Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

Indian sweets


Diwali is incomplete without soan papdi; what makes this humble dish so popular in India?

October 21, 2022 2:55 pm

"Soan papdi is simpler to make compared to other sweets. A lot of milk sweets require elbow grease," says Kurush F Dalal, archaeologist and culinary anthropologist

It’s not Diwali without mithai

October 20, 2022 7:28 pm

Mass-produced mithai are readily available online, but these five independent shops make their sweets by hand every day, offering their local South Asian communities a taste of the familiar

This ubiquitous sweet dish is believed to be 'accidentally invented' by Shah Jahan's chef

September 01, 2022 1:55 pm

The sweet dish is ubiquitous in India today, and almost every sweet shop will have a version of it all through the year.

This Agra shop is selling gold-plated ghevar at Rs 25,000 per kg!

August 05, 2022 4:57 pm

"The ghevar weighs around 35 to 40 grams, and we have managed to sell close to 1 kg," owner Tushar Gupta told

Sweeten the Hariyali Teej festivities with these three different types of ghevar

July 30, 2022 6:55 pm

"Rajasthan is usually credited with preparing ghevar, through Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Gujarat also prepare this dessert," Chef Kunal Kapur said

'Sweets seem to break down the barriers between communities': Chef and food writer Rajyasree Sen

June 27, 2022 2:49 pm

"Have we ever wondered how many of the desserts we consider staples of India, actually made their way to our shores thanks to the Persians, the Mughals, the Portuguese and the French?" Sen asked

End your day on a sweet note with this mawa burfi recipe

June 13, 2022 5:07 pm

This burfi is so creamy, it just melts in the mouth!

Makar Sankranti 2022: Make Ellu Urundai with this simple 4-ingredient recipe

January 14, 2022 2:30 pm

Makar Sankranti 2022: "A nutrient rich delicacy with very few ingredients, Ellu Urundai, is a must during winter!" said chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Satiate your sweet tooth with this healthy version of bhapa doi (recipe inside)

November 10, 2021 10:54 am

Food therapist Dr Ria Banerjee Ankola shared a healthy recipe that you can enjoy guilt-free!

'Make conscious choices': Nutritionist shares mantra to manage sugar cravings during festivals

November 09, 2021 4:54 pm

If you are someone with a sweet tooth, it is necessary for you to enjoy without going overboard with your sweets consumption


From chocolate samosa to bread ka halwa: 7 Indian dessert recipes you should try right now

June 10, 2016 7:51 pm

Indians have a penchant for desserts. We all love to end our meals with something sweet, don't we? Here are 7 mouthwatering Indian dessert recipes you should try right now..