The charm of festivals illuminates India with its glimmer and gleam, and amazes all with its immense joy and elation. India being a spiritual landpiece, hosts back to back festivals and each comes with different significance.
In such wonderful festivals, sweets play an imperative role. Mouth-watering sweets and Indian festivals are always synonymous. Without savoring yummy sweets, you can’t completely sink into the spirits of jubilation. Just a single bite of an exotic, captivating and aromatic Indian dessert soars your craving to desire more. Hardly any festival in India could be imagined without desserts.
Here are some popular Indian sweets that you will always enjoy, adding delight to your festivals:
Who does not like tasty and smooth gulab jamuns? An imperative part of Indian festivals, Gulab Jamun is a traditional Indian sweet and must-add on any platter. Also known as Indian donuts, Gulab Jamun are small dumplings that consist of condensed milk and sugar and are deep-fried. The sugary Indian dessert is then decked with small pieces of dried fruits and soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup.
You can’t envisage an Indian celebration at which lip-smacking laddoos are not present. Boondi ke laddoo, motichoor ke laddoo and besan ke laddoo are some of the most popular varieties of laddoo. The ball-shaped sweets are prepared with an assortment of ingredients ; ground coconut, gram flour, chickpea flour, etc. The batter is prepared into a thick paste and then rolled into balls with moist hands.
Jalebis are one of the most delectable sweets to relish during any festive season. These orange colored, sugar-dipped, crispy jalebis are simply amazing. The intensely sweet dessert is an all-time favorite of many. The batter of jalebis are made of wheat flour, curd, baking powder, which is passed into hot oil in a round shape and then soaked in cardamom syrup.
Rasmalai is an intoxicatingly fragrant sweet, which has its roots in West Bengal and enjoyed in many parts of India. The popular Indian sweet is prepared by immersing partly flattened sweet balls of cottage cheese in sweet milk and cream. The milk is flavored with pistachios, rose water or saffron.
Kulfi is the Indian version of ice-cream. With its mild cardamom flavor and oh-so-milky taste, it will surely hook your taste buds. Kulfi is a frozen Indian sweet that is prepared with thickened milk and garnished with finely sliced pistachio and almonds.
In plain language, barfi is like a sweet cake that is made of milk and sugar. Umpteen varieties of barfi are available in the market depending on the ingredients. Plain barfi is thickened milk, prepared with sugar and then cut into cube shapes. Kaju barfi, moong barfi, anjir barfi, mixed barfi, coconut barfi, chocolate barfi, are some of the most preferred types of this amazing Indian sweet.
Though some of these treats can unbalance your diet chart, you can still try out a few made with less sugar . Allow your taste buds satisfaction with these tasty sweets.