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Famous Sweet dishes From All 29-Indian States

By - Sanyam Mittal 18 Sep , 2015  

India being a diverse nation exemplifies various delectable “sweet dishes”. There are tremendous amount of sweet dishes served in India though, some are very prominent. Every Indian state is known to have a famous sweet dish and here we bring to you a list of these.balmithai

1.Maharashtra – Puran Poli

puran puri

The method of preparation varies from place to place. Sometimes grated coconut is added in Konkan. Coconut Palm, jaggery may be used. Similarly a mix or sugar and jaggery can be used as a sweetening agent. Normally nutmeg is used as a flavouring along the coast which is replaced by cardamom or sometimes both elsewhere.


2.Punjab – Jalebi


 Never miss the mouth-watering jalebis made of pure ghee whenever you visit Punjab.


3.Rajasthan – Ghewar


Made especially during the festivals of Teej and Rakshabandhan, Malai Ghewar is a round shaped sweet made of maida, milk, and most importantly, desi ghee.


4.Uttar Pradesh – Petha & Peda


The very famous sweet peda is a must have.The main ingredients are khoa, sugar and traditional flavourings, including cardamom seeds, pistachio nuts and saffron. Petha  is a translucent soft candy.


5.Uttarakhand – Bal Mithai


Native to Uttarakhand, Bal Mithai is cooked khoya covered in sugar balls. That is a whole lot of sweet, and you really have to be willing enough to take in so much of it!


6.West Bengal – Mishti Doi & Rasagulla


Rasgulla is a syrupy dessert popular in West Bengal. It is made from ball shaped dumplings of chhena and semolina dough, cooked in light syrup made of sugar.


7.Chattisgarh – Dehrori & Pasta


Dehrori is a sweet dish made from rice and curd.


8.Arunachal Pradesh – Khapse


This sweet dish made from adough of flour, sugar and butter which is then shaped into different forms and sizes and deep fried. The most common shape is the twirled rectangular one which is shared with friends and relatives and offered to guests.  Other shapes include discs coated in sugar and long hollow tubes.


9.Assam – Pitha


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.


10.Goa – Bibinca


The ingredients include plain flour, sugar, ghee (clarified butter), egg yolk, coconut milk and almond slivers to garnish.


11.Gujarat – Basundi


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 sweet dish goes by the name “rabri”.


12.Jharkhand – Malpua


Malpua is one of the special festival sweet dishes that is best served with rabri or rabdi.The batter for malapua in some areas is prepared by crushing ripe bananas or coconut, adding flour, and water or milk. The mixture is sometimes delicately seasoned with cardamoms. It is deep fried in oil, and served hot.


13.Karnataka – Mysore Pak


This delectable Indian sweet is a must have. It is made of generous amounts of ghee, sugar, gram flour, and often cardamom.


14.Kerala – Payasam & Vettu Cake


Payasam is one sweet dish that can’t be missed out when in Kerala. Vettu Cakesare another famous sweet dish. They are made of maida, sugar, cardamom powder and eggs.


15.Mizoram – Koat Pitha

koat pitha

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.


16.Madhya Pradesh – Mawa Bati & Bhutte Ki Kheer


MP is known for its street food and impeccable desserts, but Mawa Bati is something everyone should taste. It is made of mawa, til, cardamom powder and ghee.


17.Jammu & Kashmir – Phirni & Shufta



Shufta is made using dry fruits, sugar, and saffron, with an added touch of cinnamon and pepper.


18.Sikkim – Seal Roti



In Sikkim – seal roti is very famous. It is eaten with spicy potato and is mainly prepared during the festivals.


19.Tamil Nadu – Pal Poli & Tirunelveli Halwa

pal poli

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

20.Bihar – Thekua


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

21.Haryana – Aloo Halwa


Aloo Ka Halwa is made of mashed potatoes and pure ghee which adds to its wonderful flavour and aroma.

22.Himachal Pradesh – Dabbroo


Dabbroos are sweet wheat pancakes made using wheat, ghee, and milk.

23.Manipur – Madhurjan Thongba


Madhurjan thongba are sweet besan dumplings soaked in milk.

24.Meghalaya – Pukhlein


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

25.Nagaland – Nap Naang

nap naang

Nagaland is known for the black rice pudding known as nap naang.

26.Orissa – Chenna Poda


Chhena poda is a cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in eastern India. It literally means burnt cheese in Oriya.

27.Tirupura – Awan Bangwi


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 sautéed in ghee, raisins, and this mixture is put in cones made of banana leaves and is steamed.

28.Andhra Pradesh – Qubani-Ka-Meetha



Qubani ka meetha is an Indian dessert made from dried apricots originating from Hyderabad, India. It is a common feature at Hyderabadi weddings.

29.Telangana – Sunnundallu


Laddu made from with roasted Urad Dal (Minapappu) and Jaggery (Bellam)/ Sugar a generous amount of ghee is added to enhance to the taste.


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