Balushahi is a popular Indian sweet where a a round patty of pastry is deep fried and dipped in a thick flavored sugar syrup to coat it well. Known by its various names throughout the Indian subcontinent such as Balushahi mithai or Badusha, it is always a popular choice of Indian sweet for festivals and celebrations.
Pantua recipe, much like other recipes of Bengali sweets, is a milk sweet dish where cow’s milk, in particular, is curdled to get some cheese which in turn gives these scrumptious sweets.
Motichoor Ladoo is an immensely popular Indian sweet dish, often served during weddings and festivals. Made with gram flour or besan, sugar, water, and in this case, some saffron. It is vegan and completely gluten-free but may have some chopped seeds and nuts.
Pranhara or Kancha Golla is a variety of sandesh, a Bengali sweet dish which is widely popular for its simplicity and melt-in-mouth taste. Like most Bengali sweets, it is also made with fresh cottage cheese of cow’s milk or chenna, a bit of condensed milk and a couple of drops of rose extract.
Indian sweets are almost synonymous to Indian festivals, and one sweet dish which makes the most rounds is Kesar Peda. It is saffron flavour infused, mildly sweet milk fudges. Sitting proudly besides some of the other popular Indian mithai like Gulab Jamun, these are very popular among kids.
Khaja is an Indian sweet recipe where strips of layered pastry are deep-fried and then coated with sugar syrup. It is mildly sweet and crunchy on the outside, and flaky in the inside. Also known as Chiroti, it is a very popular Indian sweet made for special occasions.
Nikuti is one of the lesser-known Bengali Sweet from India’s eastern state of West Bengal. Similar to the recipes of Pantua and Chanar Jilipi, nikuti recipe also needs fresh cottage cheese of cow’s milk mixed with semolina and flour. Small oblong-shaped dumplings are made out of the dough which is deep-fried before soaking in a simple syrup.