We don’t bond with all our cousins the same, right? We have our favourites!
Same goes for favourite movies, sportsperson and food as well. Everyone has their own list. But in every list, there are the superstars who stay. This is for those stars in the Indian sweets’ galaxy!
India is famous for its wide variety of sweets, which are often made from ingredients like milk, sugar, ghee, and spices. From rich, creamy desserts to delicate, flaky confections, there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth in Indian cuisine.
So, let’s cherish the most loved ones, the best Indian sweets & jump to the sweet section of this blog, literally.
- 1. Gulab Jamun:
First is of course the household name, Gulab Jamun. a popular sweet made from khoya (dried milk) and flour, which is then rolled into balls and fried until golden brown. The balls are then soaked in a sugar syrup flavored with cardamom and rose water, giving them their distinctive sweet and floral taste.
Be it a wedding reception or a treat for that unwanted relative’s sudden arrival, Gulab Jamun just fits in right.
- 2. Rasgulla:
Then is the coveted, Rasgulla, a soft, spongy dessert made from chenna (curdled milk), soaked and served with a sugar syrup. Originating from the eastern state of Odisha, Rasgulla is perfect for hot summer days. It is so loved that even the diabetic folks can’t resist its warm charm. And use an interesting technic to enjoy it, by squeezing out the sugar syrup from the chenna chunks. You can savour this spongy sweet with syrup, as per your mood and technic, “Khaa ke piyo ya pee ke khao”
- 3. Barfi:
Next, may way for Barfi dear. A dense, fudgy sweet made from milk, sugar, and ghee. It can be flavored with a variety of ingredients, such as pistachios, almonds, or saffron, and is often cut into diamond shapes for serving. Much earlier than the movie Barfi, the sweet Barfi had a corner in every Indian’s heart. It’s flavour and versatility make it a crowd favourite of not just the ones with sweet tooth but the ones who don’t have a sweet tooth. Barfi is always in the win-win!
- 4. Jalebi:
Yup, then comes Jalebi, a deep-fried sweet made from a batter of flour and yogurt, which is then soaked in a sugar syrup flavored with saffron and cardamom. The result is a crispy, syrupy treat that is often served at festivals, weddings and that popular town corner causing all the traffic. An all-rounder evening sweet snack, just like its shape is Jalebi, that has friends in the namkeen fam too. Pair it with Samosa, Kachori or Rabadi, Jalebi never disappoints!
- 5. Ladoo:
This one had to make it to the list, Ladoo, a small, round sweet made from a mixture of flour, sugar, and ghee, which is then rolled into balls. It can be flavored with a variety of ingredients, such as coconut, sesame seeds, or cardamom, and is often served at religious ceremonies and celebrations. The name laddu, whatever the origin maybe, means love and all its synonyms. We bet you have a friend who is called laddu.
These are some of the most loved Indian sweets which have many variations across the country and are prepared for important occasions like festivals & cravings. If you are from Bangalore and looking for a sweet treat to spoil the sweet tooth in you, visit Sri Vardhini Sweets located at Kadugodi.
We make heavenly delicious Indian sweets of more than 80 varieties. Whether you’re a fan of rich, creamy desserts or light and refreshing treats, Sri Vardhini has something to satisfy every Indian’s sweet craving. So, the next time you plan on treating your friends and family some sweet delicacies, drop by or order online from Sri Vardhini. You won’t be disappointed!