Indian Dessert Recipes

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Besan Laddu

Rating: 5 stars 6
A delicious Indian sweet, commonly gifted during celebrations like Diwali. I got this recipe from my neighbor when I lived in India. She always brought me sweets that she made herself.


Rating: 5 stars 5
If you are intimidated by the idea of making rasgullas at home, please do not be any longer. I was too, until one day I tried it and realized I was worried for no reason all these years. They are quite easy and super quick to make. Give these a try.

Rose Ice Cream

Rating: 5 stars 11
Go on, indulge yourself with this exotic combination of rose and saffron. Serve this ice cream for dessert to your guests next time you host a party and wow them! Cashews and almonds also go well with this ice cream.

Besan (Gram Flour) Halwa

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
If you like the flavour of besan (chickpea flour) 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.

Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Rating: 4.5 stars 203
This is a very flavorful Indian rice pudding. It's the best rice pudding I've ever had, and very easy to make!

Easy Malai Kulfi

Rating: 5 stars 8
Kulfi is best described as Indian-style ice cream. However, unlike ice cream, kulfi is not churned. This is a fantastic summer dessert. This is a quick and easy version of kulfi. I almost never make kulfi the old way any more.

Shahi Tukray (Indian Bread Pudding)

Rating: 5 stars 2
A rich and creamy Indian dessert. Garnish with sliced almonds or pistachios. Serve warm, at room temperature, or put in the fridge overnight.

Ras Malai

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Ras Malai is cheese dumplings in cream sauce. This is a popular Indian dessert and takes a long time to prepare the traditional way. I came up with some shortcuts and ended up with this recipe which tastes exactly the same as traditional Ras Malai.

Maharani Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
Named for a queen in India, these coconut cupcakes with curry lemon curd and a sweet basil cream topping will wow your friends and family. They have sweet but exotic flavors and a stunning presentation. The cupcakes take time to create, but the final product is worth it! The lemon curd and basil cream need time to chill, so they can be made the night before.

Indian Bread Pudding (Double Ka Meeta)

Rating: 3 stars 1
It is a South Indian dessert. Very rich and delicious. Best after any spicy meal. Prepared on special occasions, it has always been favorite dessert in my family. Serve warm or chilled.

Carrot Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This is a healthy dessert recipe that you can make for kids who don't eat carrots. Substitute carrots with beetroots and you get Beetroot halwa.

Besan Ladoo

Rating: 2.5 stars 8
Ladoos are an Indian and Pakistani sweet. I added a twist to mine and included family loves these. They can be enjoyed at any holiday, as a treat during tea time, etc. And they're easy to make, in my opinion.

Inspiration and Ideas

Gulab Jamun
Rating: Unrated 48
"I added about twice as much milk powder; the dough held its shape at this point. It turned out great!" – fluteplanx
Rating: Unrated 118
"My husband could not stop raving about this one!" – DarkAngel
Carrot Halwa
Rating: 3.5 stars 3

This is one of my favorite recipes. Easy to cook, tasty to have. Hope you guys enjoy my recipe.