SWEETS OF INDIA
One can taste the sweets of India, available in most of the eateries on the National Highway.
India has a long and rich tradition of sweets having cultural significance.
In India, sweets signify happiness and prosperity.
No ceremony, occasion or festival is complete without sweets.
A few more calories won’t hurt.
“Life is short. Eat desert first” Jacques Torres
On the left side is India’s most cherished desert known by the name Gulab Jamun.
It’s made mainly from the milk solids known as ‘khoya’ (obtained by low flame heating of the milk for a long time such that the water content of the milk is evaporated and the milk solids remain).
Added items include sugar, rose water and cardamom powder.
The mere utterance of the name ‘Gulab Jamun’ melts one’s heart.
Every bite is soft, delicious and so sweet!
A heavenly delight indeed!
On the right side is another favourite sweet known by the name Halwa.
Traditional Indian dessert, Sooji Halwa is a pudding made from Semolina, prepared with clarified butter, sugar and water.
One can add nuts for that extra taste.
One can come across these roadside sellers while travelling on the National Highways in India.
They are the poor people who buy the local produce and try to sell the products be flowers, fruits, and other miscellaneous items and believe me the rates are much cheaper as compared to the items in the city.
The products are fresh too!
No added colours or chemicals!
Most of them can be seen near the Toll Plazas, where the vehicles stop to pay the toll.
I found the majority of the road travellers bargaining with these people, fully knowing that they are very poor and can’t afford proper meals twice a day.
Strange are the ways humans behave!
The irony is people who can afford usually bargain!
Thank you for your visit.
Take care, my friend.
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This post is part of Terrie’s Sunday Stills- Road trip