To make your day special, here we bring a sweet combo of five easy dish recipes which you can try out and make the occasion more delightful.


Rasmalai is a Bengali dessert consisting of soft ‘paneer’ or ‘chhena’ balls (Rasgullaa) immersed in chilled creamy milk. Instead of being soaked in sugar syrup like Rasgullas, Rasmalai is soaked in sweet, flavored milk. As this rasmalai recipe is prepared with Natura Diet Sugar, it can be relished by diabetics also.


  • 8 rasgullas
  • 2 ltre milk
  • 10-12 pistachio (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup sugar free Natura Diet Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of green cardamom powder
  • Few saffron threads


  • Boil milk in a pan till it turns thick.
  • Add sugar free Natura Diet Sugar, cardamom powder and saffron. After boiling it for 2 minutes take the pan off the flame. When it gets cool, put in refrigerator for one hour.
  • In order to remove the extra calorie content from rasgullas, squeeze them and put them in lukewarm water. After removing rasgullas from water again squeeze them.
  • Put the rasgullas in the milk and keep it in refrigerator. Your rasmalai is ready.
  • After garnishing rasmalai with pistachio, serve them cool.

Apricot Shreekhand

Apricot Shreekhand recipe is a lovely combination of golden apricots and yogurt generously garnished with pistachios. Apricot Shrikhand would be a refreshing and welcome treat any time of day. Treat your guests with this Shreekhand recipe on this Janmastami.


  • 2 cup well whisked skimmed milk
  • ¾ sugar free Natura Diet Sugar
  • 15-20 apricots
  • 10-15 chopped pistachio


  • Slice the golden apricots. Take them in a pan; add one and half cups of water and half the sugar Free and mix. Cook on low heat for fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Take hung yogurt in another bowl. Add the remaining Sugar Free and mix. Squeeze this mixture through a muslin cloth. Put the shrikhand in a stemmed glass. Remove the stewed apricots from heat and put them on top of the shrikhand. Garnish with pistachios and serve.

Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa is a delicacy of Rajasthan. It is a rich, creamy and pudding-like dessert. Made with split moong dal, this is a popular and delicious dessert for every season. Try out this easy dessert recipe to surprise your kith and kin on Janmashtami.


  • 1 cup split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal)
  • 1 cup Natura Diet Sugar
  • A generous pinch of saffron
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • ½ cup ghee
  • ¼ cup whole dried milk(Mawa)
  • 10-12 almonds (Soaked and finely chopped)


  • Soak the split green gram in water for 6 hours. Grind the green gram coarsely using very little water.
  • To make sugar syrup mix Natura Diet Sugar with 1-1/2 cups of water, cook it well.
  • Soak saffron in hot milk. Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan and add the ground green gram, sauté and stirring continuously, over low heat till it turns golden brown.
  • Add the sugar syrup and saffron milk. Stir till they are thoroughly mixed. Add whole dried milk and cook till it dissolves. Serve hot garnished with almonds.


This creamy, smooth and chilled rabri recipe is a popular dessert. Sweet Rabri is a sweet, condensed milk based dish made by boiling the milk on low heat for a long time until it becomes dense and changes its color to pinkish. Sugar, spices and nuts are added to it to give it flavor. Give a treat to your kith and kin with this easy rabri recipe. Celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday with this easy dessert recipe.


  • 1 liter milk
  • 60 gms sugar
  • 10 gms pistachio
  • 1 gm saffron


  • Boil milk in a pan. When milk reduced to half, add sugar.
  • Cook it on low flame till it turns thick. Keep stirring so that the milk doesn’t get burnt.
  • Cool it and serve with chopped pistachio and saffron.

Badam Ka Halwa:

Badam halwa is a delicious and popular Indian dessert made with almonds, sugar and clarified butter. Badam Halwa is an easy dessert recipe that melts in your mouth instantly. Make your Janmashtami more special with this special dish.


  • 1 kg almond (without shell)
  • 50 gms ghee
  • 1gm saffron
  • 200 gms sugar
  • 750 mg water


  • Mix sugar in water and boil to make sugar syrup.
  • Grind almonds and make a paste
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add almond pieces and fry it well.
  • When it turns golden brown, add sugar syrup. Cook well.
  • Before taking it off flame, add saffron.
  • Sprinkle chopped almond on it and serve hot.


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Divorce bill, Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, Indian Marriage laws, Indian divorce law, Kapil Sibal


RS approves bill to make divorce friendly for women


Marriage Bill to make divorce friendly for women approved in Rajya Sabha


New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a proposal to make divorce friendly for women as it provides for the wife getting share in the husband's immovable property after "irretrievable breakdown" of marriage.


The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill seeks to empower the courts to decide the compensation amount from the husband's inherited and inheritable property for the wife and children once the marriage legally ends.


The Bill allows both parties to file for divorce on the ground of "irretrievable breakdown" of marriage. Both parties have to live apart for at least three years before filing for such a petition.


Provisions have been made to restrict grant of a decree of divorce on ground of "irretrievable breakdown" of marriage if the court is satisfied that adequate provision for maintenance of children has not been made consistently with financial capacity of the parties to the marriage. Also, the wife has the right to oppose the grant of a divorce on the ground that the dissolution could result in grave financial hardship.


Replying to a debate on the bill, Law Minister Kapil Sibal said it is "a historic peace of legislation" in a patriarchal society like India where women, who constitute 50 percent of the population, own only two per cent of the assets.


He said the divorce is "gender neutral" as either the wife or the husband can seek divorce. However, the right over property will not be gender neutral as wife can lay claim on husband's immovable property.


The Bill also provides that a court can take an ex parte decision on granting divorce if one of the two parties refuse to move a joint application.


As per the existing laws, the parties have to move a motion jointly between 6 and 18 months in case of divorce on grounds of mutual consent.


However, it has been observed that in several cases one of the parties do not turn up for filing of motion jointly with the other party leading the party desirous of divorce hapless and remediless. The amendment has been done to mitigate such hardships, said the statement of objects and reasons of the Bill.


During discussions, several MPs across party lines suggested the Bill be made gender neutral and should not be confined to Hindu marriages only. The Bill seeks to amend Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Special Marriage Act, 1954.


Sibal, however, noted that the legislation is in context of Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act, a couple has a choice to get registered under the Special Marriage Act. He said it would be the courts that would decided about the division of property post divorce.


"We have to trust our judges...Judges...will decide what (amount of) property will given to women," he said. The Minister, however, said there was no amendment which works against women and works in favour of men.


He said the Members of Parliament should show that they are on side of women in a patriarchal society.     


Earlier, Najma A Heptulla (BJP) said divorce is considered a taboo in India and efforts should be made to ensure that family structure remains intact. She accused the government of not doing anything for the 10 crore women belonging to Muslim community. She promised BJP's support to any legislation for betterment of Muslim women. She also said there should be only one law for all women in the country.