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What is your favorite Indian mithai?

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Strictly Indian ones, please don't bring in French or Brazilian specialties. IMO the best part of Indian cuisine is our range of sweets. 

 

I love (not a ranking):

 

1. Bhapa Sandesh

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2. Kheer Kadam

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3. Malai Chom Chom

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4. Kalo Jaam...prefer it over Gulab Jamun

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5. Shahi Tukda/Double Ka Meetha (Hyderabad)

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6. Rasmalai

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7. Malpua of Puri (Odisha)

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8. Kerala Style Halwa

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9. Badu Shah (South) or the Bihar/UP version that is Balushahi

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Honorable mentions: Kaju Pista Roll, Langcha, Lobongo, Gajar Ka Halwa, Soan Papdi, Mishti Doi, Rice Kheer, Jalebi, Imarti/Jangiri.

 

 

 

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There is this famous Bangladeshi sweet shop in Toronto and OH MY GOD, I have missed so much in my life. No North Indian, no South Indian sweets come close to these Bongs (sorry) mithai. They know their $hit when it comes to mithai. Man those mithais are something else. It’s been three years and i am hooked to these Bong mithais. 

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Being a Bengali, I love Bengali sweets. But the ones dishes out by Haldiram’s...

:embarrassed:

 

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But I love Motichur Laddus... & Imartis... Maybe because I’m born and brought up in MP...

 

As a combo I love Khoya/Mawa/Plain Jalebis with Rabri...

 

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Also a combo of Warm Gulab Jamuns with Custard and a dollop of Vanilla Ice Cream does it for me... [emoji14]

 

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As a kid, used to love shakar.  Have developed a liking for textured sweets. don't have sweets much anymore but once in a while. some things i  like  or used to like:

 

panjeeri/khoya pinnis (like them warm)

dhoda

gajrela with khoya on top :P

suji da halua / bread halua

rasgullas but prefer with the coconut textured

rasmalai

milk cake barfi ( again love it for the texture)

amritiya/jalebis but prefer the khoya variety

pista kulfi

malpuras back in the days

 

 

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1 hour ago, Turning_track said:

@Gollum I agree with your list except last two & I'm really surprised nobody mentioned Ghevar. I had never tasted it before but a week back my parents got it from Sonipat made from pure ghee & I'm devouring it since the last few days :smile:

I mentioned it. It's a Teej festival speciality

 

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Nobin Chandra Das and his son Krishna Chandra Das (inventors of Roshogolla, Ras Malai/Rossomalai, Kheer Kadam, Raj Bhog, Sondesh......) must rank among the most influential Indians of the modern era. In fact that entire family tree (spanning 3 generations) was a big part of the Bengal Renaissance movement, especially with regards to the spirit of scientific exploration. The original sweet shop was a major gathering point for the who's who of Calcutta....Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Sarada Devi in particular were held hostage by the awesomeness of the delicacies there.

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2 hours ago, Turning_track said:

So, Rosogolla is originally from Bengal or Odisha? I've travelled in both states & the inhabitants claim that it is from their own respective state. There has been lot of controversies around its GI tag as well.

Debatable but Bengal is the more popular choice because it is the birthplace of most of our milk based sweets. I have stayed in both states and never met an Odia who thought otherwise, this is a recent controversy I believe. But even if the final verdict goes their way I personally don't mind, I never really liked Roshogolla tbh....Bengal has produced far far better sweets. Odisha has given us Malpua....no legacy compared to her eastern neighbor which is the Mecca for all those with sweet tooth, so probability wise I would give the edge to Bengal if it comes to debates over invention of a chhana based item. This is similar to the Imarti/Jaangiri debate....Northies will claim it as their own, Southies will have a different view. Many of our sweets have local variations, won't be surprised if that is the case with Roshogolla. 

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9 minutes ago, Gollum said:

I have tried Mysore Pak a few times, every single time the smell/taste of ghee was way too overwhelming. 

 

try sri krishna or a2b brand :p:

frankly its very difficult to get the right mix unlike other sweets which are bit easy to prepare 

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7 minutes ago, velu said:

 

try sri krishna or a2b brand :p:

frankly its very difficult to get the right mix unlike other sweets which are bit easy to prepare 

Tried in mostly A2B (Bengaluru), never liked it. Their Paneer Jalebis OTOH are absolutely delicious. 

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Doesn’t have to be from your local area, Any region.

 

I honestly love Kaju ki barfi and good gulab Jamun. Unfortunately, I have not eaten a decent gulab Jamun in over 15 years as nothing compares to the ones in India. Here in U.S, all gulab jamun vendors have weird kind of sweet taste which makes you want to put it away. I have had luck once or twice but most were okayish and hence I have stopped buying/ordering Gulab Jamuns here.

 

But I still love Gulab Jamun and Kaju Barfi the most among all Indian mithais.

 

What is your favorite Mithai?

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27 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

Doesn’t have to be from your local area, Any region.

 

I honestly love Kaju ki barfi and good gulab Jamun. Unfortunately, I have not eaten a decent gulab Jamun in over 15 years as nothing compares to the ones in India. Here in U.S, all gulab jamun vendors have weird kind of sweet taste which makes you want to put it away. I have had luck once or twice but most were okayish and hence I have stopped buying/ordering Gulab Jamuns here.

 

But I still love Gulab Jamun and Kaju Barfi the most among all Indian mithais.

 

What is your favorite Mithai?

Both can be easily made at home.The taste is very similar to halwai walli mithai...specially kaju barfi....( i hope you mean kaju katli)

 

Check some u tube videos.

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1 minute ago, beetle said:

Both can be easily made at home.The taste is very similar to halwai walli mithai...specially kaju barfi....( i hope you mean kaju katli)

 

Check some u tube videos.

Yeah kaju kti only I meant. 

 

Arey yaar youtube pe toh har cusine ban jaati hai, itna time kaha jo ready made india sweet shops mein milti hai uska alag maza hai :). May be when I come to India for the first time,  you can mail to me on my address your home made mithai :) 

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2 hours ago, beetle said:

Both can be easily made at home.The taste is very similar to halwai walli mithai...specially kaju barfi....( i hope you mean kaju katli)

 

Check some u tube videos.

 

whats the mortality rate of your homemade mithai ?  :hmmm: :cantstop:

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