India is known for its food. Indian cuisine is known for its desserts. With a plethora of desserts that cater to different States, people and cultures, many go unnoticed even when they are delicious and as much a part of the food as any other Indian dessert.
For all those with a sweet tooth, here is a list of Indian desserts that deserve appreciation like any other sweet dish:
1) Singhare Ki Barfi
The perfect blend of sweet and savoury topped with almonds and pistachios to give it a crunchy twist.
2) Purnam Burelu
This Andhra Pradesh delicacy is a favorite on special days such as Vinayaka Chaturthi, Sankranti and Dusshera.
Basically an Indian cookie.
4) Apple Kheer
Seems impossible but these two work really well with each other.
A cheesy dessert made from the milk obtained from lactating cattle and that really activates your taste buds. The dish is also known as Kharvas in Marathi.
6) Lavang Latika
Packed with khoya and sprinkled with cloves, this sweet dish is believed to be sent from God’s personal kitchen.
7) Pazham Pori
In simple terms, they are deep fried bananas. Serve with a hot cup of tea on a rainy day to make the adults happy or with a bowl of chocolate sauce to please the younger ones, this sweet dish is delicious either way.
Know that Bengali sweet dish called Rasgulla? Imagine them being dipped in sugar syrup, rolled in khoya dough and topped with poppy seeds. Yum.
9) Adrak – Ganne Ka Gola
The adrak (ginger) flavor may touch a chord in your throat but the after taste is minty and this dessert acts as an instant coolant in such hot weather.
10) Kali Gajar Ka Halwa
As absurd as this dish sounds, it is actually delicious when served with sweetened yogurt and walnuts and is every health conscious person’s dream come true.
11) Bread Rasmalai
Cooked in desi ghee and sweet mawa with the piece of bread dipped in sweetened milk just enough to maintain its crunch but also retain the creamy taste (quite the Indian French Toast).
12) Makhan Malai
Just one word – Foodgasm.