Diwali and sweets cannot be separated. The health and figure conscious might come up with innumerable alternative sugar free or sweet free options. Eat sweets on Diwali in order to rejoice the festive spirit and feel blessed. Then hit the gym, after a week. But we strongly advise that these festive five days, eat your heart out and celebrate one of the most beautiful festivals in India. The Lakshmi pooja, the crackers and the sweets are all synonymous with Diwali. This festive season try our mouth watering sweets from various states on India. Happy Diwali.
8. Andhra Pradesh – Pootharekulu Kunda
Is a sweet meat made with rice and involves delicate skill with hard labor. This mouth watering dish is made out of paper thin rice sheets and filled with a delicious filling. You won’t find this in any other state in the country.
7. Bihar – Thekua
You just try the thekua atleast once in your lifetime and what better occasion than Diwali for it. It is made by all house holds quint essentially on all festivals. A wheat and jiggery mixture is first molded and then deep fried.
Gujaratis are famous for celebrating every festival in style and with unique sweets and other dishes. Navratri and Diwali are celebrated with a lot of excitement and joy in the state. Basundi is a very famous dessert made by boiling sweetened milk on a low heat for many hours. It is very creamy and filled with dry fruits.
5. Karnataka – Mysore Pak
Mysore Pak and Karnataka are world famous. A trip to the state is incomplete without having this lovely sweet sensation that melts in your mouth. It is made with loads of gram flour, sugar and ghee. It is a royal dish that’s has been handed from the royalty on Mysore place to the commoners.
4. Madhya Pradesh – Mawa Bati
It looks like a bigger version of the Gulab Jamun, but is the one of the finest inventions in culinary arts in India. As obvious from the name, the core ingredient is Mawa and mixed with ghee and cardamom powder. Must have once before you die.
3. Punjab – Badaam Kheer
Punjabis are loud, lively and have a great taste in food. On Diwali you will get to taste the most yummy licious badam kheer here. You might think it’s just kheer, but the kheer you have in Punjab has the smell of the countryside, is made with love and patience. Priceless.
2. West Bengal – Sandesh
West Bengal is so synonymous with the most delicious sweets on this planet. You have the lip smacking mishti doi, rasgullas, cham chams and so much more. It’s a man made heaven for sweet lovers. On Diwali you must try their sandesh, and I say try all as you wouldn’t want to do injustice to a few. This lovely mithai promises to melt in your mouth and deliver a packet of happiness even to your soul. Most of them are made from fresh paneer or chenna.
1. Rajasthan – Malai Ghewar
Ghewar is a Marwari sweet dish that has an unusual flavor and made by a specific technique. It’s not everybody’s cup of tea to make this delicious dish. It tastes best when made with desi ghee and topped with a thick layer of sweetened cream. It’s definitely a treat for the sweet lovers as once you start eating it you cannot stop eating till you devour it all.