The auspicious festival of Durga Puja ends with Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra, which marks the end of the nine-day long Navratri celebrations and if you are looking for healthy sweet options to eat during this festive week, So we’ve got you sorted with chef Ranveer Brar-approved recipes. Choco gajak and jowar laddus. Vijay Dashami marks the victory of Maa Durga over the demon king Mahishasura while Dussehra or Dussehra celebrates the victory of Rama over Ravana.
This year Durga Puja is starting from Monday, 11 October (Maha Shashti) and will end on Friday, 15 October. As we move through Navratri to reach Dussehra, indulge yourself in the taste of sweet, traditional delicacies with these delicious delicacies. Choco Gajak and Jowar Ke Laddu are curated by Chef Ranveer Brar.
200 grams sugar
50 ml chocolate flavored syrup
3 tbsp ghee
100 grams roasted peanuts
100 grams sesame (roasted)
5 grams fennel
30 grams icing sugar
20 grams cocoa powder
Grease a rectangular tray with ghee and keep it aside. Mash the peanuts and sesame seeds lightly and keep them aside.
Heat sugar in a pan and add 2 tbsp water. After the sugar melts, pour in the chocolate flavored syrup and cook till the mixture thickens.
Add ghee and cook for a minute. Add roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, fennel, cocoa powder and icing sugar.
Mix all the ingredients well, cook till all the ingredients come together. Take out the mixture in a greased tray and spread it evenly.
When the mixture is hot, make cuts and keep it aside to cool. Once it cools down, you can separate the pieces.
Serve or store them in an air tight container after they cool down well.
Jowar Laddu with Strawberry Flavor
3 cups roasted puffed jowar
cup chopped almonds
tbsp cardamom powder
tsp dry ginger powder
2 tbsp Roasted Chironji
1 tsp ghee
1 cup Jaggery/Jaggery
Strawberry flavored syrup – cup
Heat ghee in a large pan and add jaggery to it. Keeping the flame low, keep stirring continuously till the jaggery melts.
Add the strawberry flavored syrup and stir over low heat until it becomes frothy. Check the consistency by adding sugar syrup to a bowl of water. It should form a soft ball.
Switch off the flame and add dry roasted puffed rice and mix lightly. Add roasted puffed jowar, chopped almonds, cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and roasted chironji.
Mix until the mixture is well combined and the jaggery syrup is well coated. Grease your hand with ghee or moisten your hand with water. When the mixture is still hot, make laddoos.
(Recipe: Chef Ranveer Brar)
cocoa Has the ability to stimulate the brain to release endorphins that help elevate one’s mood. Unsweetened cacao powder is a source of magnesium and other minerals and lacks the high-calorie cocoa butter or sugars found in garden-variety chocolate.
Almond They are rich in healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E and help reduce appetite while promoting not only weight loss but also lowering blood pressure as well as lowering blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels. Huh. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating almonds in place of normal snacks can reduce the drop in heart rate variability (HRV) that occurs during mental stress, thereby improving heart function.
jaggery material Jaggery Makes it more nutritious because this nutritious byproduct of the sugar making process is removed when making refined sugar. Jaggery is rich in vitamins and minerals, makes a great immunity booster, forms a shield against health ailments like cough and cold and leads to better digestive health, prevention of anemia, liver detoxification and better immune function.