Famous Indian Foods Part 2

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March 25, 2017
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April 2, 2017

We have already seen about few famous Indian  foods that are prepared and consumed in India in Part-1. Now we’ll continue with the series with other famous tasty & yummy foods prepared in India.


          Gajar ka Halwa is made up of grated carrots, milk, sugar and nuts are stirred and cooked together.
It is a sweet dessert pudding originating from the Indian subcontinent, associated mainly with North India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
           The dessert is a favourite all over Northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.  It is traditionally eaten during all of the festivals in India, mainly on the occasion of Diwali, Holi, Eid al-Fitr and Raksha Bandhan It is served hot during the winter.


Kheer is a rice pudding from the cuisine of the Indian Subcontinent, made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar.It is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios or almonds.
                It is typically served during a meal or as a dessert. It is also known in some regions as payesh, payasam, payasa, phirni, gil-e-firdaus and fereni.
Kheer is prepared in festivals, temples and all special occasions.


Malpua is a popular North Indian recipe made during festivals and special occasions. Prepared with maida and semolina, this is a quick dessert recipe. It is mostly prepared in the festival season — Hariyali upwaas, Teej and Diwali.
The upper surface of the sweet is crisp while they are rich and mushy from within.
                   The recipe is famous in almost all Indian states such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Gujarat, and Bihar. In some parts of northern India, it is still the most loved breakfast.


Mishti Doi (sweet yoghurt) is one of the most famous Bengali sweets and is widely popular as a dessert.
                    Simple to look but rich in taste, Mishti Doi is quite different from other sweets. Though easily available in packaged form these days, old-timers still like it in the traditional way — served in earthen pots that soak up all the loose water and leaves the rich and sweetness to devour.
It is usually found only in shops specialising in Bengali sweets, but it is an extremely simple dish and can be easily made at home.


Chikki is a traditional Indian sweet generally made from groundnuts (peanuts) and jaggery.
There are several different varieties of chikki in addition to the most common groundnut chikki.
                 Each variety of chikki is named depending upon the ingredients used, which include puffed or roasted Bengal gram, sesame, puffed rice, beaten rice, or Khobara (desiccated coconut).  Special chikkis are made out of cashews, almonds and pistachios.


Barfi, barfee, or burfi is a dense milk based sweet confectionery from the Indian Subcontinent, a type of mithai.  Originally from India, Barfis are usually coated with a thin layer of edible metallic leaf known as vark.
             They are typically cut into square, diamond, or round shapes. The sweet is easily adapted for casual occasions to the most formal event, which explains its great and enduring popularity. Different types of Barfi vary in their colour and texture

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