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Healthy Recipes: Halwa, Phirni, Laddoo

By Chef ISHIKA KONAR
October 15, 2020 11:24 IST
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Executive Sous Chef Ishika Konar of the Atmantan Wellness Centre shares healthy recipes for the festive season.

Fig Halwa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried figs, soaked overnight
  • 2 tbsp cow's ghee
  • 10 almonds, soaked and peeled
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp chopped pistachios

Method

  • Drain the figs. Blend along with soaked almonds.
  • Heat ghee in a saucepan and add the puree.
  • Cook till all the moisture has dried. Add cardamom powder. Garnish with chopped pistachios and serve hot.

Brown Rice and Prunes Phirni

Ingredients

  • 15 gm of Himalayan millet
  • 10 gm jaggery
  • 500 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder

Method

  • In a thick bottomed pan heat ghee and sauté the millet for 4-5 minutes. Add coconut milk and jaggery
  • Cook on a slow flame while stirring to avoid curdling of coconut milk.
  • Once the millet is well cooked and the pudding is thick, turn off the flame off and add cardamom powder.
  • Serve hot, garnished with pistachio powder.

Almond, Dates and Coconut Laddoo

Ingredients

  • Almonds, soaked and skinned
  • Dates, soaked
  • Freshly grated coconut
  • Dried desiccated coconut
  • Ghee 

Method 

  • In a pan add ghee. Heat a bit and add the puree of dates and almonds.
  • Add freshly grated coconut and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Turn the flame off and let the ingredients cool down.
  • Make small laddoos and coat them with dried coconut.
  • Serve with jaggery syrup.

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