• Saket Agarwal

Try out these 5 Guilt Free Diwali Recipes!

Diwali is around the corner and every Indian household is ready to take on the kitchen to prepare some of the most delectable recipes to cater. The festival of lights comes with spectacular options for delicious dishes, like every other Indian festival.


Diwali is like our ticket to feasting, from exquisite sweets to mouth-watering savory snacks. What if we could tell you recipes where you need not worry about those extra calories adding up to your weight.


Try out these amazing recipes and celebrate with us a healthier Diwali this year.


  • Gluten-Free Halwa

Let's start with something sweet but healthy at the same time, Who doesn't love to eat halwa?

We will share with you an easy recipe for gluten-free halwa.


Ingredients:

  • Gluten-free atta,

  • Milk,

  • Dry fruits and nuts,

  • Ghee,

  • Mashed banana

How to prepare:

  • Take a pan with a thick bottom, heat it and pour some ghee, then roast the gluten-free atta on low flame until you smell the aroma. Don't make it too brown.

  • In another pan, pour 1 cup of water and mashed bananas, mix it till you get a good consistency.

  • When the atta is done properly, add the bananas and stir well so that no lumps are formed.

  • Add 1 small cup of milk and stir well to get the desired consistency.

  • When done, serve it hot garnished with chopped dry fruits and nuts.


  • Dry Fruit Ladoos



Any festival is incomplete without ladoos, so here we give you this amazing recipe of our desi ladoos filled with all health benefits,




Ingredients:

  • Dry Fruits- almonds, cashew nuts, raisins, pistachios, figs

  • Chopped dates

  • Desiccated coconut

  • Cardamom powder

  • Ghee


How to Prepare:

  • Finely chop the cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, figs, and raisins.

  • Grind the dates as well and keep aside

  • Take a pan or Kadai and heat ghee in it, then add all the chopped dry fruits and roast for about 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Add the grinded dates to the mix and give a nice stir to it. Mash the dates properly.

  • Add the cardamom powder and mix.

  • Turn off the flame and let the mixture cool down for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Now make ladoos out of the mixture and store them in an airtight container.


  • Baked Chakli


Chakli is everyone's favorite snack, but fried snacks can be harmful to your health, so we managed to think about an idea to make a baked version of chaklis.


Ingredients:

  • Rice flour,

  • Urad dal flour

  • Ghee

  • Ginger, chili, and garlic paste

  • Sugar, Salt, and oil.


How to Prepare:

  • Take all the ingredients and knead them together to make a semi-soft dough.

  • Make two halves and take one half of the dough into the chakli press.

  • Press out whirls from the dough.

  • Preheat the oven to around 360 degrees Fahrenheit and bake them for 15 to 20 min.

  • Take the other half and repeat the same process.

  • Let the chakli cool down and break them into pieces.

  • Store them in an air-tight container


  • Roasted Poha Chiwda


The most loved and easiest namkeen ever made in Indian households, very less oil is used in making the snack. Let’s see how to make instant poha chiwda.





Ingredients:

  • Thin Poha

  • Oil

  • Mustard seeds

  • Chopped green chili

  • Curry leaves

  • Roasted split Bengal gram or chana dal

  • Peanuts

  • Dried coconut slices

  • Turmeric powder

  • Sugar and salt to taste

  • Lemon juice


How to Prepare:

  • Heat a pan and roast the poha for about 5 mins stirring continuously.

  • Once the poha becomes a little crispy, turn off the flame and transfer it to another platter.

  • Heat some oil in that pan and add mustard seeds and allow to splutter.

  • Add green chilies and curry leaves and saute.

  • Once all these items turn crispy, add dried coconut slices, chana dal, and peanuts and mix well.

  • When these turn a light brown and crispy, add the turmeric powder, sugar, salt, and lemon juice.

  • Finally, add the roasted poha and mix well.

  • Allow it to cool and it is ready to serve.


  • Whole Wheat Nankhatai


Nankhatais are usually made of all-purpose flour or maida, but we will make these delectable Indian cookies with whole wheat flour. Try out and experience the crunch of the nankhatais.


Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour or atta

  • Gram flour

  • Powdered sugar

  • Cardamom powder

  • Ghee

  • Milk


How to Prepare:

  • Start with preheating the oven for about 15 min at 180 degrees Celsius.

  • Take a baking tray and grease the tray with some ghee. Keep aside.

  • Sieve the flour, powdered sugar, and cardamom powder together in a bowl and mix well.

  • Slowly add ghee to it and make a stiff dough out of it. You can also add some milk if needed. Do not knead the dough though.

  • Make small balls out of it.

  • Gently press them to flatten these out. Make a design of your choice with a fork and spoon.

  • Place them gently on the baking tray and bake it for 20 min approx.

  • Serve them warm and have a taste of the crispy nankhatais.


Hope you will try out these amazing recipes and have a guilt-free Diwali this year.



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