Top 20 Sweets You Should Try In Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

top 20 sweets you should try in jabalpur madhya pradesh

Jabalpur is an important city in Madhya Pradesh. It has a rich culture and traditions. This city is very lively, with vibrant food practices. From breakfast to dinner, it keeps everything planned! Here is a list of some of the best sweet dishes one should not miss in Jabalpur.

1. Khoye Ki Jalebi

Khoya jalebi is a unique sweet found only in Jabalpur. This dish is Jabalpur’s specialty. It is made from “khoya” or “khova.” “Khoya” is made from milk, thickened in an open pan by heating. Khoya jalebi is brown and thick compared to normal Jalebi. Sometimes, it is served with “Rabdi.” “Rabdi”  is a kind of milk flavored with cardamoms, saffron, and dry fruits. You should not miss this sweet.

Khoye ki Jalebi

2. Moong Dal Halwa

Moong dal halwa is made from moong dal, ghee, and dry- fruits. It is one of the most famous sweet dishes of Jabalpur. It is cottony-soft and melts in the mouth automatically. It is usually  served after meals. One should try this delicious sweet dish in Jabalpur.

Moong Dal Halwa

3. Rasmalai

Rasmalai is definitely on the list of best sweets in Jabalpur. It consists of sweet balls immersed in milk. The balls are made of “chhena” or cottage cheese. The milk is used along with “malai” (cream). It is thickened, sweetened, and saffron is added for a refreshing flavor. It is then garnished with dry fruits. You must not miss this excellent dish in Jabalpur.

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4. Malpua

Jabalpur has a unique recipe for Malpua too! Here it is made in the shape of a flat cake. The batter for the cake is made using flour, semolina(sooji), and mixed with milk. It is boiled in ghee, and a flat cake is made. The dumpling is then soaked in sugar syrup. Saffron, cardamom powder, and dry fruits are later added to it. It is a delicious sweet one should try.

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5. Khopra Pak

“Khopra Pak” or “Kopra Pak” has coconut as its special ingredient. The main items used are “mawa”, or thickened sweet milk and coconut. “Mawa” is covered with grated coconut. Saffron and cardamom are added for taste. It is garnished with dry-fruits to give. It is a unique dish found in Jabalpur that one should not miss.

Khopra Pak

6. Shrikhand

“Shrikhand” or “Shrikhand” is a popular sweet dish made from yogurt. Saffron, cardamom, and sugar are added to give it a flavor. It is chilled for a few hours, and dry fruits are added to it. It can be eaten alone or with “puris.” It comes in mango flavor too! You should try this excellent sweet dish in Jabalpur.


7. Imarti

It is a dish which is similar to “jalebi.” It is bright orange in color and has a flower-like shape. Saffron and cardamom are added to give it a refreshing flavor. You will find this sweet in almost every Mithai (sweets) shop in Jabalpur.

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8. Balushahi

Balushahi is one of the most popular sweet dishes in Jabalpur. It is in the shape of a doughnut. Balushahi is made from maida and deep-fried in ghee. Later it is soaked in sugar syrup to give it a sweet taste. It is served with dry fruits. You should not miss this unique type of doughnut in Jabalpur.


9. Gulab Jamun

Prepared with “khoya” (a form of thickened milk), Gulab Jamun is a delicious sweet that fulfills every special occasion. The gulab jamun balls are made from “khoya” and “maida” (all-purpose flour), which are deep-fried and later dipped in sugar syrup, which is flavored using cardamom, saffron, and rose water. It is a famous sweet that one should not miss.

gulab jamun

10. Rabdi

“Rabdi” or “Rabri” is a prevalent dish here. Milk is the main ingredient used in its preparation. The milk is boiled till it becomes thick and changes color to pale-yellow or off-white. Dry fruits, nuts, and jaggery are added. Rabdi can be served with other sweet dishes like Khoya Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Malpua, etc. One should not miss out on this sweet.

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11. Chhena

Chhena, also known as cottage cheese, is a very famous sweet in Jabalpur. It is made by coagulating milk and adding it to sugar syrup. Chenna mithai (sweets) are very popular in Jabalpur and come in oval and ball shapes and are garnished with dry fruits. One should especially try this unique Chenna mithai in Jabalpur.


12. Mawa Bati

Mawa Bati is considered richer and heavier version of Gulab Jamun. It is a ball-shaped sweet made from Maida (all-purpose flour), Khoya (thickened milk), and milk powder. The balls are filled with dry fruits. Saffron and cardamom are used to give it a refreshing flavor. Mawa Bati is a very delicious sweet one should try.

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13. Kalakand

Also known as “Indian milk cake,” Kalakand is an addictive sweet dish. It is very soft and fudgy in texture and melts in the mouth automatically. It is made from milk, khoya, and sugar. Dry fruits are added to it to make it taste more delicious. It is a popular dish in Jabalpur that goes with every occasion.


14. Sweet Boondi

Taken from the word “boond,” meaning “drop,” this sweet is named “boondi” because of its drop-like small shape. It is made from “besan” (gram or chickpea flour) and sugar. The dough is grated which generates small balls that are dropped into heating oil. It is fried, and kept to cool down and later immersed in sugar syrup. It is a trendy sweet dish in the region one should try.

Sweet Boondi

15. Barfi

Barfi is a trendy sweet dish found at every sweet shop in Jabalpur. It comes in a wide variety of flavors. Milk, sugar, and milk powder are its main ingredients. It is sometimes coated with edible silver and dry fruits. You should try this sweet here.


16. Jalebi

Important in the list of sweet dishes in Jabalpur is “Jalebi,” which fits perfectly in every occasion. It is prepared by deep-frying maida (all-purpose flour) in a circular or spiral shape. It is then soaked in sugar syrup. Jalebi goes with local street snacks like Samosa, Poha, etc. It is available almost at every local street shop. One should try this sweet in Jabalpur.


17. Faluda

Faluda is made from vermicelli mixed with milk. Dry fruits, rose syrup, nuts, and jelly are added to give it a refreshing flavor. It is served cold. It is a fantastic and refreshing dessert that one should not miss here.


18. Sevaiyan Kheer

“Seviyan,”, “Sevai,” or “Sevaiyan” (vermicelli) kheer is a very delicious sweet dish. It is prepared in milk and served with dry fruits. It is a refreshing sweet dish that can be made instantly at home. Sevaiyan Kheer is a popular sweet dish in Jabalpur that is also cooked on special occasions.

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19. Barf Ka Gola

Here comes everyone’s favorite, “Barf ka Gola” or “Chuski,” and it needs no introduction! It is made from ice, and many different food flavors are added. The most popular one is ‘Kala Katta”. Sometimes, it also comes with powdered sugar and bread. You should have this in Jabalpur.

Barf Ka Gola

20. Kulfi

Also known as “traditional Indian ice cream,” Kulfi is a trendy sweet dish in Jabalpur. It is made from milk/condensed milk and sugar and is heavily loaded with dry fruits. It is conical in shape and is handled with a stick. It is a super delicious cold sweet. One should try this ice cream in Jabalpur.