Since India is known for its rich culture, tradition and most of its rituals. An Ancient country with several of mythology and stories. In India, there is the number of festivals and events happening almost every month. Some of them are Diwali, Dussehra, Holi and several others.
Every festival without sweets and rituals is incomplete. The better way to know about Indian is to join their festivals, celebrates with them. You will definitely like it and found some amazing things that will capture your heart for forever.
Top Indian Sweets And Desserts
Indian Festivals are never forgetting memories and Indian traditional sweets make it sweeter than ever. Here we mentioned some top Indian sweets and desserts which have an important place in Indian festivals and rituals. Indian festivals are known for its full enjoyment, passion, togetherness, distributing sweets and desserts to our relatives and neighbors etc.
Laddus are famous all over India. A ball-shaped sweet generally made with Beson (Gram Flour) with Sugar. It consumes all over India during festivals and events and even in normal days. For any celebration, Laddus are compulsory to eat.
There are many types of Laddu such as besan laddus, semolina or rava laddus, coconut laddus, groundnut laddus, motichoor laddu, boondi laddus etc.
Laddus are prepared for every family function and religious events and also it is distributed by Hindu Temples all over India as Prasadam.
Main Ingredients – Besan (common gram flour), Sugar, Ghee. Different composition for each type of laddus.
2) Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is popular sweets from Indian subcontinents mainly India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Myanmar. It is not only popular in India but also famous internationally.
It is made with Khoya, ghee, sugar, saffron, wheat flour, cardamom and many other ingredients. A solid but soft balled shaped, fluffy, mouthwatering sweets consumed during the festive seasons in India and abroad.
Ball-shaped khoya deep fried in Ghee and poured into the sugar syrup for some time which makes it fluffy and mouthwatering.
Main Ingredients – Khoya, Ghee, Cashew, Sugar, cardamom, wheat flour, saffron and other ingredients for adding flavors.
3) Ras Malai
Ras Malai is north Indian sweets widely consumed during the festive season as well as wedding, birth and any other ceremony you know.
It is made with paneer, cream and sugar but adding some ingredients increase its taste. Cardamom and saffron flavored paneer balls are poured into milk cream and served chill with a topping of dry fruits.
Like Rasgulla and Gulab Jamun, it is also the fluffy, syrupy, mouthwatering and of course soft consumed heavily on every occasion in India mainly Diwali, Holi and Weddings.
Main Ingredients – Paneer, Cream, Sugar, cashew, saffron and other ingredients for adding flavors.
Rasgulla is also known as the “King of All Indian Sweets”. A sphere-shaped Bengali Sweets generally made with Chhena and Sugar including several other ingredients to increase its deliciousness.
It is a round shaped, milky white, very soft, syrupy, mouthwatering sweets popular all over India and prepared during all festivals or events such as the wedding, birth, Diwali, Holi etc.
RasGulla is originated from Bengal and spread all over India. You should try it once if you never tried it. After making the round shaped ball with chhena, it is soaked in the sugar syrup for a while. it gives syrupy and mouthwatering texture. The best way to taste the rasgullas when they are chilled.
Main Ingredients – Chhena, Sugar, flavors according to the variation of Rasgulla such as rosewater, mango, saffron, jaggery etc.
5) Kaju Katli (Cashew Burfi)
Kaju Katli is another famous India sweet also known as Kaju Barfi, Kaju Katari etc. It is widely distributed during the festive season to the relatives and neighbors.
It is generally made with milk, sugar, cashew nut powder but also adding some flavors according to its variations and taste. Cashew Burfi is made with thickening milk with sugar, cashew powder and other ingredients. Often it is covered with silver foil.
Main Ingredients – Cashew Powder, Milk, Sugar and other ingredients for adding flavors.
6) Jalebi (India’s National Sweet)
Jalebi is one of the highly consuming cuisines in India. In India, It is widely consumed as breakfast. Jalebi is not only famous in India but also famous in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and other middle east countries. It is highly consumed during Diwali and Ramadan.
It is made with wheat flour (maida) and sugar by deep frying maida flour batter into the circular shape and then soaked into the sugar syrup. Jalebi is also known as Zulbia, are served hot make which makes it more delicious.
Jalebi is served during the festive season as well as breakfast in India. Rose water and Kewra water are also mixed with it to increase its taste. Several of others ingredients are also used according to its variation and taste.
Main Ingredients – Wheat flour (maida), Sugar, Saffron, Ghee and other ingredients for adding flavors.
Gujia is sweet dish belong to North India notably Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan. But it is famous also in South India as well.
The main ingredients we need to make it are khoya, maida, sugar, ghee, dry fruits etc. The composition of ingredients changes according to the variation and flavor of Gujia.
Gujia is the famous cuisine in North India on the festival of Holi and Chhath Puja. It is prepared almost in every family during these festivals. In South India, Khoya filling is replaced by shredded coconut.
Main Ingredients – Khoya, Maida, Sugar, Cardamom, Saffron, Ghee etc. Ingredients are changed according to the variation and flavor of Gujia.
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