29 (Indian)

List by: anika854, created: 05 Jan 2017, updated: 26 May 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

India is a diverse nation with several cultures, that are intertwined yet independent. Each state has its own way of life, and there is no better way of learning it than by knowing its delicacies. We celebrate our festivals or even smaller joys of life with panache, making sure that each and every thing is done perfectly- especially the food. Celebrating with sweetmeats is something we all hold close to our hearts, and each state has something entirely different and …

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1. Pootharekulu

Paper Sweet (Indian)

A delicious rice treat, this sweet is made so paper thin that it melts in your mouth.

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2. Khapse

Zhero (Chinese)

Made popularly during the Tibetan New Year, or Losar, Khapse is a variety of sweet biscuits made from flour, butter, eggs and sugar. Its deep fried and served in different shapes, sizes and twists.

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3. Pitha

pithe (Bangladeshi) (Indian)

Pitha or fita (Sylheti) is a type of cake, dimsum or bread from the eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent; common in Bangladesh and India, especially the eastern states of Odisha, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and the northeastern region of India. Pithas are typically made of rice flour, although there are some types of pitha made of wheat flour. Less common types of pitha are made of palm or (a local root vegetable).

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4. Thekua

Khajuria,Thikari (Indian)

Thekua is a snack made from wheat flour, jaggery (or sugar) mixed together, molded and deep fried. It is an absolute treat to the taste buds.

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5. Dehrori

(Indian)

Made primarily from rice and molten sugar syrup, Dehrori is known as one of the most famous sweet-dishes of the state.

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6. Bebinca

Bibik (Indian)

Bebinca is a type of pudding and a traditional Goan dessert. Traditional Bebinca has seven layers. The ingredients include plain flour, sugar, ghee (clarified butter), egg yolk, and coconut milk.

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7. Basundi

(Indian)

It is an Indian dessert mostly in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. It is a sweetened dense milk made by boiling milk on low heat until the milk is reduced by half. In North India, a similar dish goes by the name "rabri".It is often made on Hindu festivals such as Kali Chaudas and Bhaubeej. It is a traditional Indian Dessert made during festivals.

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8. Aloo Ka Halwa

(Indian)

Known to be made during festivals like Ekadashi, Aloo Ka Halwa (potato pudding) is made of boiled and mashed potatoes and pure ghee which adds to its wonderful flavor and aroma.

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9. Dabbroo

(Indian)

This sweet preparation is popular in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. They happen to be very similar to pancakes, and are made using wheat, ghee, and milk.

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10. Shufta

(Indian)

A wonderfully good looking food item, Shufta is made using dry fruits, sugar, and saffron, with an added touch of cinnamon and pepper. A royal treat for the taste buds.

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11. Malpua

(Bangladeshi)

Mix the ingredients to make a moderately thick batter. Sugar can be added if more sweetness is desired. If making a larger quantity always have five times as much plain flour as rice flour to keep the batter together. Pour a quarter cup of batter and pour into a pan with oil. Several pancakes may be cooked at any given time, but each piece must be submerged under the oil in order to cook properly. Cook for about ten minutes and then let it cool for two minutes for an ideal flavor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malpua

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12. Mysore Pak

(Indian)

This heavenly sweet dish is made using gram flour, ghee, and sugar.

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13. Vettu Cake

(Indian)

These yummy looking cakes are made of maida, sugar, cardamom powder and eggs.A cake available in Kerala tea shops to relish with chai.

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14. Mawa Bati

Meva Bati, Mava, Mawa Batti (Indian)

It is known for its street food and impeccable desserts, but Mawa Bati is something everyone should taste. Made of Mava (obviously), Til (sesame), cardamom powder and ghee, this dish here and for a good reason. Delicious

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15. Puran Poli

Vedmi, holige, obbattu, poli, puranachi poli, god poli, pappu bhakshalu, bobbatlu (Indian)

It is made traditionally in this state on auspicious occasions, by boiling chickpeas and adding jaggery to the boiled lentils. The outer cover, or poli, is made of flour, milk, and ghee. The result is absolutely delicious.

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16. Madhurjan Thongba

(Indian)

The way to make this unique dish is by making besan dumplings and dropping them in thick, sweetened milk along with some fresh coconut.

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17. Pukhlein

(Indian)

It is known as a sweet bread in Meghalaya, Pukhlein is made of jaggery, rice, and is deep fried in oil.

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18. Koat Pitha

(Indian)

This sweet dish is popular in Mizoram. With banana and rice being its main ingredients, this dish is made by mixing the two with jaggery, and is deep fried in oil. It surely is one interesting food item to taste.

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19. Nap Naang

(Indian)

This dish is made from sticky black rice, which when cooked gives a deep purple colour. It is made using milk, black rice, water, and sugar.

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20. Chhena Poda

(Indian)

Chhena Poda is a cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in eastern India. Chhena poda literally means Roasted Cheese in Odia. It is made of well-kneaded homemade fresh cheese chhena, sugar, cashew nuts and raisins, and is baked for several hours until it browns. Chhena poda is the only well known Indian dessert whose flavor is predominantly derived from the caramelization of sugar. It is similar like Chhena gaja but different in taste.

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21. Badam Kheer

Badaam Kheer (Indian)

This sweet dish is popular among several states in the north of India, but it is the mostly made in Punjab. Badaam Kheer is made using almonds, condensed milk, sugar, and saffron.

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22. Ghevar

Ghewar (Indian)

It is traditionally associated with the Teej Festival. It is disc-shaped sweet made with all-purpose flour and soaked in sugar syrup.

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23. Sel Roti

Sael Roti (Indian) (Nepalese)

Sel Roti is a Nepali traditional homemade, sweet, ring-shaped.It is sweet bread made from ground rice, banana, and sugar.

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24. Paal Poli

Pal Poli (Indian)

Paal Poli is a dish of maida rotis that are first deep fried, and then immersed in milk warmed with condensed milk and saffron.

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25. Poornam Boorelu

(Indian)

A popular sweetmeat in Andhra, Boorelu is made during festive occasions. The balls are made from Bengal gram, jaggery, coconut and cardamom powder, and are dipped in a rice and gram-dal batter and deep fried.

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26. Awan Bangwi

(Indian)

This is definitely one of the most unique dishes that hail from India. Made of sticky rice, Awan Bangwi is made only in Tripura. It is made by mixing rice, cashews sauteed in ghee, raisins, and this mixture is put in cones made of banana leaves and is steamed.

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27. Malaiyo

(Indian)

A winter dessert to Vanarasi. Made with cardamom and pistachio, it tastes buttery but feels foamy on the tongue, and it’s served in little clay pots which you smash on the ground when your meal is over.

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28. Bal Mithai

बाल मिठाई (Indian)

It is cooked khoya covered in sugar balls. That is a whole lot of sweet , and is a popular sweet from the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in India.

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29. Mitha Dahi

Mishti Doi, Sweet Yogurt (Bangladeshi)

Mitha dahi or mishti doi is a fermented sweet dahi. This type of yogurt is common in Bangladesh and the states of West Bengal and Odisha in India,. It is made with milk and sugar. It differs from the plain yogurt because of the technique of preparation. It is prepared by boiling milk until it is slightly thickened, sweetening it with sugar, either guda/gura (brown sugar) or khajuri guda/gura (date molasses), and allowing the milk to ferment overnight. Earthenware is always used as the container for making mitha dahi because the gradual evaporation of water through its porous walls not …

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