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Cravings - we all have them. Sometimes, we crave spicy, hot food that simply bursts into flavors in our mouth. Other times, we simply can't do without a sweet or dessert after a meal. We've got some must-try, recipes that are certain to bring a smile to your face and a smiley on your tummy!

Modaks

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From a food perspective, Modaks are a Ganesh Chaturthi must-have. Apart from being Ganesha's favorite sweet, Modaks are absolutely scrummy! Get the recipe here

Sweet banana balls / Unnimadhuram

Got 20 minutes to spare? Plus, if you have some bananas and some bread this recipe will be a godsend for you! This sweet is not going to make you guilty- you've got the goodness of bananas in it! Now that is good news!

Sweet Banana Balls

Malpua

This is a staple sweet in most Indian festivals. Be it Janmashtami or Diwali, no celebration is complete without a generous serving of Malpua. Don't worry about making it, it's not that difficult. And there's no need to worry about finishing it because your plate will be empty in no time.

Malpua

Date fritters

Dates are an excellent way to get some iron into your body. This time you don't have to make a face like you do when you take those Iron tablets for low Haemoglobin, because they are naturally sweet! This sweet is so easy to make, you'll want to make it every day!

Date fritters

Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari is another traditional Indian sweet that holds a special place on the dining table. No celebration is complete without it.

Rava kesari

Bread Gulab Jamun

Aaah you may say ... Gulab Jamun! Every other dessert is like an underdog when compared to the Gulab Jamun. Some like it hot, others enjoy it cold, some even with ice cream. This recipe, however, has a difference. These gulab jamuns are made with the humble bread. What a makeover!

Bread Gulab Jamun

Payasam / Kheer

This sweet is simply yum and is a must after a traditional meal in many parts of India. You can make it with vermicelli, rice, wheat, plantain and even fruits. Complete with milky goodness and the scrumminess of nuts and raisins, this recipe is a sure hit with the kids.

Payasam / Kheer

Carrot Halwa

Most kids don't open their mouths easily to veggies. They frown and make all those weird faces. For all those moms who struggle to get some nutrition in their children's diets, this dessert is for you! Get your grater out and let's cook some Gajar Halwa.

Carrot Halwa

Besan Ladoo

Ladoos are nothing but little round balls that are absolutely yum! You can make many different types of ladoos, from Chickpea flour to rava to Boondi ladoo - all equally scrumptious! 

Besan ladoo