Delectable and colorful sweets for your taste buds...
There are so many delicious varieties of Indian sweets that are mostly prepared in Indian households, especially during festivals. Let's take a look at the top 11 most popular sweets relished by Indians.
Gulab jamuns are small dough balls deep-fried and then dropped into glistening sugar syrup, while they're still hot. They're soft, juicy, and sweet. They are usually served with a little syrup.
Rasgulla is a Bengali sweet prepared by coagulating milk. The round balls are immersed in sugar syrup resulting in spongy, sweet, irresistible balls.
This melt-in-your-mouth Indian sweet is popularly made, bought and gifted to loved ones during the Diwali season. Prepared from cashew nut powder and sugar syrup, it's mostly cut into thin diamond-shaped slices and blanketed with edible silver leaf.
Karanjee is a crispy, fried, dumpling that's stuffed with desiccated coconut and sugar. The outside is crunchy, while the inner filling is soft, sweet and delicious.
Gajar Ka Halwa
Gajar ka halwa is a dessert made from grated carrots, milk, condensed milk, ghee, sugar and dry fruits. Cardamoms are also added to flavour this dessert.
Laddoos are sweet balls made from a variety of ingredients. The most popular laddoo variety is the motichoor laddoo, which is prepared using gram flour. Besan laddoos, Coconut laddoos, til (sesame) laddoos, rava (semolina) etc. are some other favourite laddoo variants.
Jalebis are pretzel-like Indian sweets that are first fried in oil and then soaked in sugar syrup. Warm, crispy and sweet, they are simply delicious. They are also popularly eaten with rabdi (sweet custard).
Modak is traditionally prepared during Ganesh Chaturti. It's a type of steamed dumpling prepared using rice and stuffed with a sweet coconut-jaggery filling.
Kaju-pista rolls are a variant of the kaju katli. It's made using cashew powder, sugar syrup and pistachio powder. It's covered with edible silver leaf.
Barfi is a milk-based Indian dessert that comes in a large number of variations, depending on the ingredient added to the milk base. It's like a dense, sweet fudge.
Boondi bear semblance to caviar pearls. They are sweet, tiny, orange to yellow beads. Prepared from chickpea flour, they are also soaked in sugar syrup.
Indian sweets are always a part of Indian festivities and joyous occasions! Families in India enjoy making them together during festivals. Do try them!