Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Natural Sweets

Sugar free, dairy free sweets. No artificial flavour or colour.
Minimum oil used in these snacks items. They are all roasted.
These items are available at this nice shop in Vile Parle. They do home delivery. They can be contacted on 022 27195075. They do have a website. Ask them to not to use silver foil in the sweets as you do wan to make sure, you want all vegan sweets. I wrote earlier about them, but no pictures. They also sell nice mukhwas items like Amla, flax seeds coated with lemon juice, methi seeds coated with lemon juice, rose petals in natural thandai podwer etc. The best is all natural.


  1. What vegan butter/ghee substitute is available in India?
    Please help

  2. Peanut butter is readily available in Indian market. You can also make cashew butter or almond butter or peanut butter at home. Also it is possible to make coconut butter at home, which can be used as probably ghee substitute. Otherwise, cold pressed oil replaces ghee in many recipes. Adding cashews or coconut also adds up fat in the recipes like that of ghee. Eg. Coconut rice tastes much nicer than ghee pulao.

  3. Hello
    Thanks for the reply. I am trying to follow a vegan diet. We have Earth Balance available here in the US. I wish to continue with the same in India. Though I am not a big fan of ghee, it is must for some our sweets recipes e.g laddoo. Not sure if I can use any nut butter. Cold pressed oil is also in a liquid state.
    Please help with it.
    Thank you

  4. Laddoo can be made rich by adding coconut, sesame, peanuts, almonds or cashews. Natural oil released from these will taste very nice. Fresh coconut milk, left in refridgerator for 7 days, forms a layer of butter on top. Can you try this as replacement to ghee? It looks like ghee.

  5. Ahhhhh..I am so glad I found this site!! I am currently a student of Ayurveda in California. I'm attending the Kerala Academy. I'm coming to the end of my first year and have a final paper due. I've been trying to figure out an alternative to GHEE. Not just for cooking purposes, but mainly for health purposes such as Basti's and other Panchakarma treatments and the like. My final Report is tentatively titled "Incorporating an Organic, Local, Sustainable, and "Vegan" Lifestyle with Ayurveda in the 21st Century"(Something to that extent). I'm trying to figure out the perfect combination of herbs and other oils such as Coconut oil, being that it has cooling qualities that are soothing to Pitta imbalances.
    Any help from any of you lovely people would be so greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!!
    Joe Rakowski