If there is something we love about the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa is trying the most famous desserts of Asian gastronomy. That is why; today we are travelling to India to discover its most traditional desserts.
Indian desserts, also known as mithai, are different types of cakes made with sugar, flour and milk. There are many varieties: different shapes, colours and sizes. They are very important for Hindu culture.
Among the most traditional ones we find:
Khaja. It dates back to 2,000 years ago, when it was originated in the region of Bihar. Currently it is eaten in practically over the whole Indian Territory. There are many different versions of Khaja, but its main ingredients are: refined wheat flour, sugar and edible oils.
Laddu. This is considered Ganesha´s favourite dessert. It is also one of the most popular Indian sweets. It is made with flour and other ingredients such as milk, coconut or raisins. It is a ball-shaped sweet fill with syrup. It is usually served in festivals and all type of festivities, such as weddings or other family events.
Jalebi. It is one of the most famous Hindu sweets. This is a pretzel made with rice flour and yeast. It is made by deep-frying and covered with sugar syrup and Tartar sauce. It is served warm or cold in any area of the country. It is one of the favourite desserts of Diwali or Festival of lights.
Barfi. It is very popular in North India. It is prepared with condensed milk with sugar, and seasoned with fruit and nuts. Its most famous variations are: besan barfi, made with chickpea flour; kaaju barfi, prepared with cardamom; and pista barfi, made with grinded pistachio.