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Navratri 2023: 5 Cholesterol-Free Homemade Sweets to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth! – News18

Published By: Nibandh Vinod

Last Updated: October 12, 2023, 08:30 IST

Shardiya Navratri 2023: Time to ditch the regular high-fat and high-calorie sweets this festival, and enjoy these mouthwatering homemade creations with your family. (Image: Shutterstock)

Navratri is a time for spiritual devotion and feasting. But if you’re worried about your cholesterol, don’t worry! Here are 5 cholesterol-free homemade sweets that you can enjoy during Shardiya Navratri 2023.

SHARDIYA NAVRATRI 2023: It goes without saying that Indian festivals are incomplete without sweets. Be it a birthday celebration or a grand festival like Diwali or Durga Puja, sweets are something one cannot miss. The upcoming 9-day festival, starting October 15, is no exception, bringing great happiness and an assortment of delicious sweets and snacks. Why not do something special this year? Rather than relying on sweet shops, why not elevate the occasion by preparing tailor-made, delightful homemade sweets that will keep the cholesterol levels under check while giving you all the festive feels?

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Celebrate this Navratri with some cholesterol-free and no-bake sweets. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Bengali special Nolen Gurer Sondesh, creamy fruit yoghurt, traditional coconut laddoos, and indulgent Lauki ki Kheer.

Nolen Gurer Sondesh

One such sweet treat that is not only delicious but also guilt-free is Nolen Gurer Sondesh. Sandesh, or Sondesh, is a quintessential Bengali sweet made with Nolen Gur (date palm jaggery). Once youโ€™ve savored this Bengali delicacy, itโ€™s hard to return to regular sugar-based sweets.

Fruit Yogurt

A sweet and simple option for sugar avoiders is โ€˜Fruit Yoghurtโ€™, a nutritious and healthiest fusion of chilled yoghurt and fresh fruits without guilt. The goodness of probiotics in curd, along with all the health benefits of fruits, is a combination that satisfies both your taste buds and your health. For an extra treat, let it sit for some time in the freezer to get a soft ice cream-like texture, and voila! You have a creamy and delightful pudding that will curb any cravings for ice cream or custard.

Makhana Ladoo

Combining some Fox-nuts or Makhana with jaggery and almonds can never go wrong! Creating Makhana Ladoo will not only provide a delightful crunch but also reduce the quantity of oil or ghee needed for preparation.

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Just roast some makhanas, powder them, and blend them with almonds and jaggery to make laddoos. Makhanas are an excellent source of fibre, rich in protein, and low in calories, making them a valuable addition to your low-cholesterol diet.

Lauki Ki Kheer

If you want to keep it healthy during this festival, prepare a nutritious Lauki Ki Kheer by adding a bottle gourd (lauki) to your recipe along with skimmed milk. It is a great sweet to incorporate, as the fibre and rich assortment of vitamins and minerals present in bottle-gourd will help you keep your cholesterol levels under check. To enhance its health benefits, use natural sweeteners like jaggery or low-sugar alternatives like stevia.

Coconut Laddoos

Instead of completely cutting out laddoos, try quick and easy no-bake healthy alternatives like coconut and til laddoos. It is a simple 10-minute Indian dessert made by combining desiccated coconut with some jaggery to form a dough. Then small balls from the dough are made to make this delightful dish.

So, ditch the regular high-fat and high-calorie sweets this festival, and enjoy these mouthwatering homemade creations with your family.

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