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This Navratri, feast on kachoris & halwas the healthy way with these easy-to-make recipes

Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar shares easy-to-make recipes of popular Navratri treats.

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Oct 01, 2019, 06.04 PM IST
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Navratri is all about feasting on sweet and crispy treats. When the fasting is done, all that one can think of is a plateful of kachoris and mouthwatering halwas. However, little do we realise how the excess sweet and fat content can affect health.

This festive season, celebrity chef Ranveer Brar shares easy-to-make recipes of popular Navratri treats with a healthy twist.

Beetroot kachori

Beetroot Kachori

Refined flour: 1 cup
Semolina: 1/2 cup
Desi ghee: 3 tbsp
Beetroot puree: 1/2 cup
Honey: 1 tbsp
Large gulab jamun: 4-5
Oil, for frying
Cardamom powder: 1 tsp

- In mixing bowl, add refined flour, semolina, ghee and mix well.
- Add beetroot puree, honey and start kneading into dough.
- Divide the dough into equal portions and make smooth round ball.
- Crumble the gulab jamun in medium large chunks.
- Stuff gulab jamun in the prepared dough balls and smooth it out.
- Deep fry the kachories in oil, on medium heat till nice and crisp.
- Remove on kitchen towel and drain the excess oil.
- Sprinkle cardamom powder over the kachories and serve hot.

Apple Halwa

Apple Halwa

Large apples: 5
Desi ghee: 2 tbsp
Khoya: 3 tbsp
Milk: 3 tbsp
Sugar: 4 tbsp (more or less depending on the sweetness of apples)
Cinnamon powder: 1 tsp
Chopped almonds: 10
Chopped pistachios: 10

- Core the apples and grate them.
- Heat ghee in a kadai on medium flame.
- Add apples and cook till they are soft, for about 6-7 minutes.
- When they turn brown, add milk and cook on low flame for 10 minutes while stirring.
- Add khoya and sugar when the moisture is evaporated, cook for 5 minutes.
- Add cinnamon powder, cook again for 2 minutes.
- Add almonds and pistachios. Switch off the flame.
- Serve warm or cool.

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(Courtesy: Chef Ranveer Brar is the Brand Ambassador of Parag Milk Foods)
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