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Quiz On Indian Sweets Names With Pictures
Raise your hands if you are a sweet lover. Ours are up in the sky. The world of Indian sweets is filled with a plethora of dishes one cannot stop digging into.
Diversity in Indian culture has given the world irresistible sweet delicacies which you might not have tasted or even heard of.
The quiz below is put together to test your knowledge and also add some more dishes to your list of favorites in Indian Sweets. Dive in and know the unknown! Happy quizzing!
This is a timed quiz. You will be given 600 seconds to answer all questions. Are you ready?
One of the sweet dishes listed below is made from the colostrum milk of a cow. Can you guess the correct option?
Kharvas is a popular Maharashtrian delicacy, made from the colostrum milk of a cow. Other ingredients of the sweet dish include sugar or jaggery, Colostrum, and plain milk. The sweet is whitish brown, topped with either lemon or orange zest or Kesar, as per choice.
Santra Barfi is a famous dessert, which you cannot miss tasting if you went to this state. To which state does Santra Barfi belong?
The famous Santra Barfi belongs to Orange City, Nagpur, In Maharashtra. Nagpur is famous for a wide variety of oranges that grow in abundance here. The orange pulp is used to make this famous delicacy, giving it a distinct flavor and taste.
Name the famous sweet of Gujarat which is made from curd.
Traditionally made from strained curd (greek yogurt), shrikhand is a healthy Indian sweet. Low fat, rich and creamy Greek yogurt shrikhand is generally served with masala puri or as a standalone dessert seasoned with saffron, cardamom or diced fruits. Saffron and cardamom powder are used in this Gujarati-style recipe for a creamy dessert with a delicious flavor.
Jouzi Halwa is a lesser-known sweet that became popular a century ago, in Hyderabad. It was a favorite of Nizams. A special spice used in the halwa makes it peculiar. Which is the special ingredient we are talking about?
The special spice that gives this Hyderabadi royal dessert a peculiar taste is, Nutmeg. The ingredients used in this dessert are dry fruits, saffron, ghee, milk, nutmeg, and sugar, along with an extract of soaked barley.
Which popular sweet of Odisha is prepared by using the traditional baking method, using Sal leaves?
Chena Poda is roasted cottage cheese. It is a popular sweet of Odisha, prepared by using the traditional baking method. The main ingredients of this delicacy are rice flour, jaggery, milk, cottage cheese, and ghee.
Asharfi, which means the gold coin, is also sweet. To which state does this lesser-known dessert belong?
Asharfi is a coin-shaped sweet. It is pressed between the two coins so that it can have Persian inscriptions on it. It is made using almonds. It is not baked and has a chewy and soft texture.
Mutta Kuzhalappam is a tea-time snack recipe. Can you guess the main ingredient of the stuffing used in this dessert?
Mutta Kuzhalappam is a tea-time snack. The main ingredient of the stuffing is coconut. It is also called Love Letter. Thin crepes are rolled out of loose batter. The crepes are then filled with grated coconut and flavored with powdered cardamom.
Which is the famous sweet prepared during Bihu? To give you a hint, it is the king of all Assamese sweets.
Pithas is the king of all Assamese sweets. It is a popular dish prepared during Bihu. It is a desi crepe or pancake, made from rice batter. It is stuffed with grated coconut, melted jaggery, and sesame.
A traditional dessert of Chhattisgarh is also known as Rice Gulab Jamun. What is the dessert originally called?
Dehrori is also called Rice Gulab Jamun. It is a traditional dessert of Chhattisgarh. It is prepared mostly during Diwali and Holi. The process of making this sweet is a long one. It takes almost two days to make it. It is made by fermenting curd and rice together, overnight.
Madhurjan Thongba is a unique dish, as the name itself. It is an easy dessert and a favorite amongst the local people of the state it belongs to. To which state does this dessert belong?
Madhurjan Thongba is a dessert that belongs to Manipur. This mouth-watering delicacy has sweet dumplings made of gram flour, which are put in thickened milk, with a dash of nutmeg cardamom powder and desiccated coconut.
In Bengal, Kheer is known by a different name. What is it called in West Bengal?
In West Bengal, Kheer is known as Payesh. It is the Bengali version of Kheer, a North-Indian dish. Special rice called the Gobindobhog rice is used to prepare Payesh. This particular type of rice has a distinct aroma, which makes the dish even more delectable.
A traditional Goan dessert has many layers. Which is that dessert? To give you a hint, it can have as many as 16 layers.
Bebinca is the traditional Goan dessert that can have up to 16 layers. It is a layered cake, influenced by Indo-Portuguese cuisine. The layers in the cake can be customized according to one's taste and inconvenience.
Talking of Indian sweets, do you know which is the national sweet of India?
The national sweet of India is Jalebi. It is found in every nook and corner of the country. It is a historical dish, prepared using Maida, dipped in sugar syrup.
This sweet dish is an edible lamp. It is made during the festive season in South India. Which sweet are we talking about?
Maavilakku is a unique sweet dish made in South India during the festive season. It is also called the 'Edible rice lamp'. It is made using jaggery and rice flour. It is shaped in the form of Diya and is also used like one, with a wick in the center. It is lighted and offered to the deity.
Mysore Pak is the haven for ghee lovers. A bite of this sweet delicacy can put you in a food coma. To which state does Mysore Pak belong?
Mysore Pak is a world famous sweet of Mysore, one of the main cities of Karnataka. This sweet has a texture similar to a dense and buttery cookie. It is prepared by using a generous amount of ghee, along with gram flour and sugar.
Do you know the name of the popular sweet of Sikkim, which resembles a doughnut in appearance?
Sel Roti is a popular sweet of Sikkim. The dessert is scrumptious, with a crunchy exterior. It is a crispy doughnut made of rice. Not just in Sikkim, this tasty dessert is popular in Nepal also.
Nap Naang is a pudding that is made from purple-hued black rice. Which state is responsible for its origination?
The black rice pudding called the Nap Naang is an exotic dish from Nagaland. The pudding has a rich nutty texture. Since it has zero oil or ghee, it is also a favorite amongst the weight-watchers. A twisted version of the dish is also popular in Thailand, where milk is replaced by coconut milk.
Bal mithai is a popular sweet from the Kumaon region. What are the main ingredients of this dessert?
Bal Mithai is made by using roasted khoya. It is coated with tiny white balls made of sugar-coated poppy seeds that are roasted. It was invented in the twentieth century, by the locals of Lal Bazar in the Almora district. The look of Bal Mithai resembles chocolate fudge.
Pukhlein is a popular snack, made with very few ingredients. Do you know which state this delicacy belongs to?
Pukhlein is a popular delicacy of Meghalaya. It is prepared by using two ingredients, rice flour, and jaggery. Out of the three distinct styles of cooking in Meghalaya cuisine, Jaintia, Garo, and Khasi, Pukhlein belongs to the Khasi style. It mostly uses rice in the recipes.
‘Thekua’ is best made in one of the states listed below. Which is that state?
‘Thekua’ is best made in Bihar. It is a dry sweet and is prepared as a prasad, an offering to the Almighty, during the Chhath Puja. It is made by using whole wheat flour. It is kneaded into a dough with jaggery syrup and ghee and then deep fried.
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