7 Classic Indian Mithais From Across The Country You Must Try This Festive Season


Sweets elevate the joy of celebrations. They can make our hearts melt and keep us drooling always. We make sweets for every auspicious occasion. Having said that, we don’t always need a special occasion to make sweets. But, the joy of savoring them gets doubled when you know that a festival is just around the corner. What’s stopping you then? Recipes? Well, if that’s the case, allow us to help you here. We have picked some of the famous mithai recipes from all across the country. Thank us later, please. It is time to get ready to rustle up in the kitchen. 

Take a look:

1) Puran Poli

Puran poli is one of the most famous sweets from the state of Maharashtra. This dessert is mostly prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi. Puran poli is a kind of flatbread stuffed with chana dal and sugar. Puran indicates the sweet stuffing inside while the outer flatbread is called poli in Marathi. People cook it up with jaggery and dollops of ghee.


Puran poli is a sweet bread

2) Sandesh

No points for guessing. We all know this is from the land of Bengal. Sandesh is prepared with sweetened cottage cheese and flavoured with cardamom and kesar. 

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3) Shrikhand

It is a must on a Gujarati thali. It has a thick creamy texture made up of sweetened hung curd.One can also find Shrikhand in Maharashtra.

4) Ghewar

It is a disc-shaped dessert that looks similar to a honeycomb. It is soaked in sugar syrup. People prefer to have it with rabri. You can also add kesar for the yellow texture. Ghewar is quite popular in Rajasthan.


Ghevar is a delicious mithai

5) Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak can be made using besan, ghee, sugar and water followed by cooling the mixture and finally, cutting into pieces. You would find Mysore Pak mostly in Karnataka. 

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6) Boorelu

These are deep-fried sweet dumplings traditionally hailing from Andhra Pradesh. This sweet is typically prepared from chana dal, jaggery, sugar and cardamom powder. Since we are talking about a south Indian delicacy, don’t forget to add some coconut to it.

7) Payasam

This is a version of kheer. It is creamy, tasty and above all carries the richness of cashews and raisins. This milk sweet treat is a go-to dish in most Indian households.


Payasam is the South Indian version of Kheer

Happy sugar cravings to everyone.