Sweet and Salted Junks

Indian Sweets usually known as Mithai diverge in tastes, aromas, shapes and colours. They are indispensable part of Indian culture during auspicious occasions. Indian sweets are plentiful in number and nature and are most delicious dessert item. In fact, Indian cuisine is known as a sweet cuisine because almost half of its dishes are either sweets or dessert. Sweets are significant in Indian culture they are generally served during festive occasions and ceremonies and also signify good omen, happiness and prosperity. In India, every happy occasion is marked with the distribution of sweets. There are various types of Indian sweets includes milk-based sweets, such as rabri, peda, barfi, kulfi etc. and flour-based sweets, such as ladoo, halwa, jalebi, balushai, shahi tukra, rasmalai, imarti and so on. Each region South, North, East and West Indian sweet recipes are matchless according to their taste. The festivals and other traditional celebrations are incomplete without the alluring taste of Indian sweets be it Holi, Diwali, Christmas or Eid.

Indian sweets like padhas, barfi, gulab jamun, rasgulla, jalebi, halwa and a host of other sweets are in great demand today not only in India but also in foreign countries. When one plans to visit friends or relatives a packet of sweet is the easiest and unanimous choice. India Sweets have become increasingly popular and are found in almost all corners of the world.
Sweet are good only if you do not make it a habit and have a control on it. Many people who usually have a crave for sweets do not know their hidden calories and fats behind them. Hence they end up putting on weight which later may lead to many diseases. Well as the saying goes too much of anything is bad for health. So it’s important for all those sweet cravers to know about the hidden calories of these sweets item so that one can have a control on their diet.

Diversity is one of the characteristics that best describe India. India is relatively a large country, and every state has many different languages, dialects, unique traditions, and most importantly, Indian recipes. Food in India is so diverse that you can see dozens of variations of one dish alone.
Socializing and snacking is the lifestyle of every average Indian, it is a tradition of any Indian home to serve you with a variety of snacks and dipping pickles to accompany them, many are very easy and quick to make in few minutes.

Snack foods are often classified as junk food because they are typically fried, and are not seen to contribute towards general health and nutrition. When it comes to snacks and appetizers, Indian cuisine is special because cooking is considered as an art in India and also due to the variations of mixed cuisines that we have a wide range of snacks and appetizers. Children love to eat them as they are delicious and tangy to taste. Some of these popular Indian snacks and appetizers that you can expect to tickle your plates and satisfy your cravings include samosa, kachori, chaat, pakora tikki etc. Some Indian cities have become renowned for a certain sort of chaat – Jaipur for papri chaat, Mumbai for vada pav and pau bhaaji, Gujrat for dhokla, khakhra and khandvi, Kolkata for its chop and samosa and Delhi which is the chaat capital of India is well known for papri chaat, alu tikki, alu chaat etc. All these snack items look delicious but they too have hidden calories in them. The deep-fried pakoras, kachori and samosa all have its impact on our health in our later life.