Sweets Of India. By Drishti Choudhury. Sweets are some of the most important things in life to an Indian – apart from engineering/medical school, politics, Bollywood films, and cricket matches, that is.
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By Drishti Choudhury
Sweets are some of the most important things in life to an Indian – apart from engineering/medical school, politics, Bollywood films, and cricket matches, that is.
They can be eaten on any occasion. Not that an occasion is needed to devour sweets on a regular basis.
Anything and everything can be celebrated with a box full of sweets – weddings, births, festivals. Any occasion, important or not, can be celebrated with a platter full of sweets.
KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL
ingredients from which it is prepared
- Sweet yogurt dish
- Common in West Bengal and Bangladesh, as well as Orissa
and jaggery (sugar)
- Sweet rice-based dish
- Traditional South Indian dish
- Made by boiling rice (or broken wheat) with milk and sugar
- Flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, pistachios, or almonds
semolina, wheat flakes, and/or other types of flour
- Sweet rice- based dish
- Native to South India
- Contains ingredients such as rice, jaggery (sugar), and coconut pieces.
- Jaggery sometimes subsituted with candy sugar
cottage cheese) & semolina dough (coarse
grain used in pasta, breakfast cereal, etc.), then cooked in sugary syrup.
-Sweet dish, normally served as a dessert
- Originated in Karnataka
-Made from large amounts of ghee, sugar, and chick peas.
-Was originally known as Masoor Pak, and was made
from Masoor dal flour(besan).
Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa
food), and sugar
- Sweet, deep-fried dish
- Was most likely introduced during Muslim rule of India - Made from deep-fried batter (consisting of maida flour) in a pretzel-shape, and soaked in syrup
Bengal, and Maharashtra
bananas or coconuts, and adding flour, water, and milk
- Dough-based dish
- Popular dessert in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
- Made from dough consisting of milk solids and flour
QUESTION I: Indian – apart from engineering/medical school, politics,
Which sweet is traditionally prepared during the South Indian holiday, Pongal?
(answer: sakarai pongal)
Which dish usually contains crushed ripe bananas?
Which dessert is thought to be the favorite of the elephant-god, Ganesh?
Mishti doi is a ________dish. (fill in the blank)
Which sweet is given as an offering to the goddess, Lakshmi?
Which dish is represented in the picture? (→)
(answer: gulab jamun)
What do you call a Bengalee who doesn’t enjoy sweets?
(answer: an oxymoron)
(only 7 easy questions; don’t worry!)
THANK Indian – apart from engineering/medical school, politics,
All Information Gained From The Following Sites:
www.wikipedia.org, http://www.enotes.com/food-encyclopedia/hindu-festivalsand http://indianfood.indianetzone.com/1/history_indian_sweets.htm