5 Reasons to avoid local sweets this Diwali

  In India socialising and celebrating is all about tasting and eating different types of Indian sweets without counting the calories. Jalebis, Rasgulla, Soan Papdi , Barfis, Ras Malai, Laddu, Halwa, Gulab jamun, Kheer, Cham cham etc., are some of the most popular Indian sweets.  Before you gulp down that mouth-watering gulab jamun this Diwali, read this. A survey by Dehradun-based Society of Pollution and…

Watermelon Popsicle or kulfi

Instructions Cut watermelon in small squares and remove all the seeds Add watermelon pieces and condensed milk in and blender and mix well Now fill the mixture in Popsicle or kulfi mold keep it overnight in a freezer and your yummy and delicious Popsicle are ready

Kalakand

  INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) 400 grams sweetened condensed milk, 1 tin or can 250 to 300 grams paneer or 2 cups tightly packed grated or crumbled paneer ¾ tsp cardamom powder or 6 to 7 green cardamoms, crushed in a mortar-pestle to a fine powder 1 tbsp sugar (optional)…

Kashi halwa

  Ingredients 2 to 2.5 cups – grated winter melon/ash gourd/ boodkumbalakai 1.5 cups – Sugar 4 to 5 strands – Saffron 1/2 tsp – elaichi/cardamom powder 1 tbsp – raisins/cashew mixture 2 + 2 tsp – ghee/clarifiedButter Instruction Drain out excess water from the winter melon and grate. Heat 2 tsp ghee in a…

Coconut Ladoo

  INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) 1.5 cups desiccated coconut (unsweetened) ⅔ cup organic unrefined cane sugar or regular sugar ½ cup water 3-4 cardamoms, husked and powdered in a mortar-pestle (optional) INSTRUCTIONS mix the sugar with the water and dissolve it. if there are impurities than strain the sugar solution.…

Nankhatai

  INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) • 1 cup maida or all purpose flour, 125 grams • ¼ cup besan/gram flour, 40 grams • ½ tsp baking soda • 1 tsp baking powder • 2 tbspsooji/fine rava/cream of wheat, 20 grams • 2 to 3 pinches or ⅛ tsp nutmeg powder…

Kulfi

  Ingredients 2 1/2 cups full-fat milk 1/2 cup condensed milk 1/4 cup milk powder 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder Method Combine the milk, condensed milk and milk powder in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and bring to a boil. Add the cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 22 to 25 minutes, scraping the…