Posted on October 8th, 2015, 6:09
Sweets are identified with every occasion in India. With every festival and celebration being incomplete without sharing the sweets – its clearly about the Indian’s love for sweets. India is one such nation where varieties of sweets are found. Each state has its own specialized sweets. If we can say Indian sweets are known in the world for their taste then we can also say South Indian sweets are known in India for their out-of-the-world taste and subtleness. There are a lot of commonalities among the ingredients and preparation of the sweets among the south Indian states, but the names vary according to the languages.
In Andhra and Telangana, Pootharekulu Kunda is a delicacy. The Boorelu , Poornau are made during festive occasions, using Bengal gram, jaggery, coconut and cardamom powder, and are dipped in rice or gram batter and deep fried. Similarly the Pala Munjalu is a deep fried sweet which has the same filling that goes into Boorelu except that it is enclosed in rice flour dough that has been cooked in milk. An absolutely soft and melt –in- the- mouth sweet recipe. The capital city of Andhra-Hyderabad is famous for – Double ka meetha.
When talking about Karnataka sweet what comes first to the mind is Mysore Pak, a fudge made with Chickpea flour, sugar and ghee. The other popular sweets include the Dharwad Pedha, from Dharwad, Ele Kudubu or Kai Kadubu, a succulent sweet from the interiors of Karnataka. The Kesaribhath is another speciality made of rice (or semolina in southern karnataka) cooked with sugar/jaggery, cardamom, saffron, milk, dry fruits. In Karnataka, it is a tradition to start your meal with a sweet.
Tamil Nadu is famous for the various payasams like Elaneer Payasam, Aval Payasam, Parrupu Payasam, Chakka Pradaman- jackfruit kheer, Thengai Payasam. Parangai Kai halwa- yellow pumpkin jaggery halwa are other sweets prepared in Tamil Nadu. Besides this, the Pal Poli is another popular dish made of maida rotis and deep fried and then immersed in milk.
Sweets of God’s Own Country, Kerala are rich with taste of coconuts. Chakkapazham Varattiyath is a famous sweet form Kerala made with Ripe Jackfruits, Ghee and Jaggery. Unniyappam is a very popular snack prepared from rice, sugar, jaggery and ghee. Keralites prepare it mainly during some festivals like Vishu or during family functions.No matter what the occasion or region, there is a mithai to suit that celebration. If you are craving for a delicious sweets, all you need to do is go online. Buying sweets online is a convenient option for those who hate to stand in queues. Online sweets order is easy and simple. Visit Indian sweets online and order your favorite, while of course ensuring they are milavat-free. It’s just a click away.