With the holy month of Ramadan drawing to a close and Eid soon approaching, festive spirit is in the air. As with Eid and for that matter all festivals an assortment of sweets are prepared. Today I am sharing some really delicious and easy to cook sweet and dessert recipes that you can make on festivals and special occasions. Click on the links to get the recipes, cook and enjoy... Eid Mubarak :)

Ande ka naan is a simple sweet where bread is dipped in sweetened egg mixture and deep fried in oil. It is very easy to make, does not consume much time and requires very few ingredients. For people with a sweet tooth this is a perfect snack which can be had any time and on the go.  

Faluda is a delicious and traditional dessert that is very easy to make. Variations to this can be made by adding condensed milk, essence or fruits to make it even more delicious. But this tastes perfect and can be had as it is.

Rooh Afza is a concentrated syrup which is usually mixed with milk or water and sugar and served as a sherbet or drink. Adding Rooh Afza to a simple faluda adds a refreshing taste and flavour to it and can be served as a dessert after dinner.

Mysore pak is one of the most popular sweets in India. Originally from Mysore in Karnataka, this delicacy is made using besan, ghee (clarified butter) and sugar and is available in almost all parts of the country. This authentic soft melt in the mouth ghee Mysore pak can be easily prepared at home in less than 10 minutes.

Caramel custard pudding or caramel egg pudding is a very delicious and popular dessert around the world. The pudding is steamed hence there is no oil used. With just 3 ingredients that are available in every Indian home, this dessert can easily be prepared.

Papaya is a commonly available fruit packed with several health benefits. Sometimes the taste of the papaya is not as sweet as you wish, and it is on those days that you can try this dessert. It is very easy to prepare and tastes delicious. 

This is the simplest and easiest recipe of Coconut barfi using just 4 ingredients. The whole process of making this sweet takes less than 20 minutes.

Zarda is a very delicious sweet made using rice and sugar. It is very easy to make and is one of those recipes in which you can never go wrong.

Firni is one of the most famous sweets in India. It is slightly different from rice kheer as it uses lesser quantity of rice. There are several methods of making this delicacy. It is simply delicious and takes about 40 minutes to prepare. 

Egg halwa is a delicious and simple sweet that is easy to cook and tastes delicious. It is perfect sweet for festivals and family gatherings.


Basundi is a very popular sweet made using milk, rice, sugar and condensed milk along with plenty of dry fruits and nuts. It is commonly served during festivals, weddings, and other celebrations. This is one of the most favoured sweets at my home.


Khajur halwa is a delicious sweet made using dried dates and milk. The recipe uses just a handful of ingredients and gets done in a span of about 30 minutes. A small amount of sugar has been used in the recipe but you can omit it to make the sweet healthier.


Semolina or Rava ladoo is a very simple and easy to prepare sweet that gets done in less than 20 minutes. It is prepared by mixing roasted sooji with sugar, nuts and ghee and shaping the mix to form balls. The ladoos can be prepared and stored in an air tight container for later use.


Gulab jamun is commonly made using khoya, flour and sugar and flavoured with rose water or cardamom powder. For Eid we usually prepare gulab jamuns using gulab jamun mixes as they are easily available and save time and effort. The gulab jamuns are ready in less than an hour and taste delicious.


Bread halwa can be prepared in a jiffy and tastes delicious. You can serve it hot or refrigerate for a few hours and serve it as a dessert after dinner.

Ras Malai is a delicious sweet made using milk powder and milk. This dessert can be served after dinner and at iftar parties. The recipe may look difficult, but it is easy to prepare and would surely find a place in your recipe diary.

Carrot halwa is delicious and easy to prepare and can also be served as a barfi. It requires just 5 ingredients.


Paenia is a traditional sweet made using maida dough that is layered as a paratha, deep fried in oil and then soaked in sugar syrup. It tastes delicious and is best served hot.

Trifle is a rich and delicious dessert which can be assembled in just about half an hour. This is an ideal dessert that you can serve on a special occasion, parties or after lunch when you have guests visiting your home.

Refreshing ice cream recipe mixed with fruits, dried fruits and nuts.

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    2. beautiful selection of desserts!Eid mubarak to u !

    3. A Perfect collection of sweets to celebrate Ramadan.Eid Mubharakh! have a nice day!

    4. Wow....A bunch of adorable sweet dishes. Eid Mubarak Amina. Have a enjoyable festival.

    5. Delicious spread,all look festive and delicious.

    6. all these look so delicious....Eid Mubarak Amina...

    7. Wonderful selection of desserts! I love that faluda. In my family we make faluda like this..my husband who is Pakistani never heard of this before and for them faluda is that pink drink with tukmalanga and noodles. Wishing you an early Eid Mubarak!

    8. wow.. sweet treat to eyes..

    9. Eid Mubarak...A lovely collection of recipes...

    10. Eid Mubarak Amina. This is a very useful post for Eid celebrations. All the sweets sound yummy. Thanks for linking to my Virtual Eid Potluck Party.

    11. Eid Mubarak...yummy collection of recipes..
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    12. Salam Amina.
      Eid mubarak
      All Ssweets are Very delicious , mouthwatering

    13. Assalamualaikum Amina, it appears to me that you are from bangalore city, are you? Actually I am a bangalorean n all my traditional family dishes I found here...;)

      1. Walaikumussalaam, thanks for your comment :) I am glad you found all your traditional family dishes here. I live in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and I hail from Ambur. D o keep visiting my blog and continue to send in your comments.


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