Guest Post Five Sweet Recipes For Diwali

Guest Post Five Sweet Recipes For Diwali

Guest Post written by  : Dietitian Sheela Seharwat

Eating too many sweets can cause lifestyle diseases that make it difficult to enjoy yummy sweet delicacies because the extra pounds gained up cause Hypertension and Diabetes. So how do you How to control calorie intake? Here is the answer. All you need are these lip licking recipes that you enjoy on Diwali.


1.      Ras Malai-


Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time 20 mins

Health status: For Diabetics, heart diseases, Hypertension, Healthy bones, women health.

What you need:

½ Tbsp Corn flour


1l Milk

½ cup sugar free pellets


How to make it?

Boil 500 ml of milk and make paneer from it. Strain it and make soft dough out of it. Add corn flour and make small balls and pressure cook in boiling water for 2- 4 whistles. The 500 ml of milk is used to make rabri by cooking the milk in the pan until it attains a thick consistency and sugar free and dry fruits are added. The balls are dipped in rabri and savoury can enjoyed.


2.      Badam Phirni-


People who relishes payasam, they would love it.


Advised for: Diabetics, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, weight loss, healthy bones, women's health, post-menopausal health, gastrointestinal health

 Health restored: Low sugar, low fat, high calcium, high protein

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

You need?

Skimmed Milk, jaggery, almonds, pistachios, rice, sugar free (if req., rose water

How to make it?

Boil rice and make a paste of it. Add skimmed milk and ghee in a pan and cook the rice paste for 15 minutes. Keep on adding the dry fruits and jaggery to taste. After 25 minutes remove it from gas and keep it for cooling. Add rose water, and refrigerate and enjoy the simple preparation.


3    Jowar Laddoos - Jowar is rich in potassium, calcium and phosphorus, with small amounts of iron and sodium and the best whole grain providing all nutrition. Its gluten free so wheat allergens cannot spoil your taste. Good for patients with celiac disease

Good for- Diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, weight loss

            Health status: Low sugar, low fat, low cholesterol, high fibre, high calcium, high                 protein, high vitamins, high iron, high minerals

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

What you need?

Besan, jowar atta, ghee, laung, elaichi, dry fruits, sugar free or brown sugar

How to make it?

Now one has to make a sugar syrup and add roasted dry fruits, besan and jowar atta and roast them. add elaichi powder after it gets cool, and make round balls and garnish it with pistachios.


4.      Oat bran Muffins- Fibre rich, oat bran and wheat bran delicacy.

Good for: Cancer patients, Diabetics, BP, weight loss, bone health

Health Status: Low fat, low cholesterol, high fibre, high protein, high iron

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

What you need?

Oat bran, Wheat bran, 2 eggs, 1/2tsp baking soda, dalchini powder, apple sauce(sugar free), milk powder, vanilla essence, ginger, jaiphal powder

How to make?

Pre-heat the oven at 190℃, prepare the cake batter by mixing the dry ingredients and adding the wet ingredients (eggs and pineapple sauce). Grease the muffin coatings with oil, add the batter and microwave it for 25 minutes. And let it cool for 10 minutes and serve it hot.

Lastly the fruit servings should also be included so,


5.     Pineapple halwa-  a fruity delicacy savoured with milk and dry fruits


Advised for: Hypertension, thyroid problems, gastrointestinal health


Health factor: Low fat, low cholesterol, high calcium, high protein, high vitamins, high minerals


Preparation time: 15 minutes


 Cooking time: 20 minutes


 What you need?


  Pineapple slices, mawa or khoya, dry fruits, sugar free


 How to make it?


You have to add ghee, little milk, pineapple slices and sugar sweetner, let it caramelize and add low fat mawa, cook for 15 minutes and add elaichi, dry-fruits and saffron milk and serve it hot.



About the Author:- 

In the world of health and nutrition dietitian Sheela Seharawat is a well known name. Along with her master’s degree in food & nutrition she also holds benevolence and dedication in her character. She has been practicing since 2006 and a registered dietitian under IDA. She is among the founding members of the Diet Clinic which has presently 24 branches working successfully all over the country. Prior to her individual practice, she remained associated as a dietitian with Indian Army hospital for a Short time. While she was an intern during her master’s degree she dealt many clients gratuitously.


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