MILK is a great nourisher, and it is considered as a universal drink. In Indian homes, it not only flavours tea and coffee and malt flavoured beverages; milk forms an ideal base for sweetmeats! The spongy rasgulla, the creamy sandesh, the intriguing two-in-one kheer kadam – Bengal is quite the leader in milk-based sweet ideas.
The midlands of India offer rich rabadis and phirnis, while the khurchan that is scraped off the mammoth kadais of the Mathura sweet maker is a delicacy never to be forgotten. Sweets based on milk have a richness and appeal of their own; and the easy adaptability of the drink to flavours as varied as saffron and edible camphor make its possibilities endlessly sweet.