Top 10  sweets of Uttarakhand we love!

By Dhruv Baruah

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Bal Mithai

Our sweet expedition began with Bal Mithai, a delightful treat from Almora. This chocolatey fudge-like sweet coated with sugar balls left us craving for more.

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Jhangore ki Kheer

Made from the nutritious jhangora (barnyard millet), this creamy dessert was a healthy indulgence, with a dash of aromatic spices and dry fruits.

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Gulgula

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We first tasted these small and fluffy doughnut-like sweets in a local’s house we had gone for tea.

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Rotana/Khajoor

On a sunlit morning, we savored Rotana, also known as Khajoor, a unique sweet made from whole wheat flour, jaggery, and ghee.

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Uttarakhand's sweet makers have ingeniously combined the rich flavors of chocolate with traditional recipes, creating a delightful fusion that appealed to our taste buds from the word go.

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Chocolate Mithai

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Arsa

In a quaint kitchen, we were introduced to Arsa, a sweet deep-fried dough flavored with jaggery, ghee, and cardamom.

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Gujia

Celebrating festivals in Uttarakhand wouldn't be complete without these crescent-shaped dumplings were filled with a mixture of khoya and dry fruits, deep-fried, and coated with sugar syrup.

Pahadi Halwa

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One can’t leave Uttarakhand without tasting Pahadi Halwa, a soul-soothing dessert made from Singhara flour and garnished with a generous helping of ghee and dry fruits.

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Singhal

A perfect snack for tea time, this crispy sweet is made from soaked moong dal and a touch of green cardamom.