Indian food is world renowned, specially for its desserts, spices etc. There is a diverse range in Indian cuisines, Punjabi, Gujarati, Rajasthani to name a few. But there is one common element in every meal platter, that is a Sweet Desserts. There is a wide range of sumptuous mouth-watering desserts made in India. Here, we present to you, 10 of the best Indian sweet dishes / Desserts you must try.
Gulab Jamun is a favorite Indian dessert for many folks. in parties, weddings and even in Indian thalis, gulab jamun happens to be one of the desserts served after the meals. gulab jamun is usually made up of powdered milk, a pinch of all-purpose flour (optional), baking powder and clarified butter (ghee); needed to form a dough, moulded into balls, deep-fried and dropped into simmering sugar syrup.
Gajjar ka Halwa
Gajar ka halwa is a sweet dessert pudding. Grated Carrot, milk, sugar and nuts are stirred and cooked together; it is also one of the popular Indian dishes and is delight in winter season.
Kaju Katli is a rich and very popular sweet that you can gift for your friends and relatives during any festive occasion. It is made with grinded cashew nuts, sugar, water and melted ghee.
Shahi Tukra (Indian Bread Pudding) is a pieces of fried bread slathered with a thick mixture of milk and nuts. It is also popular in festive occasion and for large parties.
Phirni, also known as “Indian rice pudding”, which has been set in a shallow earthen dish. Strands of saffron and chopped almonds and pistachios have been used for garnishing.
Kheer is a rice pudding from the cuisine of the Indian Subcontinent, made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios or almonds.
Jalebi is a popular sweet from the indian cuisine. to make jalebi, first the flour batter is fermented. then later, the batter is poured in a spiral shape in hot oil and deep-fried. then these fried spirals are soaked in sugar syrup for a few minutes and then served.
Modak is a delicious sweet steamed rice dumpling filled with coconut and nuts. It is also vegan and gluten-free. This is a very popular sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi festival which is a celebration in western and south India.
Rasmalai is also popular during wedding and festive occasion.The milk is first boiled and then curdled by adding lemon juice or vinegar. Small balls are then made and dropped in boiling sugar syrup till cooked. The rasmalai balls are finally dipped in thickened milk and chilled before serving.
Kulfi is undoubtedly India’s best sweet dessert on a stick. A rich frozen dessert that is made with reduced full fat milk and flavoured with either cardamom or saffron. Milk is slow cooked on low flame over a long period with constant stirring till it reduces to one-third of its original quantity. The reduced milk is slightly thick rabri with bits of malai or top of milk.
Apart from the above mentioned dishes, there are many other dishes you should try like motichoor laddu, Rasgullah, Lassi, Ghevar, kalakand etc.