Do you have a sweet tooth and you love savouring sweets from different regions, then it is Jabalpur (M.P) beckoning you. The desserts tantalize your taste buds and you crave more. Let me take you to this city and you will know about the different sweetmeats of the place.
10 Best Desserts You Must Try Out in Jabalpur
A richer version of gulab jamun. The sweet is full of dry fruits which add to the richness of the sweet. It is made of khoya, maida, arrowroot, milk powder, cardamom powder and dried coconut. The balls made with a rich filling of dry fruits and soaked in sugar syrup are worth tasting.
A traditional sweet made of coconut and milk solids. Also known as coconut barfi. The texture of this sweet is gooey and the sweet just melts in your mouth.
This sweet dish is made from hung curd. This can be flavoured with cardamom, saffron, mango, and strawberry and then frozen. This frozen dessert tastes heavenly. The topping is of dry fruits which gives it a nice taste.
they are the Indian version of pancakes. A batter made of flour, semolina, khoya, baking powder, fennel seeds, milk, cardamom powder and saffron threads. Cardamom powder gives it the typical flavour and saffron the colour. The fritters are made by frying the batter and then soaking in sugar syrup. This crispy pancake having soft insides is relished with jalebi, kheer etc. This malpua is a popular sweet of Jabalpur.
5. Khoya Jalebi
These sugar-coated swirls made with khoya, flour and saffron are heavenly to eat. The batter is fried and soaked in sugar syrup. The sight of this dish can make a person drool. It is a must-have if you visit Jabalpur.
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These floury, sugar-soaked swirls can leave you asking for more. The swirls are made from a mixture of split black gram, rice powder, rice with an added orange colour to give them a bright hue. These swirls are fried and then soaked in sugar syrup flavoured with saffron, cardamom powder and rose essence. It is bigger than its sister the Jalebi.
7. Gulab Jamun
These made from freshly curdled milk, this sweet ball soaked in sugar syrup is a delicacy of this region. The syrup is flavoured with cardamom, saffron and rose water.
These are flattened balls made of ghee, flour and yogurt. This sweet is also called Balushahi. These balls are fried and soaked in sugar syrup which is flavoured with cardamom and lemon juice. They have a marbled look on the outside and are soft and spongy inside.
9. Til Gajak
Til Gajak is made from sesame seeds and jaggery. Winter is the best time to relish this sweet. Jaggery is a good source of iron and protein. White sesame seeds are roasted and powdered and added to melted jaggery and cooked, then cooled and shaped. The crunchy, flaky sweet has a wonderful taste and a sweet-toothed person can’t resist overeating
A sweet made from cottage cheese and sweetened milk. This is garnished with dry fruits. This soft, sticky sweet just melts in your mouth.