People prefer to have sweets after completing the course meal. This is not a habit of a particular community, but also a different diversified population of India. The confectionery industries have a great contribution to the food sector of India. Sweets are delicious and attractive which causes temptation to the consumers to taste it. As India is becoming “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”, it’s a great opportunity for the local entrepreneurs to come with new ideas.
Under the situation of Pandemic COVID-19, it is required to boost up the immunity within the population to fight against diseases. With Coronavirus cases spiralling up by the day and no vaccine in sight, we all have pinned our hopes on the only line of defence we have currently – immunity. A strong immunity can help us manage infections and diseases in a better way. Many health experts are advising age-old herbs and spices concoctions with medicinal properties to help build and strengthen our immunity. So by keeping the present situation in mind, a Bengali sweet shop “Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick” in Kolkata has come up with a one-of-a-kind sweet that they are claiming can help improve immunity to help fight the novel coronavirus.
A sweet that improves immunity? It’s as much of a shocker to us as it must be to you. Believe it or not, this Bengali sweet is touted to help strengthen immunity in the sweetest way possible.
One of the oldest and popular Bengali sweet shops in Kolkata created a one-of-a-kind version of Sandesh, injecting immunity-boosting properties in it and called it ‘immunity Sandesh’.
Preparation and Ingredients
According to the makers, this sandesh is made with 15 different herbs and spices, and the internet is lauding their effort and is impressed with the novelty of the creation.
The shop claims that ‘Immunity Sandesh’ contains the goodness of 15 types of herbs and spices like tulsi (basil), haldi (turmeric), elaichi (cardamom), joshti modhu (licorice), jayfal (nutmeg), adrak (ginger), kali mirch (black pepper), kala jeera (black cumin), galangal , kalonji (black cumin), peepul, saffron (kesar), tej patta (bay leaves) among others. These herbs are then mixed with chhena (cottage cheese) and then served.
It is also said to be made without any sugar or jaggery. Instead, the Himalayan honey has been used to make it. This was done to make sure that these herbs retain their nutrients.
All the ingredients are mixed with cottage cheese (to make this creamy) and herbal sweet.
Each unit of this special sweet costs Rs 25, and Mullick said they had to increase production since launching it to meet demand. He said it will be produced as long as there’s demand.
Reportedly, ayurvedic experts also praised this sweet. According to them, if the property of herbs has been maintained then such a sweet could help fight the virus. Because starting from tulsi to haldi to licorice and kalonji, they are all immuno-modulators.
This sweet could reinforce people’s belief in Ayurveda.
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