27 Delicious Indian Dessert Recipes to Celebrate Holi

27 Delicious Indian Dessert Recipes to Celebrate Holi : a collection of Popular Indian dessert recipes for the Festival of Holi or whenever you’re in the mood to celebrate with Indian desserts.

You’ll find traditional Indian dessert recipes to fusion Indian like Besan Ladoo, Kheer, Gujiya Thandai, Shakarpare, Rabdi, Phirni to Indian Panacotta, Gulab Jamun Parfait, etc.

Delicious and Popular Indian Dessert Recipes

Holi or ‘Festival of Colors’ as it’s known Internationally, is one of the biggest festivals of India and it’s celebrated with lot of love, enthusiasm, and tons of food.

Hence, what would be better than sharing a colorful display of 27 Delicious Indian Dessert Recipes to Celebrate Holi.

I’ve collaborated with few of my food blogger friends to bring to you’ll a collection of one of India’s favorite dessert recipes!

What’s even better is that it caters to all tastes whether you want completely traditional or fusion desserts.

So come along with we and pick your favorite while I go through each one of them for you 🙂

best Indian dessert recipe collection like kulfi, faluda, ladoo

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Thandai – Spiced Milk Drink: It’s the Quintessential Dessert Drink of Holi, made with a mixture of nuts, spices, and milk.

Perfect Faluda / Falooda or Rose and Vanilla Milkshake: It’s a milk drink with vanilla ice cream, rose syrup, and few other ingredients.

Cardamom Spiked Almond Meal and Vermicelli Pots: It’s made with milk and thin noodles.

Best Indian dessert recipes including gujiya, shakarpare and more

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Kesar Pista Elaichi Biscuits (Eggless) : Indian style cookies with saffron and green cardamom.


Best Gujiya Recipe (Indian Sweet Empanadas – Fried and Baked) – Crispy and filled with nuts, ricotta and cardamom. 


Gur Pare Recipe : Mixed flour, coated in jaggery syrup and flavored with cardamom.

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Classic Bengali Sweet – Bhappa Doi: Steamed Yogurt. Flavored with exotic saffron, cardamom & a hint of citrus.


Aam Doi/Baked Mango Yogurt: Baked creamy yogurt bursting with fresh Mango flavor.


Rabri Recipe: Creamy milk reduced to a thick pudding of sorts that is sweetened with sugar and made fragrant with saffron and cardamom.
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Saffron rice kheer: Warm milk – rice pudding with saffron and nuts.


Gulabi Phirni: Creamy rose flavored rice pudding.


Brown Rice & Jaggery Phirni: Crushed rice pudding with jaggery and nuts.

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Besan Barfi: extremely popular chickpea flour dessert/sweet using sugar, cardamom and ghee.


Instant Kesar Peda Recipe: Saffron Infused Milk Fudge.


Instant Jalebis: Indian funnel cakes soaked in sugar syrup.

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Carrot Halwa Jelly: Inspired by the popular Indian dessert Carrot Halwa, this simple Carrot Halwa jelly is made with carrots, cardamom & Agar. (VEGAN + GF).

Thandai White Chocolate Truffles: Milk fudge Truffles with spice flavor.

Thandai Cheesecake: Oreo biscuit and waffle crumbled to form the base. Cheesecake is flavored with thandai masala.

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Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait: Gulab Jamun in yogurt, nuts and saffron.

Coconut Panna Cotta with Passionfruit and Mangoes: luscious mix of coconut, passionfruit and mangoes.

Thandai Pannacotta with Strawberry and Mango Coulis: Pannacotta inspired by strawberry and mango flavor.



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Alebele – Goan Coconut filled Pancake : Colorful coconut – jaggery pancakes.

Pistachio Rose Chocolate Bark : Decadent chocolate bark, sprinkled with roasted pistachios, crushed rose petals and cardamom dust.

Zarda : Indian Sweet Rice Pilaf with Saffron and Nuts


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 Pineapple Sandesh Mithai : 2 Ingredients Milk and Pineapple dessert.

Figs – Saffron Ice Cream : No-Churn dessert with few ingredients.

Gulab Jamun Cupcake : Cupcakes with Gulab Jamuns in the batter.

This concludes our 27 Delicious Indian Dessert Recipes to Celebrate Holi

hope you try as many as you can from this collection. Enjoy Holi ~ The Festival of Colors with your loved one. 



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30 Replies to "27 Delicious Indian Dessert Recipes to Celebrate Holi"

  • Christine - Jar Of Lemons March 12, 2017 (11:53 pm)

    Everything looks delicious! I tried to choose one that seemed like a good one to try, but I think I need to save each and every one of these. Love it!

  • swathi March 12, 2017 (11:29 pm)

    Delicious collection, great for celebrating the Holi, festival of colors, we South Indians have similar recipe of that coconut jaggery pancakes.

  • Byron Thomas March 12, 2017 (7:21 pm)

    I may have spent a good part of my hour of free time this afternoon looking through these recipes and reading the little stores about Holi. Not only am I starving because these recipes look amazing, but I’m also more culturally smart! 🙂 Great round up, Molly!

    • Molly Kumar May 22, 2017 (6:52 am)

      Glad you liked the recipes, Thank Byron.

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy March 12, 2017 (1:34 pm)

    I like experimenting with Indian food. All those spices are incredible. This is a great collection with lots of tasty treats to try.

  • Srivalli Jetti March 12, 2017 (6:17 am)

    That’s really one awesome collection..each one as sinful as the other..can’t wait to try some of these!

  • Kylee from Kylee Cooks March 11, 2017 (7:54 pm)

    Molly, your page makes me so hungry every time I stop by! 27 desserts sounds awesome. Can I eat them all in one day? That’s traditional, right?

  • Anya March 11, 2017 (7:22 pm)

    Ohmigoodness. The truffles, the pannacotta, all of these look so gorgeous and inviting. I’ve noticed a lot of these call for saffron – that’s a pretty common staple in Indian cuisine?

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way March 11, 2017 (6:55 pm)

    What a great collection. Frankly, I don’t know which one I’d want to try first. I’m not familiar with Indian cuisine but I’m learning so much from you and other bloggers who do post Indian recipes. You are certainly making me want to expand my culinary tastes. Thank you!

  • Reesa Lewandowski March 11, 2017 (5:48 pm)

    Holi sounds like a wonderfully fun holiday!!!! So many delicious ideas and recipes, I need to try some of these. Many of these flavors I have never tried!

  • Sreelatha @ Framed Recipes March 11, 2017 (2:17 pm)

    What a wonderful collection Molly. Muh mein paani aagaya. I think I gained a couple of pounds just be looking at the pics :). Thanks so much for sharing my Bhappa Doi recipe. Happy Holi!

  • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ March 11, 2017 (2:11 pm)

    What a lovely collection of Sweet Indian Recipes! There are quite a few here that I’d love to try. The 2 ingredient milk and pineapple dessert really grabbed my attention 🙂

  • Hanady @ Recipe Nomad March 11, 2017 (6:51 am)

    So much beautiful flavors and amazing colors! I love Indian food! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Veena Azmanov March 10, 2017 (9:24 pm)

    Oh my word … Molly you have some of my absolute favorite Indian sweets on the list. In the gone days when I could afford these I’d skip a meal and just enjoy some Indian desserts. Yup! I have a sweet tooth… Faluda, jalebi, rabri are my weakness.
    BUT Have never made any of these…. always got them from the mithai shop.

  • Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day March 10, 2017 (8:51 pm)

    I’m not familiar with Holi, but these desserts look amazing! I love all the colors.

  • Khushboo March 10, 2017 (5:55 pm)

    What a lovely compilation. Colorful and delish indeed. Can’t wait to try them. Pinning it further. Thank you !!

  • Helene D'Souza March 10, 2017 (4:30 am)

    woaah that’s an amazing collection of Indian sweet recipes for Holi. Love it Molly! Thanks for putting in so much work, I have saved it for my future reference (PS. TY for including the Alebele!)

    • Molly Kumar March 10, 2017 (4:43 pm)

      Thanks Helene, glad you liked them.

  • Chandrima Sarkar March 9, 2017 (8:50 am)

    Lovely post and amazing Dessert recipes Molly. Thank you for adding mine! 🙂

  • Anvita March 8, 2017 (8:51 pm)

    What an amazing round up of Holi recipes. They are all so different and look so good. Thanks for including our Pineapple Sandesh in there. Happy Holi.

  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy March 8, 2017 (6:38 pm)

    Thanks so much for including me in this awesome roundup Molly! Just running through the list has got me craving them all!!! I don’t know which of these I should make next! 🙂

  • Sonal March 8, 2017 (6:33 pm)

    What a great collection Molly! Thanks for including mine 🙂

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