There’s no getting around it, Indians have a (very) sweet tooth. In fact, the early visitors to India called it the land of sweets.
This sweet love has roots that reach back to the Indian mythology. Lord Krishna’s Makhan-Mishri, Ganesha’s Modak and the famous boondi ladoos and halwa offered as prasad in temples, that’s how Indian desserts embraced a sacred status. Their journey began from religious ceremonies and they went on to grace festivals and celebrations making their way straight into every Indian’s heart.
The 19th century Renaissance saw a sudden surge of the iconic halwai or mithai shops, especially in West Bengal. Most of the essentially Indian desserts featured smooth and silky blends of milk and its other varieties like chenna, khoya and cream sweetened with jaggery or honey. Ever since, the great Indian mithais have evolved with time and tradition.
Fusion is the new chic. We’re talking about show-stopper desserts, ones that hold a sweet surprise and make you marvel at the creativity. The trend is timely, given the affinity and access to global tastes.
In modern kitchens, chefs are putting their creativity to the test, experimenting with ingredients, marrying flavours and presenting fusion Indian desserts like never before. Just as the world of fashion sees new trends popping up each year, the culinary world too is constantly evolving, as customers seek to expand their tastebuds. While we have witnessed the union of pizzas and dosas, French fries and masala fries, and kathi rolls and frankies, chefs are now experimenting and transforming traditional desi sweetmeats into gourmet desserts by fusing them with Western recipes.
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