Festive seasons call for lip-smacking dishes and for diwali, the sweeter the better. Diwali is the festival of lights and sweets.Diwali is celebrated across the world with as much fun and passion as in India. The exchange of sweets as gifts is a long held tradition, but the joy of giving sweets made by our own hands is unmatched. Sweets prepared during diwali have always been rich in ghee and butter. There is no doubt that such fats pose tremendous health risks. That is the reason care must be taken to use low fat ingredients and keep the use of ghee and butter to the minimum. So, to make a healthy diwali, it is better to opt for low fat sweets. In the article below are some low fat sweet recipes for diwali.
Low Fat Diwali Sweet Recipes
Low Fat Milk Cake
- Low fat ricotta cheese - 15 oz
- Sugar substitute - 1 cup
- Butter - 2 tbsp
- Ghee - 2 tsp
- Coffee-mate (lactose free) - 1 cup
- Cardamom - 2 pods
- Rava - 3 tbsp
- Cashew nut or almond powder - 1/2 cup
- Melt two tablespoons of butter in a wok, placed in medium heat.
- To it add the Rava and ricotta cheese and stir. Cook for six minutes and then add sugar substitute.
- After cooking again for five minutes add the nuts and milk power and mix well. To it two tablespoons of ghee and cardamom powder and mix.
- Take a tray and put a layer of wax paper in it. When the mix thickens pour, it into the tray and spread it evenly.
- Let it cool and then keep it inside a refrigerator for setting.
- Cut it into squares before serving.
- Gram flour - 3 cups
- Water - 2 cups
- Sugar substitute - 4 cups
- Rice flour - 3 tbsp
- Olive oil
- Mix the gram flour with the water into a smooth batter.
- Heat the olive oil in a kadai.
- Using a strainer pour the batter onto the oil so that it makes minute boondis.
- Keep the fried boondis onto a paper towel to soak the excess oil.
- Dip the boondis in water and then remove.
- Make sugar syrup by boiling sugar substitute and water. Now heat three tablespoons of the syrup in a pan, add the boondis and stir. When still warm take the boondis to make laddus.
Gajar Ka Halwa
- Carrots (medium size) – 6 nos
- Milk - 2 cups
- Khoya, or ricotta cheese - 2/3 cup
- Cashew nuts (ground) - 1/3 cup
- Cardamom pods – 5 nos
- Sugar substitute- 1/2 cup
- Ghee or unsalted butter - 5 tbsp.
- Raisins, almonds, or pistachios fried in a little butter, for garnish - 3 tbsp.
- Grate the carrots and fry it in butter for five minutes till the carrots turn dark.
- To it add the sugar, raisins, and cardamom and keep on stirring.
- Add milk and bring it to a boil. When it starts boiling, lower the flame and simmer for 20 minutes, all the while stirring continuously.
- Add the khoya and the ground cashew nuts and mix. Cook for another five minutes to make it thicker.
- Garnish with almonds or pistachios and serve.