Generally, Gujarati caterers are well-known for their delectable and nutritious Indian cuisine. And a proper wedding never goes without its fair share of wonderful Indian sweets. Here are some of the best desserts you should try at a Gujarati wedding:
- Kansar. Made of wheat and jaggery, this sweet dish is delightfully topped with sugar and ghee.
- Shrikhand (Mango). Usually served with hot puris, this luxurious and creamy Gujarati sweet dish is made with mango pulp, hung curd (or strained yoghurt) and sugar. For added flavour, shrikhand can be garnished with pistachios, cardamom, nutmeg, almond or saffron.
- Kaju Barfi. Also known as Kaju Katli, this dessert is made of milk, cashew nuts and sugar. Saffron is also usually added for color and flavour.
- Made of milk, rice, nuts and saffron; this sweet rice pudding can be flavoured with saffron and cardamom.
- Ras Malai. Ras can be literally translated to “juice.” Malai means “cream.” Ras malai look like flattened balls or patties made of chana (chickpeas or garbanzos), which are soaked in cream. It is tempered with milk, vinegar or another acidic ingredient and sugar. Cardamom and saffron can also be added for flavour.
- Coconut Halwa. With a taste and texture somewhat similar to pudding, coconut halwa is made with semolina, butter, milk, sugar and coconut. Raisins can be added for flavour, and saffron can be added for colour and aroma. This mouth-watering sweet dish can be garnished with pistachios, cashew or almond slices.
- Gulab Jamun. These berry-sized dough balls made from semolina (coarse durum wheat flour) and milk solids are fried before soaked in rose-flavoured syrup. The finished bite-size product tastes soft, sweet, moist and creamy.
- Ghari. This round-shaped delicacy is made of milk, puri batter, sugar and ghee. Its sweet filling can be flavoured with almond, pistachio, saffron (kesar), cardamom (elachi), etc.
- Jalebi. Like gulab jamun, jalebi is a staple in most Gujarati weddings. It is popular enough that you can find it in high-end sweet shops as well as in streets food carts. This crisp spiral sweet consists of fermented besan (chickpea or gram flour) and yoghurt batter that is deep-fried and dipped in syrup.
- Puran Poli. This is basically flatbread made from semolina. It is stuffed with a sweet and creamy filling made with milk, ghee, coconut, jaggery, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
These are only a few of many sumptuous Indian desserts that many Gujarati wedding caterers London offer. If you’re looking for Indian wedding catering services in London and care about the quality of the sweet delicacies you offer to your guests, consider Bharat Gangaram to serve a winning menu.