Indian Sweets to Try This Holiday Season

The holiday season is when your sweet tooth is at its more active. Everyone, diet conscious or not, looks forward to splurge into amazing Christmas treats. Family dinners with a table full of tarts, cakes, cookies, puddings and more is what everybody looks forward to.

However, for an experimental soul, the same old Christmas celebrations clubbed with traditional sweet dishes can get boring. What if we say you can spruce it up with indulgent Indian desserts instead?

Here is a list of Indian sweets that can replace classic holiday desserts. Note that what makes these recipes even more exciting is that these are 100% vegetarian.

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The Various Health Benefits of Spices Used in Indian Food

India is famously known as the land of spices. Following through to this title, Indian food commonly uses a diverse selection of spices in its traditional dishes. These make the cuisine of this subcontinent palatable and flavourful. Additionally, these also add an enchanting aroma that stimulates the nose and the appetite.

However, the most noteworthy thing is that spices are not just meant to increase the taste of food, they are also loaded with several health benefits. They are hence recommended to be consumed for a fit lifestyle.

Some of the commonly used Indian spices and their robust advantages for well being are mentioned below.

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5 Must have Indian Street Foods to Try Out at Lala’s Kitchen in Melbourne

India is a land of diverse culture. This diversity reflects in its cuisine as well. One of the most vital as well as delicious parts of Indian cuisine is its variety of street food. Every state in India has its own street food with distinct flavours. While there is a plethora of this throughout the Indian subcontinent, there are a few street delights that every food lover should try at least once in their lives. Given below are a few mouth-watering treats from lanes of the land of spices that you can taste at one of the best Indian restaurants in Melbourne — Lala’s Kitchen.

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The Making of Indo Chinese

Indo Chinese cuisine is basically a blend of two culinary cultures. One can see it as Chinese food made adapted to Indian taste. It is basically made when Indian ingredients like garlic, ginger, chilli peppers and onions are seasoned with chinese sauces like soy sauce and vinegar to  make the rather raw chinese cuisine more flavourful and spicy.

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Make Your Own Paneer / Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese or Paneer is a common ingredient in vegetarian Indian cuisine. Not only is this cheese delicious, it is healthy as well.

Cottage cheese is high in protein and hence is good for healthy bones and muscles. It is also great for weight loss and contains good fats and is thus used as a vegetarian option in diets such as Keto. Apart from this, it is a source of Vitamin D and contains antioxidants that help keep cell damage and Prostate Cancer at bay.

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The Mythical Origin of Pani Puri

Pani Puri, Gol Gappa, Puchka, Gup Chup, Phulki – One delicacy with so many names. This Indian Street food will always leave you craving for more because of its low satiety quotient. Pani Puri is the tantalizing culinary chaos of flavours that tickles your taste buds. The puri is a crispy hollow ball made of semolina or wheat and filled with spicy potatoes. The puri is then filled with Pani – a tangy, spicy combination of tamarind water made fragrant by mint leaves and black salt. No one can actually pinpoint the origin of this lip-smacking delight but two stories always come to surface when spoken about the history of this heavenly spice affair.

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The Magic of Vegetarian Diet

Did you know processed meat including ham and bacon can cause cancer? Well, we are not saying this but it has been reported by the World Health Organisation. The study also suggests that even 50g of processed meat a day which is even less than two slices of bacon increases the chances of bowel cancer by 18%. We understand a vegetarian diet can be boring and has no variety like the choice of meat but there are ample reasons to go vegetarian.

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The Curious History of Classy, Soft and Pillowy Indian-Style Flatbread- Naan

Whether it’s a cheese,  garlic-scented fluffy naan to the minced-meat-stuffed keema, for many, an Indian meal isn’t complete without a fresh naan bread.  It is a bread with an illustrious history and one that has seen a great deal of change over the years.

Here are some reasons why Naan bread is one of the most popular Indian foods:

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New Website Launch

We are launching a new website to ease your visit to Lala’s Kitchen and to enhance the presentation of the content with new features.
Our team is excited to come up with the new website and to offer you a better experience in terms of usability and accessibility. As always your comments, ideas, and suggestions are welcome.

Father’s Day Special

Race along with dad into Australia’s Favourite Indian Restaurant this Father’s Day—Sunday 6th September—for a lunch or a dinner and give him an unforgettable experience. This Father’s Day Lala’s Kitchen is offering a Four Course Royal Feast along with a Beer or a Wine for $45 per person. Lala’s Kitchen opens for lunch from 11:30 to 3:30 PM and dinner from 5 PM till late night.