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Old 06-03-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I have had sweets from many different countries and I have to say Indian sweets are some of the best (especially the ones from West Bengal [Kolkata etc.] as well as neighboring country Bangladesh that is inhabited by Bengalis as well). I find it very sad that Indian sweets have not received the kind of exposure worldwide as curries, to me they are the best part about Indian food !!


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All of the above plus

Speciality Parathas like Gobi paratha, Masala paratha, Aloo paratha.

Prawn rice (Shrimp rice).

Different types of Biryani.

Fish fry.

Uthappa, Sambhar.

Sweets (uncommon out of India): Imarti, Cham-Cham, Khaja, kalakand
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Thumbs up for codexone.

I have had sweets from many different countries and I have to say Indian sweets are some of the best (especially the ones from West Bengal [Kolkata etc.] as well as neighboring country Bangladesh that is inhabited by Bengalis as well). I find it very sad that Indian sweets have not received the kind of exposure worldwide as curries, to me they are the best part about Indian food !!
I don't mind the odd barfi and those rolls, but on the whole I'm not a fan of Indian sweets. Too sweet and or oily, e.g. ladoo, those colourful pretzel looking things (forgot the name but it starts with a 'j'). Not really sweets but I do love a good mango lassi though.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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would love to try indian desserts/sweets!
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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would love to try indian desserts/sweets!
Mango Kulfi is good it tastes like Velvet ice buko in the Philippines, mucho cremoso.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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rony/zilam,

I think most Indian sweets don't make it out of the subcontinent because they are rapidly perishing items and cannot be stored/transported over a long distance. It can be made by local shops/bakeries but since the target population is small, its not made in large quantities.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Also, the expat Indians/Bengalis and their restaurants around the world don't make a big enough effort to include them in their menu, probably because making really good Indian dessert is an art/craft and not everyone can make them, especially if you want them to taste good, not to mention they take long time to make.

Also Trimac has a point that Indian sweets appear too sweet to most non-Indians. (by the way Trimac, those things you were referring to are called "Jalebi" (plural "Jalebis"). I love them but not all jalebis are good, making good jalebi is a tough art.

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rony/zilam,

I think most Indian sweets don't make it out of the subcontinent because they are rapidly perishing items and cannot be stored/transported over a long distance. It can be made by local shops/bakeries but since the target population is small, its not made in large quantities.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I like almost everything.

South Indian:
uttapam, idli, sambar, various kinds of vara, dosa

Others:
biryani, samosa, pakora, vindaloo, korma, chole, paneer, bhindi, methi daal, aloo, lassi, kheer, kulfi gulab jamun, kaju katli, jalebi, naan, chapati, paratha, puri

plus many more I haven't named
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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Naan, samosas and roti. I've also tried this sweet dish that my Indian friend gave me, apparently it's called ariselu (I had to look that one up!)
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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If you ever go to Malaysian you must try roti canai. It's more like a pastry than a bread, or like a pastry like sought, crispy bread, but its the most delicious thing ever.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Farnworth, Lancashire, England
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Balti
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