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The right way of preparing “Kaddu Da Ambal”



It is said that Dogra cuisine is a perfect embodiment of Sattvic and Rajasic qualities as mentioned in ancient scriptures. It is the food which nourishes body and mind. It is beneficial to the body and helps in development of higher senses. Dogra food is known for its mouthwatering yet simple dishes. And if we talk about the Dogra Cuisines, there are so many cuisines which are prepared on the special occassions. But there is a dish which is famous among the North Indians especially in our jammu, people love to have it with the Rajma Chawal and that is Ambal which is also known as “Khatta Mitha Ambal”. On the special occasions, we never forget to add it in our recipies list. We usually make it in our homes but not by the actual traditional method. Still in some places (villages and towns), it is prepared with the traditional method. The traditional recipe of Ambal is here:


  • 1 Kg Pumpkin (Orange in colour)
  • 250 gms Tamarind (Imli)
  • 20 gm Jaggery (Gur)
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds (methi dena)
  • 200 ml mustard oil (sarson ka tal)
  • 6 kashmiri lal mirch
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2-3 turmeric powder (haldi)
  • Charcoal for dhuni
  • Corinder leaves (dhania) for garnshing


  1. First wash the Pumpkin and remove its skin with the sharp knife.
  2. Cut it into the medium sized cubes.
  3. Take oil in a Kadhi and allow it to heat. Add methi seeds and Kashmiri lal mirch in the Kadhi then add turmeric powder and red chilli powder to it. Saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the Pumpkin cubes and toss them well. After 5 minutes add 1 glass of water in it then cover it with the lid.
  5. After 10 minutes, put the lid and if the pumpkin gets softened add tamarind paste and jaggery to it.
  6. Again cover the lid and allow it to cook on a low flame.

Now, for Dhuni take a burning charcoal in a small bowl of steal, put some mustard oil on it and put it into the Kadhaai of the Ambal recipe and cover the lid with the lid for about 10-15 minutes so that the flavour get absorbed. At the last garnish it with the coriander

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FIL Industries Limited launches Acute Fruit Energizer – Jammu Voice News



Acute Energizer,File Photo.

JAMMU: FIL Industries Limited, a diversified business organization dealing in Agro-Chemicals, Agro-Infrastructure and Food & Beverage launched India’s first Fruit Energizer—Acute Fruit Energizer.

Developed in collaboration with Monarch Beverages (France), Acute Fruit Energizer is a part of the new generation of healthier alternative beverages that, thanks to a unique energizing formula, offer your body a sustained energy boost, a statement issued by FIL said.

“With no carbonation and innovative on-the-go packaging, ACUTE FRUIT ENERGIZER is ideal for young, dynamic people looking for a refreshing energy boost any time of the day,” added the statement.

The drink was named “Acute Fruit Energizer” as it resonates with the intrinsic quality of the drink “Sharp, serious profound incisive energy out of the fruits”.

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Are Momos really banned in Jammu?



From the past 2 months one thing that has been the talk of the town is the recent “Momo Ban” but if you still go out for Momos in Jammu you can easily get Momos anywhere. So because of this thing a question strikes the mind of every Jammunity is “Are Momos Really Banned?”

Recently BJP MLC stated “Momo is a Killer” and supported the ban but the Indian Twitter users had some other views.

Here are some of the tweets :

Despite all this hue and cry over Momo Ban the question still prevails “Are Momos really banned?”.

If you ask the shopkeepers about this Momo Ban they will say that only Ajino Moto has been banned. But there are many Momo stalls which has been taken down by JMC over this Momo Ban issue. So we can say there is no clarity in any body’s mind regarding this “Momo Ban”.

What you guys think? “Are Momos Really Banned?”

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Malpua: Jammu’s Favourite Monsoon Food





Malpua is a popular North Indian Dessert made during festivals and special occasions. But it is specially made during monsoon in the North regions of India. Prepared with Maida and Semolina (Suji). This is a quick dessert recipe and also specially prepared during the monsoon. It is most popular dessert among the Jammuties.

The people of Jammu love to have it in the rainy day and also like to gift it to their loved ones. These small pancakes are fried in desi ghee and then dunked in sugar syrup. This Indian recipe is popular in most of the region of India, however each region has a different method of making it. These different version include ingredients like fruits, milk and even coconut. In our Jammu, the preparation is made by ingredients like milk, sugar, saffron, maida and desi ghee. This is easy and quick recipe makes soft and fluffy pancakes with crisp outer edges. If you have sudden guests coming over, worry not! just prepare this easy batter and this delightful dessert will be ready in minutes and your guests will surely be impressed. Otherwise, there are so many popular sweet shops which are famous for the malpua in our Jammu. You can easily buy your favourite monsoon recipe from the following sweet shops:

Prem Sweets, location: New Plot, Janipur Jammu
Pahalwan Di Hatti location: Gole market, Jammu
Rawalpindi Sweets location: Main market, Trikuta nagar
Bansi Di Hatti location: near Mahalaxmi Mandir, Pacca Danga Jammu
Nav Durga Sweets location: Gandhi nagar, Jammu
Pardhan Sweets & Bakers location: Sarwal, New plot Jammu
Lovely Sweet Shop location: Janipur, Jammu

You can easily prepare “Malpua” yourself. Here is the recipe from famous Youtuber ” Nisha Madhulika”.

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