Be it scorching summer, the drenching monsoons or chilly winters, a sweet indulgence after a meal is almost always too difficult to resist. And Vizagites are no different. Irrespective of which community they hail from, sweets are an intrinsic part of any elaborate menu. With a pleasant mix of communities in our city, there is a delectable choice of sweets to pick and choose from. Listed in this post are the fast-selling favourites from some of the more popular sweet shops in town. Indulge and tantalize your senses.
This soft, succulent chenna (cottage cheese) based milk sweet is cooked in a light sugar syrup. Priced at Rs.15 a piece, luscious rasgullas are served chilled at Sweet India.
This famed Rajasthani sweet, also known as Chakki Churma, is a divine mix of moong dal, desi ghee and sugar. Priced at Rs.16 per piece and Rs.440 per kilogram, it is the go-to for special occasions.
Siva Rama Sweets
A sinfully luscious sweet made with milk, cottage cheese and ghee, Kalakand comes in two variants, brown and white. A hot favourite for almost every festival, the demand for the sweet never goes down. At Rs.540 per kilogram, the brown Kalakand is more popular than its white counterpart.
A popular traditional sweet dish in Andhra, the Kova Kajjikai is in high demand during festivals. This pure ghee sweet has an outer crisp layer of maida and succulent kova stuffing within. This sweet is sold at Rs.440 per kilogram.
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The classic sweet that featured prominently in the Sridevi flick, English Vinglish, is made with miniature ghee-fried besan boondi, simmered in sugar syrup. This rich and delicious sweet is loved and enjoyed by all age groups.
Priced at Rs.900 per kilogram, this baked delight is both a treat to the eyes and the palate. With petals made from roasted almond, honey and combination of dry fruits like anjeer work as the binding agents to keep the flower in place.
With its unique appearance of folded paper, the “Paper Sweet” or Pootharekulu is a traditional sweet from East Godavari. Gruhalakshmi has 4 varieties of Pootharekulu, with the jaggery and dry fruit poothareku being the most preferred one.
These delectable laddus are made from sesame seeds and jaggery. Available in both, hard and soft variants, these are not just rich in taste but rich in calcium and iron too.
A popular cousin of the rasgulla, Chum Chums often feature in the festivities of Dusshera and Diwali. Moist and juicy, the sweet is made with milk and cottage cheese, soaked in sugar syrup and garnished with coconut flakes. At Chandu Sweets this popular sweet is sold at Rs.8 per piece.
Ice Cream Barfi
Lusciously soft, rich and creamy, the Ice cream burfi is a crowd appeasing favourite. Made with milk, vanilla ice-cream powder and sugar. Garnished with pistachio nuts, it costs about Rs. 14 per piece.
Honey Dew, Daspalla
A delicious roll of ground pistachios, sugar syrup and ghee cocooned in a similar roll of ground cashew dough make up for this sweet delight. Delicate, delicious and mildly sweet, these rolls are priced at Rs.800 per kilogram and Rs.14 per piece.
This creamy Bengali delicacy is a hit with sweet lovers. Flattened balls of chenna cooked in sugar syrup and dunked in sweet condensed milk make up this heavenly delight. These melt-in-your-mouth sweets are priced at Rs.33 per piece.
Rich flavours of anjeer complement the pista, badaam and kaju fillings that make up the anjeer roll. Priced at Rs.1000 per kilogram, this sweet looks as good as it tastes.
A traditional sweet is definitely not for the calorie conscious, it tastes best served warm with a healthy dollop of ghee. Made of chana dal, maida and jaggery, Gruhapriya sells it at Rs.380 per kilogram.