3 Indian Sweets Amongst The World's Top 50 Street Food Sweets

Sweets sold at street vendors are a delectable and decadent component of the cuisines of many different cultures all over the world. Street vendors offer a wide variety of scrumptious sweets to satiate your appetites, ranging from the colourful Indian dessert known as kulfi to mouthwatering Middle Eastern treats. A well-known food and travel guide called led TasteAtlas just recently published a list of what it considers to be the "50 best-street food sweets in the world." Although pastel de nata from Portugal takes the top spot on the list of the greatest sweets available at street food stalls, Mysore Pak and Kulfi from India are one of the top 20 options. In addition to a variety of delicious desserts from all over the world, the Indian kulfi falooda is also included on the list of treats that piqued our interest. 

Mysore Pak: Ranks 14 on the list of top 50 street food sweets of the world, the Mysore Palace's royal chef, Madappa, created this delectable, sweet known as Mysore pak in 1935. The chef created a mouthwatering concoction of gram flour, ghee butter, and sugar just as King Krishna Raja Wodeyar was about to sit down for lunch. 

The dessert was served to the King after he finished his meal, and he devoured it. The chef informed him it was Mysore paka, with paka indicating a sugary mixture. Soon, Mysore pak became the official sweet of the king. Although you can find it on many street vendors all over India, in the South it is still considered the king of sweets because it is produced for so many different celebrations and festivals. 

Kulfi: Kulfi is ranked number 18 on the list, however it is the number one summertime dessert for Indians. Indian ice cream, known as kulfi, is traditionally created by gently heating whole milk. Even while the procedure of long-simmering results in a loss of volume, the end product more than makes up for it with a flavour that is wonderful, nutty, and caramelised. The use of traditional, specialised moulds that have lids that fit snugly and provide a conical form to the ice cream is what gives the dessert its distinctive appearance. Some kulfi recipes call for fruit flavours like berries, but the classic Indian ingredients of pistachio, rose water, and saffron are the most common. The original Himalayan people, who lived during the time of the Mughal Empire, are credited for creating kulfi.   

Kulfi Falooda: The 32nd spot goes to this pleasant dessert that blends thin falooda noodles with kulfi, made with carefully boiled whole milk flavoured with pistachio, rose water, and saffron. This delicious streetside sweet is frequently flavored with seeds from sweet basil, jelly, or rose water, and it is frequently decorated with nuts that have been crushed. Kulfi falooda is a dessert that is typically consumed during the summertime and is mostly sold on the streets. However, you can also locate it on the menus of traditional restaurants or at specialized street vendors. 

Earlier to this list, both Kulfi and Kulfi Falooda were part of the best-rated frozen desserts in the world ranked at 14 and 30 respectively.  

Many desserts sold on the street are made to order, right in front of your eyes, and serve as a showcase for the vendors' culinary prowess. Sweets from street vendors, whether they Kulfi, Egg Waffles, Dondurma, or pastel de nata, give an explosion of flavour, texture, and aroma. You can use them to add a little sweetness to your savoury dishes or as a quick snack in between courses. Try some of these delicious desserts the next time you come across a street food stand and enjoy the exciting flavours of street food culture.