Oats Date Dry Fruits Modak / Sugar Free Modak

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Oats date dry fruits modak. Not authentic but a super healthy sweet for health conscious people. Sugar free and low calorie delicious modak made with reduced skimmed milk, oats, dates and dry fruits. Sweetened with natural sweetener dates and raisins only. A healthy treat for kids and adults both.

You can make modak by using modak mould or shape with your hand or make barfi or fudge. I have made modak using modak mould. You can easily shape them into modak with your hands. And used my sandesh mould to shape remaining mixture.

Earlier shared three more modak recipes.

Stuffed chocolate modak

Quick dry fruit coconut modak

Gulkand stuffed chocolate modak

I have used gluten free oats to make these modak. Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. Many studies have shown that the beta-glucan fiber in oats is effective at Oats are an incredibly nutritious food packed with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. In addition, they’re high in fiber and protein compared to other grains. Oats contain some unique components — in particular, the soluble fiber beta-glucan and antioxidants called avenanthramides. Benefits include lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, protection against skin irritation and reduced constipation. In addition, they are very filling and have many properties that should make them a weight loss friendly food. At the end of the day, oats are among the healthiest foods you can eat. To read more benefits of oats click here.

Earlier shared some oats recipes on this blog. Get the recipes here.

Modak sweetened with dates.

Dates boast an impressive nutrient profile but are quite sweet. Yet, they’re packed with fiber, which helps your body absorb its sugars more slowly. When eaten in moderation, they’re a safe and healthy choice for people with diabetes. Source

According to experts, diabetics can also benefit from the high fiber content of dates. It is okay to eat 2-3 dates a day for diabetics so long as they exercise caution and maintain healthy eating habits overall. Source

So diabetic people can also enjoy these modak but in moderation. You may like some more recipes with dates on this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.

1. Sugar free carrot cake

2. Sugar free carrot bottle gourd fudge or barfi

3. Sugar free mawa nariyal peda

4. Sugar free sheer khurma or vermicelli pudding

5. Sugar free date sandesh

6. Sugar free mango coconut laddu

7. Date walnut fudge or barfi

8. Sugar free low calorie gajar halwa

9. Date walnut muffins

10. Vegan smoothie bowl

11. Date oats cookies

12. Watermelon date tulsi almond smoothie

Sending this post to 261 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Milky Way suggested by Swaty Malik who blog at Food Trails. Swaty suggested to share recipes with any form of milk. I am sharing a recipe with khoya/mawa or reduced milk. Swaty has a wonderful blog with many mouthwatering and healthy recipes. You will definitely love her Ganesh Chaturthi special recipes. And I also bookmarked her super healthy Oats jaggery laddu to try. Do visit her space for many more recipes.

I have used almond, cashew nuts and raisins but you can use any dry fruits of your choice. You can also stuff the modak with chopped dry fruits. If you want your modak more sweet add 5-6 dates and 2 tablespoon more raisins. We like mild sweetness so its perfectly sweet for me. Soak the dates and raisins in hot milk or boil with milk and you have to dry roast the oats and dry fruits only. Blend or grind everything and saute the mixture for few minutes. Let it cool down and shape them into modak, laddu or use any mould of your choice. Or you can spread the mixture on a greased plate when hot, level with a spatula, let it cool down and cut into your desired shape to make barfi or fudge. I have made some modak using modak mould and used my sandesh mould to shape remaining mixture.

Recipe

Rolled Oats – 1 cup

Almond – 1/4 cup

Cashew nuts – 2 tablespoon

Dates – 3/4 cup, pitted and chopped

Raisins – 2 tablespoon

Milk – 1/4 cup

Khoya/mawa or reduced milk – 3/4 cup

Desiccated coconut – 1/2 cup

Green cardamom – 3 – 4

Rose essence – 1/4 teaspoon

Method

1. In a pan heat 1/4 cup milk with pitted and chopped dates and raisins. When milk starts to boil switch off the heat and keep aside to cool down.

2. Dry roast the almond and cashew nuts for 2 – 3 minutes. Nuts shouldn’t be burned.

3. In a pan dry roast the oats till light brown. Transfer the roasted oats on a plate and let it cool down.

4. Take out the seeds of the cardamom. I have small sized cardamom so used 4. Add the seeds in boiled milk date raisin mixture. Don’t discard the peel. You can add these in tea for lovely flavour.

5. Grind roasted almonds and cashew nuts into a fine powder.

6. Grind roasted oats and keep aside.

7. Now blend milk soaked dates and raisins with cardamom seeds in your mixer grinder or food processor. Add khoya/mawa or reduced milk. I have used homemade khoya or mawa. Get the recipe here. Add 2-3 tablespoon milk for easy blending. Blend everything well till smooth.

8. Heat a heavy bottom or nonstick pan. Add blended milk mixed date, raisins, cardamom seeds and desiccated coconut. Saute for 2 minutes. You can also grind or blend the desiccated coconut with dates, I didn’t.

9. Add ground oats, almonds and cashew nuts. Mix well. Keep stirring. Cook till mixture comes together and becomes like a dough. Remove from heat and let it cool down.

10. Mash the mixture well to make smooth. Make balls and shape them using modak moulds or shape with your hands. Or you can make laddu or use any moulds. Or spread the mixture on a greased plate when hot. Level with a spatula or spoon and cut into your desired shape when cool to make barfi or fudge. I have made some modak and shaped remaining dough with my sandesh mould.

11. Sprinkle desiccated coconut over the modak. This step is optional. Your delicious nutritious and aromatic modak is ready to serve.

Stay happy stay healthy stay safe!

Notes

1. If you want your modak more sweet use 5-6 dates and 2 tablespoon more raisins.

2. You can stuff the modak with chopped dry fruits.

3. Pistachio or any dry fruits can be used with almond, raisins and cashew nuts.

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Lockdown Recipes/ Recipes With Limited Ingredients

Lockdown recipes or recipes with limited resources. Without lockdown it may be difficult to prevent infections from spreading. So please stay home stay safe 🙏

During lockdown we have to cook with whatever we have in our pantry. We people of Uttar Pradesh, India are lucky enough that we are getting all the vegetables at our doorstep. Thanks to our Chief Minister for the proper arrangement. But if you don’t have fresh vegetables then you can use different types of pulses or dal, chana or chickpeas and rajma, potatoes, tomatoes, onion or frozen corn, green peas, eggs etc. You can make paneer or cottage cheese if you have milk. Get the recipe to make paneer or cottage cheese here.

Cook something delicious for your family and enjoy the time with them. These days will pass and everything will be fine again. Just be careful and take care of yourself. Here are some recipes with pulses, rice and potatoes for your convenience. Check whatever you have in your pantry.

Recipes with lentil

1. Yellow and red lentil cutlets

2. Dal rasam

3. Dal corn paneer pakoda

4. Dal makhani

5. Goan dal curry

6. Dal kanda or dry chana dal fry

7. Black chickpea curry

8. Beetroot dal

9. Red lentil

10. Dal palak

11. Red lentil fritters in gravy

12. Sprouts sundal

13. Egg dal tadka

14. Green moong uttapam

15. Kidney beans spinach Kabab

16. Green lentil soup

17. Green gram Kabab

18. Red lentil soup

19. Lentil lemon soup

20. Lentil fritters

21. Sprouts and oats pan fried cutlets

22. Lentil patties in mustard gravy

23. Mangodi

24. Green gram carrot spinach soup

25. Oats soya green gram toast

26. Chana madra

Recipes with potatoes

1. Spicy potatoes with tamarind

2. Cilantro or coriander red potatoes

3. Potato with green peas

4. Dahi aloo or potato in yogurt gravy

5. Grilled potatoes

6. Potato curry with kachodi

7. Batata bhaji or Maharashtrian dry potatoes

8. Dum aloo

9. Peanut potatoes

10. Chickpeas potato dry curry

11. Potato pie

12. Potatoes with nigella seed and tomato

13. Savoury potato cake

14. Potato barnyard millet cutlets

15. Stuffed potatoes

16. Aloo chop or potato fritters

17. Masala aloo or spicy potato

18. No onion garlic potato curry

19. Aloo ke gutke

20. Matar nimona

21. Panch phoran tarkari

22. Kashmiri dum aloo

23. Aloo kabli or chaat

24. Aloo kofta curry

25. Luchi dum aloo

26. Aloo paneer

Chana madra

Recipes with rice

1. Korean rice or egg fried rice

2. Chutney pulao

3. Spanish moulded rice

4. Mint rice

5. Beetroot rice and raita

6. Mexican rice

7. Carrot rice

8. Tricolour rice

9. Mexican green rice

10. Rice kheer or pudding

11. Corn peas barista fried rice or pulao

Select any recipe according to the availability of ingredients. Or tell what ingredient you have, I will give you the recipe with whatever you have. Hope it helps. Everyone stay safe stay healthy.

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