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PHOTOS: Sanjeev Kapoor Says These Indian Desserts Can Trump Any Sweet Dish

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HOBART, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Sanjeev Kapoor and Rashmi Uday Singh from India attend the Restaurant Australia Marketplace event at Macquarie Wharf on November 14, 2014 in Hobart, Australia. The Restaurant Australia Marketplace is the official press event of Invite The World To Dinner, Tourism Australia's global campaign Restaurant Australia. 86 international food and wine influencers were selected to enjoy some of the best Australian food and wine experiences, culminating in the Invite The World To Dinner Gala event at MONA in Hobart. The campaign aims to increase awareness of Australia's food and wine offering to increase international tourism. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

The pleasure of digging into a warm, syrupy gulab jamun is hard to define.

"Our country boasts some incredible desserts that first satiate the eyes and then the tongue," says Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, the host of the longest-running cookery show of its kind in Asia, Khana Khazana.

Possibly one of the best-recognised faces in the Indian culinary world (with or without his moustache), Kapoor recently broke the record for the world's largest imarti and jalebi (Indian sweetmeats).

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While Chef Kapoor has loves to experiment with different types of food and desserts, its the Indian ones which hold a special place in his heart — be it the Malayali Ada Pradhaman or the Marathi Ukdiche Modak. Here are his pick of Indian desserts that give anybody a chance to say "kuch meetha ho jaaye".

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