Diwali is a festival of celebration of lights, colors, love and of course not to miss yummy foods. Specially in Diwali, we have a tradition of spreading the love by inviting family, friends, and neighbors at our place for “Diwali Faral” (Special Diwali Food) or we visit their place to enjoy special delicacies. So enjoy these delicious Diwali healthy recipes this festive session.
If you are fitness conscious then you will find all those yummy, tasty food your fitness enemy, harming your targets. But then festival celebration shouldn’t stop! Don’t worry here we are sharing some Diwali healthy recipes which are delicious, so you can enjoy eating them without any guilt.
Diwali Healthy Recipes :
- Badam Burfi: This looks and tastes very similar to Kaju katli yet far healthier and nutritious than it. It is made using very minimum ingredients, it’s easy to prepare so a perfect choice for Diwali sweets.
- Ingredients: 1 ½ cup of Almonds, ¾ cup of Sugar, ½ tsp of Cardamom powder, Nuts for garnishing (optional)
- At first blanch the almonds in hot boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain off all hot water and rinse them under running water. And then put them on a dry cotton cloth to soak water.
- Then slightly roast them in a heated pan to make them dry. This can also help in making the skin lose and easy to remove.
- After removing skin grind it in a fine powder form.
- Next, heat the pan, add ¾ cup of Sugar in it along with 5 tsp of Water and ½ tsp of Cardamom powder.
- Once water starts boiling and sugar gets dissolved, slow down the heat and add Almonds powder in it and mix well by taking it off the flame to break all lumps.
- Then keep it on the flame again and stir the mixture till it gets thick and moist. Add one tsp of oil to the mixture and let it kept aside.
- Then allow it to cool slightly not completely by keeping it a little hot and knead it well to make a proper firm and smooth dough without any cracks. If you feel your dough has become a little dry, you can add 1-2 tsp of milk in it to make it moist.
- Then make the square shape of the mixture on butter paper, with your hands or a rolling pin and give the mixture small square shaped burfi cuts and your Almonds Burfi is ready to serve.
- Kurmure Laddo: When I was a kid this was my favorite snack recipe. But now I feel it’s a wonderful recipe to satisfy the sweet tooth, yet a low calorie one. This is prepared using Puffed rice flakes and jaggery syrup so with very minimum ingredients it’s a yummy low calorie sweet which you can have it in this Diwali.
Ingredients: 4 ½ cups of Puffed rice, ½ cup of grated Jaggery, ½ tsp of Cardamom powder and slight ghee to grease hands.
- First, clean the puffed rice by checking for any stones or mud particles.
- Take a Kadai (pan) and add grated jaggery into it and pour water just enough to cover the jaggery and melt jaggery completely.
- Then add cardamom powder in the jaggery and heat it till it forms the soft ball consistency. It means that when you put a drop of melted jaggery syrup in a water then it should form a soft ball after rolling. This consistency is essential as it makes the laddo preparation easy.
- Once this consistency is formed, add puffed rice flakes in it and mix it quickly so that jaggery holds the puffed rice tightly. If you feel jaggery mixture can still hold more puffed rice, then add it accordingly.
- Once it is mixed well turn off the flame and put the mixture on a plate, grease your hands with ghee and make balls by taking a big portion of the mixture and pressing it tightly to give it a laddo shape.
- Let it cool for a while so that jaggery gets harder and laddoos are ready to serve. One more thing you need to store them in an airtight container for longer use.
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