My collection of 25+ easy and delicious Indian sweets to celebrate Holi.
Holi, the Festival of Colors is a Indian festival celebrated in the spring season. It signifies the victory of good over evil and is celebrated as a day of meeting friends and family, spreading love and happiness.
Food is a big part of Holi celebration, sweets in particular are made and shared with friends and family.
This year Holi is celebrated on March 8, 2023. Here is a compilation of special Indian sweets from my blog which are apt for Holi festival.
Indian sweets which can be made for Holi Festival. These are popular, quick and easy dishes you can try for this festival of colors.
This kalakand recipe made with ricotta cheese is the easy version of the traditional kalakand, a milk based Indian fudge.
These Healthy Almond Chocolate Truffles are decadent, delicious and so easy to make. I call them Holi Truffles, as they have some of the beautiful colors of Holi. Colorful truffles perfect for your Holi Dessert Platter.
Badam katli also know as badam burfi or almond burfi is an Indian dessert made of almonds and sugar.
Almond halwa is a rich and very tasty halwa recipe from South India. Sharing the easy method made with almond flour, milk and sugar.
Paan ladoo with gulkand is a fun twist on the classic sweet pan recipe from India.
Soft Medjool Dates stuffed with 8 different kinds of fillings. A delicious sweet treat which can be enjoyed as a snack or serve them as part of a dessert platter.
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.
Kulfi is a cold frozen dessert commonly sold as ice cream in India. Easy no cook kulfi recipe is a quick version of the traditional kulfi recipe
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.
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. the three ingredients we use for making the peda are butter, instant dry milk powder and condensed milk
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. The same mixture can also be used to make ricotta cheese malai ladoo.
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.
Coconut ladoo is a quick and easy Indian sweet made in 10 minutes. the two main ingredients which go into making this laddu is desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk.
Carrot Halwa also called as Gajar ka Halwa is an Indian style sweet pudding made with grated carrots, milk, sugar and nuts.
The traditional Kheer gets a new spin by replacing rice with quinoa. You. Creamy and delicious Indian Pudding made with quinoa, milk and sugar.
Coconut and Jaggery mixture are stuffed in a dough made of all purpose flour and deep fried.
The combination of fruit cake (which has tutti fruity) layered with ice cream and topped with crunchy almonds is to die for. It’s also a great summer dessert. Make a big batch, divide it and place it in the freezer to enjoy this holi.
Healthy spin to the traditional Gajar Halwa. These carrot ladoo are made with grated carrot, coconut, nuts, dates and ghee.
Pistachio Coconut Ladoo are chewy, tasty and easy to make. A perfect make ahead dessert for Holi or any celebration.
Simple and delicious halwa made with semolina, sugar and ghee.
Chocolate burfi, a two layered Indian fudge made with milk powder, chocolate chips and few other simple ingredients. Quick and easy burfi done in microwave.
Whole wheat flour and Nuts Ladoo,is a wholesome protein packed nutritious ladoo made with whole wheat flour and nuts.
Mango Mousse Recipe- This creamy mango mousse recipe is very easy to make. Its an egg less recipe, no gelatin or agar agar is used in the mousse recipe.
Semolina and wheat flour halwa or suji aur aate ka sheera is a tasty, melt in the mouth halwa recipe made with semolina ( or suji ) and wheat (aata)
If you are looking for more Holi recipes do try my collection of
Here is another Indian Style Dessert Board which your friends and family will enjoy. Fun and festive Indian Style Dessert Board made with your favorite mithai, nuts and fruits. Store bought and home made treats makes this dessert board a stress free entertaining for any occasion.
If you tried this recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment. For more recipes and to see what’s cooking in my kitchen, follow me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
25+ Best Holi Desserts
- You can serve a mix of homemade and store bought desserts, You can serve payasam, kheer and halwa in mini cups, serve fruits which are in season, add some flowers or roses in the board to make it colorful.
- I served Rice Kheer, Almond Katli and Mini Cakes
- Few fruits like fresh strawberry, peaches and grapes were served. they compliment the sweets well.
- I also added some nuts and chocolate to complete the board.