Holi Snacks

Give Your Holi Snacks A Healthy Twist

Amidst all the sweet splurging, it is easy to overlook health. However, there is a healthy alternative to the hearty sweets of Holi that will help you have the best of both worlds — health and taste.

Besides the madness of colour smearing and water splashing, the competition of Holi is substitutable with delicious Indian sweets and snacks, especially ready for the occasion. A great delight for the foodies, the menu revolves around each ancient and fusion dessert. While nothing will beat the flexibility of a gujiya, the richness of thandai is additionally laborious to vie with.

Oats Gujiya

Gujiyas are a glorious addition to Holi and stuffing them with dry fruits can be a really healthy idea. Usually, gujiyas are loaded with khoya, which is really high in fat. Substituting it with oats and healthy fillings will assist you discarding of a great deal of saturated fat.

Otas Gujiya for Holi Snacks

Ingredients:

For the cover

  1. Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  2. Oats flour – 1 cup
  3. Oil – 2 tbs

For the filling

1. Oats – 50 g
2. Almonds – 2 tbsp (Chopped)
3. Pistachios – 2 tbsp (Chopped)
4. Cashew Nuts – 2 tbsp (Chopped)
5. Dates – 2 tbsp (Chopped)
6. Raisins – 2 tbsp (Chopped)
7. Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

Method:

1. Mix whole wheat flour, oats flour,and oil in a bowl.
2. Add water, and make a soft and smooth dough.

Cover the dough, and set it aside for 20 minutes.

3. Mix all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl.
4. Divide the dough into 15 small balls. Dust and roll the ball into a 5-inch circle.
5. Keep a small amount of filling in the centre of the circle, and fold to make a semicircle.
6. Press the ends nicely. Make all the gujiya in the same manner.

Besan ke Ladoo

This Holi, prepare ladoos from roasted yellow chana.

Besan ke Ladoo for Holi Snacks

Ingredients:

1. 1 Cup Besan / Chickpea Flour
2. 2-3 Tablespoons Rava/Sooji/Semolina
3. 1/4 Cup ghee/ Clarified Butter
4. 1/2 Cup Grated Jaggery
5. Few Golden Raisins(Optional)

Method:

1. Roast besan and semolina on a non-stick skillet on medium heat using ghee till it is fragrant.
2. Make sure it doesn’t burn. It will ill take around 7-8 minutes.
3. Reduce the heat to low and add jaggery, mix, and let it melt completely.
4. Switch off the flame.
5. Take the mixture on a plate and let it cool for 5 minutes but make sure that the mixture doesn’t come to room temperature.
6. Grease your palm with ghee and shape up the Ladoos, pressing raisin to each. Serve and store the remaining within the airtight canister.

Another nice various loaded with nutrition is that the “nuts ka ladoo.”
It is made of pumpkin, muskmelon and watermelon seeds, dried cranberries, and dates.

Heating it up a touch additionally makes the cranberries and dates sticky enough to bind the ladoo and you don’t get to add any clarified butter thereto.

Low Fat Barfi

We all indulge in Kaju Barfis. But they aren’t a healthy option. Try this healthy version of home-made, low-fat barfi, which takes just 30 minutes flat to put together.

Kaju Barfi for Holi Snacks

Ingredients

1. 1 tablespoon canola oil/ rapeseed oil
2. 100 ml low-fat milk
3. 2 de-seeded green cardamom
4. 2 teaspoons brown sugar
5. 80 gms skimmed milk powder

Method

1. Heat a heavy-based pan and add 1 tbsp oil in it. Now add brown sugar to it.
2. Stir the sugar continuously, for over 3-5 minutes, until it is fully melted.
3. Now add the skimmed milk and stir it gently.

  1. Add the cardamom seeds and blend it well.
  2. Pour in your milk powder mixture and continue stirring it for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  3.  After a few minutes the mixture will become stiff and leave the sides of the pan.
  4. Pour the mixture on a greaseproof paper and let it stand for a couple of minutes.
  5.  Let the mixture cool. Use a pointy knife and cut the mixture into neat in. squares. Serve!

-Travelrasoi

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