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List of Indian sweets and desserts

This is a list of Indian sweets and desserts. Indian sweets and desserts span the regions of Pakistan and Bangladesh as well, since both countries were parts of India before 1947.


Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Agra Petha Firm white pumpkin, sugar, kitchen lime, alum powder etc
Balushahi Maida flour, yogurt, oil, sugar.
Double ka meetha Loaf bread, Milk
Gajar ka Halwa Carrots, milk Halwa
Rasgulla Chhena, sugar Milk-based
Gulab Jamun Milk powder, milk, baking soda, unsalted butter, oil, water, cardamom powder, kesar, sugar Fried/Syrup based
Jalebi Maida flour, yoghurt Fried/Syrup based
Jhajariya/Imarti Corn, milk
Kalakand Milk Burfi
Kheer Milk, rice, dry fruits Dessert
Kulfi [1] Milk Ice cream
Motichoor Laddu Besan flour Laddu
Lassi Yogurt, milk, nuts, can be made with mango.(mango lassi) drink
Malai ki Gilauri Milk Cream Chhena & Khoya
Malai Laddu Milk cream Laddu
Malai Pan Milk cream
Mung Halwa Milk, mung bean, dal (lentil), dry fruits Dessert
Peda Milk
Kaju Katli Cashews, ghee
Ras malai Homemade cheese, reduced milk, pistachio Dessert
Singori Milk, coconut, molu leaf
Sohan Halwa Corn flour, ghee, dry fruits
Sohan Papdi/Pateesa Besan flour Burfi


Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Abar-khabo Milk-based
Bonde Ghee-based
Chhena Gaja Chhena, sugar, ghee Milk-based
Chhena Jalebi Chhena, sugar, ghee Milk-based
Chhena Kheeri Chhena, sugar, milk Milk-based
Chhena Payesh Milk-Based
Chhena Poda Milk-based
Cham cham Flour, cream, sugar, saffron, lemon juice, coconut flakes Milk-based
Jal-bhora Milk-based
Kadapak Milk-based
Kalo jam Milk-based
Kheer er chop Milk-Based
Kheersagar Milk-based
Komolabhog Milk-Based
Ledikeni Chhena, sugar, ghee Milk-based
Lyangcha Milk-based
Malapua (dessert) Milk-based
Mihidana Besan flour, sugar, ghee Besan-based
Milk cake Milk-Based
Misti doi Milk-based
Narkeler naru Coconut-based
Pantua Chhena, sugar, ghee Milk-based
Pati shapta Milk-based
Pithe Milk-based
Rabri Milk-based
Rajbhog Milk-based
Rasabali Milk-based
Rasgulla Chhena, sugar Milk-based
Raskadamba Milk-Based
Rasmalai Chhena, milk, sugar Milk-based
(several types)
Shor Bhaja
Shor Puria
Sitabhog Rice Flour, Indian Cotton Cheese (Chhena), Sugar, Ghee Milk-based


Penni Haygrivah
Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Ada (food) Rice flour, grated Coconut, Jaggery or Sugar
Adhirasam Rice flour, Jaggery, Ghee, Vegetable oil, Ellachi
Ariselu Rice flour, Jaggery, Ghee
Boorelu Rice flour, Sugar, Coconut, Cashews, Raisins
Coconut Burfi Coconut, Sugar/Jaggery, Cardamom, Fired Gram, Milk
Dharwad pedha Burfi
Double ka meetha Loaf bread, Milk
Gavvalu Rice flour
Jaangiri Urad dal fry syrup based
Kakinada Khaja Wheat flour, Sugar
Kajjikaayalu Wheat flour, Coconut powder, Bengal gram, Sugar
Kozhakkattai Rice flour, Sugar/Molasses, Coconut, Cardamom
Qubani ka meetha Apricots, Sugar syrup
Mysore pak Besan flour, Semolina, mung bean, Jaggery, Coconut, Skimmed milk powder, Sugar, Ghee Burfi
Palathalikalu Rice flour, Milk
Kuzhi paniyaram Black lentils and Rice South Indian Dish
Obbattu/Holige Maida flour Indian bread
Pootharekulu Rice flour, powdered sugar/Ghee
Sheer korma Vermicelli pudding, Milk
Unni appam Rice flour, Banana, Jaggery, Coconut
Kashi (food) Halva Grated Pumpkin Halva
Aval Nanachathu,Ethakka Appam, Pal-Ada, Parippu Prathaman, Acchappam, Kuzhalappam
Badam Halwa Almonds, Ghee Burfi/Paste
Badushaah Maida flour, Sugar syrup
Bellam Garelu Black gram, Jaggery
Bellam Pasham Wheat flour, Jaggery
Coconut Burfi Grated Coconut, Butter Burfi
Coconut Laddu Coconut, Sugar syrup, Cardamom
Doodh Pedha Khova Burfi
Halbai Ground Wheat, Milk Burfi
Karjikai Wheat flour, Cardamom, Coconut, Raisins
Kozhukattai (Kolukattai or kudumulu) Rice flour, Jaggery
Manoharam Rice flour, Gram flour, Jaggery, Ghee
Neyyapam, Modakam, Ksheera-kesari, Sukiyan, Pazham pori
Pal Kozhukkatai Rice Flour, coconut Grated, Jaggery, milk, cardamom, salt
Poornalu Chana dal, Jaggery
Rava Laddoo Semolina, Coconut, Sugar, Ghee
Sajjige Rava (Semolina)
Sarkarapuratty Banana, sugar/molasses, dried ginger powder
Sunnundalu Urad dal, Sugar, Ghee, Cardamom


Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Anarsa Slightly fermented rice flour, Jaggery, Khus-Khus seeds
Shrikhand Yoghurt, mango pulp Yoghurt-based
Basundi Sugar, milk
Gavhachi Kheer/ Dalia Kheer Sugar, milk, Dalia, Nutmeg
Dhondas Cucumber, rava Baked Cake
Doodhpak Milk, rice, sugar, dry fruits Milk-based
Kaju Katli Cashews, ghee
Modak Maida flour, coconut jaggery stuffing Fried
Modak ukkadicha Rice flour, coconut jaggery stuffing Steamed
Puran Poli Wheat flour, gram, jaggery Bread
Shankarpale Sugar, ghee, Maida flour, semolina
Dinkache ladoo Fried dinka, Sugar, Dry fruits, kharik powder, Ghee, Coconut Gond laddu
Sudha ras Sugar, Water, Lemon, Saffron
Aamras Alphonso mango pulp, Sugar, nutmeg
Shikran Milk, Banana, Sugar Banana fruit salad
Karanji Coconut, Sugar, Maida, Khoa
Adadiyu Udad Dal flour, Sugar, Ghee, Dry Fruits
Chirote Maida flour Fried
Coconut cake(Naralachi wadi) Rice, Coconut, Sugar/Jaggery, Dry Fruits, Ghee Cooked, dried till it forms cakes
Coconut Rice(Narali Bhat) Rice, Coconut, Sugar/Jaggery, Dry Fruits, Ghee cooked
Dudhi Halwa Dudhi, milk, sugar
Gharge Wheat flour, grated pumpkin, jaggery Fried
Ghari Maida, Ghee
Gol papadi Wheat flour, Jaggery, Ghee Jaggery based
Gulpoli Wheat, jaggery Baked
Karanji Flour, coconut, jaggery Baked/Fried
Kharwas Colostrum Steamed
Magas Sugar, ghee, gram
Mahim Halwa
Mohan thaal Besan, Sugar syrup, Ghee Sugar Syrup based
Rava/Besan Ladoo Chickpea Flour/Semolina, Raisins Baked
Sutar feni Maida, Sugar, Ghee
Sweet Potato Halwa(Ratala che Kaap) Sweet Potato, Sugar/Jaggery, Ghee Baked


Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Barfi Burfi
Caramel custard Milk, eggs, sugar Milk-based
Halva Semolina Boiled
Kheer Milk, rice/noodles Milk-based
Laddoo Milk, flour
Peda Milk (khoya), sugar Milk-based

See also


  1. ^ Caroline Liddell, Robin Weir, Frozen Desserts: The Definitive Guide to Making Ice Creams, Ices, Sorbets, Gelati, and Other Frozen Delights, Macmillan, 1996,  

External links

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  • {Traditional Indian Sweets - Since 1916}
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