While beautifully marinated meats and rich curries are go-to staples for midweek meals and weekend blow outs alike, Indian desserts are often overlooked when it comes to menu planning. There are, in fact, a number of classic desserts from regions across India, including kheer (a type of sweet rice pudding) and halwa (a nutty fudge-like dessert) from the north and the refreshing, creamy kulfi which is popular throughout South Asia.
Explore this collection of Indian desserts, many of which come from Michelin-starred Indian chefs. Vineet Bhatia's Kheer rice pudding recipe is infused with mandarin and topped with chocolate, or for a fruity and refreshing dessert try Peter Joseph's stunning Mango kulfi recipe. Alfred Prasad shares a recipe for the classic Gajar halwa, carrot mixed with spices, sugar and ghee, while Peter Joseph opts for walnut and dates in his halwa recipe, serving it with vanilla ice cream, Chantilly cream and caramelised walnuts.