North Indian Desserts

These desserts may be North Indian in origin but they're known and loved worldwide. The reason for that is pretty obvious when you taste them!

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    Gulab Jamun

    Gulab jamun
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    This delicious dessert consists of dumplings traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk, soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup.

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    Fried Indian Funnel cakes or Jalebi
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    Jalebis are crispy-fried and soaked in sugar syrup. Yummy!

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    Ras Malai

    Ras Malai
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    Ras Malai is sweet dumplings made from cottage or riccotta cheese soaked in sweetened, thickened milk delicately flavored with cardamom. Serve it chilled and garnished with slivers of dried fruit.

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    Kheer (rice pudding)

    kheer or rice pudding is an Indian dessert in a brown terracotta bowl with dry fruits toppings
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    This creamy rice pudding is delicately flavoured with cardamom and full of nuts. It's a great dessert for anytime of the year.

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    Shahi Tukra

    Shahi Anjir Ice Cream
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    Truly a royal dessert, as its name suggests, Shahi Tukra is a rich bread pudding with dry fruits, flavored with cardamom.

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    Besan Ka Laddoo (gram flour sweet)

    Besan Laddu Sweet Food
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    Besan Ka Laddoo is an all-time favourite and made on several special occasions and festivals. The trick to getting this sweet right is in browning the besan (gram flour) perfectly.