This term is also the adjective for Egyptian in many languages.

Misri (or Mishri) (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. [1] It is used in India and Pakistan as a type of candy, or used to sweeten milk or tea.[2][3]


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.


Among Indian misri dishes are mishri-mawa (kalakand)[4], mishri-peda, which are more commonly eaten in Northern - Western India, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan. Gujarat, and Punjab.


The Ghantewala Halwai of Delhi, who started his career by selling mishri mawa in 1790 is famous for misri mawa and sells forty varieties of sweets made from misri.[citation needed]

Further reading


  1. ^ Glossary: Misri Tarla Dalal website.
  2. ^ Bashir Ahmad Dar (January 1996). Studies in Muslim philosophy and literature. Iqbal Academy Pakistan. p. 168. http://books.google.com/books?id=a-zjAAAAMAAJ. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Baden Henry Baden-Powell (1868). Hand-book of the economic products of the Punjab: with a combined index and glossary of technical vernacular words .... Printed at the Thomason Civil Engineering College Press. pp. 307–. http://books.google.com/books?id=zm8IAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA307. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Kalakand