Marvels of Indian Sweets is my sixth book in the series on culinary items. Based on the encouragement received from my earlier books, I have written this book.
The book has been written keeping in mind the importance of sweet recipes and deserts in the menu card of Indian homes. The irresistible sweet recipes are explained in simple steps. The book has been packaged
with sub-categories, such as, milk sweets, khoya sweets, sweets made out of dry fruits, ghee etc. to cater to the likings of each personâs cravings. Further, apart from broad classifications in terms of North Indian,
South Indian, pan-Indian sweets, an effort has been made to cater to an important segment of the Indian household, viz. children, for whom a separate section has been laid down comprising of easy-to-make mouth
watering sweets. Also, with a view to give emphasis on natural fruits, a section has been devoted for sweets that could be prepared out of fresh fruits.
The book will be a bonanza for the âfirst timersâ, as a section on âlearning pointsâ has been added to each recipe so that one can guard against the common pitfalls and in the end come out with a truly fulfilling
experience. The book is a combination of traditional sweets along with easy-to-make sweets to cater to the wishes of your family and friends.
About the Author
I am Mrs. Meena Shankaran. My mother tongue is Tamil. I can speak, read and write English, Hindi and Telugu. I am a Post Graduate in History. I have finished a Post Graduate Diploma course in Computer
Applications (PGDCA) and Diploma in Computer Management (DCM Certificate given by U.S.A).
I worked in the Customs Department for five years. Later, I conducted a typewriting as well as short hand course both in English and Hindi, for more than 15 years.
I also devoted time for activities such as knitting, sewing, embroidery, gardening etc. I have learnt fruit preservation and acquired a diploma for it from the Uttar Pradesh Government, Lucknow. I have finished my graduation in Hindi.
I am a diploma holder in Homoeopathy, Magneto therapy, Pranic Healing, Rekhi, Crystal Healing and Art of Living.
I had given a Hindi program by name âJal Ka Samasya Aur Samadhanâ for 15 minutes in All India Radio, Chennai. I also got an opportunity to do a 15-day programme in All India Radio, Chennai in Tamil on preparation of recipes. I have given a live programme in Tamil for 3 weeks consecutively in All India Radio, Chennai. I had an opportunity to associate myself with Jaya Television in connection with a programme on âentrepreneurial skills of womenâ.
For the past several years, I have been writing stories, articles, travelogues, jokes, recipes, real incidents, experiences, poems, etc. and they are published in various South Indian Tamil magazines like Mangayar Malar, Kumudam Snehidhi, Rani, Devi, Aval Vikatan, Thanga Mangai, Dina Malar, Kalkandu, Vasukhi, Monthly novel and so on.
I have written a Tamil recipe book which contains 220 North Indian dishes. The response for this book inspired me to write a recipe book in English too.
With the support of M/s Shroff Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd., Navi Mumbai, I could successfully write three recipe books in English titled âMarvels of South Indian Cuisineâ, âMarvels of North Indian Cuisineâ and âMarvels of Indian Snacks.â
I sincerely hope that this book would be instrumental in further developing the culinary skills of the younger generation.
With best wishes,
Mrs. Meena Shankaran