You have a sweet tooth? Then, here you are, right place, at the right time!
Diwali is around the corner, and everybody is busy making snacks and sweets to serve their guests. However, most sweets are made with milk and are unhealthy for lactose-intolerant people, but we cannot ignore their preference for dairy-free or lactose-free sweets.
Lactose intolerance means being able to consume food items, including milk-based products like curd, buttermilk or paneer.
This year, as many people are opting for healthy sweets in terms of calories and keeping their health in check, Toneop has planned to be a saviour and provide you with sweets made of no dairy, which serves the case.
Scroll down for some mouth-watering lactose-free Diwali sweets recipes.
A traditional Besan barfi with the twist of black dates, black dates have many nutritional values, provide natural sugar, and are harmless for many health-conscious people. So offer this delicacy to your guests and get all the appreciation.
1. In a non-stick pan, add little oil and roast the Besan flour until it changes colour and aroma.
2. After roasting the Besan flour, sieve it properly to make fine flour.
3. Mash the chopped dates and mix them well with the roasted Besan.
4. In another pan, mix the water and sugar and let the sugar dissolve properly on a high flame, then reduce the gas to medium after it is done.
5. Make a one-string sugar syrup. Let the syrup cool down a little bit, and then transfer the Besan and dates mixture slowly into the syrup; continue to fold the syrup and Besan mixture.
6. Now switch on the gas on medium flame and mix the whole mixture properly; add the hot oil and keep stirring thoroughly.
7. Check if the mixture starts leaving the sides, which means it is cooked properly.
8. Remove from the gas and pour the mixture onto a tray lined with oil. And let the Besan and dates mixture set.
9. Cut it into square pieces, garnish it with a dry fruit mixture, and serve.
Ras-malai is one mouth-watering dish, and everyone enjoys it.
A healthy version of Ras malai is prepared with sweet potato instead of chenna which gives a natural sweetness to the dish.
Ingredients For Chenna
Ingredients For Ras
Preparation Method For Chenna
1. Take boiled and mashed sweet potatoes and make a dough by kneading them properly.
2. Roll them one by one into a medium size ball and, with little pressure, flatten it down in a Ras malai shape.
3. Steam this malai in a bamboo basket or an idli maker and check with the toothpick if it is properly cooked.
Preparation Method For Ras
1. Mix all the Ras ingredients except the cardamom and dry fruit in a deep bowl, and let it sit for a night.
2. The next day, put this Ras to heat and stir continuously, and as soon as it starts thickening, add the cooked sweet potato chenna into it and switch off the gas.
3. Add the cardamom powder, chopped cashew, and pistachio; do not stir; let it cool for 2-3 hours and serve chilled.
A south Indian style pudding with coconut milk makes a refreshing and light dessert to serve this Diwali. Your lactose-intolerant guests will love this dessert.
1. Take a deep pan, add the coconut milk and switch on the gas on medium flame.
2. Add the sugar to the coconut milk and keep on stirring until the sugar dissolves properly.
3. Make the mixture of vegan custard powder and water mix well to dissolve all the lumps; add it to the coconut milk and sugar mixture and keep on stirring; add a pinch of salt into it for taste.
4. Within a few minutes, you will notice that the milk has started to thicken; use a whisker to whisk the mixture properly until it makes the consistency of yoghourt.
5. Switch off the gas, whisk well again, add the shredded fresh coconut, and mix.
6. Transfer it into a small serving bowl, put it in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, and serve it cold.
A unique lactose-free rabdi with some sweet and sour taste of pear will be the highlight of your Diwali. So your guests will leave your house with sweetness in their mouths and for you.
1. Grind the oats and the water to make a thick liquid consistency.
2. Strain this mixture properly to get smooth oats milk.
3. Take a pan, heat it, add this milk and sugar together, and stir continuously on a medium flame for about 1-2 minutes.
4. Add the grated pear, cardamom, and nutmeg powder and cook for 2-3 minutes by stirring continuously.
5. Pour this rabdi into a bowl, freeze it for 1.5 hours, and serve the thick pear rabdi.
Laddoo has to be a mandatory sweet dish during Diwali. But, This Diwali, rather than exchanging typical laddoos, give it a break and offer your guests this amazing lactose-free sesame laddoo which will spread warmth in your family during Diwali.
1. Blend soaked chia seeds, raisins and dates in a fine paste.
2. Add this paste into a bowl containing all the other ingredients like sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, salt, nutmeg and cardamom powder; mix all the ingredients well.
3. Grease your hands with oil, take small portions, make laddoo and serve.
Do not hesitate to touch that sweet; just make it lactose-free!
It is never too much to care for your loved ones. So this Diwali, outshine everyone and smite your guests with these healthy lactose-free sweet delicacies.
Compromising with flavours is not a great idea, but keeping your health in check should be the priority. You can always find alternatives to delicious healthy food items and give your festive cravings a new meaning.
Bring this new initiative amongst your family and friends, which will be great for the people who follow veganism and those who want to eat healthily and keep their calorie count in check.
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