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Flavours of Dussehra: 5 Dussehra Recipes With Health Factors.

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Followed by the 9 days of navratri, arrives ‘Dussehra’ on the tenth day, which is also one of the most popular festivals of India which is celebrated in the remembrance of Victory of Lord Rama over Ravana (Or Dashanana) and also victory of goddess Durga over Mahishasura. Hence it is also popularly known as ‘Vijayadashami’ where ‘Vijaya’ means victory. Dussehra is celebrated in different styles with different foods, dishes, recipes across different parts of the country. Various cultural and traditional events are inseparable parts of the festival.

Navratri and Dussehra are sure to invade you with uncontrolled eating habits consequently giving rise to overweight issues. Dussehra brings in a variety of dishes, most of which may not be healthy. However, we can always try and make our foods tastier and healthier. Here we bring to you 5 tasty recipes with healthy twists.

5 Tasty Dussehra Recipes With Health Aspects.

Dussehra Special Chitranna :

The famous south Indian Chitranna with brown rice.
Chitranna is prepared in almost all parts of Karnataka, but using brown rice instead of the regular rice makes it rich and healthy.

Main ingredients: brown rice, green chillies, water, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, onion, salt, oil, jeera.

Method of preparation:

1. Take green chillies, onions, ginger, garlic coriander leaves and blend the mixture with a blender.
2. Take a pan, add oil and heat for 2 minutes.
3. Add salt, blended spice mixture to the oil.
4. Add brown rice to the pan.
5. Cook for 10 minutes.

Tips to make this recipe healthy:
– Use coconut oil instead of regular sunflower oil, groundnut oil or other edible oils with high fat content.
– More vegetables can be used to make it healthy.

Health aspect:
Brown Rice is rich with nutrients such as proteins, calcium, thiamine, fiber, potassium. Health and weight control are the health aspects of this recipe.

Special Coconut Kachori:

Dussehra Recipe: Coconut Kachori
Coconut Kachori

Main ingredients: corn flour, boiled potatoes, grated coconut, green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, salt and sugar.

Method of preparation:
1. Mix grated coconut with boiled and mashed potatoes along with salt in a bowl.
2. Make round shaped potato balls using you palm.
3. Stuff green chillies with ginger, coriander leaves, green chillies with potato balls.
4. Roll this potato mixture in corn flour.
5. Fry the potato balls in oil with medium heat until they turn brown.
6. Garnish with coriander leaves and pour some lemon juice on the kachoris.
7. Serve with coconut chutney.

Tips to make this recipe healthy:
– The coconut kachoris can be made with without sugar.
– Use rock salt instead of the regular salt.
– Shallow fry instead of deep frying.

Health Aspect: we’ve included this recipe, as coconut is a healthy food which contains fatty acids that help control and reduce weight.

Paneer Kheer For Dussehra

Dussehra Recipe: Paneer Kheer
Dussehra Recipe: Paneer Kheer

This recipe is a low fat recipe with cardamom, it can be flavoured well to make a perfect Indian Dussehra recipe.

Main Ingredients:
Low Fat Paneer
Low Fat Milk
Ghee
Sugar
Cardamom Powder

Method of Preparation:
1. Heat the milk until it boils well.
2. Leave the milk to cool for a few minutes.
3. Add sugar, cardamom powder to milk.
4. Add grated low-fat paneer to milk and mix well.
5. Keep it in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
6. Serve with cashews.

Tips to make this recipe healthy:
– Use jaggery instead of regular sugar, as jaggery contains nutrients for better digestion.
– Avoid using ghee.
– Make sure to include cardamom powder that will aid in good fat metabolism.

Health Aspects: This recipe uses low-fat milk and low-fat paneer, to stay healthy and to keep you away from all those sweet recipes with high fat and sugar content, during Dussehra. This recipe can be made even more healthy by using a sugar substitute.

Super Quick Vegetable Juice:

Stay away from sweet juices and sip this healthy vegetable juice.

Main ingredients:
Carrot
White Pumpkin
Beet Root
Peeled cucumber
1 Green Chilli
Tomatoes

Method of preparation:
1. Chop the vegetables.
2. Blend all the ingredients in a blender till it gets a fine texture like juice.

Tips to make it this recipe healthier:
Use ginger for better digestion.
Do not use sweeteners as the vegetables contain natural sweet.

Health Aspects:
This particular juice recipe gives you that needed the energy to get you back on track for Dussehra after 9days of fasting of Navratri. As sweet juices are not good for health, this vegetable juice is good for diabetic patients and for all. Vegetables ease metabolism and digestion.

Healthy Dussehra Peanut Ladoo:

Dussehra Recipe: Peanut Ladoo
Dussehra Recipe: Peanut Ladoo

Main Ingredients:
Peanuts – 1 cup
Sugar
Poha
Cashews
Cardamom Powder
Oil

Method of Preparation:
1. Roast the peanuts with or without skin.
2. Mix cardamom powder, jaggery with peanuts and grind.
3. Dry roast poha and mix with the grinded peanut mix.
4. Make a shape of balls with the help of palm.

Tips to make this recipe healthy.

  • – Use jaggery or sugar substitute instead of regular sugar.
    – Avoid using ghee and other fat elements.
    – As peanuts contain oil, additional oil can be avoided to control fat intake.

Health Aspects:

Peanuts are rich with protein that help controlling weight. As sugar and oil can be avoided without affecting the taste, making this recipe super healthy.

Enjoy Dussehra But Stay Healthy. ‘Enjoy Dussehra but make sure you take all the necessary steps to stay healthy’. After all, what you eat is an important step among the other steps. We hope we’ve made it easy for you with the above recipes.

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