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Indian Sweets 101 ~ (a series by Indira)

As much as we, Indians are famous for our spicy food, we also love and prepare lots of sweets for every occasion. You wouldn’t notice this if your Indian culinary knowledge were gained from reading Indian cookbooks or eating out at Indian restaurants. Even the seasoned chefs, cookbook authors of Indian descent also shy away from detailing the Indian sweets recipes.

For preparing Indian sweets, though some are very easy, you really need to know the technique and must have experience. The levels can be novice, good and expert…. I can say I’m ‘good’ - both in the number of sweets I know to prepare and the method I follow. This series is my E-notebook of 101 Indian sweets, in a nutshell a 101 on Indian sweets; My attempt to chronicle (explain and learn) the Indian sweets, following the traditional way, both in preparation and in ingredients.

Link to the page and recipes of Indian Sweets that I blogged sofar: Here

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Mitai, Amma & Authentic Andhra, Naivedyam(Festival Sweets) (Tuesday March 14, 2006 at 10:47 pm- permalink)

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19 comments for Indian Sweets 101 ~ (a series by Indira) »

  1. Matt and I will be following your series with great interest!!!

    Comment by Stephanie — March 14, 2006 @ 10:52 pm

  2. Thanks Stephanie!

    Comment by Indira — March 14, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

  3. Happy HOLI

    Waiting to read and try them.

    Comment by Shubha Shashikanth — March 15, 2006 @ 1:30 am

  4. What a treat for my sweet tooth?! :)

    Comment by Puspha — March 15, 2006 @ 4:08 am

  5. Indira, I am thrilled by your initiative. I always feel that food has that extra taste when cooked the traditional/no-short-cut way. I am happy that you also appreciate and try to follow that. Good Luck!

    Comment by Ravi — March 15, 2006 @ 4:31 am

  6. Looking forward to your series, Indira. Now don’t blame me, People, if I put on a few more kilograms! :)

    Comment by Vaishali — March 15, 2006 @ 5:17 am

  7. Sweet! I love this idea and look forward to learning much from you!

    Comment by Nupur — March 15, 2006 @ 6:40 am

  8. I appreciate your interest in this series. Thanks!

    Comment by Indira — March 15, 2006 @ 8:34 am

  9. Way to go Indira. Your blog rocks!! I am looking forward to your sweet notes.

    Comment by Priya — March 15, 2006 @ 9:15 am

  10. Great idea Indira! Most resources for Indian desserts are sketchy. I will look forward to your posts in this series.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks GM!

    Comment by GaramMasala — March 15, 2006 @ 10:44 am

  11. Indira, my dream is to do something like this. Infact, i made a list of sweets i’d make and blog about which include most of the stuff we get in Swagruha foods in India like Gavvalu, kaajalu, offerings to God like Payasam and even some rare delicacies like Khubani-ka-Meetha. I can’t wait to to start the blog(might call it ‘Mithai Shop’). Thanks for leading the way! :)

    Indira replies…
    That’s so cool, Sandhya. I’m glad that you are going to start blogging. As I already mentioned before, you’ve got a fan already. ME!
    “Mithai Shop” - the name sounds good. Gavvalu and Kaajalu … yum yum…. I can’t wait to read your posts.:)
    Also thanks for helping out with Janaki’s question. I was little bit busy, couldn’t reply her soon.

    Comment by sandhya — March 15, 2006 @ 11:05 am

  12. What a nice theme for a series, Indira! I don’t have a sweet tooth, so didn’t learn to prepare many sweets, except for mysore-pa and simpler stuff.

    I’m eager to learn more about Indian sweets and authentic ways to prepare them, from this series.

    Authentic ones are always tastier than shortcuts!

    Comment by Kay — March 15, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

  13. hi,
    Happy Holi.
    Daily morning aftertaking my bfast first i will visit ur site wtout fail.i like the way u presented kobbari barfi. I added ur website to my foodblog.Iam new to this blog world and wish to learn more from u.
    Thanks for ur goodeffort.
    vineela krishna.

    Indira replies…
    Thanks V.K and Happy Holi!

    Comment by vineela krishna — March 15, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

  14. Oops! I almost forgot to congratulate you on your new venture with all this excitement Indira. All the best with the 101 series!
    You’re such a sweetie. I remember how you encouraged me the last time i expressed my wish to blog in one of the comments. I’ll start in another month or so as i’m in the process of moving right now. And yes, i can’t wait to blog about the sweets. My mother used to make me and my brother help her in making those. So i hope to open “Mithai Shop” soon. *dreaming & drooling* :)

    Comment by sandhya — March 15, 2006 @ 2:05 pm

  15. Hi Indira
    seems like good idea.
    I suggest u stick mostly to traditional andhra sweets.
    they are real fun to make and i guess u cannnot beat the taste.

    Comment by Anu — March 15, 2006 @ 6:16 pm

  16. Wow Indira!! Great website!! Love to browse it.

    Comment by Seetha Bala — April 2, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

  17. some assorted mouthwatering Indian sweets or mithai are Anjeer Katli, Kesar Katli, Kaju Barfi, Kaju Gujjia, Pista Roll, Kara Pak Sandesh

    Comment by Bhupeshwar Singh — June 13, 2007 @ 4:36 am

  18. Awsome recipes esp this one. I have made it many times and got appreciatio everytime :) .
    Thank you so much. Please keep posting more.

    Comment by ABC — December 2, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

  19. Thank nice tips share

    Comment by Ghasitaram — January 3, 2013 @ 7:56 am

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