Top 10 Desserts That You Must Try In Ludhiana

March 19, 2024

Renowned for the apparel industry, the Manchester of India “Ludhiana” is famous for its culinary offerings. Although Punjabi delicacies mainly include Sarso Ka Saag and Makki Di Roti, Chhole Bhature, Gobhi Shalgam, and Amritsar Kulcha, the Punjabi culture never fails to disappoint in desserts. After lunch or dinner, you can indulge in the delicious, sweet, and soft Ludhiana-special desserts and taste the deliciousness of this Punjabi city. A few of them, like Besan Ki Barfi, Panjiri, and Lauki ka Halwa can’t be missed. If you are also planning a trip to Ludhiana, check out our top 10 Ludhiana famous sweets you should taste in the city. 

1. Panjiri


A popular North Indian dessert, Panjiri is widely prepared during Krishna Janmashtami. The dish isn’t just delicious but is full of healthy nutrients. In fact, it’s recommended for mothers in their postpartum journey. The deliciousness of the dry fruits and a whole range of nutrients make Panjiri a must-have Ludhianvi dessert. The recipe is quite simple. You must roast the wheat flour and add all your favourite dry fruits. Keep stirring the wheat flour until it doesn’t taste raw. Add ghee, powdered sugar, and nuts to the mixture and keep stirring. There you go! You can also roast coconut and add it to the mixture. 

2. Gur Paare

Gur Paare

No Punjabi wedding is complete without Gur Paare. This traditional Ludhiana special dessert is easy to make and is kids’ and adults’ favourite. You can also try this recipe for your next special occasion. For Gur Paare, you must prepare a soft dough of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ghee. Shape them however you like and fry them until they turn slightly golden brown. Coat these doughs with jaggery syrup, and your Gur Paara is ready to be served. Happy eating!

3. Boondi Ladoo

Motichur Laddoo

Boondi Ladoo is another traditional Ludhianvi dessert that’s prepared in large amounts during special occasions, like Ganesh Puja and Diwali. The rich flavours of this Punjabi sweet made it popular across different states in India. Today, Boondi Ladoo is prepared in every household. They taste amazing in Ludhiana. Boondi, gram flour, is mixed with sugar syrup and shaped into balls. Many nuts and other ingredients are added to the recipe to give it a good taste. 

4. Roasted Chana Barfi

Roasted Chana Barfi

Roasted Chana Barfi is perfect for wedding boxes and casual eating. The dessert tastes delicious, with so many flavours melting in your mouth as you take the first bite. It is loaded with many dry fruits, thus giving it a high nutritional value. The recipe is prepared in Pure Desi Ghee and is made to last for several days, up to months, if stored in a refrigerator. 

5. Atte Da Halwa

Atte Da Halwa

The super delicious and incredibly healthy Atte da Halwa is made on all auspicious occasions and is fed to children who tend to fall sick often. This Punjabi dessert contains butter, Atta, flour, sugar, and nuts for garnishing. Atte Da Halwa is prepared by roasting flour and adding sugar syrup with cardamom into the saucepan. It’s stirred until the flour turns golden brown. Once you get a thick consistency, garnish it with your favourite nuts, and serve hot. 

6. Ras Di Kheer

Ras Di Kheer

Made of sugarcane juice and rice, this rice pudding marks the beginning of the harvest season in Punjab. Ras Di Kheer is quite famous in Ludhiana. Thanks to its high nutritious value, soft texture, and sweet taste. Although it’s usually prepared during the harvest season, you can order it on Swiggy in Ludhiana anytime. The kheer is made by cooking sugarcane juice and adding rice to thicken the texture. It doesn’t require many ingredients, but when slow-cooked, Ras Di Kheer will melt deliciously in your mouth. 

7. Lassi


The most refreshing, delicious, and sweet glass of Lassi completes meals in Punjab. Ludhiana has many eateries and restaurants serving a huge glass of Lassi. A perfect way to deal with the hot scorching weather of Ludhiana, one glass of Lassi will be enough to feel refreshing. The drink comes in many variations but is mostly blended yoghurt mixed with milk or water and garnished with dry fruits and rose petals. There’s also a salty version of Lassi. Served in big glasses, you must have Lassi after you are done with the meals. The sweet flavours of the seasoned yoghurt taste delicious. 

8. Lauki Halwa

Lauki Halwa

Lauki Halwa is a famous Ludhianvi dish prepared from Lauki, also called doodhi. The dessert is mostly prepared on special occasions, like weddings, birthdays, and festivals. The dessert is so delicious that many states have shared their own versions of Lauki Halwa with unique ingredients. Rajasthani Lauki Halwa is also quite popular. If you visit Ludhiana, do not miss out on the special Lauki Halwa here. This will surely satisfy your taste buds.

9. Meetha Puda

Meetha Puda

Punjab has launched its own versions of pancakes, and they are super delicious. This pan-fried dessert, also called Meetha Puda, can be made soft, crispy, or any way you like. You can also serve them for breakfast to your kids. Pour some Nutella or jam on top to make it sweeter. The best part is these Punjabi pancakes are made of Atta, making them a whole lot more delicious and healthy. 

10. Besan Ki Barfi

Last on our list of famous sweets in Ludhiana is Besan Ki Barfi. This popular North Indian sweet is made mostly on special occasions and festivals. The nutty and sweet flavours of this delicious recipe make it kids’ and adults’ favorite. It’s also a staple dessert in Ludhiana. It has a fairly simple recipe. The ingredients used in Besan Ki Barfi include Besan, sugar, butter, and cardamom. For garnishing, you can use rose petals and pistachios.

Bottom Line

That was the list of the best sweets in Ludhiana you should absolutely taste on your trip to the city. As you can see, most of these desserts are not just delicious but super healthy and loaded with plenty of nuts. You can order these desserts near you on Swiggy. 

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