20 Indian Sweets & Desserts for your Sweet Craving.

India is home of different culture and tradition, every state, city or town has its own traditions and famous food, when Indian talk about food they mainly mean about the Indian Sweets & Desserts because, we all know Indians has an extra sweet tooth when it comes to having sweet. So we’ve picked up some best Indian sweets and desserts which can fulfill your sweet craving.

Here is a list of 20+ Indian desserts that you can try and enjoy. The list includes some of the best classic North Indian and South Indian sweets which have famous from many years.

1.Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is a delicious and popular Indian dessert which melts in the mouth. It is usually made up of powdered milk & flour then moulded into balls, deep fried in ghee and dropped into simmering sugar syrup.

2. Rasgulla

Rasgulla is a ball-shaped soft, sponge and delicious desserts made up of milk and dipped in sugar syrup. It is a mouth-watering syrup dessert, which is famous all over India.

3. Dink Ladu

The Dink Ladu made from fried edible gum in pure ghee with dry fruits like nuts, raisins, cashew & almond and jaggery with coconut, and it has got wonderful, yummy, everlasting chewy texture. It is best healthy sweet for preganant womens & small childrens.

4. Mothichoor Ladoo

Mothichoor Ladoo is an often served sweet in India at all occasions like festivals, marriages and at pujas. It is made up of a tiny sweet bhundi’s fried in ghee or oil.  

Mathichoor Ladoo | © Moochi718 / Flickr

5. Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa is a mouth watering sweet dish which is a combination of grated carrot and milk then flavoured with cardamom and also adds cashews, raisins for more delicious taste.

Carrot Halwa | © Sahil /Flickr

 6. Karadant

Karadant is a king of all sweets because of its nutritional quality. Karadant is a famous sweet in south India. It is made up full of top quality dry fruits & natural ghee, edible gum, jaggery which are known as a house of vitamin and protein.

7. Balushah

Badushahs (also spelled Bhadushah) are made from a stiff dough made with all-purpose flour and fried in ghee or oil and dunked in thick sugar syrup so that there is a sugar coating. They are very sweet, but tasty with a slightly flaky texture.  Balushahi is similar to a glazed doughnut in terms of ingredients, but differs in texture and taste.


 8. Shrikand

Shrikand is a delicious Indian dessert which of made up by a hung curd/ yoghurt and sugar. This is traditional sweet of Gujarat and Maharashtra but it is famous in all over India. 

9. Kaju Barfi

Kaju Barfi is one of the most popular sweet of India which is used at all special occasions and festivals and it is also called as kaju katli. It is made up of cashew nut and milk and topped by silver leaf.

Kaju Katli or Barfi | © EatWell / Flickr

10. Obbattu

Obbattu also known as holige and bakshalu, It is made from toordal or split yellow gram, plain flour (wheat flour or mixed wheat & white flour ), jaggery or sugar, cardamom powder and/or nutmeg powder, ghee and water. It is served especially during the festive season.


11. Mysore Pak

The sweet that originated in the royal kitchen of Mysore Palace during the regime of Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV by a cook, from then Mysore pak has been a famous sweet of South Indian made using gram flour (besan), sugar and ghee. Mysore pak is cut in rectangular shapes for consuming.

Mysore Pak

12. Kulfi

Kulfi, the Indian ice cream is a rage amongst youngsters. It is made from whole fat milk, powdered sugar, cardamom powder and comes in tantalizing flavors like strawberry, mango and kesar and embellished with raisins and almond.


13. Payasm

Payasam is an authentic South Indian recipe; it is made using milk, vermicelli or rice and dry fruits and is eaten at various special occasions like festivals and pujas.

14. Ladagi Ladu

Ladagi Ladu is made of Besan Aata , Cashew Nuts with dry coconut and jageery elachi, and it has got wonderful, yummy,everlasting chewy texture. Ladagi Ladu is served at most of the marriages in South India.

15. Soan Papdi

Soan papdi or patisa is a popular Indian dessert. Soan papdi is made up of flour, sugar, milk and ghee. It is usually cube-shaped or served as flakes, and has a crisp and flaky texture.

Soan Papdi | © Shyams / Flickr

16. Jalebi

Jalebi is crisp, crunchy, syrupy and juicy all in one tasty sweet, which is in orange colour. It is made up of deep-frying maida flour in a circular design & soaked in sugar syrup.


17. Mango Sago

Mango Sago or Mango pudding is a typical Indian snack that you will find in most of the festivals in North India. It is mildly sweet and tempting when you get lovely, ripened mangoes.

Mango Sago/
 NukelarBurrito via Flickr

18. Rasmalai

Rasmalai is delicious mouth-watering sweet which is loved by almost all Indians. It is a Soft spongy chenna or coagulated milk cakes floating in sweet milky syrup.

19. Modak

Modak is an Indian sweet popular in many parts of India. The sweet filling on the inside of a modak consists of freshly grated coconut and jaggery while the outer soft shell is made from rice flour or wheat flour mixed with khava or maida flour. The modak can be fried or steamed


20. Milk Peda

The milk peda is a favorite, and you will find various versions of this sweet in different parts of the country. The peda is usually made with paneer or khoya or milk. Milk peda is a must for Diwali.

Milk Peda/ Source: Prashant Sahu 

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