An alluring amalgamation of all things royal, Rajasthan is home to an assortment of the choicest varieties of sugary delights. From the much-loved Ghewar to Chenna Malpua, a local delicacy, this state has us drooling over its dessert spread. Enthral your tastebuds and get lost in a sugary heaven as we take you on a tour of the 7 most relished Rajasthani desserts. We promise you that it will be a trip you will not regret!
Often gorged upon with the spicy mix of dal-baati, Churma is an amalgamation of besan or flour, milk, jaggery, cardamom powder and poppy seeds. A part of every festive occasion, especially fasts during the fasts of Karwachauth and Navratri season, this sweet dish has transcended the geographical boundaries to make a home in the hearts of people living across India.
The mashed texture of this delicacy has a semblance of wheat porridge and when served cold, its taste will take you on a roller coaster of flavours. Although historically prepared during the winter months, Doodhiya Kheench can now be savoured all year round and we are extremely thankful to our refrigerators for this!
Looks like basic barfi, right? However, you'll be surprised to taste this must-have-before-I-die dessert, also known as Besan ki Chakki or Mohanthal. An important part of the wedding festivities, Dilkushal is a dessert that is made with dollops of ghee and garnished with dry-fruits and when freshly served, its melt-in-the-mouth perfection will leave you wanting more!
We think that the royal look and taste of Ghewar perfectly compliment the royal Rajasthani culture and we're sure you, too, will agree! This disc-shaped sweetness is prepared with a heavenly mixture of flour, saffron, ghee and malai. Further, this pillowy goodness, when served with cold rabri, will make you get over your fascination with pancakes. If you want to check out the 5 best places to try out Ghewar, then here's a list.
This quintessential Rajasthani sweet is probably the best-stuffed dessert you can taste and will add to your love for kachoris. Popularly known as Indian pastry, the irresistible Mawa kachori is said to have originated in Jodhpur. Dripping in sugary syrup, one bite of this exotic and dainty delicacy will charge you up with curiosity to know its recipe.
Methi Ladoo Dana
A plateful of this offbeat sweet dish is sure to give you a much-needed energy boost to get through your evening snack-time. The aromatic and eccentric taste of Methi Ladoo Dana is marked by three distinct flavours- ginger, methi and sugar, thereby, making it a unique combination of bitter, spicy and sweet. Don't just tantalise your tastebuds, go ahead and try these out!
When something sweet and shiny is lying on a plate, you cannot help but savour every mouthful, right?! Sohan Halwa is the slice of magical taste that you need to shush your cravings, no matter what time of the day it is! Crackling with every bite, this dish is famous since the Mughal era and this reminds us that we didn't ask you- Jahapanaah, kuch meetha ho jaye?
Even the most tasteless meals can become palatable if your choice of dessert is on point, however, with such myriad choices available, it was very difficult for us to choose our favourite. So do help us with it and share in the comments below, which sweet dish you like the most!