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The World of Indian Sweets Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

Although many Westerners complain that Indian sweets are “too sweet,” I have luckily never had that problem. With a sweet tooth stretching back generations in my family, when I discovered Indian sweets, my culinary world expanded tenfold! Below I’ve curated a list of five of my favorite sweets with short descriptions accompanying each. Enjoy! Peda…

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Mithai: The Traditional Indian Sweets Posted by on Jul 16, 2012


The traditional sweets or confectioneries, which are called मिठाई (Mithai), are important part of Indian cuisine. For different occasions, we have different Mithai. If you would start counting all varieties, be sure to run into hundreds. Given the size and diversity in India, this can be expected. These sweets are usually purchased but in many traditional occasional are prepared at home…

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Indian Sweets Posted by on Dec 18, 2009

Anyone craving Indian sweets? Here are some of my favorite kinds of sweets! जलेबी is the Indian version of a funnel cake. It is orangy-yellowish in color, but sometimes white as well. A जलेबी is a snack that looks as if several rings are intertwined together. First a batter consisting of flour, saffron, sugar and some butter is…

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