7 Classic Indian Desserts You Must Try
- Aanchal Mathur
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
If like us, you too love eating decadent Indian sweets, we’ve got 7 of the best ones you shouldn’t miss.
No matter how stuffed we are post a meal, we can always make room for a sweet treat, isn’t it true? Desserts can make anyone go weak in the knees. A perfect seal to every meal, desserts are the icing on the cake. And well, call me biased, but there is something about Indian sweets that make us drool each time we see a gulab jamun or maybe a bowl of gajar ka halwa! Indians have a penchant for sweets. There cannot be any other reason that all we have to say is ‘Muh Meetha Karaiye’ literally on every celebration or festival!? And if you too love eating decadent Indian sweets, we’ve got 7 of the best ones you shouldn’t miss.
7 Best Indian Desserts You Must Try:
1. Gulab Jamun
Fried golden balls made with khoya and dipped in sugar syrup are a favourite across age groups! Top them with nuts, and you’ll have a scrumptious festive treat.
Call it a cousin of Gulab Jamun from Bengal; soft and succulent ‘Roshogullas’ are an absolute treat when served with the sugar syrup called ‘sheera’. Made with chhenna, milk, sugar and cornflour, you can even try making it at home.
3. Gajar Ka Halwa
This winter delight is a staple across north India during the chilly season. Gajar Ka halwa is sure to melt even the pickiest of eaters and stringent diets with its warm, cosy flavour of grated carrots, milk, sugar and nuts!
South Indian version of kheer, Payasam is a creamy pudding made with rice and milk and topped with crunchy nuts and raisins. This one is perfect for all your festivities!
5. Kaju Ki Barfi
While barfis are the heart of major festivals such as Diwali, kaju ki barfi holds a special place across special occasions and celebrations. Made with cashew nuts and milk, kaju katli topped with silver varq is a crowd-pleaser!
Besan, boondi, ragi, coconut, and so much more, ladoos make us drool right at the first bite, and we can’t help but take two. While besan and boondi are some of the most popular, you can make ladoos with so much more.
The ultimate summer dessert, the sinfully rich kulfi, is a dense, creamy and delectable frozen dessert that is simply irresistible. Flavoured with cardamom, saffron, and a handful of nuts, this milk-based dessert is a hit at weddings and parties.
Try these ultimate Indian desserts if you haven’t already, and share your experience with us!