In the race between jalebi, gulab jamun and barfi, it is no surprise that Gulab Jamun won the popularity vote for being the national dessert of Pakistan. Recently, in a quest to find the national sweet, the government of Pakistan decided to ask citizens on Twitter which among the above they would choose as the national sweet of the country. Gulab Jamun emerged as the clear winner and fans of the sweet were glad that others agreed with their love for the treat. Around 15,000 people voted in the poll, with jalebi trailing gulab jamun. Gulab jamun are deep fried dough balls made of milk powder, flour, butter and cream or milk and then soaked in sugar syrup. They are the life of every party and no desi celebration is complete unless these delights are present – be it a shaadi, Eid, milad or any other celebrations. Published in Daily Times, January 6th 2019.