Bal Mithai | An Uttarakhandi sweet. You must have heard the name. Yes it has a very unique and different taste in the world of sweets. Baal Mithai is also called the gift of Uttarakhand.
Almora and Baal Mithai
Almora is a very lovely and beautiful city in hilly terrain of Uttarakhand. in this article we are trying to emphasis on the historic and contemporary aspects of this almora sweet, which is famous all over the world.
It is true that tourists visiting Almora, never forgets to take a full load of baal mithai, chocolate barfi, singori etc. but most of their bag contents is Baal Mithai.
We know that when someone from your family or friends comes to visit Almora. You never forget to say to him, “Bhai Almora se Mithai Zaroor Le Aaiyo“.
Friends, this sweet of Almora has a very big name in itself. Let us know its history and also understand what is the importance of it and why this sweet Bal Mithai is so tasty and popular among all its lover.
Apart from the history of Bal Mithai, you will know how you can get this at your home.
History of Almora Baal Mithai
Baal Mithai is like a cultural sweetness included in the culture of Uttarakhand. From Kumauni folk songs to stories it is narrated almost everywhere.
Mentions of this very popular almora sweet will be found at many places like in the writings of many indigenous and foreign writers, enlightened people etc.
Some scholars have the opinion that the initial form of Bal Mithai must have been in the form of a Prasad, which would have been used to worship the God “Sun”. But historically, it is believed that Bal Mithai was first invented in Nepal and then arrived to Almora between 7th to 8th century.
But then it was not in its present form. Gradually, the form, method of preparation and taste of Bal Mithai changed. The credit for the Bal Mithai you eat today goes to many Almora based sweet sellers.
Baal Mithai of a confectioner Joga-Lal Shah’s shop was very popular in the Lala Bazar of Almora in the middle of 19th – 20th century. Even the English rulers of that time used to send this sweet as a gift to their masters in England. The great storyteller Shivani has also mentioned Almora’s sweet in his memoirs.
Presently bal mithai is made not only in Almora, but almost everywhere in Uttarakhand. But Bal Mithai of Kheem Singh-Mohan Singh’s shop in Almora city of Uttarakhand is most liked and has great demand in the country and abroad.
How to order Bal Mithai online
You can order it Online at https://almoramithai.com/product/order-now/. It typically takes 4 to 6 days to deliver anywhere within India depending on distance and location.