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
Gujiyas are a glorious addition to Holi and stuffing them with dry fruits can be a really healthy idea. Usually,
For the cover
- Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
- Oats flour – 1 cup
- 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
1. Mix whole wheat flour, oats flour,and oil in a
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
6. Press the ends nicely. Make all the
Besan ke Ladoo
This Holi, prepare ladoos from roasted yellow chana.
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)
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
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.
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
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.
- Add the cardamom seeds and blend it well.
- Pour in your milk powder mixture and continue stirring it for another 5 to 7 minutes.
- After a few minutes the mixture will become stiff and leave the sides of the pan.
- Pour the mixture on a greaseproof paper and let it stand for a couple of minutes.
- Let the mixture cool. Use a pointy knife and cut the mixture into neat in. squares. Serve!