Visiting Himachal? Try these Himachali sweet dishes that will soothe your sweet tooth cravings.
Himachal Pradesh, also known as the Devbhoomi or Land of Gods, is one such state that, in addition to having snow-capped mountains, green valleys, picturesque panoramas, a calm environment, and unpolluted air, offers a wide variety of cuisines for visitors to relish. The food culture here is very different because it has its own speciality, a Pahadi touch. The food is inspired by different communities of Himachal Pradesh that add an authentic flavour to every dish. Himachali food has a rustic flavour with earthy undertones due to the blend of herbs, spices, and traditional cooking techniques. Every dish in this cuisine is simple, wholesome, and made with ingredients that are readily available and local. The Himachali thali (Dham) is well-known, but you should also try some of the other well-known and traditional sweets. Himachali sweets are as good as the scenic beauty of Himachal, and if you have a sweet tooth, you should definitely try some Himachali sweets.
Here are some Himachali sweets that are worth trying-
Pancakes are unique to Himachal. The Sirmaur district of Himachal is where Patande originated. It is made with milk, sugar, and wheat flour. Pancakes are prepared from this dough and then cooked. These are usually served as breakfast. You can eat it with jam or syrup but traditionally, patande is consumed with ghee. The texture and flavour of this morning dish are more akin to pancakes than dosa in appearance. The pancakes are flavoured with cardamom and cinnamon and are made using a batter of wheat flour, sugar, milk, and ghee.