Quiz: Sweeter than a Lassi!

India’s culinary tradition is well known for its the desserts. From weddings to religious festivals, sugary treats can be found abundantly. Indian sweets are of many regional varieties but all consist of common ingredients such as milk, sugar, flour, and khoya enriched with spices, nuts, and fruits. 

The Indian festival Diwali is incomplete without the traditional Indian sweet boondi laddu. It is prepared from fried gram flour droplets soaked in cardamom and saffron syrup. The flour is infused with dried melon seeds to introduce a nutty flavour to the laddus. Milk barfis are a staple sweet dish in most North Indian households during the celebrations like Holi or Navratri. The barfi itself can be of different types including the besan barfi, kaju barfi or kaju katli, chocolate barfi, pista Barfi, almond or badam barfi. 

Kheer is a beloved traditional rice pudding that is prepared by slow-cooking milk, double cream, soaked raisins, flaked almonds, castor sugar, basmati rice, and green cardamom pods which is then garnished with a few saffron strands. It is lightly flavoured and extremely creamy. Indian households relish a glass of kheer after a satisfying afternoon lunch. Bengalis are well known for their sweet treats; from rasgullas to Sandesh, there are plenty of options to choose from. 

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then this quiz is for you! 

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