Indian desserts

    From halwa to kulfi, we have Indian desserts for every occasion - Diwali, dinner parties, or just because! Find gulab jamun, carrot halwa, rasgullas, ladoos, kheer and lots more.

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    151 reviews

    This is a very flavourful Indian-style rice pudding. It's the best rice pudding I've ever had, and very easy to make!

    Recipe by: PATRICK7

    51 reviews

    This is a popular Pakistani rice pudding, flavoured with cardamon and rose water. Serve warm or cold.

    Recipe by: SRECIPE

    4 reviews

    This is a pure vegetarian, without even eggs, sweet fried Indian pastry. As you put it in your mouth, it smoothly melts! If you want it to be spicy change only the last step and skip the icing sugar!

    Recipe by: KanikeIynanda

    4 reviews

    The inspiration for this wholemeal halwa is the classic Sikh preparation called 'karha prashad'. This halwa has the addition of cardamom, sultanas and nuts. My kids love this halwa on a cold day as a snack after school.

    Recipe by: SUSMITA

    1 review

    Simple, healthy and delicious. This pudding is an all time favourite in Bengali Indian homes. The original yoghurt pudding (bhappa doi) is a steamed version, but it comes out equally well in the oven. You can add different flavours to it as well (saffron, cardamom or mango flavours work very well, strawberry works well too).

    Recipe by: lipikab77

    1 review

    A slightly simplified but still scrumptious recipe for this favourite traditional Indian dessert. Serve on their own with the syrup, or with ice cream for something truly indulgent.

    Recipe by: Pankaj

    1 review

    This is an Indian semolina pudding. My mum taught me how to make it, before I was married, but I had never made it on my own until my son started asking for teats after dinner. I made it for him once and he loved it, so now he always helps me to make - and eat - it!

    Recipe by: Kamaljeet Dharr

    37 reviews

    This is a traditional Indian dessert. Spongy milky balls soaked in rose scented syrup. Delicious with fresh cream, Kulfi or ice cream. To make it even more fancy, sprinkle gold-leaf on top of each serving.

    Recipe by: COOLGUTS

    6 reviews

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

    Recipe by: PRECIOUS9491

    28 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: JAYALAKSHMI

    2 / 5

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