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, Gajar ka halwa

INGREDIENTS 9 to 10 medium tender juicy carrots – yields approx 5 cups grated carrots, 1 litre of full fat milk, 4 tbsp ghee/clarified butter, 12 to 13 tbsp brown sugar or regular sugar or as required, 20-25 whole cashews/kaju, 7 green cardamom/chotti elachi, powdered finely in a mortar-pestle or about ⅓ tsp cardamom powder,…