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These 28 Sweet Dishes From 28 States Prove Why We Indians Are So Obsessed With Desserts!

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Try these mouth-watering mithais that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. HolidayIQ Travellers list 29 sweet dishes from 29 states in India.

These 28 Sweet Dishes From 28 States Prove Why We Indians Are So Obsessed With Desserts!:

  1. Chhattisgarh
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Assam
  4. Goa
  5. Gujarat
  6. Jharkhand
  7. Karnataka
  8. Kerala
  9. Madhya Pradesh
  10. Maharashtra
  11. Mizoram
  12. Jammu & Kashmir
  13. Punjab
  14. Rajasthan
  15. Sikkim
  16. Tamil Nadu
  17. Uttar Pradesh
  18. Uttarakhand
  19. West Bengal
  20. Andhra Pradesh
  21. Bihar
  22. Haryana
  23. Himachal Pradesh
  24. Manipur
  25. Meghalaya
  26. Nagaland
  27. Odisha
  28. Tripura

1. Chattisgarh - Dehrori & Lasta


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HolidayIQ Traveller Harsh Mishra says, “It is good place famous for its different types of snacks and sweets. Do try the sweet named lasta which is famous. And the next famous snacks is moong bada. Its made with moong dal. A yummy snack! Please try these two things when u are here.”

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111 Ratings | 67 Reviews | 303 Photos

2. Arunachal Pradesh - Khapse


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Khapse, a Tibetan biscuit, is prepared during this time. It is made from adough of flour, sugar and butter which is then shaped into different forms and sizes and deep fried. The most common shape is the twirled rectangular one which is shared with friends and relatives and offered to guests.  Other shapes include discs coated in sugar and long hollow tubes. HolidayIQ Traveller Mrinmoy Manthan Koch says, “Tawang is a place located in the extreme heights of the Himalayan mountain range. The uniqueness of this place is its delicious food, rich culture, natural beauty at its best throughout the year.”

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81 Ratings | 57 Reviews | 300 Photos

3. Assam - Pitha


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HolidayIQ Traveller from Bangalore says, “Must eat 'Peetha', a traditional Assamese sweet. Verities of fishes can be found in the markets in Assam. Must Try!”

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151 Ratings | 97 Reviews | 562 Photos

4. Goa - Bibinca


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HolidayIQ Traveller Savio says,” I love Goan food! Some of my favourite dishes would be pork vindaloo, sorpotel, prawn balchao, prawn pie, fejoada, chicken xacuti, galmbo balchao and bebinca.”

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9764 Ratings | 6350 Reviews | 3189 Photos

5. Gujarat - Basundi


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HolidayIQ Traveller Rashesh says, “Ahmedabad is a pretty cool city with great food and people. From undhiya to dal dhokli and patra to basundi, Gujaratis have something to satisfy everyone's taste buds. Have ragda pattice and papdi chaat at Manek Chowk in the evenings.”

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448 Ratings | 260 Reviews | 2305 Photos

6. Jharkhand - Malpua


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"Do not miss to have the scrumptious sweets like balusai and rubdi malpua", says HolidayIQ Traveller Thakur. Malpua is one of the special festival sweet dishes that is best served with rabri or rabdi.

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108 Ratings | 78 Reviews | 495 Photos

7. Karnataka - Mysore Pak


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This delectable Indian sweet is a must have. HolidayIQ Traveller Ashok says, “Do not forget to try the Mysore Pak! Mahalakshmi Sweets and Guru Sweets are famous sweet parlours in the city.”

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165 Ratings | 119 Reviews | 9979 Photos

8. Kerala - Pysam & Vettu Cake


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HolidayIQ Traveller Mukesh Jain says, “Enjoy rice and pysam in Alappuzha.” Payasam is one sweet dish that can't be missed out when in Kerala. Vettu Cakes are another famous sweet dish. They are made of maida, sugar, cardamom powder and eggs.

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629 Ratings | 505 Reviews | 6733 Photos

9. Madya Pradesh - Mava Bati & Bhutte ki Kheer


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MP is known for its street food and impeccable desserts, but Mawa Bati is something everyone should taste. It is made of mawa, til, cardamom powder and ghee. HolidayIQ Traveller Divakar Yadav says, “The food options in Madya Pradesh is just okay. They have a nice range of desserts.”

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291 Ratings | 137 Reviews | 2041 Photos

10. Maharashtra - Puran Poli


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HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal says, “Pune is a foodie’s paradise. Sorghum and Pearl millet are the main ingredients of their cuisine. When in Pune do not miss to try the local dishes like misal pav, puran poli, Pithla bhakri, Panipuri, Bhelpuri, and Pav Bhaji. There are a great number of eating joints in Pune.”

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135 Ratings | 87 Reviews | 7311 Photos

11. Mizoram - Koat Pitha


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With banana and rice being its main ingredients, this dish is made by mixing the two with jaggery, and is deep fried in oil. It surely is one interesting food item to taste. HolidayIQ Traveller Dolly Jha says, “The Mizo Tea is a must have. Two types of tea brew are premade and stored in flasks. One is a light brew and the other is strong. They offer (by default, but it’s not complimentary) premade, cold bhathure or some sweets made of maida with the tea.”

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12. Jammu & Kashmir - Phirni & Shufta


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Shufta is made using dry fruits, sugar, and saffron, with an added touch of cinnamon and pepper. HolidayIQ Traveller Shaifali says, “We were at Peacock houseboats for our honeymoon. The shikara person offered us the phirni which is a famous sweet dish of Jammu and Kashmir.”

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85 Ratings | 98 Reviews | 5452 Photos

13. Punjab - Jalebi


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“Do not miss the mouth-watering jalebis made of pure ghee at Gurdas Ram Jalebi wala”, says HolidayIQ Traveller Lakshmi.

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345 Ratings | 220 Reviews | 492 Photos

14. Rajasthan - Ghewar


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Made especially during the festivals of Teej and Rakshabandhan, Malai Ghewar is a round shaped sweet made of maida, milk, and most importantly, desi ghee. "Check out paneer ghewar at Laxmi Misthan Bhandar” says HolidayIQ traveller Subarna from Kolkata.

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606 Ratings | 311 Reviews | 4502 Photos

15. Sikkim - Sael Roti


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HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal says, “The north eastern states also have an exceptional variety of sweet dishes. In Sikkim - seal roti is very famous. It is eaten with spicy potato and is mainly prepared during the festivals.”

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336 Ratings | 220 Reviews | 3764 Photos

16. Tamil Nadu - Pal Poli & Tirunelveli Halwa


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Pal Poli is a dish of maida rotis that are first deep fried, and then immersed in milk warmed with condensed milk and saffron. Adhirasam is like the Indian doughnut. It is made from rice flour, pepper, jaggery and butter. The sweet dish is popular as an offering to the gods during puja prayers, both at home and in temples in Tamil Nadu. "Please do not forget to try Tirunelveli Halwa at Irutukadai Halwaa shop” says HolidayIQ Traveller Chelladurai.

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172 Ratings | 133 Reviews | 7191 Photos

17. Uttar Pardesh - Petha & Peda


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HolidayIQ Traveller Deepak Soni says, “Mathura is the spiritual place because it is the birth place of 'lord shri krishn.' The very famous sweet peda is a must have.” HolidayIQ Traveller Paras Sharma adds, “And never forget to buy famous sweets of Agra which is Agra ka Petha.”

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182 Ratings | 85 Reviews | 1724 Photos

18. Uttarakhand - Bal mithai


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Native to Uttarakhand, Bal Mithai is cooked khoya covered in sugar balls. That is a whole lot of sweet, and you really have to be willing enough to take in so much of it! “The bal mithai of Ranikhet is very famous and tasty” says HolidayIQ Traveller Jatin Jain. It is a must have!

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327 Ratings | 192 Reviews | 5069 Photos

19. West Bengal - Mishti Doi & Rasgulla


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HolidayIQ Traveller Jatin says, “Visit Ganguram for Mishti Doi.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Zeeshan, “The local foods of Kolkata are delicious and the rosogolla, which are very famous and amazing too. Bengali sweets from K.C. Das are a must-have, specially the sondesh.” 

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315 Ratings | 141 Reviews | 5162 Photos

20. Andhra Pradesh & Telanagana - Qubani-Ka-Meetha


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HolidayIQ Traveller Urvashi says, “In dessert, try khubani ka meetha and double ka meetha (shahi tukda).” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Narender Singh, “A special Hyderabadi sweet 'khubani ka meetha' is must try when in Hyderabad.”

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497 Ratings | 192 Reviews | 1645 Photos

21. Bihar - Thekua


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Thekua or Khajuria is a snack made from wheat flour, jaggery (or sugar) mixed together, moulded and deep fried. It is an absolute treat to the taste buds. HolidayIQ Traveller Kunal says, “The litti chokha aroma. If you want to spend a Indian style holiday Patna is a place for you. With international holiday destination like Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya near to it you can enjoy a world class tourism experience too.”

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395 Ratings | 182 Reviews | 308 Photos

22. Haryana - Aloo Halwa


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Aloo Ka Halwa is made of mashed potatoes and pure ghee which adds to its wonderful flavour and aroma. HolidayIQ Traveller Divya says, “Local food is a blend of Haryanvi and Rajasthani. Nothing particular to shop but it's interesting to get a glimpse of markets like there used to be in a bygone era, especially in the evening.”

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333 Ratings | 193 Reviews | 166 Photos

23. Himachal Pradesh - Dabbroo


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Dabbroos are sweet wheat pancakes made using wheat, ghee, and milk. HolidayIQ Traveller Harshit says, “Places to be visited are the Rohtang pass, Kalka valley, Chindi, Karsog Valley, Barot and many places. Food was

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