Top 10 Best Desserts in India


Desserts or sweet dishes are not only liked by kids but adults also love to eat this. Everyone has its own choice in eating Desserts. Some like creamy and juicy sweets while others like melting and nutty sweets.

Today we have created a list of top 10 best desserts in India. Just have a look at this article to know more about Indian Desserts.

10. Jalebi

Tenth position on our list is occupied by ‘Jalebi’. It is prepared by deep frying all purpose flour batter, which is then soaked in sugar syrup. Typically Jalebi is made in circular or Pretzel shape.


Khoya or Mawa jalebi, Jaggery jalebi, Paneer Jalebi, Jangri and Imarti are some different versions of jalebi, which are famous in India.

9. Shrikhand


Next in our list is ‘Shrikhand’ which is made from strained yogurt. It is a traditional sweet dish of Maharashtra. Shrikhand is made by hung curd which is also known as ‘chakka’. It is usually flavored with nutmeg, cardamom, Saffron, almonds and pistachios.

8. Sandesh


Sandesh, also known as ‘Sondesh’ is a Bengali sweet dish. It is chenna based recipe, which is made by curdling the milk and then separating the whey from it. It is prepared with chenna, cardamom and sugar with some dry fruits in it.

7. Rasgulla


Rasgulla is another famous dessert in India, which is also made from chenna. It is also known as Rosogolla or Roshogolla in Bengali. It is ball-shaped dumplings of chhena, cooked in sugar syrup.

6. Phirni


Next in our list is ‘Phirni’, which a milk-based creamy pudding. It is made with milk, sugar and powdered rice, which is flavored with cardamom and dry fruits. It is a very simple yet delicious sweet dish, which is served chilled.

5. Ras Malai


Fifth position on our list of top 10 best desserts is acquired by ‘Ras Malai’ also known as ‘Rossomalai’ in Bengali. This dessert is also originated from the Bengal region.

Ras malai consists of yellow, cream or white colored flattened balls of chenna, soaked in malai or clotted cream flavored with cardamom. The balls are cooked in sugar syrup and milk with pistachios and saffron.

4. Gajar Ka Halwa


Gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is carrot based sweet dessert which is quite famous in India. It is made by grated carrot, milk and sugar which cooked together in ghee. It is then garnished with ghee sauteed almonds, raisins and pistachios. Sometimes Khoya is also added to this dish to enhance its taste.

3. Gulab Jamun


Gulab Jamun is a khoya based sweet. Khoya is basically milk reduced to the consistency of a soft dough. Gulab Jamun is deep fried khoya balls which are then soaked in sugar syrup. It is mosly flavoured with rose water, saffron and cardamom. It is garnished with dry fruits.

2. Kheer


Next in our list is ‘Kheer’, which is a famous milk based pudding in India. It is prepared by boiling rice in milk and sugar. Kheer is generally garnished with cardamom, saffron and dry fruits. It has very rich and creamy texture which is also liked by kids.

1. Rabri

First position on our list of top ten best desserts is grabbed by ‘Rabri’. It is a condensed milk based dish, which is made by boiling the milk for a long time, on low heat until it becomes thick and changes its color. It is then flavored with sugar and nuts.


Rabri is very rich and creamy in texture. Rabri Jalebi combination is quite famous in India and it is also served in wedding ceremonies. It is one of the most tastiest sweet dish in India.

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