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Healthy and delicious Recipes for Diwali

Diwali diet Tips
Healthy and delicious Recipes for Diwali

With the arrival of the festival of lights, Diwali, it’s time for good over evil and hope over despair. Diwali brings in an extravaganza of delicacies, from sweets to lip snaking snacks. At Diet Clinic, we tell you to participate in this festival of feasts, but in a healthier way. Here are some innovative and healthy Diwali recipes and hop around this season as an ambassador of good health.

  1. Rava Kheer:  An easy to make Indian dessert enriched with the goodness of dry fruits, milk, semolina and aromatic cardamoms.

Ingredients:

  • Full cream milk                                   :           1 kg
  • Rava (semolina)                                  :           1/4 cup
  • Sugar                                                   :           1/2 cup
  • Dry fruits
  • Saffron                                                            :           A pinch
  • Green cardamoms                               :           2 – 3

Preparation:

  • Roast rava till slightly covered.
  • Add milk and bring to a boil.Lower the heat and simmer.
  • Keep stirring to avoid scorching.
  • Add sugar followed by dry fruits, saffron and cardamom and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
  1. Patishapta: traditionally a Bengali dessert, are hin crepes are made with rice flour, maida and sooji (semolina) and served with a coconut-jaggery filling.

Ingredients:

Refined flour / maida                                      :           1 Cup

Sooji (semolina)                                              :           1/2 Cup

Rice flour                                                        :           1/4 Cup

Milk                                                                 :           1 1/2 - 2 Cups

Oil                                                                   :           To cook

For the stuffing:

Coconut / khoya, grated                                 :           3 Cups

Sugar / date jaggery                                        :           2 Tbsp

Green cardamoms                                           :           3-4

Preparation:

The filling:

  • In a wok mix grated coconut or khoya with sugar or jaggery and place it over low flame. If making with khoya, add little milk.
  • Add cardamom in it and keep stirring the mixture till it gets sticky. Keep aside to cool. The process will take 15-20 minutes.

The Patishapta:

  • Take maida, sooji and rice flour in a bowl. Add milk and ix it carefully not making any lumps. Keep the mixture for half an hour.
  • Heat anon-stick pan, add a little oil. Pour a thin layer of the mixture on it and spread it quickly with the help of a ladle.
  • Put the filling lengthwise at the center of it and roll it. Wait till the colour is light brown.
  • Place it on the plate and can be served hot or cold.

For added taste, you can pour condensed milk over it before serving.

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