Saawan ka Mahina implies Teej and Teej implies the smell of Henna and delicious desserts filling Indian households. Hariyali Teej is celebrated to commemorate the divine union of Lord Shiva and Parvati. To mark this occasion married women keep vrat or fast and worship and worship Goddess Parvati for the long life of their husbands. Be it any festival, Indians just can’t imagine celebrating it without gorging on delicious desserts. So, here are five scrumptious desserts that you can make at home on Teej. 

1. Gujiya

Widely prepared and savoured in Northern and Western India, Gujiya is a must-have sweet during various Indian festivals. With a crispy exterior and a delicious interior of khoya and dry fruits, Gujiya is deep-fried in hot oil until it is golden brown. 

2. Coconut Laddo

Made with just two ingredients, Coconut Laddo is every Indian's go-to mithai with less time and effort during festivals. Desiccated coconut and sugar are cooked in milk or water and are garnished with dry fruits and raisins. These melt-in-mouth laddoos are popular in most tropical regions of the country and are widely served during various festivals. 

3. Rabri

A must-have during Teej, Rabri is made with three ingredients. Milk is boiled to reduce it to half and is amped up by adding khoya and sugar. The mixture is then garnished with dry fruits and raisins and is served either hot or cold. 

4. Besan Barfi 

Scriptures have it that every fast should be broken with something made with gram flour. And what’s better than breaking your Teej fast with Besan ki Barfi? This fudgy dessert is made with gram flour and flour and is also gluten-free. 

5. Malpua

A mandatory delicacy of most Indian festivals, Malpua is made with maida, khoya and mawa. Quite popular in the Northern states of India, this dessert is a pancake soaked in sugar syrup usually served with a dollop of rabri on top. 

Like all the other festivals, Teej is celebrated lavishly with delicious food, pomp and show. Try these five dishes at home to end your Teej vrat on a sweet note.