Each year India breaks through the greyish miasma of the monsoon season and welcomes the leaf-strewn fall autumn with a huge wave of countrywide celebration and gaiety. It should come as no surprise that an average Indian’s calendar is jam-packed with festivities from August all through September well into mid-November. These festivals offer food lovers the opportunity to congregate and enjoy culinary delights to their hearts’ content. Festivals in India can be considered the right time for people to kick diet plans to the curb and gorge on goodies.
Food and festivals:
Different Indian states have their own special festivals offering unique food and experiences that can be viewed as regional or community-specific. The mid-year mania starts off with Ganesh Chaturthi which is a big deal in Maharashtra, Durga Puja in West Bengal, and Diwali which is popular throughout the expanse of the country. Let’s have a look at the foods that are considered a must in each of these festivals:
– Ganesh Chaturthi: Modak, Satori, Puran Poli
– Durga Puja: Basanti Pulao, Channar Korma, Rui Maacher Kalia
– Diwali: Chakli, Samosa, Gujiya
Cooking game on point:
Although these festival foods hail from different parts of the country, they have one thing in common. Most of these dishes are deep-fried sweet or savory goodness that brings people closer. Festivals are the time for people to easily fall off the health bandwagon. The wide range of edible oils brought in by the house of Purti lets people enjoy every morsel of festive preparations without the fear of health-related repercussions. Presently, Purti’s product library covers Vanaspati, Refined soyabean oil, Refined Sunflower oil, Mustard oil, and refined rice bran oil. One can hit the shelves of their local grocery and unleash the secrets to healthy eating just by picking up a pack of Purti oil.
Purti products go through a series of refinement procedures that restricts harmful nasties from invading the inherent goodness of edible oils. They are an excellent reservoir of Vitamin E (tocopherol). Purti’s edible oils are also packed stuffed with heart-friendly fats, Vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, etc that see to the overall subsistence of the body.
Meeting the health goals head-on:
All of these compounds contribute towards all-around good health. It looks after the heart, removes skin and hair complaints. On many occasions, edible oils have been known to lower the risk of cancer. It may also perk up the immune system of the body.
Added usage of edible oils:
Food is a huge part of the culture here in India. But the Indian connection with oil goes beyond cooking. Religious festivals in India often make use of mustard oil for lighting oil lamps as an auspicious part of ceremonies and rituals. It is clearly a commodity that remains a witness to all aspects of our festivals.
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