Dhampur Speaks — sugar

THE IRRESISTABLE CULT: KALA KHATTA BARF-KA-GOLA

THE IRRESISTABLE CULT: KALA KHATTA BARF-KA-GOLA

If you grew up in the 80s and early 90s, chuskis and golas were your dreams, whose mention gave you goosebumps, as the Indian traveller hadn’t ventured into global cuisines enroute his many globe-trotting escapades. Over the decades, traditionally-inspired chefs remodelled the once-taboo street-treats into a new avatar, actually a gourmet delicacy, in restaurants and ice-cream bars. The ‘loved-by-one-and-all’ roadside Kala khatta ‘chuski’ aka ice gola aka ice cream soda float- the one that tops the list of guilty pleasures of the edible variety- the one that was a cult- has repearedly been reinvented into hand-crafted signature molecular desserts and...

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Is sugarcane only a villian?

Is sugarcane only a villian?

“Don’t cut trees”, is what I’ve heard ever since I was a child. “Use less paper", “Don’t waste paper”, is what I find myself telling everyone in office, all the time, and this isn’t even over-rated. Thanks to the e-revolution, normal snail mail is replaced by email and technology has certainly reduced our dependence on paper. Ironically enough, we, the generation ’Z’, have started using more plastic bottles, and plastic-ware in the kitchen. Some sane minds have started paper straws and disposable paper-ware boxes for food. Albeit, it is still paper! Still not eco-friendly enough. We talk about being eco-friendly,...

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Jaggery: medicinal sugar, immunity-booster, and much more

Jaggery: medicinal sugar, immunity-booster, and much more

Jaggery is a traditional raw sugar produced and consumed throughout the world. It is produced almost in 25 countries under different names with a total production of 13 million tonnes per year. Derived from evaporated sugar cane juice, it’s a non-centrifugal sugar product that retains all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants of the sugarcane plant. A perfect alternative for everything from coffee and tea to baking and cooking, it’s also a sustainable product that’s produced with environmentally-conscious technologies. Now that you know it is healthy, wholesome, environment-friendly, promotes sustainability, it’s time to try it for yourself. Try the liquid jaggery,...

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Is Brown Sugar a Healthy Option?

Is Brown Sugar a Healthy Option?

Your cooking preferences might influence your purchase as brown sugar gives you a much rich texture as compared to white sugar which is plain. So brown i.e. demerara sugar is the definitely better sugar in your kitchen!

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