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Recipe for Sugar-free Sweets

Festival Fever By Onlymyhealth Staff Writer , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Mar 03, 2012
Recipe for Sugar-free Sweets

Holi is incomplete without eating sweets, but they can harm your health so, read on to know the recipe of sugar-free sweets for holi.

On this holi, enjoy sugar-free Gujjias and Puran Poli. Sugar-free sweets are healthy sweets and you can prepare them at home.

Recipe for Sugar-free Sweets

Gujjias


Ingredients you need:

  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 litre Oil (for frying)


For stuffing:

  • 1 cup Grated coconut ( fresh or dried)
  • Dates puree ( instead of sugar)
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • chopped dried fruits
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds


How to prepare Gujiya:

  • Combine the salt, flour and ghee, add water and knead the mixture to prepare dough. Cover it with wet cloth and set aside for a while.
  • Soak the dates one night before and y blend them the next day. Your dates puree is prepared to be used instead of sugar. Test its sweetness before mixing it with the dough.
  • For stuffing- cook coconut, date puree milk, chopped dried fruits, cardamom powder and poppy seeds until this mixture becomes dry.
  • Divide the dough into 20-25 small parts and make them into flat round pancakes. Stuff them with a spoon of prepared mixture and fold the pancake  from the centre.
  • You can create the fluted crescent border with a cutter.  Remove the excess dough. Seal the border with little milk or oil.  Keep the raw gujjia aside.
  • In a wok (karahi), heat the oil for 2-3 minutes; make at least 3-4 raw gujjias at a time and fry them until they turn golden brown.
  • Remove the gujjias in a paper bowl and let them cool. After 20 mins, you can savour the sugar-free gujjias. Store them in an airtight container.


Puran Poli


Recipe for Sugar-free Sweets



Ingredients you need:

  • 1 cup Maida (all purpose flour)
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Water to make dough
  • 6 tbsp Oil
  • Oil / Ghee for frying


 For stuffing:

  • 1 1/2 cup Jaggery (gud)
  • 1 1/4 cup Bengal Gram Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder


How to prepare Puran Poli:

  • Mix ghee, salt and turmeric powder with maida, add water and knead to make smooth dough.
  • Cover with a wet cloth for one hour and knead again.
  • Pour 6 tablespoons of oil on the dough and knead until it gets completely absorbed. Keep it aside for 4 hours.
  • Boil dal in one whistle and drain the water.
  • Grind it with  jaggery and cardamom powder to make a paste. Do not add water.
  • Prepare small balls of stuffing. Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them.
  • Put the stuffing ball in the dough ball and seal it with other side of the ball.
  • Make a proper round of the stuffed dough and prepare a thick puri with it.
  • Fry it on a tawa pouring ghee on both sides. Let it cook from both sides.  Your Puran Poli is ready to be served.

 

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Onlymyhealth Staff Writer
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamMar 03, 2012

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