Most Indians will confess to having a sweet-tooth. Can you blame them? The delicious variety available is too much to resist! Indian desserts are made with ingredients ranging from fruits and vegetables to grains and legumes. Here are some made predominantly with milk and milk products.
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This delicious gulab jamun dessert consists of dumplings traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk, soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup. It gets its name from two words: gulab which means rose (for the rose flavored syrup) and jamun which is a kind of deep purple colored Indian berry (the cooked dumplings are dark brown in color). Serve gulab jamun warm or at room temperature and by itself or topped with ice cream!
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Creamy Kheer Rice Pudding (Payasam or Payesh)
This creamy kheer rice pudding is delicately flavored with cardamom and full of nuts. It's a great dessert for any time of the year. In the south and east India versions of it are made for certain festivals. In the South, Kheer is called Payasam and in the east, it is known as Payesh.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Mishti Doi is synonymous with Bengal in East India. The Bengalis are famous for their sweet preparations and Mishti Doi is among their most well-known desserts. Mishti Doi tastes great but is amazingly simple to make!
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No Bengali meal is complete without mishti or sweets and none is more loved by the Bengalis than Sandesh. It is surprisingly easy to make. Being a milk-based sweet, Sandesh mishti doesn’t last long so consume it as soon as possible. Given how tasty it is, that shouldn’t be a problem.
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Easy Mango Kulfi
This easy mango kulfi recipe for this delicious dessert is so simple, kids can make it! It's perfect for when you want a luxurious dessert but don't want to spend hours cooking.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Truly a royal dessert, as its name suggests, Shahi Tukra is a rich bread pudding with dry fruits, flavored with cardamom. It's simple to make and a great dessert for times when you're in a hurry.
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Sitaphal Ice Cream
You will love the slightly grainy texture of Sitaphal ice cream! This recipe is so simple to make that kids could easily make it themselves. Don't be surprised if you come into the kitchen and see them hard at work making this dessert!
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Sitaphal cream is the kind of dessert that makes you feel you've died and gone straight to heaven!! We feel like we need not say more on the subject. Try it!
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Shahi falooda is a popular dessert not just in Mumbai (Bombay) where it is thought to have originated but also in the rest of the country. This chilled drink-dessert is the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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This easy-to-make caramel custard pudding is popular all over India but made especially well by the Parsis, Mangaloreans (both from Western India), and the Anglo-Indians. It can be steamed in a pressure cooker or baked in the oven.
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Quick and Easy Microwave Milk Barfi
When we first learned how to cook this delicious quick and easy microwave milk barfi, we were so taken up by how easy it was, we made it every time we could! You'll see why if you try it.