With festivities in India on full swing, and Diwali just around the corner, we get on a dessert trail around the country to make sure your sweet tooth is satiated this festive season! By Japleen Kaur

Before you scroll further, let me remind you that you need to throw your diet plans away instantly to be able to enjoy every word of this article.

  1. Andhra Pradesh – Double Ka Meetha

This dessert is made by soaking bread pieces in milk, and topped with saffron and almonds. People also call it Shahi Tukda, and is a sure shot item on the menu in Andhra weddings.

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2. Arunachal Pradesh – Khapse

A deep fried sweet made out of flour, butter, sugar, and milk, it’s possibly one of the very few desserts that you can eat without getting your hands dirty.

3. Assam – Pithas

 

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Super easy to make, pithas come in various shapes and size. It is essentially rice cooked in different ways. Whether you like it baked, steamed or fried… you can take your pick!

4. Bihar – Khaja

 

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Now this one could send you straight to dessert heaven. Khaja is a doughy sweet that is soaked in sugar syrup. Is your mouth watering yet?

5. Chhattisgarh – Dehrori

 

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Yet again a rice dessert that is wholesome, and extremely yummy! Quite underrated, Dehrori is prepared using rice, almonds, cashews, cardamom, ghee, sugar, and more. It all depends on what your taste buds fancy.

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6. Goa – Bebinca

 

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A traditional Goan dessert of Indo-Portuguese origin, bebinka is a layered #pudding popular during Christmas. Bebinca is thought to have been invented by and named after Bibiona, a nun at the Convento da Santa Monica in Old Goa. Her first version was created with seven layers to represent the seven hills of Lisbon and Old Goa. She offered it to a priest who was not impressed and found it too small and the layers were increased. Usually it has seven layers – mostly plain flour, #sugar, ghee, egg yolk and #coconut milk – but can go up to 16! The Goan Food Festival at The Terrace is not just about food, it is a celebration of our culinary traditions. Have you tried our amazing Goan buffet spread yet? For bookings, just call 88802 33322. #bebinca #goandessert #goanfood #goanfoodie #goanfoodlovers #goanfood #goanchef #goancuisine #yum #sweet #sweettooth #sweets #desserts #baking #dessertporn #foodphotography #foodpics #yummy #dessert #foodporn #delicious #fresh #goanfestival #foodfestival #festivals #openair #windmillscraftworks

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We all have Goan friends who cannot stop raving about Bebinca, right? And well, they aren’t wrong! This combination of coconut, eggs, flour, and nutmeg is to die for.

7. Gujarat – Basundi

Basundi is a creamy milk dessert that is savoured best after a gigantic Gujarati thali!

8. Haryana – Rabdi

Rabdi is more like an enhancer for other desserts like jalebi or gulaab jaamun, but in Haryana, people slurp it down like a boss!

9. Himachal Pradesh – Dabbroo

A tea time snack special in the mountains, Dabbroo is a staple sweet there. Made from wheat, milk, ghee, and sugar, this delicacy is also known as sweet white pancake, owing to its colour.

10. Jammu And Kashmir – Shufta

 

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#Indiain365days Shufta Next time you’re in this beautiful land of Himalayas, make sure you don’t forget to try a traditional dessert of Jammu and Kashmi – Shufta is made using dry fruits, sugar and saffron, with an added touch of cinnamon and pepper. A royal treat for the taste buds. #Repost @whiskaffair #Indian #Recipe #whiskaffair #KashmiriCuisine #Shufta Follow 👉 @sita_india 👈 Follow 👉 @sita_india 👈 #comeexplorewithus #desserts #dessertporn #dessertinindia #netgeo #foodporn #ig_dessert #ig_india #discoverIndia #exploreIndia #indianfood #dessertstagram #incredibleindia #instagood #instaindia #instapic #pictureoftheday #traveltoindia #travelindia #beautifulindia #netgeoindia #sweettooth #sweettreat #instasweet #foodgasm #foodphoto #sugarhigh #indiafood #delish

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Fit for royalty, Shufta found in the upper regions of our country, this dessert is as rich as it could be with loads of dry fruits. A nap after a bowl of is absolute bliss!

11. Jharkhand – Malpua

If angels had a favourite dessert, it would be this! Soft in the centre and crispy at the edges, you can’t just stop eating after one.

12. Karnataka – Mysore Pak

Originating from Mysore, this dessert from Karnataka is the perfect mid-day cheat indulgence!

13. Kerala – Ilayappam

 

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Wrapped in banana leaves, this rice flour dessert is filled with a delicious coconut-jaggery filling. Yum-yum!

14. Madhya Pradesh – Mawa Bati

One of the few sweets that has sesame in it, Mawa Bati is a must when in MP.

15. Maharashtra – Puran Poli

If you’ve not eaten Puran Poli when in Maharashtra, you’ve not lived. That simple.

16. Manipur – Madhurjan Thongba

Madhurjan is basically a besan dumpling that is covered with sweetened milk and garnished with pistachios. BRB, in sweet paradise.

17. Meghalaya – Pukhlein

This North Eastern sweet dish is made up of all things good, and rich! Rice flour, refined oil, and jaggery.

18. Mizoram – Koat Pitha

 

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Mizoram Special Koat Pitha (Banana Fritters) Source: Internet Koat Pitha is essentially a fried dish. It is made using rice flour and bananas. They also add fish to it, as it is considered to be one of their staples. It looks crispy from the outside but is soft and warm from the inside. It makes for an ideal snack with tea. It generally tastes a little sweet because of the presence of bananas. #Mizoram#mizo#mizofood #mizofoodie #traditional#traditionalfoods #koatpitha#snack#rice#riceflour #banana #fish #foodie #foodforever #info#mizocuisine#travelpic #traveldaily #photodaily #photography #peace#northeast #secularism #secularindia #mizophotographer #mizophoto #northeastindia #mizopic#peace#exploremizoram#mizochawmeh

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Also popularly known as banana fritters, it’s a super-hit with kids. And among adults too, I must admit!

19. Nagaland – Nap Naang

Made using black rice, purple colour is added to this dish, and wait… how do you eat something that looks purple, and pretty!?

20. Odisha – Chenna Poda

 

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Tried to make ଛେନା ପୋଡ (Cottage Cheese cake) from scratch today at home, to be made as an offering to Lord Jagannath on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra. Made a mistake of not putting butter paper at the bottom of the tin, which is why, although the ‘poda’ texture and color was achieved, the bottom part was difficult to extract from the tin, making it all crumbly 😫😫 Nevertheless, the poda tastes super yummy and it was a great cooking experience, that too in a kadai and not in a microwave oven 😀 Happy Rath Yatra all ! May the Lord bless everyone 😊 . . . #odishamobilephotography #odishadiaries #odiafoodblogger #rathyatra #puri #bbsr #bbsrdiaries #chennapoda #cheesecake #sweet #delicious #yummy #tasty #desserts #dessertlovers #homecooked #homemade #gharkakhana #selfmade #novice #puja #myodisha #muodia

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Not a very appetising looking dessert but hey, let’s not judge the book by its cover! ‘Cause the taste is heavenly. And quite simply a cottage cheese cake.

21. Punjab – Gajrela

The ideal carrot halwa, Punjab is always on top of my list simply for this beautiful dessert that found its origin here.

22. Rajasthan – Ghevar

One thing constant during all Rajasthani celebrations is ghevar — and a lot of it!

23. Sikkim – Sel Roti

 

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An iconic symbol of Nepali culture and cuisine, Sel Roti is a delicacy endemic to the Himalayan regions of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Bhutan, Nepal and Assam. Popular during the festivities, it is a must-have for Dasain and Tihar.✨ Sel Roti preparation is almost as grand as the food itself. Traditionally, rice is grounded in the Okhli. Grounded spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves amongst a few are added. A semi-liquid dough is then prepared by adding water, milk, bananas or other ingredients according to personal choice. It is then deep fried in refined oil or ghee. This savoury food is indeed a must-have if you ever visit Sikkim during Dashain. Team OG is prepped to make your Dussera holiday as grand as it can get. Come and experience Sikkim at her best with OurGuest and we will ensure you do not miss out on anything that this place has to offer!😊 . . #Dasain2018 #Dasain #Selroti #SikkimTrip #Sikkim #Homestay #RuralTourism #SoloTravel #Food #Culture #Culinary #indiaclicks #backpacking #backpackers #unique #experiences #discovernortheast #northeastindia #traveliife #nepalifestival #adventureawaits #passionpassport #indiagram #india_gram #indiaclicks #india_undiscovered #indiantravelsquad #india #travelersnotebook

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Shaped like onion rings, Sel Roti is made from rice, banana and sugar. It’s just like a pretzel in hindsight.

24. Tamil Nadu – Paal Poli

Maida rotis that are deep fried and dipped in milk to become the dessert of your dreams.

25. Telangana – Boorelu

Boorelu is an easy to eat dessert made from rice (again) and gram flour. Crunchy from the outside and a lip smacking coconut filling inside, you’ll have to close your eyes to devour this creation.

26. Tripura – Awan Bangwi

 

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Awan is cooked by steaming the ingredients in a cone shaped banana leaf. Now, that’s a unique way to whip up a dessert, right?

27. Uttar Pradesh – Shahi Tukda

Friends of Andhra’s Double ka Meetha, Shahi Tukda can be made in minutes, and served cold to an array of guests. Quite perfect for a Diwali house party.

28. Uttarakhand – Bal Mithai

Khoya covered in sugar, this one is for die-hard sweet lovers.

29. West Bengal – Mishti Doi

With Durga Puja celebrations still lingering, Mishti Doi is the current crowd favourite — not only in Bengal but throughout the country.