May 20, 2024, 12:20 PM IST

8 famous sweets that India has gifted to world

Ritik Raj

Jalebi: Made from deep-fried, coiled wheat batter soaked in saffron-infused sugar syrup, jalebi is a tasty, crispy dessert that is loved all over the world.

Ladoo: A symbol of happiness and celebration, these spherical candies are made of grame flour, ghee, and sugar. They are often flavoured with cardamom or coconut.

Barfi: Known for its rich, flavorful sweet milk fudge, it is available in a variety of flavours, such as pistachio and almond.

Modak: Usually consumed on Ganesh Chaturthi, these steamed or fried dumplings are stuffed with almonds, coconut, and jaggery.

Gulab jamun: Rich, soft-fried milk balls that are widely known for being infused with cardamom and covered in sugar syrup.

Rasgulla: These fluffy cheese balls with a sugar syrup coating are originally from West Bengal and provide a delightfully sweet burst.

Mysore Pak: This ghee-infused gramme flour fudge has a crumbly texture and a rich flavour; it originated in the city of Mysuru.

Sandesh: These airy, paneer-based treats, which are frequently flavoured with saffron or rose water, highlight the creativeness of Bengali pastry making.