Sweet Treats of India That Often Go Unnoticed But Are Worth A Try!
No meal is incomplete without a dessert and no dessert is complete with a bunch of sweets at the same time. India is a home to a sheer number of sinful sweets from each state which justifies its culture. Whether its malayio from UP or Mysore Park from Karnataka, we Indians cannot settle with just one option.
Here are some Indian sweets which are equally luscious but go unnoticed.
Sattu Ke Laddoo
Coming from Bihar, Sattu is a flour consisting of a mixture of ground pulses and cereals which is great for health. One just needs the sattu flour, jaggery and loads of ghee and there you have an explosion of flavors in a matter of time.
Gajak is a quite famous dessert originating from Madhya Pradesh. Commonly consumed during the winters, Gajak is a dry sweet made from sesame seeds, groundnuts and jaggery. The best part about this dessert is that it can be stored for months.
Using a Century old recipe, Suterfeni requires high expertise. Flaky, threadable rice flour is roasted in ghee to be later mixed in melted sugar. Seasoned with elaichi and garnished with almonds and pistachios, this Gujarati Mithai is a wonder in itself.
Karvas is a traditional milk pudding with full cream milk and cow’s colostrum. Its texture is soul-satisfying and tastes mind-blowing. . Masked by the popularity of other dishes, this Maharashtrian delicacy is a favorite of many.
This sweet treat is not for all the calorie cautious freaks. Deep fried layered dough dumped in a pool of sugar syrup will land you in a scene unimaginable. Preferred by all but originated from Bihar, this mithai is best paired with piping hot samosas and a hot cup of chai. Awesome Threesome!
Coming from Madhya Pradesh, a royal version of our favorite gulab jamun , these deep fried sugary balls are filled with dry fruits like pistachios, almonds and cardamom.
Qubani ka Meetha
Synonymous to Andhra Pradesh, Qubani ka Meetha is made of apricots. Qubani in Urdu means Apricots and is quite famous in the Hyderabadi Cuisine. Prepared with boiling the apricots with sugar until it has a thick consistency and garnished with cream and, almonds and dry apricots, this dish is fit for a king.
Made with a handful of guavas, this healthy Goan cheese can give you best of both worlds. It can be eaten for breakfast on toast when it is not fully cooked or as a dessert when fully cooked. This dessert has a nice brown hue and is unimaginably soft.
Assamese are not only fond of their ‘maach’ but they also have a sweet tooth. Narikol consists of dried coconuts with sugar rolled out in balls. These handy balls have the perfect amount of sweetness and one can gauge on them without worrying about the calories.
Winters are Bengali’s favorite season and what would winters in Bengal be without all the sweet pithe. Apart from Sondesh, Patishapta is a popular Bengali dessert. Thin crepes made with refined flour, rice flour, and semolina with a stuffing of coconut and jaggery is a mild sugary sweet and we promise you will not be able to settle with just one!
Chak Hao Kheer
This “healthy” version of kheer is rich in protein, iron, fiber and contains the highest amount of antioxidants. Chak Hao is one of popular desserts in Manipur and it is made of black rice, sugar and milk.
Hailing from the hills of Jammu and Kashmir, Shufta is a mixture of various dry fruits and spices coated in a bed of sugar syrup. Initially the dry fruits are soaked in water and once soaked, are added to ghee with spices and sugar. The nutrition of the fruits and less added sugar will leave you wanting for more.
Specialty of Uttarakhand, Bal Mithai has a chocolate-y fudge like texture made with roasted khoya, mixed with cane sugar and coated with sugar balls. The crunchy-chewy texture makes sure that you don’t stop at one.
Hailing from the Land of Maharajas, Dilkushar is a soft, chewy delectable dessert made with coarsely ground gram flour(besan). Apart from besan, it is made with khoya, cardamom powder, sugar, milk, almonds and dollops of ghee. Also known as Mohanthal, this mithai is bound to make you fall for it.
Tell us your favorite mithai and add these to your sweet- list for yet another dessert crawl.