Mithai – The Traditional Sweets of Pakistan
Mithai (Sweet) is the traditional, or should we say the official dessert or choice of sweets in countries like Pakistan, India & Bangladesh. The origin of Mithai is not certain, as the different forms & types of Mithai were derived from various cultures.
Like one of the most famous types of Mithai Ghulab Jaman, got introduced and famed in Sub-continent during Mughal rule. The word itself Ghulab Jaman has roots from Persian Language, whereas the sweet it self has its history linked to Arabic Culture.
Likewise the different types of Mithai like Burfi, Ras Gula, Cham Cham, Ladu, Gajjar Halwa, Akhrot Halwa, Sohan Halwa, Habshi Halwa, etc, came from different countries, different cultures and different traditions, to make one broad sweet category of Mithai.
It’s a big word when I say ‘Mithai’, when you are dealing with predicament of gifts to Pakistan. Mithai is an integral part of weddings, just as important as groom and bride, people over here talk about weddings or decide the date for the ceremony or lets meet our future in laws, always support their every stance by asking “where is Mithai” or “Get Mithai”.
Mithai (Sweets) has made its place as an essential element of any occasion in Pakistan’s culture. They can also be referred as the best option for a standard gift for any event taking place, either its Eid or Ramadan, Christmas or New Year’s Eve, Birthdays or Happy Anniversaries, Weddings or other parties, Mithai (Sweets) are sure to be found on all occasions.
Yes, if you want to start Mithai Shop in Pakistan, very good business. But that’s not what we are talking about over here…
We are exploring that how Mithai is appropriate for sending gifts to Pakistan. Mithai is something, which can be presented at any occasion as an appropriate gift. Still like all other choices of gifts Mithai is also dependent upon its presentation and quality.
I can name hundreds of good brand names producing quality Mithai in Pakistan like Dhaka Sweets in Karachi, Nirala Sweets in Lahore, Fresco & Jamil Sweets in Rawalpindi/Islamabad. But you’ll be really surprised to know that getting quality Mithai with most effective presentation as a gift for your loved ones is just one click away.