World Diabetes Day 2019: 3 Indian dessert recipes that are SURPRISINGLY sugarless

It is World Diabetes Day and what better way to celebrate it than with some sugarless desserts? Check out these recipes that will help you satisfy that sweet tooth.
World Diabetes Day 2019: 3 Indian dessert recipes that are SURPRISINGLY sugarlessWorld Diabetes Day 2019: 3 Indian dessert recipes that are SURPRISINGLY sugarless
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It is always difficult for diabetics to control their sugar cravings. Because let’s be real, we usually only crave for things that we are not allowed to eat! But, there are a few different ways to tackle these cravings and it does not always need to have artificial sweeteners. So, here are 4 Indian dessert recipes that will satisfy your sugar tooth and let you eat all those desserts guilt-free. 

Peanut Barfi

Also known as Sing Pak this recipe has the goodness of peanuts and dry fruits all in one. While it satisfies your sweet cravings, peanuts also work well to satisfy any hunger pangs in-between meals. 

You will need: 

½ cup peanuts

⅓ cup  jaggery aka gud

1 tsp dry fruit powder 

You can also add nutritional seeds of your choice

Recipe:

Start by dry roasting the peanuts on low heat. Make sure that they don’t burn or turn black. Once done, set aside and let it cool. Then, remove the skin off by rubbing the peanuts between your hands. Now, put it in the mixture and turn it around at low speed. Make sure that you do not mix it at high speed otherwise the peanuts will start turning into butter. 

TIP: If you like your laddoos to be crunchy, leave a few big pieces in. 

Now, add jaggery to the mixture and pulse. You can also add seed of your choice. Make sure you do not add any binding agents like oil or butter because the sticky jaggery is enough to bind them together. Now, take the minute out a1nd roll them into small laddoos. Lastly, sprinkle some dry fruit powder to make it look fancy!

Seasonal Fruit Shrikhand

This is one of the best creamy delicacies with the richness of curd and fruits. Plus - it is fat free!

You will need:

¾ cup low fat hung curd aka chakka dahi

⅓ tsp saffron

¼ tsp elaichi

1 tbsp warm milk

½ cup fresh fruits

Recipe:

Mix 1 tbsp milk and saffron in a bowl and keep it aside. Combine rest of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk it.  The freshness and sweetness of the fruits will be enough to give the shrikhand a good flavour. However, if you like it sweeter, you can add the artificial sweeteners of your choice. Refrigerate and serve chilled. 

Kheer

Kheer is one of the most loved Indian sweet dishes and it is easier to prepare than you think. 

You will need:

8-10 Seedless Dates

3 ½ Cup full-fat Milk 

Handful of Walnuts

10-15 peeled almonds

Handful of Raisins

Cardamom Powder to taste

1 Tablespoon Ghee

½ tsp Saffron

Recipe:

Start by soaking dates, almonds and walnuts in ½ cup of warm milk. Leave it aside for 15 minutes. Once done, grind it all into a paste. Make sure it is not runny. Now, add ghee in a pan and apply medium heat. When the ghee melts, add raisins and almonds and fry it for a few minutes. Once done, remove it on a plate. Now, in the same saucepan, add three cups of milk and boil it on high heat. Once it comes to a boil, put it on low flame and add saffron strands. Give it a stir and take the pan off the stove. Now add the premixed dates paste, fried nuts and cardamom powder to the milk. Mix well and voila your dates kheer is ready! If you like it to be chilled, you can refrigerate it for a few hours.

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