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Raksha Bandhan: Healthy Sweets To Try With Your Siblings

Written By HealthKart

Raksha Bandhan

There is no other relationship in the world like that of a brother and sister. Every year, we celebrate Raksha Bandhan to celebrate this unique bond. It will be observed on August 11, 2022, this year. The love and concern we feel for our brothers and sisters cannot be expressed in words, despite the countless arguments we may have with them over the TV remote or the last slice of pizza. Raksha Bandhan makes all of the fights and disputes worthwhile.

Sisters tie rakhi, a holy thread, around their brother’s wrist during this festival to ensure his wealth and well-being. In exchange, the brothers promise to shield their sisters from all harm. After this ritual is complete, the entire family gathers to have a sumptuous meal. Interestingly, after tying the rakhi, the sisters receive presents but no celebration is complete without sweets.

You can make some delectable sweets for Raksha Bandhan 2022 with a healthy twist to surprise your siblings and spare them from having to keep track of his caloric intake.

In light of the foregoing, we present to you a list of 5 quick and simple raksha bandhan sweets that are ideal for commemorating this important festival. You should not worry about anything, whether you are low on ingredients or short on time. These delicacies are ideal for any occasion. 

5 Healthy Sweets for Raksha Bandhan 

Listed below are some of the best sweets that you can try on this day without any guilt:

1. Nariyal Halwa

Halwa is usually on the table during any celebration in an Indian home. One of the ideal raksha bandhan sweets with a healthier twist, this halwa is a thick pudding cooked with a combination of flours and lentils. Ghee and cashews are boiled with coconut and nuts for its preparation. The halwa is a pleasure for the taste buds because it is sweetened with grated jaggery.

Ingredients:

  1. 8 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
  2. 100gm desiccated dry coconut powder
  3. 100ml coconut milk
  4. 6gm calorie free sweetener of your choice
  5. Few strands of saffron
  6. Few cardamom seeds, powdered
  7. Chopped cashews, almonds and pistachios for garnishing

Method:

  1. Pour extra virgin coconut oil into a kadai.
  2. Mix in the desiccated coconut powder.
  3. On a low burner, roast the coconut powder for about eight minutes, or until it starts to turn a light brown color.
  4. Combine it with coconut milk, saffron, jaggery, and cardamom.
  5. Once the moisture has been absorbed and the mixture has begun to release oil, continue stirring for about ten minutes.
  6. Before serving, turn off the heat and add the cashews, almonds, and pistachios as a garnish.

2. Quinoa Kheer

For those who are unaware, kheer is a type of creamy milk pudding typically cooked with either rice or vermicelli. Every year, your brother might just eat a little of this dessert but Raksha Bandhan 2022 will be different. If you tell him that you have quinoa kheer, he will quickly grab the bowl and devour it. Quinoa, a nutritious alternative to rice, is rich in dietary fibre and vitamin B, making it one of the best healthy sweets to enjoy on this special day!

Ingredients:

  1. 150ml water
  2. 50gm quinoa
  3. 200ml almond milk
  4. 8gm calorie free sweetener of your choice
  5. Few cardamom seeds, powdered
  6. Few strands of saffron
  7. Chopped almonds and pistachios for garnishing

Method:

  1. Rinse the quinoa and soak it in water for about 20 minutes.
  2. For ten minutes on a medium flame, simmer the quinoa that has been soaked.
  3. Add sugar, saffron, and cardamom along with the unsweetened almond milk.
  4. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Stir only occasionally.
  5. Add pistachios and almonds as a garnish.

Expert tip: Use the same water you used for soaking to maintain the micronutrients.

3. Sattu Laddoo

Sattu is not just used for savoury dishes and beverages; it can also be used to make desserts like this ladoo. The sattu flour, together with chopped almonds, cardamom, and ghee, is used to make these spherical balls.

Ingredients:

  1. 20ml ghee
  2. 100gm sattu flour
  3. Few cardamom seeds, powdered
  4. Few almonds and pistachios
  5. 10gm sweetener of your choice
  6. Few cashews for garnishing

Method:

  1. Pour 20ml of pure ghee into a kadhai.
  2. Add sattu flour to it, then roast it for ten minutes over a low flame.
  3. Turn off the burner, then stir in the cardamom, almonds, and pistachios.
  4. Let the above combination cool. Pour in the sweetener.
  5. This mixture should be used to make ladoos, and each should have a cashew garnish.

4. Rajasthani Churma

The traditional and easy Rajasthani Churma recipe is ideal for satisfying your sugar cravings. Due to its inclusion of the nutritional benefits of semolina, wheat, milk, jaggery, ghee, and dry fruits, it is also one of the healthiest sweets for Raksha Bandhan. And making it is not difficult at all. You have to try this dish if you enjoy Rajasthani food.

Ingredients:

  1. 100gm coarse wheat flour
  2. 50ml pure ghee
  3. 25ml water
  4. 10gm calorie free sweetener of your choice
  5. Few cardamom seeds, powdered
  6. Few chopped almonds and pistachios

Method:

  1. Take 20ml of pure ghee and add it to the wheat flour in a bowl. Combine the mixture with water to form a stiff dough.
  2. Give this dough 30 minutes to rest.
  3. After 30 minutes, divide the dough into two balls and use them to make two paranthas. On a tava, prepare the parathas.
  4. While they’re still warm, break and mash these paranthas with your hands.
  5. After cooling, briefly combine the mashed paratha pieces in a mixer. Be careful not to make it too fine.
  6. In a bowl, combine the paratha crumbs with 30ml ghee, sweetener, cardamom, almond and pistachio pieces, and cardamom.
  7. Add a few chopped pistachios and almonds as a garnish.

5. Low-Calorie Chocolate Cake

By using healthier ingredients, you can indulge in your favourite cake. For example, we used almond flour in this chocolate cake rather than ordinary all-purpose flour, which is said to be bad for digestion.

Almond flour is a wonderful source of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals and is bursting with vitamins and antioxidants. Additionally packed with antioxidants and beneficial to your heart health is the unsweetened dark cocoa. It is a low-calorie snack that is perfect for indulging in to your heart’s content because it uses sweetener rather than sugar and low-fat almond milk.

Ingredients

  1. 2 tbsp almond flour
  2. 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 2 tbsp sweetener of your choice
  4. ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 2 tbsp melted nutralite butter
  7. 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  8. 100 gm dark chocolate (55% cocoa)

Method

1. Combine the coconut flour, baking powder, sweetener, and unsweetened cocoa powder in a bowl.

2. Mix the dry ingredients with two big eggs, melted butter, and almond milk. Blend thoroughly.

3. Fill a greased mold with the cake batter.

4. Microwave-bake it for around two minutes. Depending on your microwave, the cooking time may change. The cake is often finished baking when the top of it begins to puff up.

Conclusion

Don’t worry yourself if you’re stressing over the Raksha Bandhan menu and wondering what to feed your siblings that day. Just for you, we have chosen the best Raksha Bandhan sweets.

The delicious healthy sweets will not only quell their appetite but also fill their hearts with joy. Read through these Raksha Bandhan recipes, prepare them, and celebrate the holiday with treats and affection.

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