Diwali is just around the corner and I am sure you all would be busy with Diwali related preparation.
“Traditional Diwali recipes” are one of most important aspect of Diwali celebration and most of us love to eat those tasty delicacies. But for those who want to avoid extra indulgence and looking for some low-Cal snacks and sweets options, I am ready to help you.
Sharing three easy and tasty Diwali recipes in this post. Read the post to know more.
Three healthy and tasty Diwali snacks recipes!
Puffed rice (Murmura) chivda
Chivda is one of the most popular traditional Diwali recipes. And traditionally, it has been made by deep frying the thin poha. So, I had tried to do a healthy makeover of this traditional chivda recipe, by replacing the method and some of ingredients.
Here are two options to make this traditional chivda recipe healthier.
- Use thin poha and dry roast it instead of deep frying
- Use puffed rice ( murmura or parmal) instead of poha, dry roast it and use this as main ingredient
Now, let’s begin with the recipe.
- Thin poha or murmura 3-4 cup or as per your requirement
- Peanut (roasted) 1 cup
- Thin sev 1 cup
- Coconut chips, cashew as per taste (optional)
- Oil for tadka
- Curry leaves 3-4
- Green chilies (2-3) optional
- Mustard seed, Hing or asafoetida
- Salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder (as per your taste)
- Powdered sugar (optional) 1 teaspoon
- First dry roast the puffed rice or thin poha on medium flame (for 15-20 minute). Make sure it turns out crispy and did not have moisture in it.
- Now, dry roast, peanut. And keep them aside in a bowl.
- Next, prepare the tadka. Heat the oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and pinch of Hing. Allow them to spluttered. At this stage, you may add finely chopped green chilies. And sauté them for few minutes, until they completely loose the moisture.
- Add prepare tadka in roasted murmura. After adding tadka, add all dry spices one by one (red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt). Add powdered sugar if you want.
- Now, add roasted peanut, coconut chips, cashew and thin sev one by one.
- Next mixed all the ingredients well and give it a toast.
- Your healthy and tasty puffed rice chivda is ready. Store this in an air tight container.
- While serving, you may add finely chopped veggies (onion, tomato and cucumber) and one teaspoon lemon juice to add extra taste and flavor. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Mathri is another popular traditional Diwali recipe. Traditional mathri is made up with white flour. And deep fried. And both of these things make this recipe quite unhealthy.
So, as a healthier version, we will use wheat flour instead of white flour and will bake it to avoid extra oil.
- Whole wheat flour 1 cup
- Fenugreek leaves ½ cup
- Oil 2 tsp (for moin)
- Dry spices (red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder) as per your taste
- Ajwain or carrom seed 1 tsp
- Cumin seed 1 tsp
- Take whole wheat flour in a bowl.
- Add finely chopped fenugreek leaves in it.
- Now, add all dry spices one by one.
- Add oil for moin. And mixed all things well. knead the semi-stiff dough by adding little water at a time.
- Keep the dough for rest 10 minutes. After that make small balls from prepare dough. Roll out it, like we do for making routine puri. If you want you can use cookie cutter or other mold to give it a desired shape.
- Prick the mathri with a fork at regular interval.
- Preheat the oven at 350-degree F and bake the mathri for 15 minutes, turn them over and bake again for 10 minutes. baking temperature and timing can be differed little bit from oven to oven.
- Your baked mathri is ready to eat. Store them in an air-tight container.
- This is a healthy and tasty snack and apart from Diwali, you can use this as tea time snake too.
Oats-dry fruits lodoo
Sweets are an integral part of Diwali celebration but most of traditional Diwali recipes made up with loads of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.
So, here we will make a tasty and healthy ladoo recipe without any addition of any white sugar or other artificial sweeteners. In this recipe, we will use only fig as a natural sweetener. And will add other healthy ingredients (oats and dry fruits) to make this a completely healthy sweet option.
- Oats flour (powdered oats) 2 cup
- Dry fruits of your choice (walnut, almond, pistachios etc.)
- Figs 1 cup or as per your taste.
- First take oats (I had taken old fashioned Quaker oats). and dry roast it on medium flame for 15-20 minutes. And allow it to cool down for few minutes. Side by side, soak the figs in hot water for at least 10-15 minutes.
- After that grind oats in a grinder as a coarse powder.
- As next step, take dry fruits for your choice and grind them also in a powder.
- Take a bowl and mixed these both things. Now, take figs and grind it in grinder for few minutes. After grinding mixed the fig paste to dry fruits and oats mixture.
- Mixed all ingredients properly and add 1-2 tsp ghee if mixture feel dry.
- Grease your hand and Shape it as a lodoo. Your tasty and healthy oats-date ladoo is ready to enjoy.
- Store them in an air-tight container and use them within 1-2 week.
So, these were some healthy and tasty Diwali snack and sweet recipes. Which one you liked most? Please share!
Again, wishing you all a very happy and prosperous Diwali. Stay safe and enjoy!
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