We will commemorate India’s 75th anniversary of its independence on Monday. The tricolor can be seen at every signal on the roads, and there is an extra spirit that has blanketed the nation. The sounds of rehearsal marches by the various defence and police bands fill the air in the capital.
Like any festival in India, Independence Day is incomplete without a host of traditional and exotic sweet treats. People distribute, prepare, and indulge in a variety of sweetmeats like barfi, laddoo or dry fruit-based desserts.
There will also be desserts in tricolor to mark Independence Day including the Tri color barfi, exotic fruit tart, and many more.
Highlighting various flavors of India including
Apricot and dates barfi
To make a delicious yet healthy apricot and dates barfi, you have to soak apricots, dates, and almonds in separate bowls for about 15 to 20 minutes. Next, you have to grind the dates and apricots together. Drain the almonds and grind them with oatmeal. After that, mix all the mixtures and sprinkle in coconut flakes to make the barfi look appealing too.
Oats are rich in fibre and other nutrients. Oats keer is also gluten-free. It’s a great recipe for weight loss and if made using jaggery, it is nice for those who are diabetic.
Roast oats for about four to five minutes. Add milk and boil until the mixture gets thick. You can add jaggery to add the sweetness or you can garnish with banana pieces.
Ragi Coconut Ladoo
Made with Ragi (millet) flour, Ragi Coconut Laddu is packed with lots of fibre, minerals and protein. This immensely popular dish is delicious and a great treat for diabetics. Loaded with the goodness of coconut and richness of jaggery and peanuts, this one is a wholesome delight.
A twist to the traditional kheer, this dish is a heart-friendly dessert. Made with the goodness of Kesar (saffron) and sugar-free pellets, you can enjoy the healthy dessert without bothering about your blood sugar level.
Made with carrots, khoya, rabri, and ghee, this unique dish is a sugar-free dessert that is not traditionally served on Diwali. It is a must-try for another reason. The good news is it is low on sugar and at the same time can be prepared with a healthier substitute like jaggery.