Sugar free mawa/khoya nariyal khajur peda or milk solid/dried milk date and coconut peda.
No sugar added sweetened with dates and coconut and flavoured with cardamom and rose. Sounds healthy and yummy isn’t it 😊
I have made 13 small sized peda and used 1/2 cup of chopped dates to sweetened it.
Dates are one of the most commonly eaten foods in the Middle East. Their amazing nutritional qualities and health benefits are well known to people across the globe. The date palm is called “The Tree of Life” because of the long shelf life and rich nutritional profile of its fruits.
Apart from containing a high amount of fructose, they also contain an opulence of fiber and nutrients like vitamins A, K, and B-complex, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. The presence of these nutrients in dates helps prevent constipation, heart diseases, intestinal problems, anemia, and diarrhea, among other conditions.
A study done in 2011, published in the Nutrition Journal, was carried out to find the glycemic indices of five varieties of dates. It showed that when diabetics consumed dates, their postprandial glucose levels did not skyrocket. It also showed that dates could offer potential benefits for diabetic patients when consumed in moderation along with a healthy balanced diet.
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One small piece is sufficient to satisfy your sweet tooth. I have used homemade khoya or milk solid in it. You can use store bought. But homemade is always better.
Get the recipe of milk solid or mawa/khoya here.
You need only milk solid or khoya, date and coconut with cardamom and rose water or essence to make these delicious sweets.
Khoya – 1 heaped cup
Dates – 1 /2 cup, chopped
Chopped or grated coconut – 1 heaped cup
Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Rose water or essence – 1/4 teaspoon
1. Soak dates in hot water. Use water just to soak the dates, not use too much water.
2. Grind the dates. Use the water we used to soak date for easy grinding.
Make a paste and add coconut in the grinder.
3. Grind again and make a smooth paste.
Add khoya or milk solid in it. Blend to make a smooth mixture.
4. Heat a nonstick or heavy bottom pan. Add the ground mixture.
Cook on low flame. Stir continuously.
5. When the mixture dried up and become a dough like consistency remove from heat.
6. Add cardamom powder and rose water or essence.
7. Grease a mould with ghee/clarified butter or oil. And shape all the peda. If you don’t have mould shape them with your palm. Make small round ball and flatten with your palm. You can place an almond in the middle.
Enjoy the delicious lightly sweetened peda without any guilt.
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