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Healthier Delicacies this Ganpati

Lord Ganesha – also known as the remover of all obstacles is about to enter our homes. This year we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi on 13th September. People all over are ready to welcome wisdom, prosperity and good fortune along.

Adored and celebrated by people of all religions and communities, something common to these celebrations is food.

Though delicacies prepared are tasty and tempting, it is important to keep a tab on how much and what you consume, especially as a Diabetic.

We bring you some of the common preparations but in a healthier style. Read on to know how you can prepare this yummy dishes in a healthier avatar.

First thing that comes to mind when we talk of Ganesh Chaturthi is Modak and why not – it is Ganesha’s favourite sweet.

We bring you some Diabetic Friendly Fruit Modak.

For this you’ll need:

  • 30 gm rice flour
  • 10 gm oats powder
  • 5 gm chopped almonds
  • 5 gm chopped walnuts
  • 15 gm apple
  • 15 gm pomegranate
  • 15 gm pear
  • 15 gm pineapple
  • 5 gm oil

To prepare:

  1. Add 100 ml of water in a pan.
  2. Next add ¼ tsp of oil and a pinch of salt. Bring this mix to boil.
  3. Add the powdered oats first and stir. Next add rice flour immediately and mix the flour with the water.
  4. Stir till flour mixes with the water.Then switch off flame.Remove the pan from the burner.Cover the pan and leave for roughly 5 minutes.
  5. Next chop all the fruits and dry fruits. Mix together and keep aside.
  6. Take the dough in a plate and begin to knead. The dough would be hot when you start so apply some water on your palms and knead till it becomes soft.
  7. Make small balls from the dough.
  8. Take a ball and flatten it out with your fingers ( make a shallow bowl shape).
  9. Place the modak filling inside and press the edges of the bowl dough. Bring together all the edges and join
  10. Remove extra dough from top ( if any)
  11. Place the modaks in a steamer for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Once the steamer cools remove your yummy,healthy modaks.

Another favourite of Lord Ganesha is the Puranpoli. Stuffed with jaggery and coconut inside paranthas, this is a common preparation as well.

A healthier version is the Date & Sesame Puranpoli.

For this you’ll need:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • ¾ finely chopped dates ( khajur)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (till)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp milk

To prepare:

  1. Make a soft dough using the whole wheat flour by kneading well.
  2. Divide the dough in 4 equal parts.
  3. Toast the sesame seeds over medium flame until lightly brown. Let this cool.
  4. Grind coarsely and mix with the remaining ingredients
  5. Divide into 4 equal parts and keep aside.
  6. Roll out one portion of the dough into a circle.
  7. Place a portion of the filling inside the mixture.
  8. Bring together all the side and seal tightly.
  9. Roll this out again into parantha shape.
  10. Cook both sides of this parantha on a non stick pan until brown.
  11. Serve hot.

Finally the besan ka ladoo. No celebration is complete without ladoos.

And our version is the Wheat Ladoo.

For this you’ll need:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups of walnuts
  • 2 cup dates
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ⅓ tsp elaichi powder

To prepare:

  1. Roast the wheat flour on medium flame for 5-6 minutes until golden brown.
  2. Place 2 cups of walnuts in an oven at 350F and roast for about 6 minutes. You can alternatively pan roast this as well.
  3. While the walnuts cool, drop the dates in a food processor until blended well.
  4. Now the the roasted wheat flour, elaichi powder and salt to this mix.
  5. Add required amount of honey and mix well.
  6. Shape them into ladoos. And enjoy.

Quick Tip: Prepare the ladoos a day earlier as they flavour settles in better the next day.

Hope these diabetic friendly recipes help bring more sweetness in your homes.

Welcome Bappa in our hearts and homes. 

Let us know which of our recipes you liked the most. And also make sure to keep a check on your sugar levels with a glucometer. 

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