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  • 6 Delicious Paan Desserts that are Mind-Blowing

    Who would have thought that combining crunchy green leafs with creamy sweetness would give us such a unique combination? The mouth-watering Paan desserts!

    6 Delicious Paan Desserts that are Mind-Blowing

    Paan with truffles and gulkand are an exceptionally delicious Desi fusion dessert.

    Ever heard of Paan desserts?

    Well, this is the combination of a mouth-freshener with melting sweetness.

    Paan is a well-known delicacy. It is made from filling a crunchy betel leaf with areca nut, spices and herbs.

    It is usually eaten only at the Paanwallah’s shop as a quick bite-and-go.

    But, not many people know that Paan can be used as an ingredient to make great khaata meetha fusion desserts.



    Next time you buy Paan, purchase a few more to make these unusual and delicious Paan desserts.

    Paan Desserts with Gulkand Rabri

    6 Delicious Paan Desserts that are Mind-Blowing

    Rabri is an Indian and Pakistani sweet dish that is made out of thickened milk.

    The gulkand, translated as the rose petal paste, can be combined with this thickened milk, to produce a rosy flavoured dessert.

    In a single spoonful, you will be drawn to the intense flavour of Paan. But, that will be balanced with the softness of the cream.

    Try this rose Paan combination here.

    Ice-cream & Meetha Paan Desserts

    6 Delicious Paan Desserts that are Mind-Blowing

    Look at those crunchy nuts, embedded within the ice-cream and layered on the Paan leaf.

    Just imagine a bundle of joy on your taste buds. That is, this impressive Paan ice-cream.

    The moist betel leaf accentuates this delicate essence. Meanwhile, the ice-cream adds to the melt-in-mouth texture.

    Dive into these delicious Paan desserts over here.

    Rasmalai Paan Desserts

    6 Delicious Paan Desserts that are Mind-Blowing

    When you think of Rasmalai, what comes to your mind? Perhaps, squishy, round balls, soaked in a creamy, sweet liquid?

    Although the traditional Rasmalai is delicious as it is, but, it can get even better with a touch of this green beauty!

    Incorporating Paan to the dish provides a distinct zest of rose flavour.

    If you want to decorate things up a bit, add pistachio flavouring and nuts to the Rasmalai.

    So, go ahead and practise making Paan Rasmalai here.

    Paan Desserts with Gulkand Truffles

    6 Delicious Paan Desserts that are Mind-Blowing

    Chocolate & mouth-freshener in one? Isn’t this combination perfect for after dinner!

    Truffles are known for their cocoa chocolate coating. But, less known to be used as Paan desserts.

    Paan adds its own leafy and crunchy flavour to the truffles. While cardamom, which is used to make the green coating of the truffle, carries a perfect fragrance.

    In addition, coconut, used as well for the coating, provides a flaky and sweet fusion.

    Paan with truffles and gulkand are an exceptionally delicious Desi fusion dessert. And, they make a royal table setting for sure!

    Have fun making this delicious recipe here.

    Paan Cake Desserts

    6 Delicious Paan Desserts that are Mind-Blowing

    Cake and Paan together? It might sound odd, but it really is a delightful sweet dish.

    The Paan blends well with the plain cake batter. It tastes almost savoury, but, the addition of sugar provides fresh sweetness.

    If you want to be a little extra, then top the cake with mint buttercream frosting.

    Try it here. 

    Paan Kulfi Desserts

    6 Delicious Paan Desserts that are Mind-Blowing

    Kulfi is a sweet and caramelised Desi ice-cream, all you need is a blend of Paan flavours.

    You can make this dessert for a party or simply at home. Either way, it’s an exciting treat that will be savoured till the last bite.

    Just follow the steps to this delicious Paan Kulfi recipe here by Sanjeev Kapoor.

    Ingredients for Paan Kulfi Recipe:

    • 5 cups milk
    • 4 Paan leaves
    • 4 Meetha Paan
    • ½ cup sugar
    • ¾ cup Mawa (Khoya)
    • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds (Saunf)
    • 2 tablespoons gulkand
    • ¼ teaspoon green cardamom powder

    Method:

    1. Bring milk to boil and cook till reduced to one-third of its volume.
    2. Remove from heat then add sugar and mix.
    3. Add Khoya and mix.
    4. Crush fennel seeds and add to the Kulfi mixture.
    5. Then, add gulkand and green cardamom powder and mix well.
    6. Wash the Paan leaves and break them. Put them in a soup strainer and pour the hot Kulfi mixture over. Pass both of them through the strainer. Break the Meetha Paan and pass through the strainer into the Kulfi mixture.
    7. Mix well.
    8. Fill the mixture into Kulfi cones and cover them with lids.
    9. Keep the cones in the deep freezer for four to six hours or till well set.
    10. Unmould and serve immediately.

    Just in case you’re wondering where you can find gulkand, the rose petal paste. It can be easily purchased online or at a Desi supermarket, made at home, or scraped from the inside of Meetha Paan.

    All in all, Paan provides a burst of unusual flavours for each of these desserts. And, a fun way to decorate the traditional sweet treats.

    So, challenge yourself to try out these Paan desserts and enjoy the delicious outcome.

    Nisaa, originally from Kenya, is keenly enthusiastic to learn new cultures. She relishes various genres of writing, reading and applies creativity daily. Her motto: “Truth is my best arrow and courage my strongest bow.”

    Images courtesy of: al-falahpanmahal, Better Butter, Priya Kitchenette, BookEventz/India Times, Nanak Foods, burrp, Indfused, Healthy Kadai YouTube and sssourabh/WordPress.


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