Category Archives: Sweet dish
Bottlegourd or lauki/dudhi halwa is a very popular Indian traditional dessert made from bottlegourd, sugar, ghee and nuts. It is more popular during winter time as bottlegourds are easily available during this time and warm desserts are preferred during winter evenings. Dudhi halwa is very easy to prepare and is a sumptuous and rich Indian dessert. One dessert most people look forward to in the winter months is dudhi ka halwa. It is very appetizing and tastes great especially when served warm during winter evenings.
Moong dal ladoo is a very popular Indian sweet made with yellow moong dal, sugar, ghee and garnished with nuts. It is very popular in North India especially during winter season. Moong dal ladoo is also called as pasi paruppu ladoo in Tamil Nadu. It is done during Diwali festivals and other special occasions. Moong dal ladoo can be made with less effort and time and is very healthy too as moong dal has lot of protein content.
Til gul or tilachi ladu is a very popular Maharastrian sweet dish made during Makar Sankranti, a Hindu festival celebrated on 14th January. It is made with sesame seeds, jaggery and ghee. It is a tradional winter sweet because it is consumed in winter months as til is known to have heating properties. Til ladoo can be quickly and easily made and stored upto 2 weeks in a tight airtight container.
Pongal is a harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. People pray to Sun God on this occasion. In Tamil language, ‘pongal’ means ‘boiling over’. On that day, women boil the new rice with fresh milk and jaggery and allow it to overflow the pots. It is an expression of happiness that the new harvest is here and should enjoy it. The date of pongal festival remains constant every year, on the 14th of January. However the festival is celebrated for 4 days from 13th to 16th of the month. Sweet pongal is a sweet dish which is prepared and first offered to the Sun God. Sweet pongal is made from raw rice, jaggery, milk, ghee and nuts and is very easy to make.
Carrot halwa or gajar ka halwa is a popular and traditional Punjabi dessert made from carrots, milk and sugar. It is traditionally had during festive occasions like Diwali, Holi and Raksha bandhan. Gajar ka halwa is best served hot during winter, but also tastes divine when served cold.
Puran poli is a Maharashtrian sweet dish which is either eaten on its own or served with ghee. Puran poli is called as holige or obbattu in Karnataka and served with ghee and hot milk. Puran poli is prepared during festival days like Holi or Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. It looks like a roti and is made with wheat flour, maida flour, jaggery and bengal gram (chana dal) with cardamom as an added flavor.. The stuffing made is known is puran and outer covering is called as poli. Puran poli is a very delicious festive sweet which is liked and enjoyed by all.
Ragi (finger millet) ladoo is a very healthy sweet dish made from ragi flour, jaggery and nuts. They are good and nutritious for all, especially during winter time.
Carrot payasam or carrot kheer is a healthy dessert made with grated carrot, milk and sugar. It is very simple to make and full of nutrition. Grated carrot is cooked in milk and garnished with cashewnuts and raisins. Carrot kheer tastes delicious hot or chilled.
Kaju katli or kaju katri is a popular Indian dessert made up of cashewnuts, sugar and little ghee. Kaju means cashew nut in Hindi. Kaju katli is one of the variety of sweets which is made on the joyous occasion of Diwali festival.
Rava coconut ladoo is a very traditional sweet dish which is prepared during festivals. It is prepared with semolina, freshly grated coconut, sugar, ghee and garnished with cashewnuts and raisins. Rava coconut ladoo is extremely simple to make and less time consuming. Rava gives a coarse texture to the ladoo and grated coconut added to it , further enhances the taste. Do try this easy recipe and make Diwali festival rich.