“I'm not a vegetarian! I'm a dessertarian”, a famous quote of Fernando Pessoa perfectly tells the feelings of Indians. Be it any festival, wedding or party, an Indian meal is incomplete without sweet. Sweets are welcomed in all forms across the subcontinent be it candies, lollies, chocolates or chewing gums. Vegetables, fruit, or nuts which have been glazed and coated with sugar are also a favourite of many. Just like we love eating desserts, we Indians love cooking it too. Sweet dishes are loved in every part of the nation and we have handpicked 8 desserts which will give you the sugar rush. Also, these are totally home-grown, means they have originated in India itself.
Basundi is sweetened dense milk flavoured with saffron and dry fruits and served in a bowl. Wait, Gujarat offers more than just this including Aam ras, shrikhand and Gudd Papdi. Yummy!
Narikol, Assam Delicious white coconut rolled into balls is how one makes Narikol, a delicious sweet. The name itself gives you a nomnom feeling
Rosogulla, West Bengal: Ah, Rosogulla’s! Sweet as sugar and white as snow, it is spongy and soft. There are many other famous delicious desserts from West Bengal like Sitabhog and Mihidana which will give you hunger pangs right away!
Balushahi, Uttar Pradesh: The radial deep fried goodness of Balushahi is made with flour and later soaked in sugar syrup. The other famous desserts from UP include Petha, Thuggu ke laddoo and Paan ki Gilori. Save that saliva in your mouth!
Ghevar, Rajasthan: Ghevar, the disc-shaped sweet is traditionally connected to the Teej festival. Plain, mawa or malai Ghevars- all are toothsome. The desert state gives many other desserts like Milk cake and Mawa Misri. Is your stomach grunting yet?
. Illayapam, Kerela: Illayapam, is light but delicious dessert which is steamed in banana leave. More desserts are amazing in Kerala too like Kozhikodan halwa and Unniyaappams. That sweet tooth!
Modak, Maharashtra: Who doesn’t know about the favourite sweet of Lord Ganesha? More amazing desserts from this state are Pooran Poli, Kataachi Amti and Santra Barfi.
Pinni, Punjab: Balle balle, give some way to Punjab-di-Pinniya. It’s made with desi ghee, jaggery and almonds and is a winter speciality. Loose form of it is called Panjeeri which is pretty delicious too. Kyuki khaane waalo ko toh khaane ka bahana chahiye!