India is a diverse nation, comprising of different cultures that are interweaved yet self-sufficient. In the majority of cultures in the country, a staple meal is incomplete without a sweet dish. Moreover, you name any Indian festival and it is incomplete without sweets. In fact, without a dessert, in the end, no celebration is complete for the Indian breed. While Holi is just around the corner, we have a list of 29 lip-smacking desserts you can recharge your taste buds with.
To give you a tour of the country, we have shortlisted the best of the best desserts. Here is a list of 29 drool-worthy Desserts, one from each state of the country, that would leave you drooling:
1. Andhra Pradesh
Pootha Rekulu – Rice Sheets with ghee and sugar smeared on top.
2. Arunachal Pradesh
Khapse– Fried biscuit that is made from deep frying a sweet dough of flour and oil in different shapes.
Pithas– Rice cakes stuffed with coconut, sugar and milk powder/jaggery.
Laung-Latika– A dough of maida, ghee and milk stuffed with khoa, sugar and cloves.
Dehrori– Small pancakes made from a dough of ground rice (fermented in curd) are deep fried in ghee and left to soak in sugar syrup.
Bebinca– A 16-layered cake (with each layer prepared separately) that is made of eggs, flour, coconut milk, and nutmeg.
Mohanthal– The signature sweet is made from gram flour and sugar, stuffed with saffron and dry fruits. It may be served as a burfi or as a sticky fudge.
Aloo Ka Halwa– It is made of boiled and mashed potatoes and pure ghee which adds to its lip-smacking nature.
9. Himachal Pradesh
Babbroo- They are made using wheat, flour, ghee, and sugar and are very similar to pancakes.
10. Jammu and Kashmir
Shufta– It is made using dry fruits, sugar, and saffron, with an added touch of cinnamon and pepper.
Tilkut– A traditional sweet made sesame seeds, cooked in new jaggery and left to harden.
Mysore Pak– It is made of gram flour with equal portions of sugar and ghee. It is laced with delicate flavors such as saffron or cardamom.
Ilayappam– It is a mouth-watering dessert steaed in banana leaves.
14. Madhya Pradesh
Mawa Bati– It is the richer version of gulab jamuns stuffed with cardomoms and dry fruits.
Modak– It is made up of flour and ghee and stuffed with coconut and jaggery. Also, other delicacies include Pooran Poli, Kataachi Amti and Santra Barfi.
Madhurjan Thongba– Prepare besan dumplings and drop them in thick, sweetened milk along with some fresh coconut.
Pukhlein– The preperation includes mixing of rice flour and jaggery and deep frying the batter in oil.
Koat Pitha- This preparation of this interesting dish includes mixing of banana and rice with jaggery.
Nap Naang– To prepare this delicacy, cook black rice into a sticky pudding with milk and sugar.
Chhena poda- An Indian take on cheesecake, the ingredients include freshly made cottage cheese, sugar, and dry fruits.
Gajar ka Halwa- Cook carrot in milk and roast in ghee and sugar with dry fruits. And, the greatest dessert of the country is the output.
Ghevar– The sweet, is round in shape, is made from flour and milk and set in a mold.
Sel Roti– India’s answer to the American pretzel, fry rings of a rice, sugar, cardamom batter in very hot oil and this delicacy is ready.
24. Tamil Nadu
Pongal- The dish is simply rice and jaggery cooked together.
Sunnundalu– Sunnundalu is simply a combination of black gram with ghee and jaggery.
Awan Bangwi– To prepare this dessert, mix rice, cashews, ghee and raisins. This mixture is then put in cones made of banana leaves after which it is steamed. Something worth trying, oh yeah!
27. Uttar Pradesh
Gujjiya- This sweet treat is a flaky pastry with a filling of khoya (milk solids), coconuts and dry fruits.
Bal Mithai– This taste buds tingling dessert is cooked khoya covered in sugar balls.
29. West Bengal
Rosogulla– This one needs no introduction. A goodness of spongy awesomeness with sugar syrup on the top.
Give your taste buds a treat with these 29 lip-smacking desserts
Craving for some sweet delights already? I’m sure this post has all the ‘sweet-tooth’ maniacs cringing and longing for more. Go and eat something sweet today. Go, just go!