6 Vegan Indian Sweets You Must Try

Nov 6, 2023, 05:20 PM IST

 6 Vegan Indian Sweets You Must Try


 Indian cuisine has a rich variety of vegan sweets that are both delicious and culturally significant. These vegan sweets showcase the diversity of Indian desserts, proving that you don’t need dairy or animal products to enjoy the sweetness of Indian cuisine! 


Halwa is a popular sweet dish made from various ingredients like semolina (sooji), lentils (dal), or carrots. It’s often flavoured with cardamom and garnished with nuts. 


Jalebi is a sweet spiral-shaped dessert made by deep-frying wheat flour batter into pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. It’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. 

Coconut Ladoo

Coconut Laddoo is a simple and quick sweet made with grated coconut, sugar, and a touch of cardamom. The mixture is rolled into small balls, creating a delightful coconut treat. 

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is made by deep-frying dough balls made of milk powder or khoya (reduced milk) and then soaking them in sugar syrup, but can also be made using vegan milk. These soft and spongy balls are often flavoured with cardamom and garnished with pistachios. 

Vegan Almond Barfi

This Indian Almond Fudge with just four ingredients can be whipped up in minutes. It’s not only gluten-free and soy-free but also makes a delightful gift. Keep the almond burfi recipe handy for a quick and sweet holiday or Indian festival treat. 

Poha Kheer

Poha Kheer is a unique dessert made with flattened rice (poha), coconut milk, sugar, and cardamom. It offers a different texture and flavour compared to traditional rice kheer.