To confirm, do you have a sweet tooth? What if we tell you that you can eat sweets without any hesitation no matter what your fitness goal is. Yes. In summers, as per Ayurveda, it is extremely recommended to indulge in sweet taste as it keeps the body cool.
In this article, we have shared the 6 Best Healthy Traditional Indian Dessert Recipes. Yes. Of course, it’s healthy, and we will tell you why. While selecting the dessert ideas, my top priority has been, there should be the least time required for cooking, it should be easy to make at home, and a minimum amount of ingredients required.
Please refer below 6 Best Healthy Traditional Indian Dessert Recipes:
1. Aata ka Halwa/ Wheat Halwa/ Karah Prashad
- 100 gm (1/2 cup) Ghee
- 105 gm Whole Wheat Flour
- 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) water
- 220 gm (3/4 cup) unbleached Jaggery
- 4 Cardamom pods, crushed to a powder
- In a saucepan, mix water with jaggery and heat jaggery until it gets dissolves completely. Please make you should not allow it to boil.
- Take the heavy-bottomed pan in that kindly heat the ghee on a medium flame until it melts. Once the melted ghee is converted into golden liquid coloured then put in the flour after that roast on low heat, till the time wheat flour acquires a golden brown colour and acquires a toasted aroma, you need to devoid of the raw smell of the flour. It may take up to 8 or 10 minutes.
- Please make sure that one needs to keep stirring the mixture all the while so that flour doesn’t stick to the pan’s bottom to avoid the burnt.
- Once the wheat flour is converted into a brown colour, then pour in the jaggery water into the toasted wheat, cautiously avoiding any splatter.
- Whisk the mixture till it turns smooth and cooks for 1-2 minutes only.
- The last step is to Stir in the cardamom powder, mix it and finally serve warm or as per your choice at room temperature.
2. Gajar ka halwa / carrot halwa
- ½ kg Carrots
- ½ litre Full-Fat Milk
- 60 g Ghee
- 1 tsp freshly ground cardamom powder
- 120 g jaggery
- 125 g Khoya
- Almond and pistachio slivers (For garnishing)
- First and most importantly, wash the carrot to remove the dirt, peel them, and then Grate the carrot to medium thickness.
- In the bottom pan, add the carrots and milk to cook on low heat until all the milk is absorbed.
- In a pan, add ghee with cardamom powder.
- Then Fry for 4-5 minutes on low heat.
- It would be best if you kept stirring it continuously.
- You have to add jaggery and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
- Please add grated khoya and cook it for approximately 15-20 minutes on low heat till the ghee starts to leave on the sides. Also, Keep stirring in a timely between.
- Garnish with pistachio and almonds.
- Serve it warm.
PS: Personally this is my favourite Traditional Indian Dessert Recipes.
3. Walnut delight
- 1 Cup Curd
8 Halves walnut
4 deseeded chopped dates
1 Tbsp honey
- Mix all the above ingredients and place them in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
4. Sweet potato halwa
- 1-2 tbsp ghee
- 3 washed and peeled sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup of water
- ⅓ cup packed jaggery powder
- ¼ cup grated unsweetened coconut
- ½ tsp rock salt
- 1 generous pinch of saffron
- Optional Garnish
- 1 tablespoon almonds and pistachio slices
- Add Ghee into Pot and small sliced sweet potatoes. After that, add water, jaggery, and saffron.
- The Pot should be Close Instantly and sealed.
- Garnish with nuts, and enjoy!
5. Kesar Kheer
- Saffron Rice Kheer (Kesar Chawal Ki Kheer):
- 1/2 cup brown rice, soaked in water for 1 hour
- 2 litres whole or full cream milk
- 1/2 cup jaggery powder
- 3-4 raisins, soaked in water for 15-20 min
- 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
- 2 tablespoons chopped cashews
- 1 teaspoon powdered cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon saffron strands
- In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the milk until it gets a boil.
- 1 Tbsp of milk grind with saffron, then add saffron milk to the boiling milk.
- Stir it time and let it boil for approximately 10 minutes.
- Then add brown rice to the milk, and boil them together on medium-low heat until the kheer becomes creamy and the rice has cooked well. It would be best if you kept stirring the pan to not burn at the bottom.
- Then add jaggery and cook on low heat for 7-8 minutes.
- You need to add the cardamom powder, almonds, raisins, pistachio and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
- Then remove the kheer from heat, allow it to cool a little.
- Garnish kheer with chopped nuts. As per your taste and preference, Serve hot or cold.
6. Punjabi Choori Roll
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- Water as required to knead the dough
- 1/2 cup Water
- 2-3 tablespoon jaggery
- 2-3 tablespoon Ghee
- In part, you need to add atta & water and knead the dough. Make the roti from kneaded dough.
- Crumble roti with hands into small pieces.
- In a frying pan, add ghee and also add crumbled roti.
- Keep on mixing until it gets golden brown for about 5 minutes.
- After that, add jaggery and turn off the flame.
- Mix it well and serve Churi.
So these were some Easy, Healthy Traditional Indian Dessert Recipes that we felt you should try.