Milk peda - doodh pedajust two ingredients, or maybe 3, and a few minutes is all it takes to make this!
Kesar peda Sweet milk cakes infused with saffron.
Sihi kadabu - stuffed dumplings A rice flour dumpling stuffed with coconut, lentil and sugar goodness sealed within.
Modak - kadabu - stuffed dumplings Sweet stuffed rice dumplings.
Karjikai A flour dumpling stuffed with coconut and sugar goodness sealed within and deep fried to a golden crunch.
Almond obbattu/holige/puran poli Flat bread stuffed with almonds, inspired by a classic.
Holige Flat bread stuffed with lentil and sugar; pan fried to goodness. Another festive classic.
Whole wheat holige The same classic with a healthy twist - whole wheat
Dates stuffed sweet flat bread Dates and almond stuffed obbattu.
Carrot obbattu/holige/puran poli Flat bread stuffed with carrots, a classic twist.
Besan laddoo Chickpea flour roasted in clarified butter and molded into balls with sugar.
Rave unde Sweet coconut, semolina and sugar balls
Boondhi laddoo Chickpea flour fried to crunchy fritters, then soaked in sugar syrup and molded into laddoos.
Coconut milk burfi A sweet confectionery of coconut, milk and sugar
Cashew burfi - kaju katli Soft cashew, milk and sugar bars
Cashew pistachio rolls Popularly called kaju pista roll, a sweet sandwich roll of cashew and pistachio dough
Baklava An Arabic dessert; rich, sweet pastry made with layers of filo, chopped nuts and honey.
Pedha - sweet milk cakes Sweet milk cakes come in all colors and flavors. Here is one of them.
Sakkare achu- Indian sugar candy Traditional melt in your mouth sugar candies.
Poppy seeds and almond dessert Khus khus or gasgas kheer made from almonds and poppy seeds, intoxicating indeed!
Whole wheat chirotee Layers of flaky goodness
Shaavige paysa An aromatic Indian dessert made of vermicelli; for special occasions and celebrations.
Phirni Broken rice and milk pudding that was born in the kitchens of the royal Mughals.
Sorekaai paysa Sweet calabash porridge
Badusha Flour dumplings deep fried and dunked in sugar syrup.
Badam puri Crisp sweet and light almond fritters, that melt in your mouth.
Mysore pak A soft lentil sweet that was born in the royal kitchens of Mysore, India.
Kajjaya Freshly ground rice and brown sugar fritters, a classic festive sweet.
Orange kesaribath Sweet made with fine semolina and fresh orange juice.
Green apple kesaribath Sweet semolina pudding and green apples.
Carrot halwa A sweet, sticky, carrot, sugar and condensed milk confection
Sorekaai halwa Sweet sticky calabash confection.
Sihi avalakki Sweet salad of beaten rice, raisins, banana, sugar and cardamom.
Sweet pongal A steamy pudding of rice and moong dhal/ yellow bean lentil.