Diwali-a festival classically about lights, sweets and gifts, brings out the best in the sweet connoisseurs of India. Clichéd yet completely true, India is the land of variety and with Diwali just round the corner, we bring to you a pictorial description of the sweet dishes of this sweet-obsessed country.
1. Maharashtra- Modak and Pooranpoli!
No one can afford to miss the mouth-watering modak and pooran poli from the state of Maharashtra in Diwali. Subtly sweet and mouth-watering.
2. Delhi- Sohan Halwa, Pista barfi and Motichoor laddoo!
The capital of India brings in joy in the form of Sohan Halwa, pista barfi and motichoor laddoo. Delhi sweets are a foodie’s delight in its totality.
3. Bengal- Rasgullas, Shitabhog & Mihidana!
Apart from the clichéd and famed rasgullas, Diwali is celebrated with shitabhog and mihidana.
4. Goa- Serradura, Baath & Bebinca!
Don’t just equate Goa with booze. Serradura, baath and the Bebinca are the famous sweets of this happening land.
5. Tamil Nadu- Thengai or the nariyal barfi & Nei Payasams!
Coconuts in plenty have contributed in creating some of the best sweets of Tamil Nadu- Thengai or the nariyal barfi. Nei Payasams aren’t worth missing out as well.
6. Rajasthan- Ghevar, Gajar ka Halwa and Gajar ka Barfi!
The land of desert is the home to one of the most favourite desserts of India- the ghevar. Gajar ka halwa and gajar ka barfi are worth a mention too.
7. Manipur- Kheer, Rice Fritters, Madhurjan Thongba and Chahou Kheer!
Manipuri sweets ranges from kheer to rice fritters. Madhurjan Thongba and Chahou Kheer are the most famed ones.
8. Punjab- Pinni!
Pinni comes from the land of plenty, Punjab. No alliteration here and it makes for one of the healthiest and tastiest sweets of India.
Now that you are spoilt for choice, we suggest you try them all because there's nothing worth missing at all! Happy Festive season!