In India, sweets have a special place in every culture and so in Uttarakhand’s Culture. Sweets are presented in different celebrations as well as holy occasions too.
Uttarakhand is no less when it comes to the variety of desserts this state celebrates. Every pooja, festivals, weddings, family gathering, and many events are unfinished without these sweet delights. This State is not only famous for its amazing sweets but is also known for the Famous Food of Uttarakhand.
Though it was very hard for me to categorize which sweets and desserts to put on my list and which ones to exclude, as we have so many varieties. Below are the top 10 Uttarakhand famous sweetsfrom my personal list.
List of Top 10 Uttarakhand Famous Sweets of Uttarakhand :
Bal Mithai is the most famous sweet in the Kumaon region, especially around Almora. Kheem Singh Mohan Singh Rautela Sweets is one of the most famous shops in Almora, near the bus Station, Mall Road, Roadways, Almora, Uttarakhand 263601. Here you can have all the well-known sweets of Uttarakhand.
Bal mithai is basically a brown chocolate-like fudge, coated with white sugar balls which enhance its beauty visibly. It’s a trend to take bal mithai as a visiting gift whenever visiting any of your relatives in that region. It was the invention of Lalla joga ram shah of lal bazaar in the early 20th century.
Singori is a widely known sweet dish in Uttarakhand. The first time I tasted this sweet, it usually tastes like Khoya. But the flavor was much more enhanced with a sweet mild crust. Singori also called Singodi is made with khoya and wrapped in Maalu leaf.
It is usually cone-shaped but I often wondered why they can’t reshape it. Just kidding! This is a sweet delight that’s best as it is and is available in Almora, the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
It is a sweet local snack made of jaggery and traces its origin to the Garhwal. This dish is highly popular among tourists and visitors. This is a very common dish you will find in this state and is extremely easy to prepare.
Finally, Gulgula has found its own place in the delicious Sweet dishes of northern India.
Kumaoni Halwa or Pahadi halwa is totally different from the others.The yogurt gives it a bit of tangy taste and the crust gives it a bite.
Halwa is a type of pudding basically made up of wheat flour, and rice flour, with some pulses and vegetables too. But here in the State of Uttarakhand, halwa is made from jaggery, wheat flour, and suji.