Must-Have Indian Desserts You Need to Try

indian foodIndian cuisine is known for its tangy and spicy taste, all thanks to the awesome combination of spices and ingredients. Curry and apppam is one of the most popular Indian dishes that are being served todays in the best Indian restaurant in Dubai.

But unknown to many, Indians are also great on making desserts.  If you are throwing a party, know these Indian sweet treats that you can serve to your guests. And the best part? Most Indian restaurants offer online Indian food delivery, which is a great convenience when you’re throwing a house party.

  1. Kulfi

Kulfi is India’s version of ice cream. This frozen dairy treat is popular in Indian subcontinent but it is also widely known in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and the Middle East. Like the ice cream that we know, kulfi comes in different flavors. But the difference is, kulfi is much creamier than your usual ice cream.

  1. Pinni

This sweet treat is popular in the Punjab region and usually eaten during winter season. Pinni is made of wheat flour, sugar, raisins, cashew nuts, pistachios, almonds, milk and cardamom powder. Khoya is added to enhance the flavour of the pinni.

  1. Sandesh

This mouth-watering treat is great known in Bengal but in the Dhaka region, this treat is called pranahara which means “stealer”. It is made with milk and sugar, but you can also include chenna or cheese. In some regions in India, it is flavoured with fruits and shaped into little balls.

  1. Modak

Modak is the sweetened version of dumpling and it widely popular in India. The dumpling is usually stuff with coconut, nutmeg, saffron and jaggery and steamed to perfection. This sweet delight is served during Ganesh Charturi festival.

  1. Payasam

Payasam is a rice pudding that were popularized in the Indian subcontinent. Also known as kheer or payasa, this treat is made of broken wheat, rice, tapioca, milk, and sugar. Payasam can be served in different flavours like cardamom, saffron and nuts and raisins.

  1. Barfi

Barfi is also one of the old time favourites in India. Its name is derived from the Persian word “barf” which means “snow.” This confectionery is made of dense milk. The traditional barfi is topped with silver varq and it also comes in different flavours and varieties like the kaaju barfi  (cashew), pista barfi  (ground pistachios) and besan barfi (flour-based). Aside from being a staple dessert, it can also be given as a gift during special occasions.

  1. Shirkhand

Shirkhand is one the oldest dessert ever known to mankind. It has been around since 400 B.C.E and was featured in Sanskrit writings and literatures. It is made of yoghurt that has been pressed to be drained and strained.  Fruits are added to enhance the flavour.