The festive season is here and along with it comes those irresistible sweet cravings! Juggling your Diwali dessert hunger pangs along with your fitness goals can be so frustrating! But hopefully, with these DIY, easy and healthy Diwali sweet recipes, you won’t have to face this dilemma anymore!
1. Multigrain Ladoos
These multi-grain laddoos are sure to blow your taste buds away! Filled with nutrition, they should be your go-to comfort snack over the long weekend.
- 2 cups of multigrain flour
- ¼ cup of jaggery
- 1 Tbsp. of Healthy Alternatives Cow’s Ghee
- 2-3 Healthy Alternatives Cardamoms, finely powdered.
- 5-6 roasted Healthy Alternatives American Almonds
- 1 Tsp. of Healthy Alternatives Roasted Flax Seeds
- Fry the multigrain flour lightly in ghee till it turns golden brown. Set it aside to cool.
- Melt the jaggery in 1/4 cup water in a pan; and filter it.
- Add cardamom powder to the filtered mix. Boil till it reaches a thick consistency. To check if the consistency is right: add water in a small bowl & pour half a teaspoon of syrup in the water. After 30 seconds, if you can make a soft ball, then the syrup is ready.
- Switch off the flame. Mix the flour and the syrup and add the nuts.
- Grease your hands with ghee and make the balls while they are warm. Then, let the ladoos cool before serving.
2. Quinoa Phirnee
What’s the best way to increase the health quotient of your daily desserts? Add Quinoa, of course! This quinoa phirnee is an unlikely yet irresistible sweet delight. No need to guilt trip over this healthy festive dessert!
- 1 cup of Healthy Alternatives Peruvian White Quinoa
- 1 cup of Hot water
- ¾ cup of sugar free tablets, finely powdered
- 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 2 cups of skimmed milk
- ½ tablespoon of condensed milk
- ½ tablespoon of Healthy Alternatives Cow’s Ghee
- ¼ teaspoon of saffron strands
- Nuts and berries for garnishing
- Heat the ghee in a saucepan.
- Once, the ghee warms up, add the quinoa and roast it till it turns light brown. Add 1 cup of hot water and bring it to a boil.
- Once the water is reduced to half, add 2 cups of hot milk and then, add the saffron strands.
- Let the quinoa and the milk mixture come to a boil. Reduce the flame and let it simmer for 7-8 minutes.
- Add the powdered sugarfree tablets and the cardamom powder. Stir well and cook.
- Add the condensed milk. Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish and serve.
This creamy marvel of a traditional dessert is just what your palette needs this Diwali! The apples, chia seeds and the toned milk add in scores of nutrition so you can feast on as much as you like.
- 500 ml of toned milk
- 7-8 saffron strands, soaked in 2 Tbsp. warm milk
- ¼ teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 1 cup of apples, freshly grated
- 1 Tsp. Healthy Alternatives Raw Chia seeds, soaked in 2 Tbsp. of milk
- 1 Tsp. sugar free tablets, finely powdered
- ½ tsp of lime juice
- Nuts for garnishing
- Bring the milk to a boil and then, reduce the flame and cook on a low flame for approximately 1 hour (till the volume is reduced to half), while stirring occasionally.
- Add the sugar free powder and cook on a slow flame for 25 minutes (or till the milk thickens), stirring continuously.
- Add the cardamom powder and cook on a low flame for another 20 minutes. Switch off the flame and let it cool.
- Heat a small pan. Add the grated apple, 1 gm of powdered and 1 tablespoon of water. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Let it cool and then, add it to the milk mixture with soaked chia seeds.
- Serve it chilled and garnished with nuts.
4. Cocconut Choco Truffles
These coconut choco truffles are the quickest way to get your dose of healthy festive indulgence! Munch on these choco delights for a wholesome yet delicious dessert treat.
- 2 cups of coconut, grated
- 1 1/2 cups of jaggery
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
- 3 tbsp. chopped Healthy Alternatives Premium Cashews
- 3 tbsp. Healthy Alternatives Cow’s Ghee
- 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. icing sugar
- Grate the coconut carefully (only the white bits). In a pan, heat 1 tbsp. of ghee and add the chopped cashew nuts, fry until it turns light brown.
- Boil the jaggery with 1-2 tbsps. of water/milk. Let it blend well with the milk and form a syrupy liquid of a stringy consistency.
- Now add the grated coconut, the fried cashews, cardamom powder and 3 tbsp. of ghee and stir well. Let it cook, by stirring it constantly, until the edges turn dry and flaky, for 10-12 minutes.
- Switch off the flame and add the cocoa powder and mix quickly then let it cool down.
- Meanwhile, mix the cocoa powder and the icing sugar and sieve it onto a wide plate to get a uniform mixture.
- Make balls out of this mixture, roll them in the cocoa powder mixture and place them on a dry plate and let them set for 30-60 minutes.
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