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…

Indian Delight, Mong dal ka halwa

INGREDIENTS Main ingredients 1 cup moong dal/spilt husked yellow mung lentils, 9 to 10 tbsp ghee/clarified butter, 4 cardamoms, husked and powdered in a mortar-pestle or ¼ to ⅓ tsp cardamom powder, 10-12 unsalted pistachios, sliced or chopped or 10-12 blanched almonds, sliced, 1 tbsp golden raisins To be mixed together 1 cup full fat…