Food: Indulge in healthy, sugar-free recipes this Holi

Mar 23, 2016, 15:25 IST |

This Holi, enjoy sugar-free Gujjias and Puran Poli. Sugar-free sweets are healthy sweets and you can prepare them at home

This Holi, enjoy sugar-free Gujjias and Puran Poli. Sugar-free sweets are healthy sweets and you can prepare them at home.

Ingredients you need:
>> 1 cup Wheat flour
>> 3 tbsp Ghee
>> 1 pinch Salt
>> 1/2 litre Oil (for frying)


For stuffing:
>> 1 cup Grated coconut ( fresh or dried)
>> Dates puree ( instead of sugar)
>> 1 1/2 cups Milk
>> Chopped dried fruits
>> 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
>> 1 tbsp Poppy seeds

How to prepare Gujiya:
>> Combine the salt, flour and ghee, add water and knead the mixture to prepare dough. Cover it with wet cloth and set aside for a while.
>> Soak the dates one night before and y blend them the next day. Your dates puree is prepared to be used instead of sugar. Test its sweetness before mixing it with the dough.
>> For stuffing - cook coconut, date puree milk, chopped dried fruits, cardamom powder and poppy seeds until this mixture becomes dry.
>> Divide the dough into 20-25 small parts and make them into flat round pancakes. Stuff them with a spoon of prepared mixture and fold the pancake from the centre.
>> You can create the fluted crescent border with a cutter. Remove the excess dough. Seal the border with little milk or oil. Keep the raw gujjia aside.
>> In a wok (karahi), heat the oil for 2-3 minutes; make at least 3-4 raw gujjias at a time and fry them until they turn golden brown.
>> Remove the gujjias in a paper bowl and let them cool. After 20 mins, you can savour the sugar-free gujjias. Store them in an airtight container.


Puran Poli
Ingredients you need:
>> 1 cup Maida (all purpose flour)
>> 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
>> 1 pinch Salt
>> 2 tsp Ghee
>> Water to make dough
>> 6 tbsp Oil
>> Oil / Ghee for frying

Puran Poli

For stuffing:
>> 1 1/2 cup Jaggery (gud)
>> 1 1/4 cup Bengal Gram Dal
>> 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder

How to prepare Puran Poli:
>> Mix ghee, salt and turmeric powder with maida, add water and knead to make smooth dough.
>> Cover with a wet cloth for one hour and knead again.
>> Pour 6 tablespoons of oil on the dough and knead until it gets completely absorbed. Keep it aside for 4 hours.
>> Boil dal in one whistle and drain the water.
>> Grind it with jaggery and cardamom powder to make a paste. Do not add water.
>> Prepare small balls of stuffing. Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them.
>> Put the stuffing ball in the dough ball and seal it with other side of the ball.
>> Make a proper round of the stuffed dough and prepare a thick puri with it.
>> Fry it on a tawa pouring ghee on both sides. Let it cook from both sides. Your Puran Poli is ready to be served.

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