Street Sweets

Indians like sweets, the sweeter the better. Since most of the times I was avoiding excess calories, we did not really go deep into all the sweet delicacies that India has to offer. And she has a lot to offer…

Indianos gostam de doces, quanto mais doce melhor. Mas como a maior parte do tempo eu estava tentando evitar excesso de calorias, nós não mergulhamos no mundo das delicias doces que a India tem a oferecer. E ela tem muito a oferecer.

Sweet Stall

Sweet Stall

The balls in syrup are called Gulab Jamun. It’s based in milk solids and deep fried,  then served in rosewater flavored syrup. It was the first sweet we tried at our friend’s Srivatsas house in London.

As bolas na calda são Gulab Jamun. São a base de leite, fritas e servidas banhadas em calda perfumada com água de rosas. Foi o primeiro doce que provamos, na casa de nossos amigos Srivatsa em Londres.

Jalebi

Jalebi

The bright orange swirls are Jalebi, another kind of deep fried dough bathed in syrup. Vendors prepare them in huge pans by the street. Most claim its fried in butter. It is then dunked into syrup. We like to eat it hot!

As espirais cor de laranjas são Jalebi, mais uma massa frita e banhada em calda. Vendedores trabalham em panelas gigantescas na calçada. A maioria alega que é frita em manteiga. E depois é mergulhada em calda. É gostoso quente.

Little balls

Little balls

We saw this guy, he was pouring the dough through this sieve, and as they fell into the hot oil, they became little balls, that were sold coated in sugar. Many of the street food are deep fried, maybe to sterilize it?

Vimos este cara, ele estava passando a massa numa escumadeira gigante e quando ela caia no oleo quente, viravam bolinhas, que eram vendidas cobertas em açucar. A maioria das comidas de rua são fritas, talvez para esterelizar?

Barfi

Barfi

Barfi are made with boiled milk, there are several flavors: almonds, pistachio, safron, kashew nuts, etc. The silver on top is supposed to be real silver, beaten into a fine foil with hammers. Allegedly India converts 10 tons of silver into foil for foods every year.

Barfi são feitos com leite fervido com açucar, vem em vários sabores: amendoas, pistache, açafrão, castanha de caju, etc. São decorados com prata de verdade (em teoria), transformada em folha muito fina com martelos. Dizem que a India converte 10 toneladas de prata para comida todo ano.

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This is the blog about our trip in India, between June and October 2010
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