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      Shubh Diwali: Healthy Recipes for Diwali Sweets By Toneop

    • Diwali is around the corner, and we know how excited everyone is. The most awaited festival in India is here to brighten up your homes and shower the blessing of lord Ram. 

      This festival is adorned by Indians, with their love for fireworks, snacks and, yes, the favourite family time. Diwali is when every individual forgets about diet, healthy eating, or exercise. Instead, everyone indulges in bingeing on delicious homemade delicacies by their moms. 

      As much as we love this festival, why do we constantly forget that a few days of binge eating can cause harm for a lifetime? 

      Taking care of your health is tricky during the festival season, but it is also essential. Even some slight changes can make significant improvements in health.

      Let us take a spin on how to make Diwali sweets healthy and nutritious!

      Healthy Recipes For Diwali Sweets 

      1. Coconut And Chia Seeds Ladoo

      Diwali, being the festival of lights, is also the loved festival of sweetness. We dive deep into the pool of sweets, some for us and some for our loved ones. Let us switch them with these healthy and fibre-rich coconuts and chia seeds, ladoo.

      Ingredients

      1. Jaggery (gud)- ¾ cup 

      2. Coconut (grated)- 1.5 cup 

      3. Ghee- 1 tsp 

      4. Cardamom powder- 1 tsp 

      5. Chia seeds- 1 tbsp 

      6. Water- 1 cup 

      Preparation Method

      1. Take a pan, add water and jaggery and let the jaggery melt on a low flame. Let it cool.

      2. Take a thick bottom pan, add ghee, and then add the grated coconut and roast the coconut for 2-3 minutes until the raw smell of coconut disappears.

       3. Sieve the cooled-down jaggery and add it to the coconut, then add the cardamom powder and mix well.

       4. Now again, on low flame, cook the mixture until all the moisture of the jaggery and coconut goes away, and it looks a little dry but bindable.

       5. Now grease your hands with little ghee and make ladoo out of it, then roll this ladoo over chia seeds.

      2. Dry Fruit Multigrain Ladoo

      With a bit of mom's love and healthy bites, every Diwali sweet becomes healthy. Let us make this dry and multigrain ladoo rich in fibre and micronutrients. Many people think that switching jaggery to brown sugar can be more beneficial. Know the difference between jaggery and brown sugar and choose the best one.

      This sweet is tasty and good for diabetic people, as it prevents blood sugar spikes. 

      Ingredients

      1. Oil- 1 tbsp

      2. Multigrain flour (ragi, jowar, bajra, wheat)- 2 cups

      3. Sesame seeds- 1 tsp

      4. Cardamom powder- 1 tsp

      5. Jaggery- 1 cup

      6. Cashew + walnut and flax seeds mixture- 4-5 tbsp

      Preparation Method

      1. In a deep bowl, pour 1 tbsp oil, add the multigrain flour and roast it for 2-3 minutes.

      2. Add the melted jaggery, seeds, dry fruits mixture, cardamom and sesame seeds and mix it well. Cook until the jaggery leaves all the moisture.

      3. Grease your hands and make small ladoo.

      3. Quinoa Phirni

      A healthy twist is added to these delicious delicacies. Try these protein-rich, gluten-free phirni combined with quinoa to make your Diwali a nutrition blend. 

      Ingredients

      1. Oil- 1 tbsp

      2. Quinoa- 1 cup

      3. Dates: ½ cup

      4. Saffron- 4-5 strands

      5. Almonds- chopped 10 -12

      6. Cardamom and nutmeg powder- 1 tsp

      7. Milk- 2 cups

      8. Water 1.5 cup 

      Preparation Method

      1. In a deep pan, add the oil and roast the quinoa until the colour changes slightly.

      2. Now add water and let the quinoa cook until the water reduces to half.

      3. Then add milk, finely chopped dates, saffron, cardamom and nutmeg powder, let the mix boil, and the quinoa cooked properly.

      4. Add the chopped almonds and serve it hot or cold.

      4. Dry Fruit Gujiya Bites

      The traditional Diwali sweet “gujiyas”, every Indian house is fixated on making this delicacy. We have had gujiyas as our favourite since we were kids. Let us make this bite healthy.

      Ingredients

      1. Whole wheat fillo shells- 5 -7 

      2. Dates: 2/3 cup

      3. Walnuts+ pista+almond+cashew- ½ cup

      4. Raisins- 10-15

      5. Cardamom powder + nutmeg powder- 1 tsp

      6. Milk – 2 tsp

      7. Saffron- ½ tsp

      Preparation Method

      1. Soak saffron in warm milk.

      2. Finely chop some dates and mash them. 

      3. Make the dry fruit powder by grinding it in the mixture.

      4. Add the dry fruit mixture to the mashed dates, add cardamom and nutmeg powder, add the saffron milk, and mix it well.

      5. You can use already baked shells or get the raw ones and bake them as instructed on the packet.

      6. Now fill the shells with these dates and dry fruit mixture and then garnish it with raisins on the top.

      7. You can also add some rose petals for garnishing and serve the gujiya in a new way.

      5. Pineapple Sandesh

      A sweet to satisfy your taste buds with a sweet and tangy flavour. Here you can make these delicious delicacies with healthy and lactose-free ingredients. 

      Ingredients

      To make chenna

      1. Milk 500ml

      2. ½ slice of lemon juice

      3. Pineapple slices- 3-4

      For flavour

      1. Powdered Sugar- 1.5 tbsp

      2. Rose water- 1/4 tsp

      For garnishing

      1. Raisins- 7-8 

      2. Pomegranate seeds- 1/8 cup

      3. Pista + almonds powder- 2 tbsp

      4. Kesar strands- 4-5 

      5. Water- 1.5 tbsp

      Preparation Method

      1. To make chenna, boil milk in a pan, add lemon juice, and let the milk curdle properly on low flame.

      2. When the milk gets curdled, pour it into a muslin cloth and wash it under running water, so the lemon juice rinses off the chenna properly.

      3. Squeeze the water from the chenna.

      4. Now add the powdered sugar and the rose essence or rose water for flavour.

      5. Now knead the chenna well until it becomes smooth. 

      6. Soak the Kesar strands in warm water.

      7. Now on a plate, spread the halved pineapple slices and the flavoured chenna.

      8. Then layer the powdered dried fruits and other garnishing ingredients, and then pour the saffron water on the top of the chenna and pineapple layer.

      9. Cut it into pieces and put it in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to get set. 

      6. Orange Kaju Katli With Pumpkin Seeds 

      Here is Kaju katli with a twist, adding pumpkin seeds with a delicious and aesthetic flavour of orange. You can also make high protein seed crackers to munch on, they are healthy and tasty. 

      Ingredients

      1. Cashew nuts- 1 cup

      2. Orange essence- ½ tsp

      3. Water

      4. Honey- 1/3 cup

      5. Pumpkin seeds- 3 tbsp

      6. Milk – 1 tbsp

      7 .Saffron strands- 5-6

      Preparation Methods

      1. Roast the cashew in a pan for 5 minutes until it turns golden brown and let them cool

      2. Soak the saffron strands in warm milk.

      3. Grind the roasted Kaju in a blender and blend them until it becomes coarse powder.

      4. In a non-stick pan, add honey and water and let the honey cook until it bubbles.

      5. Now add the cashew powder and stir often till the mixture gets thick and turns off the flame.

      6. Now add the orange essence and crushed pumpkin seeds and saffron milk mix well.

      7. Spread butter paper and layer with Kaju katli mixture and roll it with the rolling pin.

      8. Now put the mixture in the fridge until it becomes a little solid and spread the silver foil on it and cut them into pieces.

      High-in-protein food is very beneficial for your health, know 10 quick high-in-protein recipes to make at home: https://toneop.com/blog/10-quick-high-protein-recipes

      The Final Say

      Diwali is a festival of fun, laughter and, of course, having sweets of different kinds. However, this year, let us pledge to eat some healthy sweets that will help keep our health in check and provide the sweetness we want in our life.  

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