If you’re a sweet tooth and having difficulties in cutting back on calories to start a healthy living, no worries.
We are sharing 3 low-calorie Indian dessert recipes that you can enjoy guilt-free.
These recipes use ingredients that are decadent yet diet-friendly.
As the recipes are recommended by none other than the best nutritionist in Bangalore, we are sure these can replace any Indian sweet by cutting the calorie count to less than half.
So, without any further ado, let’s start with the first recipe.
1. Quinoa Apple Kheer
It’ll take only five minutes to prepare and one hour to cook this wonderful recipe. The portion we are sharing will satiate six people. The calorie count is 303 kcal.
- Quinoa (cooked): 1 ½ cups
- Ghee: 1 teaspoon
- Apple (finely chopped): 1
- Skimmed Milk: 750 ml
- Saffron Strands: 8-10
- Cardamom (crushed): 1 teaspoon
- Sugar: ¼ cup
- Pistachios (chopped): 2 tablespoons
- Apples (sliced): for topping
Add ghee in a skillet and then add the finely chopped apples. Stir well for 3-4 minutes.
Once the apple is slightly soft, add quinoa, milk, saffron, and cardamom. Bring it to a boil and then lower the flame.
After 40-45 minutes, the milk will reduce by one-third.
Now, add sugar, combine well and let it rest at room temperature for half an hour. Serve the kheer in a bowl topped with sliced apples and pistachios. Refrigerate for an hour and serve it chilled.
2. Oats Payasam
The preparation time of this recipe is five minutes and the cooking time is twenty minutes. The portion we are sharing is for four people. The calorie count is 221 kcal.
- Ghee: 1 tablespoon
- Rolled Oats: 1 cup
- Water: 1 cup
- Whole Milk: 2 cups
- Sugar: 3 tablespoons
- Cardamom Powder: ½ teaspoon
- Saffron: 1 pinch
- For Topping: Pistachios (sliced), almonds (roasted, sliced), raisins, saffron.
Add ghee to the pan and once it’s melted, add rolled oats. Saute well for at least 2 minutes and then add milk, water, sugar, saffron, and cardamom.
Simmer on a low flame and cook for 15 minutes or until the oats are soft. Then, add cardamom, roasted nuts, and saffron. Again, simmer for 2-3 minutes and your oats payasam is ready. You can enjoy it hot or chilled by adding a generous amount of toppings.
3. Coconut and Nuts Barfi
This recipe will take fifteen minutes for preparation and thirty minutes to cook. The portion we are sharing will make about fifty pieces of burfi. The calorie count is 82 kcal. It is recommended by the best nutritionist in Bangalore especially because it has the lowest calorie count.
- Coconut (grated): 1.5 cup
- Mixed Chopped Nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, melon seeds): 1.5 cup
- Khoya (grated): 1.5 cup
- Raw Brown Sugar: 1.25 cup
- Water: 1.5 cup
- Cardamom Powder: 1 tsp
- Fennel Seeds: 1 tbs
- Black Pepper Powder: 1/2 tsp
Grease a baking sheet or plate with coconut oil or ghee. In a saucepan, add water and sugar on medium heat.
Let it cook for 15-20 minutes so that it gets very thick.
Add khoya and keep stirring well so that there’s no lump. Turn the heat low and add the coconut, nuts, cardamom powder, black pepper powder, and fennel seeds.
Mix well and finally, transfer the fudge to a greased baking sheet or plate. Set aside to cool it down and then refrigerate for 1 hour. Then, you can cut the fudge into burfi pieces and serve.
The above recipes are so nutritious and delicious that they’ll make you switch to healthy living for sure. You won’t have to wait for your cheat day anymore when you try them at home.
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