The love that Indians have for sweets is legendary. While we enjoy the traditional mithai after every meal and on every occasion, our sweet tooth does not stop at that. We relish creamy ice creams, melt-in-your-mouth pastries and cakes, and macarons. And, as if all the sweetness was not enough, we love to serve our mithai with ice cream, you know, to add to the yum quotient.
Indian sweets are versatile. The sheer variety is testimony to this. The recipes can be tweaked to suit every taste bud, making every Indian sweet special. Indian cuisine boasts several regional cuisines. Each region has many sweets to offer. There are also regional varieties of famous sweets.
The humble carrot halwa, for example, is a favourite everywhere in the country, as is the gulab jamun. Due to their popularity, there are also many ways to serve these sweets. Moreover, due to the fusion of cuisines’ popularity, Indian sweets have also found new avatars.