Popular North Indian Desserts

Seviya Kheer dessert

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These desserts may be North Indian in origin, but they're known and loved worldwide. The reason for that is pretty obvious when you taste them!

  • 01 of 07

    Gulab Jamun

    Gulab Jamun

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    This delicious dessert consists of dumplings traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk, soaked in rose-flavored sugar syrup.

  • 02 of 07

    Jalebi

    Jalebi (Fried Indian Funnel cakes)

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    Jalebis are crispy-fried and soaked in sugar syrup—and they're gorgeous!

  • 03 of 07

    Ras Malai

    Ras Malai

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    Ras Malai are sweet dumplings made from cottage or ricotta cheese soaked in sweetened, thickened milk delicately flavored with cardamom. Serve it chilled and garnished with slivers of dried fruit.

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    Kheer (rice pudding)

    Kheer or Indian rice pudding

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    This creamy rice pudding is delicately flavored with cardamom and full of nuts. It's a great dessert for anytime of the year!

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  • 05 of 07

    Shahi Tukra

    Shahi Turka dessert

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    Truly a royal dessert as its name suggests, Shahi Tukra is a rich bread pudding served with dry fruits, and flavored with cardamom.

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    Besan Ka Laddoo (gram flour cakes)

    Besan Laddu sweet food

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    Besan Ka Laddoo is an all-time favorite and made on several special occasions and festivals. The trick to getting this sweet dessert right is in browning the besan (gram flour) perfectly.

  • 07 of 07

    Kulfi

    Kulfi

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    Is there an Indian version of ice cream? You bet! Try Kulfi. With it's oh-so-milky and mild cardamom flavors, it's sure to have you hooked.