Kanpur Famous Sweets Other Than Thaggu Ke Laddu
Did you know Kanpur – commercial capital and largest city of Uttar Pradesh – is the only city that celebrates Holi for a week? Having played a crucial part in the revolt of 1857, Kanpur has a rich history of raising a staunch voice against the East India Company. It was in one such endeavour – to free some freedom fighters who were arrested just before Holi – that the city celebrated the festival of colours till the brave hearts were released.
Kanpur is also the land of the first Indian Institute of Technology – one of the most prestigious public engineering institution. The city of the holy Ganga was also referred to as the Manchester of East in the British era as it was the heart of textile industry in India. It is known for being home to 11 billionaires, various industries, and of course last but not the least for its rich cuisine and luscious Thaggu Ke Laddoo. Check out former New Zealand cricketer Denny Morrison and Pallavi Sharda – Australian-Indian actress and dancer – enjoying Thaggu Ke Laddoo in this video.
Well if you are from Kanpur or have been there, you would vouch for the fact that the variety and taste of all the sweets, and not just Thaggu Ke Laddoo, are a class apart. Here is a list of must-have famous sweets from Kanpur.
Indians love laddoos. Period. These age-old favourites are said to have come into existence primarily as a medicine. Many herbal ingredients were put together to make laddoos that would boost overall health or some were even made to battle a particular physical problem.
More often than not, the recipe of this legendary sweet involves the use of wholesome ingredients such as wheat flour, dry fruits, ghee, and condensed milk. And if it is exclusively made of high-quality dry fruits and nuts, then you can not ask for anything better. The nutty and crunchy delight is that perfect sweet you usually reach out for after a meal, to offer to guests, or when you want to have something delicious yet healthy. Enjoy this Kanpuri version of your favourite laddoo and you will find yourself falling for them, hard.
2- Doodh Peda
Pedas are known to have originated in Mathura. Pretty soon, this iconic sweet spread to other parts of Uttar Pradesh and became one of India’s favourite. Today, pedas are considered to be an important part of every wedding, festival, and are even offered to deities. Not surprisingly, local halwai make this speciality in bulk everyday and it gets polished off by the end of the day. Now you know how popular this treat is!
Whole wheat or atta sweets such as halwa, laddoo, and panjeeri are hugely popular in India, especially the northern part. Churma laddoo is a big hit among all age groups and is as healthy as it is delicious. Be it puja, festival, or any get-together, these round yummy treats complete every occasion in the most delicious way. These are generally made using high-quality, coarsely ground wheat, ghee, and sugar. Savour the delectable balls of goodness as pudding or anytime fillers and thank us later.
4- Panjeeri Laddoo
Panjeeri or panjiri is a very famous and much-loved dessert in India as well as Pakistan. It is primarily made using wholewheat flour and ghee and is sweetened with sugar. Often, the delicacy is enriched with lots of dry fruits which make this sweet dish absolutely wholesome and delicious. A staple in Punjab, it is especially savoured during winters as it is believed to help keep the body warm. This sweet is a must during pregnancy. It keeps the mother healthy and strong -- before and after delivery. With so much goodness, it’s popularity is not surprising one bit. If you have not tried it yet, do so now. Only on SaleBhai.
5- Badnam Kulfi
Kulfi is a very famous and much-loved traditional Indian ice cream, loved by people of all age groups. This frozen dessert is very popular in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and even in the Middle East. Kanpur is famous for it’s Badnam Kulfi – a rich, creamy, and mouth-watering preparation that would make you go weak in the knees. What's more, this famous kulfi also got a special mention in the super hit bollywood flick – Bunty Aur Babli. Let the rich and creamy essence of this over-five-decade-old recipe cast its spell on you too.
Spread the authentic taste of Kanpur sweets far and wide and bring a smile on your loved ones’ faces. So next time you plan a trip to the third-most frequented destination of India – Uttar Pradesh – make sure you visit Kanpur too, for all the reasons stated above. The city has something to offer to everyone – the educational enthusiasts, the historical freaks, the food and sweet lovers, and even for the ones with a religious spirit. And don’t worry if you don’t have a friend coming from Kanpur in the near future, you can now order all these mithai online, and enjoy the original taste of the city from within the comforts of your home.
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