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Sweets and Desserts

Every meal is incomplete without sweets and deserts. Finish your meal on a sweet note with this great selection of dessert recipes. Dessert is a typically sweet course that concludes a meal. The course usually consists of sweet foods, but may include other items.

There are a lot of varieties of desserts in world wide. In foreign countries you can found so many sweets like cheesecake, tarts, chocolate cake, ice-cream, sorbet, cookies, biscuits, gelatins, pastries, pies, puddings, and candies. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its natural sweetness. Many different cultures have their own variations of similar desserts around the world.

In North India you will found sweets like Agra Petha, Bal Mithai, Balushahi, Gajar Halwa, Gulab Jamun, Jalebi, Jhajariya/Imarti, Kalakand, Kheer, Kulfi, Motichoor Laddu, Lassi, Malai Laddu, Malai Pan, Mung Halwa, Peda, Ras malai, Singori, Sohan Halwa, Sohan Papdi/Pateesa and many more.

In East India you will found sweets like Abar-khabo, Amriti, Bonde, Chhena Gaja, Chhena Gaja, Chhena Payesh, Chhena Poda, Cham cham, Jal-bhora, Kadapak, Kalo jam, Kancha-golla, Kheer er chop, Kheersagar, Komolabhog, Ledikeni, Lyangcha, Malapua, Mihidana, Milk cake, Mitha dahi, Narkeler naru, Pantua, Pati shapta, Pithe, Pranohora, Rabri, Rajbhog, Rasabali, Rasgulla, Raskadamba, Rasmalai, Sandesh, Shor Bhaja, Shor Puria, Sitabhog and many more.

In South India you will found sweets like Ada, Adhirasam, Ariselu, Boorelu, Coconut Burfi, Dharwad pedha, Double ka meetha, Gavvalu, Jaangiri, Kakinada Khaja, Kajjikaayalu, Qubani ka meetha, Mysore pak, Palathalikalu, Kuzhi paniyaram, Obbattu/Holige, Pootharekulu, Sheer korma, Unni appam, Kashi Halva, Badam Halwa, Badushaah, Bellam Garelu, Bellam Pasham, Coconut Burfi, Coconut Laddu, Doodh Pedha, Halbai, Karjikai, Kozhukatta, Manoharam, Modakam, Pal Kozhukkatai, Poornalu, Sajjige, Sarkarapuratty, Sunnundalu and many more.

In West India you will found sweets like Shrikhand, Basundi, Dhondas, Doodhpak, Kaju Katli, Modak, Puran Poli, Shankarpali, Adadiyu, Chirote, Coconut Rice, Dudhi Halwa, Gharge, Ghari, Gol papadi, Gulpoli, Karanji, Kharwas, Magas, Mahim Halwa, Mohan thaal, Besan Ladoo, Sutar feni, Sweet Potato Halwa and many more.

Desserts are by definition a sweet course. This usually means high content of sugar or fats. Desserts have historically been known as a smaller course to end a meal but in modern times they have become a more major part of people’s diets.

Although desserts are sweet a small amount of sugar is recommended in a daily diet. My grand father was a great sweet maker in his time, so I had learned lots of sweets and deserts from him.