Raksha Bandhan 2017: Make These Easy Low Calorie Sweets For Your Brother

Raksha Bandhan brings back a plethora of memories for me. It marks the official start of the festive season. Right from Rakhi till perhaps the end of the year, there is some festival or the other almost every fortnight. And these celebrations involve copious amounts of mithais! So as kids, my brother and I were constantly hovering in the vicinity of the kitchen – lured by the aromas of sweets and savouries. The choice will spoil you, and yet, the brain will sound alarms of calorie overload. Thanks to the constant experiments…

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15 desi Indian sweets you can try at home

1. Sweet indulgence! India is known for its delectable desserts. Popularly called Mithai, we have a rich heritage of traditional sweets that are made in desi ghee or clarified butter (Gulab Jamun, Ghevar, Balushahi, Imarti, Jalebi), baked ( Orissa’s special Chhana Podo), made with mawa like( Burfi, Milk Cake), chhana or paneer based sweets(Sandesh, Chanar Jilipi, Chhana Murki) and lentil, flour, fruits and veggie based (Ghiya Burfi, Carrot Burfi, Besan Laddu, Atta Pinni). We have inherited these sweets from the Khansamas who churned out delicacies in the royal kitchens and…

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10 Popular Bengali Sweets: Beyond Rasgulla and Sandesh

            If you want to truly fluster a Bengali, ask him or her about their favourite sweet? You might eventually be awarded with a response, but not before some serious frowns take over those eyebrows. It’s not an easy question to deal with. How can you pick one over another? But ask a Bengali to pick at least 10, and you’d get a happy grin. Leaving the quintessential Rasgulla, Sandesh and Mishti Doi aside, here’s my list of favourite 10: 1. Lobong Lotika Shaped to…

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