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Few things to take care of during this festival season

One of the major festivals of India is Holi which is celebrated with full enthusiasm on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar. On the eve of Holi, called Chhoti Holi everyone gather at important crossroads and light huge & lightening bonfires, the ceremony is called Holika Dahan. On the next day it is actually the time to play with colours also called dhulandi. Bright colours of gulal and abeer fill the air and people take turns in pouring colour water over each other and at evening people meet each other at their home and have sweets and so many things.

But on festival of colours, we should also take care of few important things:-

ingredients

Mixed with

How to test the mixture

Could be find at

Milk

water

If you want to know about the amount of water in milk then put a drop of milk on vertical surface of some utensil and if there is amount of water in milk then the drop will directly flow down without any mark because pure milk always keep a white mark behind.

 

Milk

starch

On mixing few drop of iodine if milk turns blue in colour this implies starch is present in milk

Iodine liquid is available at any medical store

Milk

Detergent

Mix 5-10ml of milk in same amount of water and stair, if some froth appears that means detergent is present in milk

 

Milk

Synthetic milk

Synthetic milk is bitter in taste and if you rub milk between fingers then it’s give a soapy touch and on heating turns yellow in colour

Synthetic milk is made up of white colour, yuria detergent etc

Milk

Glucose/ invert sugar

Take a diacetic strip and dip into milk for 30 seconds to 1 minute and if the strip colour is change then there is some amount of invert sugar in milk

Glucose/Invert sugar syrup is mixed in milk for the good taste

Paneer

starch

Boil a piece of paneer in water, after it cools up mix few drop of iodine in that, if mixtures turns blue this means starch is present

 

khoa

starch

Boil a piece of khoa in water, after it cools up mix few drop of iodine in that, if mixtures turns blue this means starch is present

 

Keep this in mind & enjoy a safe & colorful holi.

HAPPY HOLI!!!

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