Sugar-Free Janmashtami Sweets: Try Paneer Kheer and Sattu Laddoo Recipes

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Janmashtami sweet

Janmashtami, the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna, is a joyous occasion celebrated with devotion and joy across India. Sweets and treats play an integral role in these festivities, but sugar-free alternatives are a great option for those who want to enjoy without guilt. In this blog post, we bring two delicious sugar-free Janmashtami sweets recipes: Paneer Kheer and Sattu Ladoo. These dishes respect tradition and cater to those seeking healthier options without compromising on taste. Let us celebrate this auspicious occasion with great enthusiasm.

 

Paneer Kheer Recipe

Paneer Kheer

Paneer kheer is a creamy, rich dessert loved by people of all ages. Traditionally, kheer is made with rice, Milk, and sugar, but our sugar-free version replaces sugar with a natural sweetener for a guilt-free treat.

Ingredients:

  1. 200g Paneer (cottage cheese), crumbled
  2. 500ml Milk (you can use low-fat or almond Milk for a healthier option)
  3. 1/4 cup Stevia or Erythritol (sugar substitute)
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  5. Saffron strands (soaked in 2 tablespoons heated Milk) 1/4 teaspoon
  6. 1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios, cashews)
  7. One tablespoon of Ghee (clarified butter)

Instructions:

  1. Heat the Ghee in a pan and lightly sauté the crumbled paneer until golden brown. Set it aside.
  2. In a separate pot, boil the Milk and let it simmer until it reduces to half its original quantity, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  3. Add the cooked paneer to the Milk and cook on low heat, stirring gently.
  4. Add the sugar substitute (stevia or erythritol) and mix well. Adjust the sweetness to your liking.
  5. Add the cardamom powder and saffron-soaked Milk to the mixture. This will infuse the kheer with a delightful aroma and color.
  6. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until the kheer thickens to your desired consistency.
  7. Remove from heat and let it cool. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
  8. Garnish with chopped nuts and saffron strands before serving. Your sugar-free paneer kheer is ready to delight your taste buds! 

Sattu Laddoo Recipe

Sattu Laddoo

Sattu laddoos, a beloved Janmashtami sweets, are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious and energizing. Traditionally, these laddoos are crafted from roasted gram flour and sweetened with jaggery. However, in this recipe, we’ll show you how to prepare a guilt-free, sugar-free version using natural sweeteners, allowing you to indulge in the festive spirit while prioritizing your health.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup Sattu (roasted gram flour)
  2. 1/4 cup Almond flour
  3. 1/4 cup Stevia or Erythritol (sugar substitute)
  4. Two tablespoons Ghee (clarified butter)
  5. 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  6. A handful of chopped nuts (cashews, almonds, and pistachios)

Instructions:

  1. In a pan, heat the Ghee and add the sattu. Roast it on low heat until it turns aromatic and slightly darker in color. This should take about 8-10 minutes. Be sure to stir continuously to prevent burning.
  2. Remove the roasted sattu from the heat and let it cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, add the almond flour, sugar substitute (stevia or erythritol), cardamom powder, and chopped nuts to the sattu. Mix everything thoroughly.
  4. Shape small portions of the mixture into laddoos by rolling them between your palms. You can adjust the size according to your preference.
  5. Repeat the process until all the mixture is used up, and you have a batch of delicious sugar-free sattu laddoos.

This Janmashtami, savor the festivities with a healthy twist by indulging in sugar-free, delicious, and nutritious sweets. These sugar-free Paneer Kheer and Sattu Laddoos offer a guilt-free way to celebrate Lord Krishna’s birth while honoring tradition. Natural sweeteners like stevia or erythritol allow you to enjoy the sweetness without compromising your health goals.