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Indian sweets recipes

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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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  • A collection of cardamom biscuits (nan khatai)

    Cardamom biscuits (nan khatai)

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • A selection of deep-fried pastries on a board

    Coconut pastries (gujiya)

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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

  • Boondi laddu on a decorative plate

    Boondi laddu

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    Celebrate Diwali with boondi laddu, a traditional Indian sweetmeat, made with fried gram flour droplets soaked in cardamom and saffron syrup

  • Spiced gram flour ladoo (besan ladoo) served on a cake stand

    Besan ladoo

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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

  • Indian rice pudding (kheer) served in three bowls

    Kheer

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Punjabi semolina halwa (Suji halwa) served in a bowl

    Punjabi semolina halwa (suji halwa)

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Pistachio barfi served into diamond-shaped slices

    Pistachio barfi

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Jalebi served on a plate

    Jalebi

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • A bowl serving malted kulfi with caramel bananas

    Malted kulfi with caramel bananas

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    A popular frozen dessert from India, try making this kulfi with a malt twist alongside delicious caramelised bananas – the perfect end to an Indian meal

  • Kalakand served on two decorative plates

    Kalakand

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    Make this aromatic Indian sweetmeat for a treat. It has a soft and grainy texture and is infused with cardamom and rosewater

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