Welcome To Maangal Bazaar
Being one of the most beautiful Himalayan states in India, Uttarakhand is famous for its scenic beauty. The people here are amicable and pleasant. But that’s not the end of the story. With its adorable surroundings and simple people, Uttarakhand is also known for its delicious traditional pahaadi sweets. The sweets of Uttarakhand may not be as famous as the renowned sweets from some other states but that doesn’t make them any less tasty. Instead of the western delicacies, if you want to include these pahaadi sweets in your wedding menu, then here’s a list of these splendid sweets that would entice your guests.
This sweet belongs to the Almora region of Uttarakhand and is quite popular among the people of the state. It is prepared of roasted khoya made up into brown chocolate-like fudge and coated with tiny sugar balls giving it a crunchy texture on the outside. It is not only delicious to eat but also very impressive to look at.
This one pertains to the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This savory recipe is a khoya and coconut-based dessert prepared by kneading milk and protein and sugar together, heating it till it melts, and then adding grated coconut to it. The mixture is then stuffed into indigenous maalu leaf.
Gulgule is an indispensable part of the Kumaoni weddings. Prepared using wheat flour and semolina, gulgule are very similar to the arsa. These are fried in oil or ghee and then seasoned with fennel seeds.
Most festive occasions and weddings are often incomplete in the absence of this delicacy. It has many variations across the country. Arsa is generally prepared using rice flour, jaggery, cardamom powder, and dry fruits. It is fried in mustard oil to give it the earthy and smoky flavor it has.
Jhangore ki kheer is an indispensable part of Garhwali cuisine. Jhangora is known as the barnyard millet and is grown plentiful across Uttarakhand. Just like any other kheer, it is made by cooking jhangore with milk and sugar and then garnishing it with ghee-roasted cashews, nuts, or raisins. This mouth-watering dish is just the thing for people with a sweet tooth.
This is another traditional garhwali sweet without which no celebration is complete. It is a small sweet roti with a floral design on both sides. The ingredients for this recipe include wheat flour, ghee, cardamom powder, gur or sugar, and milk. These are then made into a dough and fried in oil. If you are someone with a taste for sweets, this pahaadi dessert is not the one to miss out on.
To Find a Vendor click here: Maangalbazaar.com
To Find a Match click here: Maangal.com