Collection of Easy Indian Desserts which can be made for any festive season or dinner parties. Some traditional, some easy recipes and few fusion mithai to satisfy your sweet cravings.
Desserts in India are called Mithai and are often made for festivals, as prasadam (offering to god) or for special occasions.
The base for many of the Indian desserts is milk, sugar, nuts and cardamom. Just like its rich heritage and culture, India offers many different varieties of desserts. Some traditional recipes are a labor of love and take hours of cooking. While I love those sweets, many times I want to make some thing quick and easy.
Today I am sharing a collection of Indian sweets which take relatively less time to make. While most of them are made in the stove top, sharing few instant pot ( or pressure cooker) recipes too.
1– Badam Halwa
Badam Halwa is a royal and decadent Indian dessert made with ground almonds, milk and sugar. Sharing the easy method of making badam halwa with almond flour which takes less than 15 minutes to make.
2 – Coconut Ladoo
Coconut ladoo is a quick and easy Indian sweet made in 10 minutes. This laddu is made with just two main ingredients. I have added crushed cardamom and pistachio for nice aroma and crunch.
Badam Katli is an Indian style almond fudge. Sharing an easy, fool proof method of making it.
4 – Bread Halwa
Bread halwa is a Indian style bread pudding made by soaking deep fried ( or pan fried) bread pieces in a sugar syrup and finished with saffron and nuts.
This halwa is a popular dessert from the Hyderabadi cuisine and is incredibly delicious and tasty. The best part about making this halwa is, it is pretty simple to make.
5 – Instant Kalakand
Kalakand– this kalakand recipe made with ricotta cheese is the easy version of the traditional kalakand, a milk based Indian fudge.
It’s crumbly, moist and just melts in your mouth. A must try recipe for any festive season.
6 – Walnut Burfi
Easy Walnut Burfi made with just handful of ingredients. Gets done in less than 30 minutes and prefect for the festive season.
7 – Badam Peda
Badam Peda made with store bought almond flour. This Indian fudge is an easy dessert to make for any festive season.
Sooji Halwa with Jaggery – a traditional Indian dessert made with suji , jaggery and ghee. One of the populous and easiest desserts made for festivals and celebrations.
Ricotta Cheese Malai Peda is a soft melt in the mouth Indian sweet made with ricotta cheese, milk powder, sugar and flavored with saffron and cardamom. This recipe is the easy version of the famous peda and takes just about 25 minutes to put it together.
Paan ladoo with gulkand is a fun twist on the classic sweet pan recipe from India.
Made with dry betel leaves, coconut, nuts and rose petal jam, this ladoo will surely become your favorite way of enjoying the paan flavors.
11 – Rice Kheer
Kheer, is a creamy and delicious Indian dessert served at weddings, temples or at any festive occasions. Rice Kheer is a Indian style rice pudding made with the basic pantry ingredients and flavored with saffron and cardamom.
Sharing the instant pot version of making the kheer, which is done in 30 minutes and no baby sitting needed.
Coconut Burfi is an Indian style Coconut Fudge made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk. This is the instant version of the traditional burfi which takes just under 15 minutes to make.
13 – Dry Fruits Ladoo
These dry fruit, seeds and nuts ladoo are healthy, raw and no cook ladoo. They are so easy to make and are sweetened naturally with dates and raisins.
Sweet Pongal is a popular sweet dish from South Indian cuisine. It is a sweet pudding made with rice, moong dal, milk and jaggery.
Sharing the easy Instant Pot method of making the sweet pongal which is done in under 30 minutes.
Instant Peda is the quick version of the popular milk peda. The instant peda recipe has just three ingredients and it made in the microwave under four minutes. ( Please note: These pics are new, different from the original recipe)
Semi home made Lufi recipe which is so easy to put together and can be made few days in advance.
Rasgulla Ice Cream – an amazing cold dessert made with rasgulla, ice cream, strawberry and almonds. Its super easy make a head recipe which will be loved by kids and adults.
Traditionally badam milk is made by soaking whole almonds. Today I am sharing the easy method of making the badam milk with almond flour.
19 – Few Healthy & Some Easy Ladoo Recipes
And finally here is a recipe for Instant Rabdi made with Ricotta Cheese.
20+ Easy Indian Desserts & Easy Rabdi Recipe
- 1 ¼ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 2 cups whole milk
- ⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk or to taste
- 2 teaspoon ghee
- 2 tablespoons chopped cashew
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
- pinch of saffron (soaked in 1 ½ tbsp warm milk)
- 3 cardamom pods, crushed
- Soak saffron in 1 ½ tablespoons of hot milk. Mix it and set a side for 15 minutes to allow saffron to release its color.
- Heat a pan and melt two teaspoons of ghee. Add 1 ¼ cup of ricotta cheese and cook in the medium flame stirring often for 10 -11 minutes.
- Now add 2 cups of whole milk and chopped nuts. Cook in medium flame for 5 minutes.
- Add ⅔ cups of sweetened condensed milk and saffron milk and mix it well. Taste and check for sweetness and adjust accordingly. Now simmer this mixture for 6-7 minutes. Keep the rabdi semi thick, as it thickens further after chilling.
- Finally add crushed cardamom and mix.
- Chill the rabdi for few hours before serving it. Pairs well with gulab jamun, shahi tukda, jalebi, falooda and malpua.