Rajasthani Desserts That Are Sheer Indulgence
Image Credit: Mawa Kachori-

Rajasthan has always been known for it’s love extra spicy and extra sweet desserts. Mostly made with ghee (clarified butter), mawa (milk cheese), sugar syrup, nuts, cardamom and more, then desserts from the royal state are pure indulgence and absolutely sinful. 

This specially crafted menu, led by Chef Gaurav Misra, will offer you some authentic Rajasthani delicacies with a fresh twist. Whether you have a strong sweet tooth or prefer mildly sweetened desserts, this menu is sure to have a light, fresh, and delicious dessert that you would love!

Chef Gaurav Misra, Executive Chef, DoubleTree by Hilton Jaipur Amer, adds “Bringing people the feeling of comfort and warmth through food is what I truly love doing. Rajasthani sweets portrays the spirit of resilience and imagination of a people in the face of adversity, thanks to the demands of desert land, harsh climate, and a war-torn past. Delicious sweet delicacies which boast of its royal tradition and culture, and which always ensures offering great meal experiences. Desi ghee is a required ingredient in most Rajasthani delicacies and provides a rich flavour to them. These dishes will undoubtedly satisfy your sweet tooth, and I bet you won't be able to read them without being tempted to try them,”

Doodhiya Kheech

Rajasthan special food doodhiya kheech made with whole wheat, milk, sugar and dry fruits. This rich sweet dish will keep you hooked to it till the last bite. The recipe is popularly made on Akshay Tritiya.

Preparation time: 30min                    Serving portion: 04


    ½ cup whole wheat, hulled and broken 

    ¼ cup sugar 

    3 cups milk 

    ½ tsp cardamom powder (elaichi) 

    A few Saffron (Kesar) strands 

    Chopped almonds, for garnishing 

    Few raisins, for garnishing

    Chopped Pistachios, for garnishing


    Wash and soak the wheat in water overnight. 

    Drain excess water and grind the wheat to a coarse paste without adding water. 

    Pressure cook the wheat with a cup of milk and ½ cup of water till the wheat is cooked. 

    Heat the remaining 2 cups of milk, sugar and saffron in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the milk is reduced to half, while stirring occasionally. 

    Now add the cooked wheat, cardamom powder, chopped almonds and raisins to the reduced milk and mix well. 

    Garnishing with chopped almonds, pistachios and raisins. 

    Serve hot with ghee. 

Chef’s Tip:

  • You can serve this dish hot or cold. 
  • Keep on stirring the milk before and after adding wheat otherwise it would stick to the container. 
  • You can add sugar according to sweetness required.  

Jodhpur Mawa kachori

Festivals are all about happiness and harmony, but food simply adds soul to your celebrations. Especially, in India festivals are incomplete without sweets. The most interesting part of any festival is the spirit of togetherness and this can be felt with the preparation of delicacies. One such delight is Mawa kachori, which is a traditional specialty of Jodhpur. This royal delight makes for a perfect dessert delicacy.

Preparation time: 60min                    serving portion: 12pcs


For shell 

    500 gm all-purpose flour

    200 ml water

    200 gm khoya

    Sugar Syrup for dipping

    500 ml water

    1 kilograms sugar

    1 pinch saffron

    For Garnishing

    15 gm peeled pistachios

    15 gm peeled almonds

    For The Main Dish frying

    500 gm ghee


    Make a dough with all purpose flour, ghee and water and rest for 30 minutes.

    Divide into balls and stuff centre with mawa, and flatten to make discs.

    Fry in ghee till golden brown. Make sugar syrup by heating water and sugar till the sugar dissolves completely.

    Just before serving dip the fried Kachoris in sugar syrup and garnish with chopped nuts.