Holi is one of the major festivals in India. And thanks to the ever-increasing number of people leaving beyond India Holi is gradually becoming global. The festival is associated with colours and happiness but on the other side, you can also see Holi associated with sweet dishes. People love to enjoy and share sweet dishes with friends and relatives on the day of Holi.
But the health concept is gradually increasing in India and people are becoming more and more health-conscious. And that’s the reason why even holi recipes are also becoming healthy. Thus, let’s have a look at some of the best healthy dessert recipes for Holi –
1.Carrot sago Kheer
Sago is extremely rich in carbohydrates and when a carrot is combined with sago then you get a bowl full of energy and low in fat content. You can add milk and nuts to it to make the desert tastier. Also, adding some saffron strands will enhance the color and the nutritional component of the recipe.
2.Pineapple Coconut Rabri
Rabri is one of the thick and heavy dessert recipes. But you can make your very own version of low-fat rabri also. Instead of using full cream milk, use the evaporated milk. This will give you a perfect healthy rabri. And adding coconut and pineapple in it will add to the nutty flavour of this holi desert.
3.Malpua with Rabri
Another traditional holi desert is malpua. Malpua is a must have during Holi and so don’t miss it even when you are looking for the healthier version. Add some nuts at the top and use evaporated milk instead of using full cream milk. You can also add rabri with the same and enjoy these extravagant desert this holi.
When you are thinking of your health then nothing better than a baked gujiya for you. The casing for this gujiya is made with semolina and whole wheat instead of flour. Then it is stuffed with nuts and baked to perfection and finally dip it in honey than the heavy sugar syrup.
5.Kesar Pista Kulfi
Since Holi symbolizes the commencement of summers thus you can enjoy this delicacy in the evening. So, instead of using the full and heavy toned full fat cream use the thin and cream free milk. This will be the perfect healthy dessert to be consumed during Holi when your friends are visiting this year.
Kheer is another favourite Indian dish to be consumed in Holi. But it is very thick and creamy in nature. Thus, why not add some nutritional value to it by adding fruits like apples and pineapple. You can add any more fruit on your choice.
7.Almond Malai Kulfi
This kulfi is made with condensed milk and the milk is of the full-fat version. Thus, in order to make it healthier what you can do is try to use low-fat version milk. Use evaporated or fat-free milk. You can further add nuts and saffron it to make the kulfi tastier.
8.Coconut Peas Peda
This is a low-fat version of Holi desert. Here coconut is crushed and then peas are also boiled and crushed and both of them are together added in the desert. The combination is quite tasty and it is nutty which is great for a Holi evening snack.
9.Oats Strawberry Kheer
Kheer is a traditional Indian pudding made with rice and milk. But Oats strawberry kheer can be made with oats, strawberries, and milk. It is super easy and a quick delight for your tummy. This is highly nutritious and healthy to be savored as a holi desert.
Another low-fat version of a popular Holi Desert. This is also nutty and prepared with three easy-peasy ingredients like coconut powder, condensed milk, and cardamom powder. They might seem a bit hard from outside but inside your mouth, it will melt within some seconds.
11.Exotic Pumpkin Halwa
A perfect fat-free version of Halwa which contains Pumpkin in it. This is quite tasty and fat-free version and the rich cardamom powder enhances the flavor and taste of the same.
This is another very popular holi desert which has been made in India since ages. This is made with low-fat milk and thin vermicelli and you can add nuts and flavors of your choice.
13.Candied Sago Pudding
This modern pudding with blueberry sauce is one of the extremely tasty and highly nutritious pudding. It is made with sago, milk, and sugar. You can use honey instead of sugar in it and this will make the recipe extremely tasty and low in fat content.
Oats Murukku is the healthier version of traditional murukku. This is made with rice flour, oats atta, butter, haldi, red chili powder and Kasturi methi. This is perfect for those who are not a fan of very sweet desserts.
15.Peanut Jaggery Bars
When you use jaggery instead of sugar then you are already cutting down your fats. And peanut with jaggery is a terrific combination to eat and enjoy this dish in Holi. No doubt this regular munching will give you a toned face also in return.