Top 10 Desserts of North India

Before we enhance our knowledge to devour the most popular North Indian desserts, let’s have a look on the Indian states from where these mouth watering extravaganzas originated. The Northern Indian states include Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West-Central Uttar Pradesh. It is the Central Asia and South-West Asia that primarily constitutes the Northern part of India. Loved for their charming attributes, they are loved all over the world.

1. Gulab Jamun

A dark brown half the golf sized ball amazingly sweet in taste is what gulaab jamun looks like. Highly nutritious, it is made by thickening milk and thereafter dipped in rose flavoured sugar syrup.

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2. Jalebi

Crisp, hot and sweet in taste, Jalebis are fried and thereafter soaked in sugar syrup. While devouring the yummy treat, you might witness the dipping sugar syrup from here and there, which makes it fun laden.


3. Gaajar Ka Halwa

Carrot is the base of this dish, which is are garnished in bulk and then allowed to cook for long with sugar as a sweetener. Amazingly delicious, this rich carrot pudding has nuts and dried fruits. Combined with vanilla ice cream, the dish becomes sumptuous.

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Gajar halwa

4. Kulfi

Owing its roots to the rich Indian cuisine tradition, this Indian ice-cream is served on a tili, a thin wooden stick, soaked in rabri that makes it amazing in taste. With Mild cardamom flavor, kesar flavour, it becomes ever inviting.


5. Ras Malai

Ras Malai, as the name suggests, the condensed milk soaked in ras, is primarily the milk sweet dumplings that are made from cottage or riccotta cheese. It served it chilled and the taste enhances with a slight dose of garnished dried fruit.

6. Kheer

Made with rice, milk, sugar and garnished dry fruits, this creamy rice pudding is sweetly flavoured and a slight dose with cardamom and nuts make it simply amazing. It is available round the year and that is what makes it a great delight available at any point of time.

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7. Shahi Tukra

Shahi means royal in the Indian context and tukra means part. It is indeed a royal dessert, made from a rich bread pudding that is served with dry fruits. As one flavours it with cardamom, the taste becomes amazing.

Shahi Tukra

8. Besan Ka Laddoo

An all time favourite, Besan Ka Laddoo is available round the year and is an all-time favourite of all. The gram flour is baked thoroughly and balancing with an appropriate sweet makes it possible to attain a round shape.

9. Malpua (pancakes in syrup)

Synonymous to pancakes, Malpuas are dipped in sweetened chashni and taste great. Although popular as a part of breakfast, they can be served after any meal making special.

10. Phirni

The phirni is served in creamy fashion and constitutes the popular North Indian dessert. Loaded with saffron and cardamom, it tastes great. The addition of fruit pulp makes it even better in taste. A yummy dessert, it can be devoured at any point of time round the year.

It is always recommended to devour one or all the desserts on your India tour as they are the inevitable part of Indian tastiest cuisines. These delicacies never run short of attracting even the most discerning explorers of taste.

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