a little goes a long way.
This is a very easy, but a bit time consuming sweet. It is like sooji halwa except that the liquid is milk (paalu). My children love this sweet.
Choorma is the dessert accompanying the famous Daal-Baati meal. I’ve never seen anyone stop after the first helping. Yum!!
A wildly popular dessert that‘s found at any Rajasthani wedding and at sawan ki teej. It’s best had with warm milk.