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Indian Sweet Stores and Bakeries


If you are a fan of Indian food, then you must try Indian sweets. Indian sweets, known as mithai are made with sugar, milk and condensed milk, and cooked by frying. The bases of the sweets and other ingredients vary by region. Gulab Jamun, Ragoola, Kaju Rolls, Kaju Barfi, Cham Cham, Sandesh...the list goes on and on. 

Indian bakeries on the other hand offer cakes that are popular in India such as cakes with pista or eggless cakes. 

The good news is that Indian sweets and cakes are now available in many Indian Grocery stores and specialized Indian Sweets stores and bakeries .

We have over 200 listings around the world and will be updating our listings on a regular basis. 

Is Indian Food Unhealthy?


A very commonly made statement is that Indian Food is unhealty. In our opinion, making a blanket statement like that gives Indian food a bad rap. Indian food just like any other food can be prepared in a healthy way and an unhealthy way. You can have a Subway Sandwich for about 250 calories or a couple of KFC Double Downs for over 1000 calories. Its really in how the food is prepared, what ingredients are used and what portions you consume. 

The primary reason this impression about Indian food exists is because many restaurants and folks use ingredients like Clarified butter, cream and such, in order to get the best taste. With slightly different ingredients and a small sacrifice in taste, you can still enjoy healthy Indian food.
The second reason is that most Indian restaurants offer a buffet and people just eat more than needed (from appetizers to desert) and then blame it on Indian food. If you chose reasonable portions, you would be fine. Here are some tips on what you can order at an Indian restaurant is you are watching what you eat.

Most Important Tip

Eat in Moderation. A successful diet is the triumph of mind over platter.

Read more: Is Indian Food Unhealthy?

Facebook Fan Cookbook Giveaway Winner


First, a very big Thank You to everyone who participated in the content. We ran the contest for 1 month and in that time we managed to add 200 fans. The winner was selected today. You can see the pictures below. We had a lot of fun picking the winners this morning.  

Drum Roll................The lucky winner is 



Simon B Adams from Lacey, WA

We will send you a message via Facebook and if you are interested in the prize, please mail us your address and we will have it sent to you shortly. If we don't hear back from the winner, we will give it away to another fan. We will announce our next contest shortly. Ideas welcome.

Read more: Facebook Fan Cookbook Giveaway Winner

Modern Indian Cooking Recipe Book Giveaway

To celebrate the 1000 Fans mark, we are giving away 1 autographed copy of Hari Nayak's Modern Indian Cooking book. The book is a collection of easy to prepare contemporary Indian recipes created for the modern living and entertaining. The recipes are very approachable which explores how wide world of Indian cuisine has fused into other cuisines around the world. The food has an international twist on the traditional flavors of Indian food.

In order to win this cookbook, you have to do the following 

  • You must be a Facebook Fan of our website. You can sign up as a fan by visiting the Indian Foods Facebook Fan page and joining as a fan.
  • Click on the "Like" Button when we post a message about this giveaway. 
  • You will get 1 entry for every time you click Like on our posts. 
  • We would greatly appreciate it if you would help spread the message (by sharing this link with your friends) and get others to sign up as fans too. We will announce more giveaways, such as cookbooks, dinners etc as we hit new milestones.

Thank you for being a fan and supporting our effort to help build a better site dedicated to Indian food. 

 Rules of the Contest: 

 1. The contest is open to everyone no matter where you live. 

 2. The contest will be open till the 31st of August, 2010. 

 3. We will announce the winners after the 31st of August, 2010. If the winner does not want the prize, we will pick another winner. The winners are responsible for any customs duty applicable in their country. We will send the prize by regular post. 

Read more: Modern Indian Cooking Recipe Book Giveaway




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