If you’ve got a sweet tooth you’re always on a lookout for some yummy desserts. Well India is known for it’s delicious sweet treats, so why not try a couple of Indian desserts next time you’re craving something sugary. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the world of Indian desserts we prepared a list of 10 desserts that prove Indian sweets are the most delicious in the world.
A classic Indian dessert that you’ll find in most Indian sweet shops. This golden spiral might not look like much but it’s the most delicious thing ever, especially when served warm and consumed with a glass of milk.
Sandesh is a milk based sweet that has a fudge like consistency. Originally it’s made with homemade paneer and sweetened by sugar, but other flavors can be achieved by adding mango or rose jam or other sweet things.
Lassi is a Indian dessert drink made of yogurt, water, spices and fruit. You might think it looks a bit like a smoothie or a milkshake, but it’s actually way better than those.
4. Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is a very popular sweet in India. No party big or small is complete without these little balls of sweetness. They’re made by heating milk over low heat for a very long time, until most of the water is evaporated and then what’s left is kneaded into dough with a pinch of flour and soaked in syrup.
Kulfi is a traditional Indian frozen dessert. It’s basically like ice-cream but way creamier and denser, which makes the taste more rich and decadent. The most common traditional flavors are mango, rose, saffron, cardamon and pistachio.
6. Shahi Tukda
Shahi Tukda is an Indian dessert that’s a mix between bread pudding and French toast. It consists of fried bread, soaked in sweetened milk and spices. It’s rumored that this dessert might have originated as a way to use up leftover break back in the 19th century. If that’s true, that whoever thought of this was a genius because the result is finger-licking good.
Modak is a sweet dumpling made of rice flour, khalva, and filled with fresh grated coconut and jaggery. Modak can be cooked two ways. It can either be fried or steamed. When steamed these sweet dumplings are usually consumed while they’re still warm and topped with ghee.
Shrikhand is a dessert usually served cold. It’s made by straining yogurt under pressure and then mixing it with sugar, and spices and left in the fridge for the sugar to dissolve. It’s often flavored by sweet fruit like mango, which gives it a nice vibrant color.
9. Kaju Katli
Kaju Katli is a delicious Indian dessert made of cashew nuts. It’s usually made by thickening milk with sugar, spices and blended cashews. Kaju Katli are basically little pieces of cashew fudge, and if you haven’t tried it yet – you definitely should.
Malpua is essentially an Indian version of a pancake. It’s usually flavored with coconut and various spices like cardamom. It can be served on its own, drenched in syrup or with different fruit toppings. It’s also quite common to have it topped with cashew cream.