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Largest laddu

The largest individual laddu weighs 29,465 kg (64,959.21 lb) and was achieved by PVVS Mallikharjuna Rao (India), in Tapeswaram, Andhra Pradesh, India, on 6 September 2016. The laddu was made to a traditional Boondi recipe. The ingredients included ghee, refined… Continue Reading →

Gujarati cuisine

Gujarati cuisine refers to the cuisine of Gujarat, a state in western India. Despite having an extensive coastline providing wholesome seafood, Gujarat is primarily a vegetarian state due to the influence of Jain vegetarianism. Many communities, however, do include seafood,… Continue Reading →

Dal baati

Dal Baati is an Indian dish comprising dal  and baati .It is popular in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh (especially in Braj, Nimar and Malwa regions). Dal is basically prepared using tuvaar dal, Chana dal(prepared by removing skin of… Continue Reading →

Rajasthani cuisine

Rajasthani cuisine was influenced by both the war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in this arid region. Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred. Scarcity of water and… Continue Reading →


Kanji is a fermented drink made in India for the festival of Holi. Kanji is made with water, carrots, beetroot and mustard seeds. It may be served with boondi sprinkled on top. During Holi, kanji is often added to urad… Continue Reading →

Cotton candy

Cotton candy (U.S., India, Canada), candy floss (UK, Pakistan, Ireland, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Canada), or tooth floss (South Africa), and Fairy Floss (Australia) is a form of spun sugar. It is almost 99.999 percent sugar, with dashes of… Continue Reading →

International chef’s day

International Chefs Day falls every year on October 20. This international observance is considered to be a professional day of all chefs around the world. The holiday was established under initiative of World Association of Chef’s Societies in 2004. Celebration… Continue Reading →

Sattvic Diet

The Sattvic diet is a diet based on foods with the sattva quality (guna).In Yoga and Ayurveda literature, the Sattvic diet is said to restore and maintain a sattvic or sentient state of living.In the Sattvic system of dietary classification,… Continue Reading →


Paan is a preparation combining betel leaf with areca nut and sometimes also with tobacco.It is chewed for its stimulant and psychoactive effects.After chewing it is either spat out or swallowed. Paan has many variations. Slaked lime (chunnam) paste is… Continue Reading →


Shave ice or chuski or baraf ka gola is an ice-based dessert made by shaving a block of ice. Shaving produces a very fine ice that appears snow-like. Flavored syrups are added to the ice, which are absorbed by the… Continue Reading →

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