Popular sweets of India

Indians have been fond of sweets since ages. Not a single celebration in India is complete without having a bite of sweet. In fact, most Indian believes that with sweetness comes auspiciousness and everything around goes good with a touch of sweet.

In fact, not only sweets but Indians are also fond of desserts like Kulfi and that too they love to eat in the chilled winter of December. There are various sweets available in every parts of India and each has a unique taste. Here are some popular ones.

Gulab Jamun

If you are searching for gulab jamun recipe in Hindi, then you need to know that these are the small round balls of paneer sugar and khoya which are deep fried in ghee and then poured in sugar syrup for a time before serving them hot and dripping. This is the most popular sweet in India and is almost available in every part of the country. Not only that, gulab jamun is equally famous in every corners of the world.


This is an Indian version of deep fried pancake. This one is mainly fried in ghee and then dipped in sugar syrup for some time so that the sweetness seeps in slowly. This one is a very popular sweet for the festivals and if there is any huge occasion, people do serve Malpuas as a dessert. Though the recipe is a bit complicated but one can still try them making at home.

Gajar ka Halwa

When winter steps in, people do crave for this finger licking sweet dish called Gakar ka Halwa. This is the ultimate sweet treat in Indian winter. This one is made from grated carrots, oodles of ghee and sugar. Cashews and cardamoms are also used for garnishing this. People can resist anything but definitely not a bowl full of this.

 Chana Dal Halwa

As the name says, this ine is made by using chana daal paste, ghee and sugar. This is another variation of Halwa and if one is not much fond of Gajar ka Halwa then they can try this. Moong Daal ka Halwa is also very popular and delicious.

Aam Shrikhand with Mango Salad

This is a perfect mix for the Indian summer. Here the things that are mixed together are cream, yogurt, mangoes, saffron, milk and cardamom. One can keep this in a freezer for some time and have it in a summer afternoon. This soothes the mind and the body. This is a very soulful thing in a party as well. You can also keep sliced mangoes with it for garnishing and decorating the drink.

 Shahi Tukda with Pineapple

This one is special from Awadh (presently known as Lucknow) and is made from bread, sugar and condensed milk. Also one uses mild spices and saffron to bring an aromatic twist. Keep some pineapple slices for the garnishing purpose.

 Kaju ki barfi

If you are fond of cashews then this is the one. It is an absolute favourite not only in India but also abroad.

Having a sweet bite a day makes everyone happy.


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