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Indian sweets recipes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with our best ever Indian sweets and dessert recipes. Make creamy kheer, classic besan ladoo or try aromatic cardamom biscuits

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Enjoy these traditional Indian cardamom biscuits with a mug of steamy masala chai. Nan khatai are notable for their crumbly texture and butter-rich flavour

45 mins
Easy
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Make this version of a popular Indian sweet filled with gently spiced coconut, almonds and raisins. They're usually made to celebrate the festival of Holi

1 hr and 30 mins
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Try this classic Indian sweet at Diwali. Besan ladoo is made with nutty fried gram flour enriched with fragrant saffron, chopped cashews and homemade ghee

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Celebrate Diwali with this indulgent slow-cooked Indian rice pudding. Studded with dried fruit, it has a sweetly spiced floral flavour and a lovely creaminess

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Serve this Indian dessert at special occasions such as Diwali. With almonds, cardamom and raisins, it has a rich, buttery flavour and toasty semolina aroma

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Enjoy this traditional Indian sweet treat at special occasions such as Diwali. With the texture of soft marzipan, it's richly indulgent and beautifully spiced

1 hr and 45 mins
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Make these sweet Indian treats by frying batter into crispy swirls, then dipping them in a sugary syrup made with cardamom and saffron

35 mins
Easy
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A popular frozen dessert from India, try making this kulfi with a malt twist alongside delicious caramelised…

30 mins
Easy
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Enjoy Indian fried pancakes as a sweet treat. Often served at the festival Holi, they are steeped in saffron-cardamom syrup and topped with a rosewater cream

1 hr and 40 mins
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