Festival season is around the corner. The first thing we all remember about festivals is sweets. We need some to satisfy our own cravings, some to gift to friends and relatives. Indian sweets make great presents during festivals and special occasions. Here is a list of 7 Indian sweets you all must try if you haven’t tried them yet.
1. Kaju-Pista Roll
Kaju-pista roll is one of those Indian sweets that look and taste delicious at the same time. This Indian sweet delicacy is made from powdered cashew and pistachios. It is in cylindrical roll shape as its name suggests. It is great to prepare during festivals like Diwali and Navratri where you can gift it to your near and dear.
2. Chocolate Burfi
Chocolate burfi is one of the softest and easiest Indian sweets one can make. It has a smooth texture and great flavor. It is everyone’s favorite as it has chocolate in it but it’s especially great treat for kids and chocolate lovers. Cocoa powder is the main ingredient in this sweet. You can top this off with your favorite dry fruits and even syrups to make it even tastier.
3. Dry Fruits Chikki – Indian Sweets
Dry fruits chikki is another Indian sweet that is easiest to make and with very less number of ingredients. All you need is dry fruits, ghee and jaggery. It is sugar free, full of nuts hence super healthy to snack on when you are bored. Cashews, almonds are added majorly but you can always add the ones of your choice and make it personalized. The consistency of the jaggery syrup is what accounts to the rigidness of the bar (chikki). This sweet is a perfect snack for kids and satisfies your cravings with good carbs.
4. Puran Poli – Indian Sweets
Puran poli is a sweet pancake-like dish that is made majorly of chana dal (chick pea), jaggery and ghee. However you can add more ingredients to it according to your taste requirements. This sweet dish is popular with different names in different parts of the country. This is known as name ‘bobbattu’ in Andhra Pradesh, ‘puran puri’ in Gujarat, ‘obbattu’ in Karnataka, ‘bakshalu’ in Telangana, etc. It is healthy with good carbohydrate content, zinc and iron and other nutrients.
5. Kaju Kamal
Kaju Kamal is an Indian sweet made from cashew (kaju) and looks like a lotus (kamal), hence the name. It is delicious indian delicacy and contains kaju as the major ingredient. Other ingredients used in this sweet include ghee, milk, sugar and food color for the color aspect. You can follow similar procedure as this to make other indian sweets like kaju apple, kaju custard, etc. This a great treat to gift others for festivals as well.
6. Anjeer Burfi
Anjeer burfi is another Indian sweet that involves very easy making procedure. It is sugar-free and healthy and there are absolutely no reasons to say no to this sweet. Dates are added in this delicacy for the sweetness factor and hence a healthy replacement for sugar. Anjeer (dried figs) however is the main ingredient in this item and it adds up to the sweetness as well. You can add dried fruits and nuts of your choice to this one.
7. Sweet shells – Indian Sweets
Sweet shells are beautiful looking shell-like Indian sweet item that are crispy and crunchy. The main Ingredient used in this sweet is maida flour. Sugar or jaggery is added for the sweetness factor. There is a special tool to bring the shells into the shape they are and the process of making them is a fun and satisfying one.
These are some Indian sweets you all must not miss trying. Festive season is right around the corner and we all want to gift pour near and dear with delicious sweets. You can shop the sweets mentioned above by clicking on them. Have a happy festival ahead!