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Top 12 Traditional Sweets & Desserts of India You Must Try At Least Once in Your Life.

We Indian’s have an extra sweet tooth than any other people in the world. When it comes to having sweet, we don’t think twice and not just at eating sweet, the desserts are offered at places of worship. Indian sweets are far tastier than any sweets in the world.

So here’s the top 12 traditional sweets & desserts of India you must try at least once in your life.

1.Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is a delicious and popular Indian dessert which melts in the mouth. It is usually made up of powdered milk & flour then moulded into balls, deep fried in ghee and dropped into simmering sugar syrup.

Gulab Jamun | © ArtForm Canada / Flickr

2. Rasgulla

Rasgulla is a ball-shaped soft, sponge and delicious desserts made up of milk and dipped in sugar syrup. It is a mouth-watering syrup dessert, which is famous all over India.

3. Mothichoor Ladoo

Mothichoor Ladoo is an often served sweet in India at all occasions like festivals, marriages and at pujas. It is made up of a tiny sweet bhundi’s fried in ghee or oil.  

Mathichoor Ladoo | © Moochi718 / Flickr

4. Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa is a mouth watering sweet dish which is a combination of grated carrot and milk then flavoured with cardamom and also adds cashews, raisins for more delicious taste.

Carrot Halwa | © Sahil /Flickr

 5. Karadant

Karadant is a king of all sweets because of its nutritional quality. Karadant is a famous sweet in south India. It is made up full of top quality dry fruits & natural ghee, edible gum, jaggery which are known as a house of vitamin and protein.

Karadant | © Amingad Karadant Online Store / Buy Now


 6. Shrikand

Shrikand is a delicious Indian dessert which of made up by a hung curd/ yoghurt and sugar. This is traditional sweet of Gujarat and Maharashtra but it is famous in all over India. 

Shrikand | © Nivedhanam / Flickr

7. Kaju Barfi

Kaju Barfi is one of the most popular sweet of India which is used at all special occasions and festivals and it is also called as kaju katli. It is made up of cashew nut and milk and topped by silver leaf.

Kaju Katli or Barfi | © EatWell / Flickr

8. Mysore Pak

The sweet that originated in the royal kitchen of Mysore Palace during the regime of Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV by a cook, from then Mysore pak has been a famous sweet of South Indian made using gram flour (besan), sugar and ghee. Mysore pak is cut in rectangular shapes for consuming.

Mysore Pak

9. Payasm

Payasam is an authentic South Indian recipe; it is made using milk, vermicelli or rice and dry fruits and is eaten at various special occasions like festivals and pujas.

Payasm | © Anubhavati / Flickr

10. Soan Papdi

Soan papdi or patisa is a popular Indian dessert. Soan papdi is made up of flour, sugar, milk and ghee. It is usually cube-shaped or served as flakes, and has a crisp and flaky texture.

Soan Papdi | © Shyams / Flickr

11. Jalebi

Jalebi is crisp, crunchy, syrupy and juicy all in one tasty sweet, which is in orange colour. It is made up of deep-frying maida flour in a circular design & soaked in sugar syrup.


12. Rasmalai

Rasmalai is delicious mouth-watering sweet which is loved by almost all Indians. It is a Soft spongy chenna or coagulated milk cakes floating in sweet milky syrup.

Rasmalai | © Chandan Paul / Flickr




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