We Indians are fans of sweet. Sweets have always been an integral part of our lives and from ages.
If a new baby is born, we celebrate that joy with sweets. If a child in one’s house is passed with flying colours, the mother makes sweet.
If we buy a new house, a new car, we eat sweets. If one gets a new job, if one is promoted, if one is selected in some top university and is flying abroad even then sweets are distributed. If there’s marriage in one’s house, sweets are of foremost importance. These are just some occasions where we compulsorily have to have sweets. 😛
All our important festivals be it Diwali, Sankranti (the kite festival), Holi (the festivals of colours) have sweets included and have their specific significance. Even on every New Year we eat sweets. The New Year marks a new sweet beginning. We love to eat chocolates too. For that matter we even eat ‘Paan’, after the meal which is said to be good for digestion, which is also sweet.
So having heard of so many situation that we have sweets, one can imagine what kind of die-hard fans we are. You’d find a sweet shop in every corner. That’s how obsessed we Indians are. Sweets include sugar, dry fruits, dairy products which are cooked and from this many variety of sweets are made of different forms, sweetness level and shape. The more creative the shape and form, the more attractive the sweet looks.
My mother recently visited our native place and there’s a shop of ‘Mithai’ (sweets). Since I always went for holidays in our native place, I knew that the sweets here are delicious and mouth-watering! The taste of milk is so rightly felt that the sweet melts in your mouth! And so, I asked her to bring some of the sweets. Here’s a glimpse of them. (I really wish if you could taste it and I am sure you wouldn’t say a no, would you? :P)