Diwali 2020: The pandemic has transformed the way we celebrate major festivals. Large crowds and family gatherings are a strict no-no, as people are extending virtual greetings to friends and relatives. However, this does not mean that we cannot have our share of festive fun! There are a plethora of sweet recipes that can be made to celebrate Diwali; however, all of them may not be healthy. Shilpa Shetty has the perfect Poha Laddoo recipe which you can binge on without loading up on calories.
Poha Laddoo is a healthy spin on the traditional Laddoo recipe. The main ingredient which forms the base of the laddoo is Poha or flattened rice. Take a look at the recipe video that Shilpa Shetty shared on her Instagram handle:
“It’s an unusual festive season with social distancing, masks, and sanitizing protocols to be followed. Not to forget that tending to our immunity is paramount. But, that doesn’t mean that one can’t gorge on some delicious laddoos during Diwali. Presenting to you: ‘Poha Laddoos’! These are loaded with iron, are gluten free, have NO refined sugar, and taste just as divine! USP: Super quick & really easy to make,” wrote Shilpa Shetty in the caption of her post. She further extended heartfelt greetings on the occasion of Diwali and New Year.
In the recipe video, Shilpa Shetty used flattened rice or Poha to make the Poha Laddoo. She roasted the Poha for a while, thus making it slightly brown in colour. Other ingredients included roasted desiccated coconut, jaggery or gur, raisins, almond meal, flaxseed powder and ghee. All the ingredients were ground and put together to form a dough which were then used to form yummy laddoos.
So, indulge your sweet tooth this Diwali without a side of guilt, and try Shilpa Shetty’s amazing and healthy Poha laddoo recipe!
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