List of Indian sweets and desserts

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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 the part of India before 1947.

North[edit]

Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Agra Petha Firm white pumpkin, sugar, kitchen lime, alum powder etc
Bal Mithai Bal mithai.jpg Milk, sugar balls Burfi
Balushahi Balushahi2.jpg Maida flour, yogurt, oil, sugar.
Gajar ka Halwa Gajar Ka Halwa.JPG Carrots, milk Halwa
Gulab Jamun Bowl of Gulab Jamun.JPG Milk powder, milk, baking soda, unsalted butter, oil, water, cardamom powder, kesar, sugar Fried/Syrup based
Jalebi Jalebiindia.jpg Maida flour, yoghurt Fried/Syrup based
Jhajariya/Imarti JalebiIndia.jpg Corn, milk
Kalakand Kalakand.jpg Milk Burfi
Kheer Kheer.jpg Milk, rice, dry fruits Dessert
Kulfi [1] Matkakulfi.jpg Milk Ice cream
Motichoor Laddu Motichoor Ladoo.png Besan flour Laddu
Lassi Fatfreelassi.jpg 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 Dharwad peda.jpg Milk Burfi
Ras malai Rasmalai Secretlondon 09.jpg Homemade cheese, reduced milk, pistachio Dessert
Singori Milk, coconut, molu leaf
Sohan Halwa Sohan Halwa.JPG Corn flour, ghee, dry fruits
Sohan Papdi/Pateesa Soanpapdi.JPG Besan flour Burfi

East[edit]

Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Abar-khabo Milk-based
Amriti Amriti - Dum Dum - Kolkata 2012-04-22 2205.JPG
Bonde Bonde - Kolkata 2011-03-15 1991.JPG Ghee-based
Chhena Gaja Chena gaja Odia cuisine.jpg 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 Chennapoda.jpg Milk-based
Cham cham Chum chums.jpg Flour, cream, sugar, saffron, lemon juice, coconut flakes Milk-based
Jal-bhora Milk-based
Kadapak Milk-based
Kalo jam Milk-based
Kancha-golla
Kheer er chop Milk-Based
Kheersagar Milk-based
Komolabhog Milk-Based
Ledikeni Chhena, sugar, ghee Milk-based
Lyangcha Langcha - Saktigarh 2014-06-29 5576.JPG Milk-based
Malapua (dessert) Malapua Odia cuisine.jpg Milk-based
Mihidana Mihidana - Saktigarh 2014-06-29 5578.JPG Besan flour, sugar, ghee Besan[disambiguation needed]-based
Milk cake Milk-Based
Mitha dahi Milk-based
Narkeler naru Coconut-based
Pantua Pantua - Kolkata 2011-09-20 5431.JPG Chhena, sugar, ghee Milk-based
Pati shapta Milk-based
Pithe Pitha for Wedding- Pakan, Patishapta, Bharandash.jpg Milk-based
Pranohora
Rabri Milk-based
Rajbhog Milk-based
Rasabali Milk-based
Rasgulla Rasagulla.jpg Chhena, sugar Milk-based
Raskadamba Milk-Based
Rasmalai Chhena, milk, sugar Milk-based
Sandesh
(several types)
Sondeshnolen.jpg Milk-based
Shor Bhaja Sarbhaja - Krishnanagar - Nadia 2013-03-23 7039.JPG
Shor Puria Sarpuria - Krishnanagar - Nadia 2013-03-23 7040.JPG
Sitabhog Sitabhog - Saktigarh 2014-06-29 5579.JPG Rice Flour, Indian Cotton Cheese (Chhena), Sugar, Ghee Milk-based

South[edit]

Penni Haygrivah

Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Ada (food) Ada (food).jpg Rice flour, grated Coconut, Jaggery or Sugar
Adhirasam Adhirasam2a.jpg Rice flour, Jaggery, Ghee, Vegetable oil, Ellachi
Ariselu Ariselu sesame.jpg Rice flour, Jaggery, Ghee
Boorelu Rice flour, Sugar, Coconut, Cashews, Raisins
Coconut Burfi Barfi Coconut Sweets of India.jpg Coconut, Sugar/Jaggery, Cardamom, Fired Gram, Milk
Dharwad pedha Dharwad peda.jpg Burfi
Double ka meetha DoubleKaMeetha.JPG Loaf bread, Milk
Gavvalu Rice flour
Jaangiri Jaangiri.JPG Urad dal fry syrup based
Kakinada Khaja Wheat flour, Sugar
Kajjikaayalu Wheat flour, Coconut powder, Bengal gram, Sugar
Kozhakkattai Kozhukkatta.jpg Rice flour, Sugar/Molasses, Coconut, Cardamom
Qubani ka meetha Apricots, Sugar syrup
Mysore pak Mysore pak.jpg Besan flour, Semolina, mung bean, Jaggery, Coconut, Skimmed milk powder, Sugar, Ghee Burfi
Palathalikalu Rice flour, Milk
Kuzhi paniyaram Kuzhi Paniyaram.jpg Black lentils and Rice South Indian Dish
Obbattu/Holige Coconut holige.jpg Maida flour Indian bread
Pootharekulu Pootharekulu.JPG Rice flour, powdered sugar/Ghee
Sheer korma Vermicelli pudding, Milk
Unni appam Unniyappam.jpg Rice flour, Banana, Jaggery, Coconut
Kashi (food) Halva PistHalva.jpg 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 Ladoo Indian Sweets.jpg 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 MMutta- Savouries1.JPG
Pal Kozhukkatai Rice Flour, coconut Grated, Jaggery, milk, cardamom, salt
Peni
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

West[edit]

Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Anarsa Slightly fermented rice flour, Jaggery, Khus-Khus seeds
Shrikhand Shrikhand london kastoori.jpg 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 Kaju katli dessert - side view.jpg Cashews, ghee
Modak Maida flour, coconut jaggery stuffing Fried
Modak ukkadicha Rice flour, coconut jaggery stuffing Steamed
Puran Poli Obbattu.jpg 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

Pan-Indian[edit]

Name Image Main ingredients Remarks
Barfi Anjur burfi.jpg Burfi
Caramel custard Milk, eggs, sugar Milk-based
Halva Semolina Boiled
Kheer Milk, rice/noodles Milk-based
Laddoo Milk, flour
Peda Pera - Sweet - Banke Bihari Mandir Area - Vrindavan - 2013-02-22 4793.JPG Milk (khoya), sugar Milk-based

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caroline Liddell, Robin Weir, Frozen Desserts: The Definitive Guide to Making Ice Creams, Ices, Sorbets, Gelati, and Other Frozen Delights, Macmillan, 1996, ISBN 978-0-312-14343-5, "... Kulfi is the traditional Indian ice cream and has a strongly characteristic cooked-milk flavour and dense icy texture. ... The basis of making kulfi is to reduce a large volume of milk down to a very small concentrated amount ..." 

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