Here's A Sweet And Sinful Reason To Visit Jodhpur, If You Haven't Already
Updated : August 06, 2021 11:08 IST
Although staying in palaces is an experience too, we highly recommend exploring the city of Jodhpur beyond that. Here's more incentive for sweet lovers.
In Jodhpur, the beautiful grandeur of palaces and forts attract tourists from all over the country. Wanderlust is that exhilarating feeling which you get when you visit Jodhpur. The old parts of Jodhpur are painted blue: the scene of the blue-patterned houses will mesmerise you to no end. This colourful city may not be very large compared to other parts of Rajasthan such as Jaipur, which is certainly a busy metropolitan. But, its charm lies in the little bits and pieces of local life that is rooted in culture and tradition: something that is often overlooked by tourists when all they want to do is take pictures and holiday in the lavish resorts of Rajasthan. Although staying in palaces is an experience too, we highly recommend exploring the city of Jodhpur beyond that. Here's more incentive for sweet lovers.
When you go to Jodhpur, you’ll hear that most of the sweets are made in pure desi ghee and are very popular. The collection of sweets is called ‘Jodhpur Sweets’.
Do you know that Jodhpur has a reputation for having the most delicious sweets in the country? The cultural identity of Jodhpur is intertwined with sweet-making. The godowns are located in the inner streets of Jodhpur where the production of sweets is carried out for at least 12-15 hours a day. This results in the turnover of crores of money from sales of sweets in India and abroad. In India, you may also find shops that only sell Jodhpur sweets. From railway stations where the passengers buy sweets as a last-minute purchase that they can eat during the train journey, to the smallest shop in an isolated alley, Jodhpur sweets are sold everywhere. Some Jodhpur sweets are supplied to mithai shops all over the country from the godowns.
Sweets are an intrinsic part of Indian culture in every sense. Jodhpur sweets are savoured on festive occasions, and also without any occasions. For instance, you might really enjoy the taste of mawa misri from Jodhpur. Mawa, or khoya sweets are crafted from dehydrated milk, which forms when milk is boiled at high temperature to reduce to one-fifth of its quantity. So do buy a lot of mawa sweets. The delicious and creamy flavour of mawa is worth every penny. You may also like the famous mawa kachori which is a sweet blend of flavours; a byproduct of mawa, cardamom, dry fruits and sugar.
It is believed that in the city of Jodhpur, the restaurants traditionally serve something sweet before the main course is laid out. As such, there is a word to describe the close relationship between sweets and hospitality. It’s called “mithi manuhar”. The locals in Jodhpur are known for it. But so is the whole of Rajasthan
Other delicious sweets include rabri ghewar, gulab jamun, gond laddoo, soan papdi and so much more! If you are excited by what you’ve read so far, you should definitely head to Jodhpur to try the variety of delicious sweets.