When it comes to Rajasthani cuisine, most people think it to be full with a variety of hot and spicy dishes. Only a few people, among those who are not denizens of this diversified state, are aware of the fact that there is no dearth of sweets in Rajasthan as well. In fact, the sweets of Rajasthan are as sumptuous as the state itself. Here are six toothsome desserts of this state of Deserts that you should know about.
Traditionally associated with a local festival named Teej, Ghevar is a disc-shaped sweet from Rajasthan. Made with plain-flour, sugar syrup, and ghee (clarified butter), this delicious dish comes in variety of options based on the toppings, most known among them being Malai Ghevar and Mava Ghevar.
- Mawa Kachori
A round flattened ball made of refine flour, stuffed with Khoya and dry fruits, and soaked in aromatic sugar syrup is what Mawa Kachori of Rajasthan is all about. The delectable sweet is originated in Jodhpur, and has now become a signature dessert of the city.
- Churma Laddu
Choorma laddu is the sweet course of a stereotypical meal of Dal Baati. In short, a choorma laddu is a ball of roasted coarse plain flour, mixed with fine sugar. The fundamental ingredients of the dish give it a brittle touch, making it melt-in-your-mouth kind of delightful dessert.
- Dil Khushal
When nicely ghee-roasted course gram flour (besan) is mixed with sweet-smelling sugar syrup and condensed milk, the resultant product is simply mouth-watering. This marvelous sweetmeat is known by various names in Rajasthan, including Mohanthaal, Besan Barfi, Besan Chakki, and of course Dil Khushal.
A short and catchy name for the north Indian sweet Sutarfeni is yet another delight for the people with a sweet tooth. Served hot, this cotton-candy of sort is made by dipping roasted-flaky rice flour threads in sugar syrup. In Rajasthan, the demand for this dessert increases in the month of January, during the kite festival of Makar Sakranti.
Alwari Kalakand is one of those sweetmeats that have found their way out of Rajasthan, in the hearts of the people all around India. Now, one can find this dairy sweet almost anywhere in India, though the genuine sumptuousness is claimed to be found only in the Kalakand made in its originating place- Alwar.
These are the six most prominent Rajasthani sweets you definitely cannot afford to miss. Did we miss your favorite Rajasthani sweet? Let us know in the comments below.