Festival of colors is around the corner! However, it’s not just the festival of colors, it is also the festival of some yummy foodstuffs as well!

Health conscious people, it is the time of year where you must be planning for a good cheat day.

Well, whether it is Holi or Diwali, our health is something which needs our attention every passing second.

People who have been extremely conscious might develop a state of guilt.

But, why have a cheat day when you can enjoy Holi guilt- free with these holi recipes?

 

Here are some exclusive Holi recipes for you, to enjoy your Holi like never before!

 

(1) Home-made chakli

 

                       

 

Name of the ingredientQuantity
Rice flour1 cup
Low Fat Butter1 tbsp.
Urad dal flour1 tbsp.
Oil for greasing1 tsp
Sugar1 tsp
Ginger, green chili & Garlic paste.1 tsp

 

Method: –

  • Combine all the ingredients mentioned above in the given quantities and prepare dough out of it.
  • Take the dough and divide it into 2 equal portion. Take one portion and put it in the chakli press and then put it on the greased baking tray.
  • Put the greased tray in the oven at 180 degree Celsius (You need to preheat the oven). Keep the chakli dough in the microwave for about 20-25 minutes. Let it be inside the microwave for getting the crisp.
  • Take out the tray and gently flip it to the other side and keep it inside the preheated oven.
  • Repeat the same steps with another portion of the dough. Let the oven be preheated. (Preheating for the second portion is not required)
  • Store it properly in the air tight container!

 

(2) Healthy Gujias with the goodness of dates!

 

 

Name of the ingredientQuantity
Wheat Flour1 cup
Desi Ghee2 tbsp.
Grated Coconut1 cup
Dates puree3 tbsp.
Milk1&1/2 cup
Chopped Dried Fruits1 tbsp.
Cardamom Powder½ tsp
Poppy Seeds (Khaskas)1 tbsp.

 

Method: –

  • Combine all the ingredients and knead the mixture. (Prepare the dough and use water)
  • Cover the prepared dough with a thin cloth and keep it aside.
  • To prepare the dates puree, soak the dates in water (previous night) and blend in next day.
  • Use dates puree instead of sugar for the stuffing. The stuffing can be altered accordingly, depending on the individual requirement for sweetness.
  • To prepare the gujia stuffing, cook the stuffing ingredients like coconut, dates puree, milk, chopped dried fruits, cardamom powder, and poppy seeds. Cook it till it becomes completely dry.
  • Prepare small parts of dough and make it completely flat. Then stuff those flat dough rotis with the mixture. Make sure you are placing it in the centre. Once you place it, make it like a pouch. To seal it you can use little milk and apply it at the corner.
  • Take a kadai and the heat the oil for 2-3 minutes. Fry at least 3 to 4 raw gujias at a time. Fry them until they are golden brown.
  • Remove the gujias in an oil absorbing paper and let them cool.
  • Store them in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy this with some thandai!

 

(3) Oats ladoo with goodness of dry fruits!

 

                               

 

Name of the ingredientQuantity
Oats½ cup
cashews½ cup
Almonds½ cup
Pistachios10
Walnuts10
Dates10
Figs10
Chia seeds2 tbsp.
Flaxseeds2 tbsp.
Cardamom Powder½ tsp

 

Method: –

  • Chop cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, de- seeded dates and figs.
  • You can even roast cashews, almonds and pistachios for a minute to get the crisp flavor and then grind them. (Do not make a coarse powder)
  • Roast flax seeds and oats until they start popping and let them cool. Then take roasted flax seeds and oats to grind together into a fine powder.
  • Take a kadai, add oats powder, nuts, figs and dates mixture. Cook it on low flame for 4 minutes.
  • When the mixture starts to come together, add cardamom powder. Mix well again and take off from the flame. Let it cool.
  • Once it is cool, make small ladoos out of the mixture. You can also use a drop or oil or desi ghee to combine it.

 

(4) No Holi without Thandai!

 

 

 

Name of the ingredientQuantity
Milk5 cups
Stevia1/4th cup
Black pepperA pinch
Kesar4-5 strands
Almonds10
Poppy Seeds (Khus-Khus)2 tbsp.
Fennel seeds (Sauf)2 tbsp.
Peppercorns (kalimirch)20
Cardamom Powder½ tsp

 

Method: –

 

  • Take Almonds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, cardamom powder, peppercorns and blend it to fine powder.
  • Combine the fine powder and milk in the bowl. Mix it well and refrigerate it for 2 hours.
  • Strain the mixture through a strainer and add stevia powder, pepper powder and saffron strands. Mix well.
  • Pour in the glasses and serve chilled. Enjoy it with other holi recipes!

 

 

(5) Nutty Rolls!

 

 

                                 

 

Name of the ingredientQuantity
Figs20 pcs.
Dates1 cup
Walnuts½ cup
Cashew nuts½ cup
Almonds½ cup
Nutmeg powder½ tsp
Dried Coconut3/4th cup
Water1 cup

 

Method: –

  • Soak figs in warm water for 1 hour and chop dates into small pieces.
  • Finely chop all the dry fruits.
  • Grind the soaked figs without using water. Add chopped dates and blend to make a paste. Mix figs and dates paste with dry fruits to make dough. Add coconut to the dough.
  • Divide dough into four pieces and make smooth balls. Then take each ball, keep it between a plastic sheet, and roll to make a thin layer.
  • Sprinkle chopped dry fruits on the layer and fold the layer to make a roll.
  • Fold the edges of the layer and repeat the procedure with remaining balls.
  • Refrigerate the wrapped balls for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut it in the shape you want.
  • Your dry fruit roll is ready to be served!

 

Do try these holi recipes and let us know about your reviews/suggestions on the same!

Be healthy. Enjoy these delicious holi recipes, and stay safe!

 

Wishing all our readers a very Happy Holi!

 

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