Indian sweets have a worldwide reputation for being iconic. India is home to a wide variety of delectable sweets that are an important part of every Indian celebration. Although the most common sweets in the country are gulab jamuns, rasgullas, and kaju katlis, there are many special sweet gems that are still unknown to most. So, if you have a sweet tooth, indulge in these one-of-a-kind delicacies as a tasty way to finish your dinner!
These sweet balls can be seen at every Indian celebration. They’re made of milk, deep-fried, and eaten with a sweet syrup. The simplest way to produce these balls at home is to use Gulab Jamun packets. Nothing beats a small bowl of warm Gulab jamun to end a chilly winter day in my opinion.
On the list, this is almost everyone’s favourite. Not boring you with the specifics, but Rasmalai is curd cheese soaked in clotted cream. It might not sound appealing, but I assure you that it is. These treats remind me of summer because they are cool and fluffy.
Rabdi is milk that has been sweetened and thickened with layers of cream. Spices and nuts, as usual, can be used to add flavour. When eaten with loved ones, Rabdi somehow tastes better.
Jalebi are light orange sugary rings that have the perfect sugar rush. This delicacy is rendered by deep frying wheat flour and soaking it in sugar syrup, resulting in a chewy, sweet delicacy that is consumed in many parts of Asia and Africa.
Though rice is the most common, wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli may also be used. Cardamom, raisins, saffron, and nuts may be added to the rice after it has been immersed in milk. Try this recipe if you want to make some at home.
Shrikhand is a kind of yoghurt that is sometimes coloured yellow by saffron and is another dairy-based sweet. It can be served as a side dish with bread or as a dessert of its own.
Kulfi is often referred to as “Indian ice cream” in some regions, but it is distinct in its own right. Kulfi is creamier and denser than ice cream though it isn’t whipped. Pistachio, rose, saffron, or strawberry are some of the classic flavours to try.
Mysore Pak got its name from the city of Mysore in India, and it simply means “sweet.” The main ingredients are ghee (clarified butter) and sugar. What’s not to like with fat and sugar?
Gajar ka Halwa
If you took a bite, you’d never guess this sweet was made of carrots, which explains its bright orange hue. You can pretend it’s safe when eating this halwa because it’s made with carrots, a vegetable, among other items.
They’re made of coconut and dried fruit. Chickpea rice, wheat semolina, and cream ladoos are some of the variations. Most of us make it a point to pick up those golden yellow ladoos loaded with nuts any time we visit the temple.