The three elements that define Indian celebrations are grandeur, enjoyment, and, most importantly, food. The Dussehra festival is no different. Dussehra, which occurs after Navratri and Durga Puja, is a festival that commemorates the triumph of good over evil. And how can you not eat on such a delightful occasion? However, this does not imply that you will not pay attention to what you consume. A healthy diet is essential for good health. As a result, we've compiled a list of 3 easy, healthy, and tasty Dussehra meals to prepare and share.
1. Dates Sesame Laddu
You'll only need three ingredients to make this healthy sugar-free and fat-free dessert: dates, sesame seeds, and dry grated coconut
- Make sure the dates are soft before cutting and mixing them to make the laddus. If you're going to prepare the laddus the next day, take them out of the fridge the night before.
- Toast the sesame seeds in a wok for 1-2 minutes over medium heat. Put it in a container to keep it cool.
- Turn off the heat. Pour the grated coconut into the heated wok and stir.
- In a mixer, grind the sesame seeds for no more than 5 seconds.
- Combine the chopped dates and coconut shreds (reserving some for later) with the sesame seeds to bind it tightly.
- After combining all of the ingredients, take a portion of the mixture and roll it into a laddu with your hands.
- Roll the laddu over the coconut shreds that you preserved before.
- Your sesame dates laddu is now ready.
2. Apple Rabdi
Yes, this one-of-a-kind rabdi contains apples and is quite nutritious thanks to the addition of dry fruits. This simple sweet dish requires milk, jaggery, sliced almonds, pistas, saffron, and cardamom powder.
- Bring the milk to a boil over medium heat.
- Pour 2-3 spoons of hot milk into a jar and soak 4-5 strands of saffron in it for 10 minutes.
- Use peeled and grated apples.
- After adding the jaggery or palm sugar to the milk, simmer for 3 minutes.
- Simmer for 5 minutes in the milk with the grated apples.
- When the mixture is soft, add the saffron milk, chopped almonds and pistachios, and cardamom powder.
- In a saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and cook for 2 minutes.
- It can be served both hot and cold.
3. Raw Banana Aloo Tikki
If you want something sweet and spicy, make Kacha Kela Aloo Tikki. All you'll need are plantains, sweet potatoes, roasted peanuts, pomegranate seeds, green chilies, minced coriander leaves, and raisins.
- Boil the plantain and sweet potato for up to 2 whistles.
- Peel and mash plaintain and sweet potato.
- Toss the mashed sweet potato and plantain with rock salt, pomegranate seeds powder, roasted cumin powder, sliced green chilies, coriander leaves, and peanuts.
- Combine all of these ingredients to make a fine and smooth dough.
- In your palms, roll and flatten a portion of the dough. Place 3-4 raisins in the centre.
- Roll this into a ball and flatten it to make a tikki.
- Cook the tikkis for 4-5 minutes on medium heat in rice bran or canola oil.
- Cook until golden brown on both sides.