Known for its rich heritage and diverse culture, India is known for its flavourful and tasty cuisine. From sweet to spicy to savory, you’ll find something that fits your taste buds. And when it comes to Indian sweets, no one can beat the mouthwatering variety of dishes made using various ingredients. We Indians surely have a sweet tooth, be it any festival you’ll definitely find a variety of sweets either being cooked or bought home by guests. No meal of us Indians is complete without a yummy dessert, such is our love for sweets.
Whenever any sweet lover thinks about sweets, certain names come to our mind. Let’s take a look at some amazing desserts that will definitely make your day amazing and lift up your mood!
1. Gajar Ka Halwa – A Simple Indian Dessert with Carrots
What is it: A tasty pudding prepared by mixing grated carrot with milk and sugar, often garnished with pistachios, almonds, cashew nuts, and raisins.
2. Gulab Jamun – Delicious Indian Milk Balls
What is it: Often known as the Indian donut, it is a ball-shaped sweet, prepared using milk solids (traditionally called khoya). Gulab Jamun is dipped in sugary syrup and often flavored with saffron, rose water, and cardamom for an intense aroma. Besides India, its popularity has spread to other Asian countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, and Nepal.
3. Rabri- a sweet delicacy
The city of Banaras is known for the famous sweet dish Rabri. It is prepared by heating the sweetened milk in a very big kadhai. It consists of dry fruits & kesar. It’s a delicious experience to enjoy a plate full of Rabri sitting on the ghats of the Ganges.
Ladoos are round sweet balls that are rolled by hands. The motichur ladoos are the most popular and are the best-known variety of ladoos. This motichur ladoo has a bright orange color, and most of the time they are in high demand during the ten days celebration of Ganpati. Other varieties of ladoos are baisen ke ladoo, atta, sattu ke ladoo etc.
Rasmalai is the combination of the two words, first Ras means “Juice” & then, Malai means “Cream”. The most famous dessert in the whole northern belt is Rasmalai. Also, this dish can be enjoyed in places like Haridwar, Kanpur, etc. It consists of sugar-white cream with the balls of channa soaked in that cream.
6. Indian Shrikhand: Sweet Greek Yogurt
What is it: A creamy dish prepared from strained yogurt, having cardamom, nuts, and saffron as a garnish. Often eaten chilled as an accompaniment with bread, it is a significant dish of Gujarat and Maharashtra