Diwali is finally here! It’s the time of the year when no one will stop you from pigging out. Sweets or mithais form a central part of Diwali celebrations. Endless streams of laddoos, kheers, burfis and halwas make all our diet plans go haywire during Diwali. We are not complaining either! After all, people wait all year for Diwali to savour mouth-watering sweet treats. But festive mithais are mass produced and sometimes halwais don’t use the best ingredients to make sweets. Harmful ingredients like cheap food colourings, artificial sweeteners and hydrogenated vegetable fats are used in making these sweetmeats, which can be bad for health. Homemade sweets are therefore the best and the easiest to prepare. This Diwali, forget the store-bought sweets and try these DIY, healthy homemade ones instead.
Motichoor Ke Laddoo
Diwali doesn't seem like Diwali unless there are the classic Motichoor ke laddoo at home. This video shows how you can make Motichoor ke laddu easily at home with simple ingredients like, coarse Besan, Orange food colour, Milk, Salt, Oil/ Ghee, Pistachios, Sugar and Lemon juice. Take a look at the video that shows you how to make it in simple steps.
Diwali doesn't seem complete without mouth-melting Ghujiyas. At some places, Ghujiya is called Karanji. The recipe doesn't even require items that are difficult to obtain like Plain Flour, Ghee, Mawa, Semolina, Almonds, Cashew nuts, Grated Dry coconut, Raisins, Green Cardamoms
Black pepper, Nutmeg and of course Ghee. Take a look this video explaining the recipe.
One of the easiest recipes to make during Diwali is Shakar para. It is both sweet and crunchy that can also be stored for a long time. All you need is Sugar, Ghee, Milk and All purpose flour or Maida. That is all the ingredients you need. Here's the video of the recipe that will help you.
Gone are the days when burfi making used to take the whole day. Now you can make milk burfi easily with simple ingredients like Milk powder,
Clarified butter(Ghee), Sugar, Crushed cardamom, Milk, Chopped dry fruits for garnishing. Take a look at the complete recipe.
Sweets make every festival better, don't you think so? Tell us what is your favourite sweet for Diwali? Also, if you make your sweets at home or buy it from outside.