All celebrations and festivals are a reason to savor the mouth watering sweets and desserts. If you are visiting places in Uttar Pradesh, you should definitely try out the various desserts they offer.
While you are enjoying these amazing desserts, do not count the calories as you can always shed the extra calories later , but may not find these delectable desserts anywhere else in India.
Let us take a trip to discover what variety of desserts Uttar Pradesh can offer for your sweet tooth.
When you think about Holi, isn’t gujia the first thing that pops up in your head ? It is a typical North Indian sweet prep especially in Uttar Pradesh. Gujias are mostly prepared at home using a mixture of khoya, grated coconut and dry fruits.
Do relish them on your trip to U.P!
If you are visiting Uttar Pradesh, you have a great reason to plan a trip to the city of Mathura. To try Khurchan!
Khurchan is a typical Mathura sweet made out of scrapes at the bottom of boiled milk vessel and topped with sugar, pistachios and rose water.
In the land of Shri Krishna i.e. Mathura, Peda is a favourite sweet offered in temples. Indulge in the delicious Mathura Ke Pede while you are in town or regret missing the most interesting part of your visit here.
Nimish is also known as Makkhan Malai in Lucknow. It is available in the old Chowk area in Lucknow during winters.
Cream is blended with morning dew, milk, rose water, saffron and is served with a garnish of pistachios! You definitely get a taste of heaven in the first bite of this royal dish.
5. Zarda Pulao.
Zarda Pulao is a sweet rice dish from North India often served after a meal. You can find it being authentically prepared in the Land of Nawabs – Lucknow.
Zarda was mostly served to emperor Shahjahan during Mughal era. Even today it is made on auspicious occasions like Eid to share happiness and the joy of food all around.
6. Sheer Khurma
Sheer means milk and Khurma means dates. Sheer Khurma is a rich dessert prepared especially to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. It is made with thickened milk, ghee, vermicelli, sugar and loads of dry fruits.
Well, whether you have a sweet tooth or not, you will definitely fall in love with it!
7. Shahi Tukre.
The bread takes a royal avatar when it is fried, dipped in sugar syrup and garnished with cream, silver leaf and dry fruits.
Sounds yummy, isn’t it? It is truly a royal treat for any occasion and can be easily prepared in a jiffy!
If you are visiting Agra to see the eighth wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal, then you should definitely take back something sweet with you besides the sweet memories.
The Petha from Agra is equally famous as the Taj for its amazing varieties and taste. Do remember to take some for your loved ones back home!
9. Gajak and Rewari.
In the winter months Gajak and Rewari are the perfect sweet and dry snacks to give you warmth and energy. Meerut is famous for different varieties of gajak and rewari made from sesame seeds and jaggery.
We bet you can’t stop munching on them!
10. Rabri – Jalebi.
The northern states of India especially Uttar Pradesh offers you the sweetest treat with its Rabri- Jalebi combo! Skip counting calories for a while and relish these sweets to your heart’s content.
Rabri is sweetened milk with layers of cream, flavored with cardamom and dry fruits. Jalebi tastes best when clubbed with rabri.