Karwa Chauth 2022: 5 Indian Desserts To Devour After Vrat

Karwa Chauth, a Hindu festival, is just around the corner. After indulging in the festivities of Navratri, Dussehra and Durga Puja, people are set to celebrate Karwa Chauth on October 13 with a lot of enthusiasm. Mostly celebrated in different parts of North India, on this day, married women observe nirjala fast (without food and water) from sunrise to moonrise and pray for the husband’s good health and long life.

Following the daylong fast, food and water are consumed only after sighting of the moon in the evening. The festival traditionally celebrates a wife's devotion towards her husband. However, it is also about women dressing up and preparing for the day together. From picking the best of their traditional outfits to applying mehendi, the festive spirit of Karwa Chauth can be seen throughout the day. 

While fasting can be a difficult task, it is the enthusiasm to feast with family after the vrat that keeps the women going. And for the same, one may prepare as many dishes as they want for dinner. A hearty meal would also need a sweet ending on this special occasion. Don’t you think? If you too are planning to make some desserts for the Karwa Chauth feast in the evening, we've got some of the best Indian sweets and dessert recipes that you can try. 

1. Rasmalai 

A gem of an Indian sweet, rasmalai is a sinful dessert that comes in the form of chhena discs, dipped into luscious milk with saffron and crunchy nuts like almonds, and garnished with rabri. It’s irresistibly delicious!  

2. Seviyan Kheer 

Nothing spells decadence more than a kheer. A quintessential Indian dessert for all festivities, seviyan (vermicelli) kheer can be a great option to include, not just in your post-vrat feast but also for your sargi thali. This thali is given by the mothers-in-law to their daughters-in-law to relish before sunrise on the day. 

3. Shahi Tukda 

Shahi tukda is one royal dessert that isn’t just yummy but also super quick and easy to make. Shahi means 'royal’ and tukda means 'bread'. It is believed that this dessert originated in the Mughal era. It is made with ghee, bread, sweetened milk, and nuts. 

4. Gajar Ka Halwa 

Now that the winter season is also not too far away, we have a good reason to prepare mouth-watering gajar ka halwa at home. Don't you think?  

5. Kaju Ki Barfi 

No Indian festival is complete without this staple barfi. Lots of cashew nuts, milk, and silver varq make for this rich treat that you can store and relish for days to come.