The nok-jhok day is finally here. All the siblings can feel it when we say that our brothers/sisters are the only ones capable of making us mad and happy at the same time. They are our only protectors from our parents while being our sole enemies otherwise. Such bitter-sweet relationships are the ones that are the closest to our hearts. On the occasion of bhai dooj, many of you will be away from your siblings. But, making it special is all up to you. Here are five delicious but healthy homemade sweets recipes that can be shared or packed and sent thus adding that last bit of festivity to your bhai dooj!
5 Homemade Sweets To Prepare For Bhai Dooj
1. Sweet Potato Halwa
Sweet potatoes have always been underestimated. They are the perfect substitute for potatoes under normal circumstances. Whereas the sweetness in them can be effectively used in desserts and other Indian sweets. This easy-to-make halwa takes only 20 minutes to prepare. Made of ingredients like sweet potatoes, milk (other low-fat substitutes), cardamom, saffron, sugar (another low-calorie substitute), and other dry fruits like cashews, pistachios, and almonds with a tinge of optional ghee for flavor, this preparation is an all-time favorite.
2. Moong Dal Halwa
There are two kinds of people, ones who prefer hot moong dal halwa and the ones who like it cold! The point here is, this classic Indian dessert is loved by all! A scoop of vanilla ice cream only adds to the deliciousness of the halwa. Made of yellow moong, sugar (or substitute), water, cardamom, dry fruits, pods, and more, this combination is to look out for!
3. Coconut Barfi
Coconuts are a crucial part of the Indian household. From drinks, starters, and main courses to desserts, coconuts become the answer to all our cooking needs. Coconuts have the much-needed fiber that is a must for a healthy meal. Put all the gifted dry fruits to use in this dish. Substitute sugar with stevia and then this dish can be gobbled up without any guilt!
4. Almond Firnis
Firnis is a classic when it comes to the world of desserts. They are loved by most and are super easy to make. Most of their appeal lies in serving. If you are a cutlery enthusiast, get those earthen kullads and bowls to get brownie points for presentation. Made of flour, milk, almonds, saffron, cardamom, and more, this dessert is enough to make any sweet-tooth hungry. Use almond flour to make the firni a healthier version of itself.
5. Fig Barfi
Fig (Anjeer) comes with plenty of health benefits. Made up of figs, condensed milk (any substitute), ghee, cardamoms, mixed dry fruits, and more, this barfi recipe is a must-know for all the health-conscious people out there!
It's time to try out these healthy homemade sweets this festive season.