Calorie count of Popular Indian Desserts

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 11, 2015

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Desserts are a favorable treat in any Indian household. But, have you ever thought about the number of calories that each has? Let's take a look.
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    Yummy Desserts

    You don’t need a reason to eat desserts and it does not matter what the occasion is or what time of the year it is; it is all about treating yourself with food that makes you feel like you are in heaven. Did you know how many calories your favourite desserts have? Well, here is the calorie count of the most loved Indian desserts. Image Courtesy:images.idiva.com

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    Gulab Jamun

    This old delight is prepared with Khoya. Ingredients used for making gulab jamun include: khoya, refined flour or soojee, sugar, water, milk, green cardamom and ghee. Calorie count: Two gulab jamuns have about 387 calories. Image Courtesy:www.mintleaves.

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    Gajar ka Halwa

    It is one of the most popular Indian desserts though it is most commonly prepared in winter. The ingredients in gajar ka halwa include carrots, milk, cardamoms, ghee, sugar, raisins, almonds and chopped dates. Calorie count: One piece has about 100 calories. Image Courtesy:www.milkmaid.in

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    Modak

    Modak is a sweet flour dumpling which is steamed to perfection to make a yummy dessert. It is one of the famous desserts which is prepared during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Ingredients: rice, sugar, coconut, butter, raisins, saffron, salt and water. Calorie count: 186.5 per serving. Image Courtesy:erecipeguide.com

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    Kulfi

    This popular frozen dessert is rich, dense, creamy and yummy in taste. The best thing about this dessert is that it’s very simple to prepare. Ingredients of kulfi include: milk, saffron, cardamom and pistachio nuts. Calorie Count: 221.2 per serving. Image Courtesy:wordpress.com

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    Phirni

    Another wonderful Indian dessert is Phirni. It is quite popular in Punjabi households and is traditionally served in earthenware known as shikoras. The ingredients include: Saffron strands, milk, rice, sugar and chopped almonds. Calorie Count: 197 calories per serving. ( serving size 188.5g).Image Courtesy:erecipeguide.com

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    Shahi Tukda

    The recipe of this dessert is believed to have been invented in the nineteenth century as part of Mughal cuisines. Ingredients: Refined oil, bread slices, milk, sugar, raisins and cashewnuts. Calorie count: one serving of shahi tukda contains 169 calories. Image Courtesy:wordpress.com

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    Kaju ki Barfi

    Kaju ki barfi is loved by all! This sweet dessert is also known as kaju katli. The ingredients of kaju katli include: powdered cashews, sugar, milk and water. Calorie count: One piece has about 58 calories. Image Courtesy: www.shopping.karachibakery

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