Oct 03 , 2023

The Sweet Side of Awadh: 8 Lesser-Known Desserts to Savor

By True Scoop

Makhan Malai: A delightful frothy dessert made from clotted cream, saffron, and rosewater, often served during winters.

Akhtar Halwa: A fragrant and sweet halwa made from moong dal (green gram), ghee, and saffron, garnished with almonds and pistachios.

Balai Ki Barfi: A rich and fudgy sweet made from condensed milk, ghee, and flavored with nuts.

Lauki Ki Barfi: A unique dessert made from grated bottle gourd, sugar, and ghee, often flavored with cardamom.

Zauq-e-Shahi: A royal dessert made from paneer (cottage cheese) balls soaked in thick saffron-infused milk.

Gil-e-Firdaus: A delectable sweet made from bottle gourd, milk, and khoya, cooked to a rich, creamy consistency.

Malai Ki Gilori: A creamy, milk-based dessert shaped like a paan leaf, often garnished with pistachios and saffron.

These lesser-known Awadhi desserts offer a delightful combination of flavors and textures, and they are a testament to the rich culinary heritage of the region.