- Celebrate Christmas with these healthy recipes
- They are rich in nutrients and have no refined sugar
- Healthy sugar alternatives such as date syrup and coconut sugar are used
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas! On this very joyful occasion, we can’t help but talk about a few sweet savory dishes, which contain only the right quotient of health and nutrition. In this care, we are helped by none other than actresses and fitness enthusiasts Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who recently shared two of her favorite Christmas recipes in her Insta posts. Baked kalkali and a healthy fruit cake are her two favorite dishes to prepare around Christmas. Let’s see how you can make them, right here.
Christmas 2020: Healthy Shilpe Shetty Kundra Fruit Cake
Christmas celebrations are just incomplete without a cake. And think how you can, making a healthy cake is not child’s play. But don’t worry because Kundra has the perfect solution for that. She shares a recipe for a healthy fruit cake made from whole wheat, which you can get without guilt for special occasions for Christmas.
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To prepare this cake, marinate a variety of nuts and dried fruits in orange juice.
Take a large mixing bowl and sift one cup of whole wheat flour (aata), add one cup of semolina (sooji), ginger powder (1 teaspoon), cinnamon powder (1 teaspoon), baking soda (1 teaspoon) and baking powder 1 teaspoon).
Take a bowl and add one cup of yogurt (an alternative to eggs), date syrups (you can prepare this fresh at home or use the finished version), vegetable oil (100 grams). Mix them all well with a mustache. Add marinated nuts and dried fruits to this mixture. Add your dry ingredients to this mixture and mix well.
Take an aluminum tray. Lubricate it with oil and dust with aatom. Pour the cake mixture into a baking sheet. Drizzle it with chopped almonds and walnuts. Bake it for 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
In the meantime, you can prepare a sauce that will be poured over the cake. Take one cup of strawberry jam without refined sugar. Add 1/2 cup fresh cream and whisk together.
When the cake is done, let it cool a bit. Cut slices of cake and pour over jam sauce.
With ingredients like dates, nuts and dried fruits, this cake can provide you with protein and good fats, and does not contain refined sugar! Isn’t this the perfect way to make your Christmas as merry as possible?
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Christmas 2020: Baked Kalkals
Kundra shares that this recipe makes her very nostalgic. Take her back to her grandmother’s home, where they were always surrounded by Goan’s neighbors. “I have very fond memories of making calcales with them, for Christmas,” she says in a YouTube video.
To prepare these kalkala, Kundra uses one cup of wheat flour (aata), instead of maida or multipurpose flour. Add 3 tablespoons of fried semolina (sooji); 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional); 5 tablespoons coconut sugar, 4 tablespoons ghee and 1/4 cup milk. Mix all the ingredients and knead the dough well.
While wheat flour will provide you with a good amount of fiber, milk calcium, vitamin b12 and riboflavin; coconut sugar has a low fructose level and a low glycemic index. Ghee is one of the healthiest sources of good fats, which nutritionists recommend to be a part of your daily diet.
Take small pieces of dough, place it on the back of a fork, spread out and twist. Make a few pieces like this. Preheat the oven for 15 minutes and bake the calcaneus at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
According to Kundra, this delicious snack can help you feel energetic, maintain a healthy colon and facilitate good bone health. You can store them in an airtight container for about 15 days. They are perfect for serving on Christmas, and can also be a good tea snack!
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Merry Christmas to all our readers!
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