Sweets and Savoury, you must try this Diwali!
Oct 27, 2019
Diwali – the festival of lights, enjoyment, and celebration, is around the corner. No Diwali celebration is complete without sweets and savoury. This festive season let’s look at some of the famous and popular sweets and snacks from different parts of the country that you need to add to your basket.
Chakli (referred as Murukku in the Southern region) is a spiral shaped snack with a crunch. Made typically from flours of rice, Bengal gram and black gram, this savoury can have several variations, depending on the types and proportion of flours used.
Namakpara and Shankarpali:
Shankarpali or Shakkarpara is a popular sweet snack in Western India, especially in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. This deep-fried preparation makes it a great sweet to snack on. Like its counterpart, Namakpara is a crispy, tasty and savoury fried snack.
Can be popularly classified as a flaky biscuit from the North-West region of India, Mathri or Mathi is made from flour, water, and cumin seeds which is best served with mango, chilli or lemon pickle along with tea.
One of the famous sweet delights of Hyderabad, Shahi Tukda is made by deep frying the bread, soaking it in sugar syrup and then topping it with thick juicy Rabdi and slivered dry fruits. In the modern context where most of the people are health conscious, the breads can be pan fried or baked too.
One of the best-known traditional sweets of Maharashtra, Karanji (or referred to as ‘Gujiya’ in Uttar Pradesh) is a sweet deep-fried dumpling made with Maida and stuffed with a sweet and succulent filling of coconut, semolina, spices and nuts.
Kaju Katli is one of the most famous sweets in North India which serves most gifting purposes right, during Diwali. Rich in taste and almost loved by everyone, Kaju Katli is made using cashews and sugar syrup. You can serve alongside savoury such as Chivda, Namkeen, Mathri or Chakli.
A typical Gujarati traditional cuisine, Mohanthal is made from sweetened gram flour and cooked slowly into a dense exotic fudge which is loaded with flavours of saffron and nuts. This sweet delight is also known with other names such as Mohanthar etc.
Popular majorly in Maharashtra and Bihar, Anarsa is an Indian pastry-like snack which is made from jaggery, rice, poppy seed and ghee. This dessert is known as Adhirasam in Southern India and Anarsa in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
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