It was no shock when Nestle announced its new Endeavour of making chocolates with no added sugar. With people getting conscious of their health more than ever, it seems the trend of “healthy eating” is only going to be forward. As the festive season is around the corner and people are prepping to welcome Ganesh on Ganesh chaturthi, the one thing that completes the celebration is sweets. Chefs across the country are curating healthy festive sweet recipes to let you enjoy the most of the festivals without keeping in mind the calories you are taking.
Celebrity Chef Manish Mehrotra has a range of sumptuous and delicious sweet dishes which involves ingredients like fox nuts, almonds, ghee, freshly grated coconut, jaggery, apple and banana to name a few. The recipes will surely make you ditch your regular sweet dishes as it is tasty and healthy at the same time.
One of the sumptuous festive dishes that Chef Manish Mehrotra unveiled is his Almond and Makhana kheer, which is a tad different from our regular one as there is makhana added to the milk to thicken the kheer. Other exclusive sweet dishes by him are Almond Coconut Barfi, Almond and Custard Apple Rabri, Almond and Sesame Pinni, and Spiced Almond Banana Jaggery Cake.
Meanwhile Chef Ranveer Brar has also disclosed some of his healthy festive special recipes. It includes Chocolate Peda and Rawa Coconut Barfi. “These recipes are quick and easy to make. Another interesting point is that once you know the base recipe for pedas and barfi, there is no end to customization. So, you can prepare several variations and flavours as well,” Chef Ranveer said.
“These sweets have a longer shelf life; you can prepare and refrigerate them for use when guests visit you during Ganeshotsav. So, you will always have something ready to serve. Desserts made with milk and milk products are any day a festival favourite and especially a favourite for Lord Ganesha,” he added.