Please enable JavaScript
Powered by Benchmark Email

Sugarless Diwali Sweets: Make it organic

0
November 4, 2015 at 11:27 AM  •  Posted in Desserts, I Say Organic Home Made by  •  0 Comments

With Diwali just around the corner, its that time of the year that tests our will power to have to cut back and ignore all the sugar and fat loaded sweet treats. It’s especially difficult when every other day you have another basket of mithai enter the house. But you don’t have to deprive yourself of any of the joys of this festival if you play it smart.

We’ve come up with 2 recipes that you can make yourself that won’t overwhelm you with guilt. Made with healthy nutrient rich ingredients, whole grains and jaggery in place of sugar, these Diwali sweets are a must try.


Multigrain Ladoos

Serves 6 small ladoos

Ingredients

DSC_0039

Method

  • Dry roast the multigrain atta till in a pan till it turns fragrant and browns just a little
  • In a blender roughly chop the cashews and raisins together. They should start to stick together, but remain slightly coarse
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together until it gets mixed evenly and crumbs start to form
  • Take a small portion into your palm and press into balls. If the mixture is too crumbly, add a little more apricot oil and try again.
  • Refrigerate for an hour to help them firm up

Zucchini Halwa

Ingredients

  • 4 Zucchinis (Peeled and grated coarsely)
  • 1 cup cashew paste (Soak cashews overnight and blend with equal proportion of water till paste. You can also use 2 cups Almond milk instead)
  • ¾- 1 cup jaggery
  • ¼ tsp cardamom seeds crushed
  • 3-4 walnuts roughly chopped
  • 5-6 raisins
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ¼ tsp salt

DSC_0062

Method

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy bottomed pot and add the zucchini. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the cashew paste and 1 cup water, turn the heat on low and cook the mixture stirring frequently for about 60-90 min till all the liquid evaporates
  • Add jaggery and mix thoroughly
  • In a pan heat the other tbsp. of oil and add walnuts, raisins and cardamom seeds and saute till they are nicely toasted
  • Add the walnuts and raisins into the halwa and mix through

 

Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>