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Diwali special healthy recipe - No sugar, oats and nuts laddoo

A fibre and iron rich recipe with the goodness of Omega 3.

Written by Bhakti Paun Sharma |Published : November 11, 2015 10:15 AM IST

When it comes to Diwali sweets, you can t just eat one. But that just makes your weight loss or healthy eating plan go for a toss. What if this year s Diwali sweets came with the goodness of fibre, iron and other nutrients along with taste? I made these laddoos for the first time last year and just so that I know they are healthy enough, I consulted Deepshikha Agarwal, dietitian and sports nutritionist to ask her if my recipe could fall in the healthy recipes bracket.

The recipe includes oats, dates, figs and other ingredients that are all a good source of fibre. The dried fruits and nuts make it rich in iron and the flax seeds contribute Omega-3 fatty acids or the good fats says Deepika. The high fibre content will also satiate you and keep you full for a longer time. So all in all, this recipe is definitely healthy compared to the usual Diwali mithai and you can eat more than one without feeling guilty. Here s the recipe:


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  • cup plain oats
  • 6 dried figs
  • 12-14 seedless dates
  • 12-15 almonds
  • 8-10 walnuts
  • 5-6 pistachios
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds


  • Roast the oats for 2-3 minutes in a pan. Allow them to cool and grind them to a coarse powder.
  • Just heat the almonds, walnuts, pistachios separately and grind them to tiny bits. Each of them needs to be done separately to get tiny bits and not a powder.
  • Roast the flax seeds for 2-3 minutes and coarsely grind them. The coarse pieces will add a nice crunch to the laddoos.
  • Chop the dates and anjeer and grind it for 2 minutes to get a sticky yet coarse consistency.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with your hands so that all the ingredients blend well and the dates and anjeer mixture can bind all of them together.
  • Try making a laddoo from the mix. If they do not retain shape, add a spoon a hot ghee to it and try rolling again. You can coat them with desiccated coconut too.
  • The recipe yields 12 medium sized laddoos and these can be stored in an airtight container for a week.

You can also try these Diwali special recipes:

Multigrain laddoos by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chikoo and nuts shake by Tarla Dalal

No sugar baked gujiyas by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Diwali party special healthy mocktail recipes

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