Jujubes

These typical Indian confectioneries are made from  fruit-flavored jellies and coated in fine sugar crystals. As kids, we believed that these are made only in the Lonavala or Mahabaleshwar hill stations in Maharashtra. The former is popular for chikkis (brittle) in various flavors, fudges and jellies; and the latter is known for strawberries, mountain carrots,…

That’s How You Make Candy Floss!

Remember the candy floss you enjoyed in your childhood? Well, I sure do, and this was my first time to see it getting prepared right in front of me! As you can see, there is a hollow basin that spots a burner in the center. Inside the burner, sugar, butter and artificial color is added. As the burner…

The Irresistible Color of Saccharine

Growing up, mom used to always throw a fit of we wanted to eat cotton candy. called as Buddhi ka baal (old lady’s hair) locally, mom used to warn us that we shouldn’t eat any even behind her back. You see, we didn’t exactly grow up in the “pocket-money / allowance era”, so the only…