Traditional Indian sweets, known as mithai, are integral to Indian cuisine and culture. We often enjoy them during festivals, weddings, and other special occasions and buy them with other Indian grocery products. Luckily, many of these delicious sweets can be found in Indian grocery stores, making it easy for people to indulge in their favourite treats. Here are some of the most famous traditional Indian sweets in an Indian grocery store.
Gulab jamun is a sweet/ Indian grocery product made from milk solids and flour, then deep-fried and soaked in sugar syrup flavoured with cardamom and rose water. The sweet is named so because they are berry-shaped and immersed in sugar syrup. This rich and indulgent dessert is perfect for festivals and special occasions like birthdays and family get-togethers.
Rasgulla is a soft, spongy ball-shaped sweet made from chenna (paneer) and soaked in sugar syrup. It is a light and refreshing dessert perfect for those who want something sweet and spongy. The origin of this dessert remains a matter of debate to date. And according to the Bengalis, this sweet was discovered due to various culinary experiments they conducted. However, according to those from Orissa, this is an offering made to Lord Jagannath.
Ladoo is a round-shaped sweet made from flour, sugar, and ghee. We can flavour it with various ingredients, such as coconut, cardamom, and nuts. Ladoo is a famous sweet that we often offer as prasad (offering) at temples and for festivals and special occasions. Boondi laddoo, rava laddoo, besan laddoo, churma laddoo, etc., are some of the varieties available for purchase these days among Indian Grocery products.
Barfi is a fudge-like sweet made from condensed milk and sugar. Its name originates from Persia and stands for snow and rice, indicating its visual features. We can flavour it with various ingredients, such as pistachios, almonds, and saffron. Barfi is a famous sweet we often gift our family and friends during festivals and special occasions.
Halwa is a sweet made from various ingredients, such as semolina, wheat flour, or carrots. It is cooked with sugar and ghee until it reaches a pudding-like consistency. Halwa is another famous sweet we often served during festivals and special occasions. It originated in Arabic lands and reached India via Persia.
Jalebi is a spiral-shaped sweet made from a batter of flour, yoghurt, and sugar syrup. It is deep-fried until crispy and then soaked in sugar syrup flavoured with saffron and cardamom. Jalebi is a famous sweet we often serve warm or cold during breakfast or as a dessert.
Peda is a round-shaped sweet made from milk solids and sugar, flavoured with cardamom, from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. It is a famous sweet we often offer as prasad at temples and is also commonly gifted during festivals and special occasions.
Mysore Pak, made from gram flour, sugar, and ghee, is another Indian sweet in grocery stores. It has a crumbly texture and a rich flavour that is perfect for those who love something sweet and indulgent.
TRADITIONAL INDIAN SWEETS AVAILABLE AT QUOODO
Indian grocery stores offer a wide range of traditional Indian sweets perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. There is something for everyone, from the rich and indulgent gulab jamun to the light and refreshing rasgulla. If you are looking for gulab jamun or a sugar-free, low-calorie syrup to prepare the sweet of your choice, Quoodo will be one of the best online stores to get them at the best rates in UAE. So, the next time you visit our store, make sure to buy them and experience the authentic taste of India. If you have a sweet tooth, we are sure you will be eager to know the latest updates on the traditional Indian sweets added to our range of products. Isn’t it great to get your favourite Indian sweets at the click of a button?