Misri (Urdu: مسری) (Hindi: मिश्री) refers to crystallized sugar lumps, and type of confectionery mineral, which has its origins in India and Persia, also known as rock sugar elsewhere. It is used in India and Pakistan as a type of candy, or used to sweeten milk or tea.
Uses in Hindu ritual
In Hinduism, mishri may be offered to a deity as bhog and distributed as prasad. The god Krishna is said to be fond of makkhan (butter) and misri. In many devotional songs written in Brajbhoomi in praise of Krishna, the words makkhan and misri are often used in combination.In Northern Karnataka people serve Mishri along with water to visitors in summer season. Mishri has a soothing effect.
Among Indian misri dishes are mishri-mawa (kalakand), mishri-peda, which are more commonly eaten in Northern - Western India, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Orissa, North coastal of Andhra Pradesh and many other states/parts of India.Read More