Healthy Twist to All-Time Favorite Holi Recipes


With vibrant colors and water splashes all around, the festival of colors- Holi is one of the most vivid and joyous festivals in India. As we all know Indian festivals are incomplete without sweets and drinks. But in today’s health-conscious world, the exciting Holi desserts are a matter of concern because of their high-calorie content. So, most of us keep ourselves away from the mouth-watering taste of dishes. But need not worry! As there is a healthy way to reach out to these scrumptious snacks. Now you will not run half-heartedly from enjoying your favorite food. But how? The answer is going low on sugar content in sweets and other dishes – without hampering the actual taste. All you need is the replacement of sugar and a desire to celebrate a colorful and healthy Holi with your family.

Bura na maano, Holi hai!” rings in the streets as you get one day to enjoy colors, water balloons, and quintessential delicacies. Let me share with you the top 6 recipes that are low in sugar and high in taste.

  1. Baked Gujiyas – Gujiyas is everybody’s favorite and Holi celebrations are incomplete without their flaky and crispy taste. This time you must try low-calorie baked gujiyas with the goodness of mixed seeds and berries.
  2. Thandai – Holi is incomplete without thandai, a drink with goodness of dry fruits and nuts to beat the summer heat. A nutrient-rich saffron-flavored thandai is a healthy drink that you should try out.
  3. Rice Kheer – Rice kheer made with date puree instead of sugar shall make it a healthier choice for weight watchers.
  4. Oats and Groundnut Laddoo– Its taste is favorite amongst the children. The use of jaggery over sugar in these laddoos makes them more nutritious. The jaggery also acts as an excellent binding agent for making the laddoos quickly.
  5. Moong Dal Dahi Vada Who said you can’t have healthy food without compromising on the taste? The addition of moong dal to the urad dal and shallow frying it instead of deep frying can be a good alternative. Moong dal is loaded with proteins, essential vitamins, and minerals. Dahi vada with lots of curds can be enjoyed in such a way.
  6. Lauki ka HalwaBottle gourd (lauki) is 98% water and is high in dietary fiber. It is low in saturated fats and thus, makes a fantastic ingredient for your Holi delight.


Happy Holi, revel the colors in you!!

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