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20 Best Indian Dessert Recipes

20 Best Indian Dessert Recipes. You are seriously missing out if you have never tried these fantastic recipes.

The below recipes are perfect for the family, entertaining, thanksgiving & holidays. So which are your favorite Indian Dessert Recipes?

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Indian Dessert Jaggery Rasgulla Recipe - Gur Rasgulla - Nolen Gurer Rasgulla

20. Jaggery Rasgulla Recipe - Gur Rasgulla - Nolen Gurer Rasgulla

Jaggery rasgulla recipe aka nolen gur rasgulla: Gur rasgulla is an addictive winter delight. These spongy, melt-in-mouth cheese balls in an aromatic jaggery syrup… just taste heavenly. This is a must-try recipe for those, who have not had this yet. It is mainly prepared with chenna/Indian cottage cheese and date palm jaggery (nolen gur). A slight variation to the popular rasgulla/rasagulla/rasogolla recipe.

Rice Kheer

19. Rice Kheer

Rice kheer is one of the easiest traditional Indian desserts you can make! Rich, creamy pudding-like texture and flavored with cardamom and saffron. A dangerously addictive treat you’ll want to make it again and again! Kheer is super easy to make, unlike other Indian sweets which call for one-string sugar syrup. Made with a few ingredients those are pantry staples. Kheer is an Indian rice pudding where basmati rice is cooked in milk and sugar. Flavored with cardamom, saffron and garnished with nuts. Called chawal ki kheer In Hindi . Every region has its own version of making it. Today’s kheer recipe is North Indian style.

Mango Kulfi - Indian Ice Cream

18. Mango Kulfi - Indian Ice Cream

Mango kulfi is an Indian ice cream made with mango pulp and, evaporated milk. This is an easy homemade recipe to make mango kulfi in an ice cream maker without condensed milk. Mango kulfi is a popular Indian ice cream which is a great make-ahead dessert option for a party or potluck. This is an easy no-cook, gluten-free mango kulfi recipe made in the ice cream maker.

Indian Bottle Gourd Halwa (Dudhi Or Lauki Halwa)

17. Indian Bottle Gourd Halwa (Dudhi Or Lauki Halwa)

Bottle Gourd halwa is a dessert made by many Indian households. As a popular traditional Indian mithai, dudhi ka halwa is very easy to make and you can serve it warm, hot or cold. You cannot call it healthy, but it is delicious! Almost every Indian has eaten Dudhi ka halwa or Lauki ka halwa at some point in their life.

Panjiri Recipe - How to Make Panjiri Step-by-step

16. Panjiri Recipe - How to Make Panjiri Step-by-step

A delicious Indian sweet made with whole wheat flour, ghee and dry fruits. Perfect when you are fasting or otherwise.

Milk Barfi

15. Milk Barfi

Plain milk powder barfi is one of the most popular Indian mithais that melts in your mouth! It’s perfect for celebrating special occasions, like Rakshabandhan and Diwali! This sweet milk dessert has a texture that is similar to fudge with luxurious saffron and cardamom.

Instant Jalebi

14. Instant Jalebi

Let’s make crispy, crunchy and juicy Instant Jalebi! This South Asian mithai (dessert) is a deep fried, spiral shaped sweet that is dunked in a sticky sugar syrup. This quick and easy Jalebi recipe requires no yeast or resting time. The first bite into these warm, oozing with sugar syrup treats is pure heaven.

Instant Coconut Ladoo With Condensed Milk

13. Instant Coconut Ladoo With Condensed Milk

Instant Coconut Ladoo – Coconut Ladoo is an easy and quick delicious Indian sweet made in less than 15 minutes. This 4 ingredient coconut ladoo has dried desiccated coconut, condensed milk, ghee and milk. Coconut ladoo is also known as nariyal laddu.

Malai Ladoo - Malai Laddu - Paneer Ladoo

12. Malai Ladoo - Malai Laddu - Paneer Ladoo

This Malai Ladoo Recipe with step by step photos: A rich, creamy, melt-in-mouth milk-based ladoo that tastes heavenly. Malai ladoo or malai laddu is a popular Indian sweet dish, usually made during festive times and special occasions. It is also called milk ladoo or paneer ladoo. A simple recipe that is easy and only uses a few ingredients recipe. Malai ka ladoos are made by combining paneer, evaporated milk solids, and sugar together and shaped into round balls.

10 Mins Healthy Power Balls Recipe

11. 10 Mins Healthy Power Balls Recipe

These super easy power balls made with dry fruits and desiccated coconut are the perfect healthy snack to provide a boost of energy enough to uplift your tiring day. These plant-based energy balls are full of power-packed nutrition that refreshes and uplifts you instantly. The bite-sized power balls are delicious, light and naturally sweet from the raisins. It is a perfect guilt-free treat for a sweet tooth who wants something sweet after a meal like me.

Milk Powder Gulab Jamun

10. Milk Powder Gulab Jamun

Milk powder gulab jamun – a must-try Indian dessert! It’s a deliciously rich, soft, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth kind that always gets compliments every time it’s served. No khoya is required like in traditional gulab jamun recipe. In the USA, sometimes you do not get good fresh khoya, so this milk powder gulab jamun comes in handy. There is no compromise to the taste and texture even though we are taking another route. These are perfect for any kind of festival or special occasion.

Instant Pot Kheer - Indian Rice Pudding

9. Instant Pot Kheer - Indian Rice Pudding

Kheer is the traditional name for Indian rice pudding. This is an easy instant pot kheer recipe that is made with basic three ingredients – milk, sugar and rice. As an option, you can add evaporated milk for a more creamy taste. Kheer is an Indian rice pudding made with milk, sugar, and rice that you can easily make in an instant pot. Kheer is a dessert that is usually made on special occasions or festivals along with puri (Indian puffy bread)

Alle Belle Recipe - Coconut Crepes

8. Alle Belle Recipe - Coconut Crepes

Sweet Coconut Crepes prepared with coconut milk and stuffed with sugar cane molasses and Coconut bits or flakes. You can add food coloring too, to change the appearance to a bright-colored dessert. These are coconut crepes which are a common sweet delicacy in Goan homes. They are also known as Alle belle.

Makhane ki Kheer - Makhana Kheer Recipe

7. Makhane ki Kheer - Makhana Kheer Recipe

Puffed lotus seeds known as Makhana or Foxnuts are immensely healthy and tasty. You can just roast them with a few spices and they make for a light and delicious munchies. You can make tasty curry with them like this Makhana Curry that I made. Or if you are in the mood for something sweet, this easy makhane ki kheer is the perfect dessert. Made with just 6 ingredients, anyone can make this to perfection. This is also the perfect vrat recipe if you are fasting during Navratri.

Instant Pot Carrot Halwa Recipe

6. Instant Pot Carrot Halwa Recipe

Learn how to make Instant Pot carrot halwa or gajar ka halwa. This is a delicious Indian pudding made with grated carrots, sugar, milk and with some cardamom powder.

Doodh Peda Recipe - Milk Peda

5. Doodh Peda Recipe - Milk Peda

Doodh pada or milk peda recipe with step-by-step photos. Made with 2 ingredients this peda is rich, creamy with a grainy melt-in-mouth texture, and far better than the store-bought one. Doodh peda is an age-old traditional Indian sweet often made on festivals and special occasions. There are many variations of peda available today but milk peda is the basic for all peda recipes.

Walnut Burfi

4. Walnut Burfi

These walnut burfi are the perfect festive treats for Diwali. They only need 4-ingredients, they take no time at all to make, and of course, they’re incredibly delicious!

5-Minute Shrikhand Recipe

3. 5-Minute Shrikhand Recipe

The Shrikhand Recipe is made with greek yogurt, saffron threads, green cardamom, and nuts. This popular nutritious dessert is for you if you love finishing your meal with something sweet but wholesome.

Chocolate Peda - How to Make Chocolate Peda with Khoya

2. Chocolate Peda - How to Make Chocolate Peda with Khoya

This is one of the coolest mithai recipes that you can make Try this super simple chocolate walnut peda this Diwali and delight your friends and family.

Rose Petal And Coconut Barfi

1. Rose Petal And Coconut Barfi

Simple and elegant, the coconut barfi infused with roses is perfect to indulge your sweet tooth! This version of the traditional Indian burfi is coconutty and creamy, sweet and rosy! Popular during Indian festivals and at Indian weddings, you can make the coconut barfi in a number of ways. Some make it with mawa, some with reduced milk, some with cream. Some add elaichi or cardamom, some add kesar or saffron, some add rose petals or rose buds on top, some add pistachios or almonds, some add suji or rawa (semolina). Whatever way it’s made, the Indian coconut barfi is a crowd pleaser!

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