26 Aug 2019

3 Odia Sweets to Which You Couldn't say NO


In India, almost all people love to eat sweets. Now due to the diet and to avoid some dangerous diseases people are afraid of eating sweets but inside their mind? Are they really saying NO to the sweets? Aren't they wishing to have some sweets?

Leave about them, just focus on the sweet only. Here we are presenting the delicious sweets which you may find in almost every sweet stall. We have selected the two sweets Jilapi and Malpua, which is available from the sweets stalls to the big sweet stalls. Even star hotels are serving Jalebi and Malpua as the dessert. So, let's discuss about these three.

Malpua

Malpua is small sweet pancakes traditionally made during festivals like Holi, Diwali, and Navratri in different places of India, but in Odisha, it's prepared almost every day in the sweet shops. These are served with rabdi. But you could eat how you love to eat them.

Chhenapoda

Chhenapoda is a cheese dessert from Odisha, India. Chhena Poda is made of well-kneaded homemade fresh cheese chhena, sugar is baked for several hours until it browns. Chhena Poda is the only well known Indian dessert whose flavor is predominantly derived from the caramelization of sugar.

Demand and sale of Chhenapoda is huge in Odisha with every sweet shop preparing its own flavor either from sugar or gud (jaggery). Its shape of a cake often attracts a huge number of visitors to grab and have a bite. Apart from Odisha, it's available other states of the country.

Jalebi/Jilapi

Jalebi or Jilapi in Odia is a sweet and popular food found all over South Asia and the Middle East. It is made by deep-frying maida flour (plain flour or all-purpose flour) batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. They are particularly popular in the Indian subcontinent and Iran.

This dessert can be served warm or cold like Gulabjamoon. They have a somewhat chewy texture with a crystallized sugary exterior coating.

* All these photographs are taken by Sanjay Khilar.

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