Indian sweets!

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  • #5297
    Antonina
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    It took me some time to develop a taste for Indian sweets. They looked so attractive in the shops, carefully arranged in beautiful pyramids or sorted out by color and size. But when I finally selected some sweets that looked the most delicious and promising, they turned out to be … just too sweet!

    Yes, like most main courses of the Indian cuisine are too spicy, the Indian desserts are sweet beyond sweetness. I’ve heard that eating spicy food since early childhood deadens the taste receptors of the tongue to a great extent, that’s why every Indian dish, including desserts, has to have a very strong taste.

    However, I go for a sort of romantic point of view – India doesn’t know half measures in its passions. If it’s hot, it’s HOT! If it’s beautiful, it’s BEAUTIFUL! If it’s ugly, it’s REALLY UGLY! If it’s spicy, it’s SPICY! Well, you’ve got the idea. The same concerns the Indian sweets. If you accept this fact and start trying them little by little, they’ll open to you the whole palette of delicious tastes.

    SO far my favorites include, but aren’t limited to: gulab jamun, jalebi, kheer, halwa, shrikhand, laddu and burfi.

    Also, when visiting India, make sure to taste kulfi, the Indian ice-cream, without any additional flavours. Never in my life I ate a better ice-cream. Such a genuine, rich, fantastic taste, like something from the childhood. This is what an ice-cream should be like.

    A word of warning – be careful with milk based Indian sweets (and most of them are). Before eating, make sure they are really fresh, otherwise tasting spoiled sweets may result in the most severe food poisoning. And this is what you don’t want to experience when traveling in another country.

    Don’t buy those attractive boxes of Indian sweets to give your family and friends back home if you’re not sure you’ll reach home really fast. Better go for different kinds of delicious Indian nuts – they are usually beautifully packed, especially before the big festivals like Diwali.

    Another good idea is to buy gulab jamun mix powder and prepare it at home – it’s really easy and safe. Boxes of gulab jamin mixes can be found in any mall.

    #5298
    Antonina
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    A couple of photos. Never mind the prices, they are a bit outdated.

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    #5302
    Amaryllis
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    Mmmm…

    You forgot falooda though 🙂

    #5310
    barath
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    They looks perfect and my mouth is watering, here in hyderabad Pulla Reddy sweets are famous and we all love them to eat atleast once a year.

    #5324
    Antonina
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    @amaryllis

    I didn’t forget, I was thinking of including it into the topic about beverages, but well… Falloda is really something in between a drink and a dessert. It’s made of rose syrup (or any other flavor), vermicelli, cashew nuts, raisins, pieces of jelly, tapioca seeds and milk. All these is usually topped by a scoop of ice-cream, so you can imagine how delicious it is!

    Next time I’ll take a better photo, but this is what I have for now.

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    #5325
    Antonina
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    They also sell falooda mixes, so all you need to do it to buy a liter of milk and prepare a delicious beverage in the comfort of your home.

    #5326
    Antonina
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    And here is a gulab jamun mix.

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    #5705
    torakami
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    The Most popular sweet is Jalebi which is not popular only in India but also in other countries as well.Its not required that you can enjoy this dish only when its warm or cold ,different test comes if you try in both condition.

    Let me tell you one more thing which sounds little crazy but in Indore and bhopal side this sweet dish is served with “Chaas” (Buttermilk).In Mumbai people feels little awkward when they attend Indore or Bhopal side marriage.Because this serving specially seen in marriages.The way we eat “tea-biscuits” , Indori style is same when they serve Jalebi with buttermilk.

    i felt very yuk when i saw this style for the first time.But i was curious as well,i wanted to try to know how it it would test like.I tried then and believe me it test Awesome.Tried once if you not heard about this.

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    #5725
    Antonina
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    [quote=5705]Its not required that you can enjoy this dish only when its warm or cold ,different test comes if you try in both condition.[/quote]


    @torakami

    Yes, I enjoy it frozen!

    [quote=5705]The way we eat “tea-biscuits” , Indori style is same when they serve Jalebi with buttermilk.[/quote]

    Interesting, will definitely try it.

    #5758
    torakami
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    Let me know when you are planning to try this dish .. I will join as well

    #6000
    Antonina
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    Today tasted these amazing sweets. Don’t ask me about their name. They had lots of nuts inside and rose petals on the top. @dokuman, @kamal, @torakami, any idea what sweets are these?

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    #6002
    Antonina
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    And these famous cashew nuts from Goa and homemade sweets were given to us on Eid. Thanks, @madiha and @muddassir-m.

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    #6036
    Satori
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    @anna-marine you are most welcome..

    #6194
    Travelling Soldier
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    [quote=6000]Today tasted these amazing sweets. Don’t ask me about their name. They had lots of nuts inside and rose petals on the top. @dokuman, @kamal, @torakami, any idea what sweets are these? [/quote]

    Not too sure what those sweets are to be honest, @anna-marine. A friend of mine sitting next to me, Abhishek, likes them too because of how beautiful the stuffing looks…. and of course how delicious too. But we just cannot get our heads round to what they are. Give us some time, perhaps and we will tell you! 🙂

    #6229
    Antonina
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    @universalcitizen, @abhishek

    Hope you won’t mind if the task is a bit more difficult 🙂 what are these little yellow balls in the saucer? They were very sweet, soft and tasted like ad been deep fried in the oil.

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