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Agra 'petha' goes online

Posted on Jan 16 2014 | IANS

Agra, Jan 16 : Agra's famous sweet 'petha' can be bought online too.

A new web site,, has been launched here, its owner Ankur Agarwal told IANS.

"Two other online platforms were doing the same work but we thought sufficient promotional work had not been done about them," Agarwal said.

Petha, made from gourd and sugar without the use of fat, is believed to have been popularised during the making of the Taj Mahal as the sweet was cheap and easy to prepare.

Ayurvedic practitioners in Agra prescribe petha for the anaemic, lactating mothers and children. It is found useful to battle jaundice due to its rich glucose and mineral level.

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