The festival of colours, Holi is just around the corner and it’s time to take out your pichkaris and brace yourself to get drenched in colours. No festival is complete without snacks and sweets but no one wants to pile on the pounds. So, here are some healthy snacks to gorge on while you get sodden in colours and water.
When one thinks of Holi, gujiya is one of the first things to come to mind. Though the star sweet is originally made of khoya, you can prepare the sweet in two healthy ways.
Baked Gujiya: The outer shell is made with whole wheat and suji instead of refined flour. Stuff the shell with baked nuts dipped in honey. This baked gujiya won’t disappoint health fanatics.
Coconut Gujiya: The casing is made with flour and is then stuffed with nuts and tender coconut flakes. These are fried and dipped in sugar syrup.
This pancake-like Indian dessert fried in ghee and dipped in sugar syrup has a healthy alternative as well. You can use ragi flour, whole wheat and oats to prepare malpua. You can also add some saffron to lend a beautiful colour to the sweet. With a preparation like this, you can enjoy the rich flavours without feeling guilty.
3. Dal Kachori
Stuff the refined flour casing with arhar dal and spices. Fry them till they are crisp. Serve them with pudina chutney.
4. Masala Chana
Serve a plateful of spicy chana with wafer thin and crispy baked kachori. You will certainly not regret it.
5. Fruit Kheer
Our very own kheer gets a fruity makeover. Blend red grapes, apples and cinnamon in milk and follow the same steps you would follow while preparing milk and rice kheer.
6. Almond Malai Kulfi:
Be ready to savour this nutty delicacy as the sun soars above you. A rich and creamy blend of condensed milk, dry fruits and saffron, this will surely win you over.