Must Try Agra-special Sweets Other Than Petha
Planning your next outing? Opt for Agra (if not already travelled to this beautiful part of India). The city -- a perfect confluence of history, architecture, art and of course food -- is one of the most sought-after travel destinations!
Agra, earlier known as Akbarabād, was the capital city during the Mughal Empire. The golden age of the Taj nagri began with the Mughals. It was only after their decline that the city came under the power of Marathas and was called Agra. We all know, of course, how it later fell into the hands of the British Raj.
It’s no wonder that Agra is home to many Mughal-era buildings -- most noteworthy being the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri. All the three places have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The Taj Mahal is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The royal history has given rise to regal crafts of pietra dura, marble inlay, and carpet-making in Agra. This place is also home to leather goods, handicrafts, and zardozi work. Besides being world-famous for its history, culture, and artwork -- the city is also renowned for Agra special sweets and snacks.
When you talk about Agra sweets, you will undoubtedly think of petha -- the most popular sweet from Agra. It is a transparent and soft candy made of ash gourd and sugar. Over a period, many new flavours and varieties have been innovated to meet the ever-increasing demand. Today, petha is synonymous with Agra and vice versa.
But, there’s news for you. The city has, to its credit, many Agra-special sweets other than petha. If you want to try them all, then this write up is definitely for you. So, here is a rundown on different kinds of delectable mithai from Agra. Read on!
1. Soan papdi
If you are looking for sweet from Agra other than petha, Bhagat Halwai Soan Papdi is a must try. Known by various names -- patisa, son papri, sohan papdi or shon papri -- it is a delicious treat made of gram flour and sugar as the main ingredient. Its light and flaky texture is different from the usual sweets and a favourite amongst kids. Trust us, just a piece will not be enough.
2. Doda burfi
Another delectable Agra-special sweet is Bhagat Halwai Doda Burfi. This soft, cube-shaped candy is packed with the goodness of pistachios, cashew nuts, almonds, ghee, wheat flour, and milk. It is perfectly flavoured with cardamom powder. Relish this rich burfi, available on SaleBhai, and lose yourself in its deliciousness.
3. Khajur roll (sugarless)
Are you a sweetaholic but are suffering from diabetes? Do not worry. This famous Agra-special sweet -- Bhagat Halwai Khajur Roll -- is an ideal treat for you. The delicacy, made using dates and nuts, is sugar-free and has the natural sweetness of khajur and the goodness of nuts. And a surprise ingredient -- Bournvita -- makes it a favourite among kids too! Don’t let diabetes or weight-watching stop you anymore from indulging your sweet tooth. Order this must-try khajur roll through SaleBhai and enjoy.
4. Gond Atta Laddu
Another sweet fromAgra is the unique Bhagat Halwai Gond Atta Laddu. This delicacy is made with wheat flour, dry fruits, gond (edible gum) and special spices. Gond atta laddu is sticky, tender and moist to eat -- all at the same time. It is perfect for winter months as it helps keep the body warm. So this winter, don’t forget to try the nutrition-packed treat, available online on salebhai.com. You can also try making this delicious treat following Tarla dalal’s recipe. Click on https://www.tarladalal.com/Gaund-Ke-Ladoo-3909r for homemade laddu.
5. Dry fruit mango
Dry fruit mango is for hardcore mango lovers! This innovative delicacy -- made with dry fruits, mango, and magical spices -- is also shaped like mango and is a hit amongst all age groups. This festive season, gift your loved ones dry fruit mango and add sweetness to their celebrations!
6. Gud gajak
Gangaram Amarchand Halwai Gajak is a popular sweet in Agra. Gajak is a rich source of iron, thanks to its ingredient -- jaggery and sesame seeds. The idiom ‘Good things come to those who wait’ sits perfectly well with this crispy sweet as it takes approximately ten to fifteen hours to make around eight kg of this delicacy. However, the end result is worth the effort. Gud gajak is a winter speciality and beneficial for expecting mothers due to its inherent hemoglobin-increasing property. Don’t you too want to welcome the winter months with this Agra-special sweet?
7. Milk cake
Who says simple cannot be delicious? This Bhagat Halwai Milk Cake is an uncomplicated yet mouth-watering dessert made of condensed milk and sugar. Also known as Alwar kalakand (after its original birthplace, Alwar), this decadent sweet is popular not just in Agra but all over India.
There are also more nutrient variants -- with dry fruits -- available for those seeking taste and health. Do try this lip-smacking mithai -- only on SaleBhai.
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8. Ghewar (sweet)
The Agra-special sweet list cannot be complete without mentioning Gangaram Amarchand Halwai Ghewar. Though not originally from Agra, ghewar has a special place among the natives of this city. It is a must-have delicacy during festivals such as Teej, Makar Sankranti, Gangaur, and Raksha Bandhan. The doughnut-shaped Indian sweet consists of flour, sugar syrup, cardamom, and saffron strands. This melt-in-the-mouth sweet is available in different varieties on SaleBhai to suit your mood.
It is no wonder that with Mughal Empire forming the foundation of this city, the richness is reflected in monuments, industries, and food. Most Agra delicacies use ghee or dry fruits or a combination of both for preparation. The sweets are so delicious that you will end up trying all of them before you begin to feel satisfied! To enjoy these regal mithai in any corner of the world, all you need to do is buy them from SaleBhai -- where they are available at best prices.
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