In fact, Baal Mithai is just a kind of sweet. But it is also seen as a cultural symbol in the Kumaoni culture, especially in the region of Almora.
Just by hearing the name Infect Almora, one remembers this speical sweets of Almora..
In the center of celebrations
In almost every celebration of Almora, whether it is a birthday or a wedding ceremony.The place of this unique sweet has always been central.
As prasad in pooja practices
Baal Mithai of almora was historically used as Prasad during worship in local temples. this thing is especially prevalent in the worship system of the ancient Sun Temple located at Katarmal in Almora.
Even at present, this roll of Bal Mithai is in vogue among the people of Almora and other places of Kumaon.
Traditional craftsmanship – Bal Mithai making is also a skillful work in itself. The local confectioners of Almora, pass on this skill from generation to generation.
Locally sourced ingredient – The use of Khoya and Pahadi Ghee made from the milk collected from the hilly areas. It is these characteristics that keep Baal Mithai firmly associated with the unique culture of Kumaon.
Tourism and Economic Connection
Bal sweets is also be a very special kind of gift for the tourists coming to Almora, of course, this makes bal mitahi an important role player in the economy of Almora.
And this importance can also be felt to a great extent in the historical and cultural heritage here.
Geographical indication tag
Bal Mithai of Almora has got the Geographical indication tag, this is enough to understand the intensity of the relationship between Bal Mithai and Almora.
Down Memory Lane
For people living far away from home, in another city or abroad, the taste of Baal Mithai is very exciting. We take online orders of bal mithai through Almora mithai and deliver them outside. Many people become very emotional in the excitement of reliving old memories.
And yes, this special thing motivates us to continue this work even after very low or negligible profits to say the least.
Like its special sweetness, Bal Mithai has got mixed in the culture of Kumaon. The contribution of this special sweet is most important in the identity of Almora.
If you read somewhere about Almora in medieval history, you will definitely find mention of Bal Mithai. If you listen to the folk songs of Almora and Kumaon, you will definitely see the integrated form of Bal Mithai and Kumaon culture.