In India sweets are a special part of every meal, no meal is complete without sweets. Uttarakhand is no less when it comes to expressing love for sweets, every festival and occasion are unfinished without mouth watering desserts.

Although there is a big list of sweet delights loved in Uttarakhand, here are 10 famous sweets from the land of Uttarakhand that can make your sweet cravings go crazy.

Bal mithai
 Bal mithai is the most famous sweet of the Kumaon region, especially around Almora. It is basically a brown chocolate fudge coated with sugar balls that enhances its appearance. It is believed that this sweet was invented by Lala Joga Ram Shah of Lal Bazar Almora in the early 20th century.
 Singauri is a widely known sweet in Uttarakhand. It is made with khoya and wrapped in Maalu leaf. It is a cone shaped sweet and basically available in Almora.
Jhangora kheer
 Different from normal rice kheer, this dessert is made with ‘Jhangora’ a type of millet grown in Uttarakhand. It is an inseparable part of Gadhwali cuisines.
 Roat is a sacred meal mainly prepared at the time of pooja and other auspicious occasions and served as prasad. It is a fried thick shallow bread made up of wheat flour mixed with milk and jaggery or sugar.
Pua / Gulgula
 It is a sweet snack made of sooji (semolina) and jaggery or sugar, equally famous in both Kumaon and Gadhwal region. It is also one of sacred meals offered as prasad during pooja or any holy occasion.
  Arsa is one of the most popular sweets in Gadhwal region. It is especially prepared during wedding occasions, no festivity or occasion is complete without this dessert. It is low in calories and high in taste that makes it a perfect dessert for everyone.
 Khajoor is a fried cookie made with wheat flour, milk, semolina, fennel seeds, jaggery or sugar. It is served in cultural events and festivals especially at the time of Makar Sankranti.
Singhal is also one of the celebrated sweets in Uttarakhand, it is a deep fried snack very popular in the Kumaon region. Made with semolina, yogurt, jaggery or sugar, it is also one of the sacred meals served during holy occasions. It is served with kakdi (cucumber) raita as the best combination.
 Seh is a type of Kumaoni halwa made during Chaitra maas of Hindu calendar when the local festival Bhitauli is celebrated. It is totally different from other halwas we regularly eat as it is made of rice flour, semolina, yogurt, dry fruits and lots of ghee. This sweet heaven dish is highly loved all over Kumaon.
  As it is very much clear with its name ‘chocolate’ is one of the famous sweet delights of Kumaon. It is basically chocolate fudge in cubical shape made of khoya and sugar. It is a sweet that stays for a long time so it is a very popular souvenir gift usually tourists take back with them as a memory of their stay in Uttarakhand.

We hope this blog makes you crave for these sweets, plan a trip to this beautiful state and experience this sweet paradise of Uttarakhand.

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