Karwa Chauth 2023: 7 Indian Desserts To Have In Sargi Thali

Karwa Chauth is a festival that holds great significance among married women in Northern regions of India like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. On this auspicious day, women wake up early in the morning and have their first meal of the day, consisting of sewaiyan, desserts, nuts, meethi mathi, fruits, and others. And all these components make a sargi thali. Then, the women observe a rigorous fast and break it after seeing the moon.

Let us tell you that desserts are an essential part of the sargi thali. Sargi Thali is a special meal that is traditionally prepared by mothers-in-law for their daughters-in-law. Here are seven desserts that can be included in a Sargi Thali. Have a look!


Kheer is a classic Indian dessert made with rice, milk, and sugar, and flavoured with cardamom and saffron. Name an occasion and kheer will always crawl its way into the festivities. This special dessert is a common and beloved addition to Sargi Thali.


Seviyan is a traditional sweet dish made with roasted vermicelli cooked in milk, sugar, flavoured with cardamom, and garnished with nuts. It's a quick and delicious dessert. As per Karwa Chauth rituals, seviyan is a must-have dessert in the traditional Sargi thali.

Gulab Jamun

Who doesn’t love Gulab Jamun? These are deep-fried milk-based dumplings soaked in sugar syrup and enjoyed hot as well as cold. This popular sweet treat can be included in a Sargi Thali. They are soft, spongy, and incredibly sweet. 


Phirni is yet another traditional Indian dessert enjoyed at festivals, especially on Karwa Chauth. It is basically a creamy rice pudding made with ground rice, milk, and sugar. It's often flavoured with cardamom or saffron and garnished with nuts.


Jalebi is a deep-fried-shaped sweet made from a fermented batter soaked in sugar syrup. Its taste is as rich as its history. Jalebi is crispy on the outside and syrupy on the inside, providing a delightful contrast. You can have it in sargi thali without any doubt. 


As per some legends, Malpua is one of the oldest desserts in India. It is a sweet pancake or fritter made from flour and semolina, soaked in sugar syrup. They can be flavoured with cardamom and saffron and are often served warm. Drop a spoonful of rabri over it and enjoy!


Rasgulla is a popular Bengali sweet made from fresh chhena and a form of paneer and sugar syrup. These soft, spongy cheese balls are a delightful addition to any dessert platter. If you are a rasgulla lover, why don’t you have it the Sargi thali?