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How a Wrestler’s Invention Grew to become the King of Sweets


Dodha burfi, probably the most in style sweets within the nation, was the results of an experiment by Punjabi wrestler Harbans Vig within the 1900s.

With its roots within the Persian phrase ‘barf’ which suggests snow, barfi isn’t any stranger to the dessert scene in India. 

It’s believed that the artwork of candy making originated eight centuries in the past when the individuals of the Indus Valley Civilisation fermented sugar and blended it with milk, thus creating the first-ever sweets. 

As Sumedha Verma Ojha, writer and a historical past author write, “Sharkara” or shakkar is initially an Indian product produced from sugarcane. Totally different kinds of sweets had been made by mixing this with sesame seeds, wheat, rice or barley flour. After all, rice cooked in milk and sugar — payasa or kheer has by no means misplaced its reputation.”

Nonetheless, the modern-day barfi was serendipitous, when a wrestler from Punjab, Harbans Vig, determined to experiment with elements and created a tasty snack

Although this was in 1912, individuals in Harbans’ hometown in Punjab nonetheless observe the standard means of creating the dodha barfi with germinated wheat flour, buffalo milk and sugar together with nuts and ghee and generally even dahi.

The candy has many variations at present and considered one of them, the khoya barfi, is obtainable in numerous temples in India as prashad. It’s also probably the most essential components within the ‘bhog’ (providing) supplied to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Jagannath.

How did this candy turn into so beloved? 

Discover out from this video. 

Edited by Asha Prakash




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