How to make a tasty and sugarfree Diwali sweet – Recipe   |  Photo Credit: Getty Images
- Sweets from the market are high in sugar, and can also be adulterated
- Here is a recipe for a healthy, sugar-free sweet that will give you the Diwali feels
New Delhi: The festival of Diwali is a festival of lights, but sweets are another very big part of the festivities. While you can buy sweets from the market, they may not be very healthy in terms of the sugar content, and quality of ingredients used. During the festive season, the risk of adulteration is also very high. To avoid health problems and complications, it is recommended that you make sweets at home. Not only will they be tastier, but they will also be way healthier, and your family can enjoy them without the fear of falling sick.
Here is how you can make the sweet, edible and tasty Diwali Diyas with coconut!
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup Dates and anjeer (figs) chopped
- 2 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1/2 cup mix dry fruits finely chopped
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 1 tsp milk
- 4-5 kesar (saffron) strands
- 2 drop Vanilla essence
Method to make Coconut Diwali Diyas
For the Diyas
- Put deseeded chopped dates and anjeer in a mixer jar and grind them
- Now take a Kadhai (cooking pan) and put ghee. Roast mix dry fruit on slow flame n keep aside
- In the same Kadhai, roast poppy seeds
- Add dates mixture with poppy seeds and cook for a couple of minutes
- Now add dry fruit and mix well
- Switch off the flame and let it cool down
- When the mixture cools down, pick up some material at a time and give it the shape of a diya
For the Stuffing
- For the stuffing inside the diya, take a bowl.
- Add desiccated coconut, milk, vanilla essence and mix well
- Use this for filling the diyas
For the Wick of the Diyas
- Take a bowl and add desiccated coconut, Kesar strand 1tsp milk
- Take one full almond n dip it in the mixture , for grains to stick to it. Place on Diya corner like a flame to complete the look
Garnish the sweet with some dry fruits of your choice and enjoy your guiltfree sugarfree Diwali treat.
(Disclaimer: The author, Nutan Khimasiya, nutritionist and fitness coach, is a guest contributor and a part of our medical expert panel. Views expressed are personal)