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Travel to these 14 Indian States to Relish These Mouth-Watering Sweets


The richness of a land is reflected in its art, culture, architecture and most importantly cuisine. India, one of the most diverse lands in the world, is home to various cultures intertwined together in a close manner. Every state in the country boasts of a rich cultural heritage that makes them distinctive and admirable. The diversity of these states can be seen in their varied cuisines and desserts.


Here is a list of the most famous desserts of the country along with the name of the states they are found in--



Jammu & Kashmir - Phirni


Just like its scenic beauty, the food in Jammu and Kashmir is heavenly and absolutely irresistible. To get a glimpse of the culture of J&K, you must taste the lip-smacking cuisine this place offers.  Phirni is a famous dessert from the Kashmiri cuisine . It is a pudding of ground rice and sweet milk coated with cardamom and saffron. 

Uttar Pradesh - Gujiya


The culinary delights of Uttar Pradesh are sure to take through an aromatic trail. Besides the gourmet meals, the sweet dishes are also sure to satiate your taste buds. The centuries-old sweet Gujiya is the signature sweet dish of Uttar Pradesh. It is a deep fried pastry stuffed with khoya, dry fruits and coconut. It is indeed a quintessential sweet dish.

Goa – Bebinca


Other than churches and beaches, the culinary delights of Goa also adds to its popularity.
The traditional Goan dessert Bebinca is worth a try. It has 16 layers made of flour, sugar, coconut milk, egg and ghee and decorated with cashews and almonds.

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Uttarakhand – Bal Mithai


Garhwali and Kumaoni cuisine is high on taste and nutrition. Bal Mithai is an exotic sweet dish available everywhere in Uttarakhand. It looks like chocolate with a dark brown layer but trust me it is way tastier than that. This sweet dish is prepared using khoya in caramel and coated with sugar.

Punjab – Badam Kheer


When we think of Punjab, one thing that comes to our mind is the delicious food. Not just one, there are hundreds of dishes that you can’t resist without savouring. One of such dish is the Badam Kheer. Easy to cook, this dish is made using condensed milk, sugar, saffron and almonds.

Bihar- Thekua


Chhath Puja can never be complete without the traditional offering of Thekua. This sweet from Bihar is made using wheat flour, caramel,  jaggery and ghee, which is mixed and deep fried. Sounds delicious, right?

Andhra Pradesh – Pootharekulu


Pootharekulu is a wafer thin pancake made using from rice and jaggery. It is then filled with dry fruits. It originated in the East Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh and is incredibly tough to make.

Arunachal Pradesh – Khapse


Influenced by Tibetan culture, Khapse is the most loved dessert in Arunachal Pradesh. It is made using deep fried sweet flour in different shapes.  

Chhattisgarh – Dehrori


Dehrori is a quintessentially Chhattisgarhi dish, which is made from ground rice and fermented curd. Small pancakes made from this dough are then cooled and deep fried in ghee and soaked in sugar syrup later.  

Gujarat – Mohanthal


Mohanthal is the signature sweet dish of Gujarat. It is cooked using gram flour and sugar and then stuffed with dry fruits and saffron. It is served either as a burfi or a sticky fudge. You can never have enough of this sweet.

Haryana – Aloo Halwa


Aloo Halwa is made using mashed potatoes and pure ghee. It is considered auspicious to cook this dish on the festival of Ekadashi. This lip-smacking sweet dish is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Himachal Pradesh – Dabbroo


Dabbroos are most famous in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. They are sweet wheat pancakes cooked using wheat, ghee, and milk.

 Maharashtra – Puran Poli


The method of preparation of this dessert varies from place to place. Normally, grated coconut, jaggery and sugar are used in the preparation. You can also add nutmeg or cardamom for additional flavour.  

Jharkhand – Tilkut


Prepared using sesame seeds and jaggery, Tilkut is one of the most consumed sweet of the region. This sweet is incredibly healthy and is most suitable for winters.

How many of these sweet dishes have you tried till date? Try out all these delicacies and justify the true saying of “there is no love sincerer than the love of food”.


Celebrating with sweetmeats is something we all hold close to our hearts, and each state has something entirely different and wonderful to offer.
Travel to these 14 Indian States to Relish These Mouth-Watering Sweets Travel to these 14 Indian States to Relish These Mouth-Watering Sweets Reviewed by Pravesh Maurya on 05:10 Rating: 5

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