Whether it is the spicy Indian food or the Indian sweets, India is famous for both. Especially, when it comes to Indian sweets, we cannot deny that we have a huge variety of Indian sweets from different parts of India. Be it the Rajasthan or the West Bengal, Bihar or Tamil Nadu, we have something for everyone’s sweet tooth. Indian Sweets are something which is there on every occasion. Be it someone’s wedding or the birth of a kid, be it any cultural event or any Indian festival, or be it the liking for dessert after every meal, Indian sweets are always there. The demand for Indian Sweets is not just limited to India, but people have a huge liking for Indian sweets in different parts of the world. The list of Indian Sweets is long and so is their demand. One cannot keep themselves away from the Indian sweets because of their unique taste. Most of these sweets are prepared using milk, ghee, or other dairy products. Here, we are going to tell you about some of the Indian Sweets, which have huge popularity in different parts of India.
Rabri – This is a dessert from North India and it comes from one of the famous cities of India, Banaras (Varanasi). This sweet is prepared using the milk, Kesar (saffron), and dry fruits. The milk is boiled on low flame until it changes its color to pale yellow or off-white and becomes a bit thick. After that, sugar, cardamom powder, saffron, and dry fruits are added to it, to make the desert Rabri. When served chilled, it tastes awesome. As we already mentioned that it is a North Indian dish, so you will find it in most of the places in North India, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Ladoo – These round balls like sweets are the favorite of most of the Indians. And the funny and interesting fact about this sweet is that you have different types of ladoos available. And all the variety of ladoos are popular in different parts of India. We cannot dedicate this sweet to just one part of India, as it is popular almost everywhere. Out of all the ladoos, the most famous are the motichoor ke laddoo and besan ke laddoo. But you cannot say no to the other types of ladoos also. Like, nariyal ke ladoo, atta ke laddoo, mewa ke laddoo, boondi ke ladoo, sattu ka laddoo, and many more varieties of ladoo. They all are made using different ingredients like besan ke laddoo are prepared using besan (gram flour), nariyal ke ladoo are prepared using coconut, mewa ke ladoo are prepared using dry fruits, and so on. These ladoos also differ in color like besan ke laddoo are yellow whereas motichoor ke laddoo is of orange color. But there is one thing that is common in all these types of ladoos and that is the sweetness of the ladoos. You can easily prepare these ladoos at home also.
Rasgulla – This is one such Indian sweet which is famous from Bengal to the different parts of the world. This sweet dish has its origin in India only in West Bengal. In West Bengal, this sweet is also called Bangla Rasogolla. They are prepared using the semolina dough and cottage cheese along with the sugar syrup. They are immersed in the sugar syrup only to give it the sweet taste and are also served along with the sugar syrup. It is a soft spongy round sweet which is popular in almost every part of India. It is usually served after cooling it, as it tastes great once cooled.
Modak – This is not just a sweet which is liked by all of us, but it is said to be the favorite sweet dish of the Indian Deity Ganesha. During the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, Modak is being prepared and is served to Lord Ganesha. Modak is a Maharashtrian sweet dish and is prepared in different forms these days. It is prepared using wheat flour or rice flour, maida, jaggery or sugar, and coconut. Some people like to prepare Modak by cooking it in steam and serving it with ghee. Whereas, some people prefer to prepare Modak by frying them. Frying Modak tastes differently than the steamed modaks and they also last longer than the steamed modaks. This Maharashtrian dish is popular in different parts of India, but it is the favorite sweet dish of Marathi people. These days people are preparing different types of Modaks using different ingredients like Chocolate Modak, Mava Modak, Dry Fruit Modak, Motichoor Modak, and many others.
Kheer – If you love the variety of milk puddings that are prepared in India or you are fond of the different types of Indian milk puddings, then kheer is one such milk pudding that you must taste. Be it the Kheer, or the Phirni, or the Payasam, these all are the milk puddings; however, different ingredients are used for preparing them. Like, rice, vermicelli, broken wheat, and other such ingredients. Kheer is prepared using milk, rice, and sugar. Other than these three basic ingredients, a few other ingredients are also added in the kheer for adding flavor to it like cardamom powder, saffron, almonds, cashews, raisins, and other nuts. Kheer is also one of those Indian sweet dishes which is popular in different parts of the world.
We have just mentioned a few Popular Indian Sweets above. But if you think that these are the only Indian sweets which are popular, then you are wrong. Because we have many more, like Ghevar from Rajasthan, Mysore Pak from South India, Petha from Agra, Peda from Mathura, Soan Papdi from Gujarat, Gulab Jamun, Rasmalai, Jalebi, and many other. So, whenever you are in India, do taste these different and popular Indian sweets