Yes, India is famous for its spices but one more thing that makes India famous is the delectable food that it offers. The best way to experience the true Indian taste is to try the different cuisines that are served in the Big Fat Indian Weddings.
India being the land of spices is not only famous for the spicy yet delicious food it offers but is also famous for the wide varieties of the desserts. There are various types of sweets that are made with a whole lot of different ingredients.
Every part of India has its own specialities when it comes to desserts. Like in the north kaju katli and laddu are famous, while in the south Payasam and Mysore Pak are the main specialities. Similarly, in the eastern parts of India Rasgulla and Sandesh are savoured, while in the west Pooran Poli and Jalebi are renowned sweets.
Here we have mentioned some of the most popular and tasty desserts that you can ask your budget wedding caterers in delhi to add to your wedding catering menu.
This milk based dessert is prepared using the cashew nuts. The paste of cashew is mixed with thickened milk and sugar along with other ingredients and then when the mix settles down it is cut in the shape of a diamond and is then decorated with edible silver work on the top.
This delicacy hails from the state of West Bengal and is the top favourite of almost every Indian. The sweet is in the shape of a ball which is made from chhena (cottage cheese). These round dumplings are then immersed in a light sugar syrup which completely permeates in the dumplings.
Pooran Poli is a sweet Indian flatbread that is really famous in the Indian state of Maharashtra. This sweet is made from a combined flour of wheat and chickpeas along with some added spices like the cardamom powder and the nutmeg powder and is topped up with ghee. This sweet is a perfect blend of sweet and savoury taste and is served with Amti or Aamras.
Jalebi is another all season dessert that is loved by all Indians. This coiled shaped dessert is a made from maida(all purpose flour). At first, a batter is made from the flour and is then deep fried directly in boiling oil. As soon as the batter is fried properly the dessert is dipped in saffron flavoured syrup which gives it its colour and taste.
Gulab Jamun is another ball shaped dessert that is a must have for any Indian wedding menu. The main ingredient of the gulab jamun is khoya (milk reduced to the consistency of soft dough). The balls made from this dough are deep fried at low heat until it becomes golden brown in colour. These balls are then transferred in the light syrup with the added flavour of cardamom, rose water and saffron.
This delicious sweet is really the most popular dish in Southern parts of India and originated from Mysore(Thus the name – ‘Mysore Pak’). The sweet is made from a generous amount of ghee, sugar, gram flour and cardamom with the texture that is much like fudge. This sweet literally melts away as soon as it is put inside the mouth.
Kheer or Payasam
Kheer is basically a sweet rice pudding made by boiling milk along with sugar and rice along with the flavours of cardamom, and saffron. The various toppings that go in kheer are cashews, raisins, pistachio and almonds. In the south, the same preparation is made which is not as thick as the kheer and is called Payasam.
These are some of the dessert options that’ll instantly make your guests’ mouth water. You don’t need to include all of these sweets in your wedding but only adding a few of these will be enough to satisfy the taste buds of your guests and make your wedding an instant hit.