Mani from A New Life Wandering published an awesome post with an overview of Indian and Pakistani desserts, and I do not want to withhold it from you. I have already tried 4 out of those 5 and really like them. ‘Kaju Barfi’ seems to be the favorite of most visitors and that is the one I haven’t tried yet, damn! My personal favorite so far is ‘Gajar Ka Halwa‘. From my experience I would add that the desserts covered in this article are not as sweet as German or American desserts (let me know if you disagree with that).
Of course what I know are only the Germanised or home-made version that of these dishes that my boyfriend creates for me. I always have to cry when he tells me we can’t directly eat them but first have to let them cool down in the fridge. I’m used to eat pudding and rice pudding when they are still hot. (The desserts introduced in the article basically all include boiling milk for a very long time until condensed and thickend.) Therefore I was even more excited when Mukul from Enchanted Forests told me that in some regions in India they actually eat these dishes hot.
In Nepal I once ate hot ‘Kheer’ for breakfast, as it seemed more nutritious to me than ‘Western breakfast’ with white bread and jam. By contrast, ‘Kheer’ includes rice and milk, so it makes your stomach filled up for a longer time 🙂
>> View Mani’s article here <<<
Are you interested in more Asian food? How about the 5 must-try snacks from Hong Kong?