By Nmami Agarwal
We totally sympathise with people who are not able to eat the sweet delicacies that the festive season offers and hence, we have come up with this recipe which is the absolute example of healthy and sweet. Who said healthy and sweet can never go hand-in -hand? Til Bugga is a sweet prepared mainly during Lohri festival with sesame seeds, milk and sugar and we are here with a better and healthy version of the recipe!
Sesame seeds are rich in nutrients like iron, calcium and magnesium. They are good for digestion, improve metabolism and also control diabetes. A healthy alternative to normal milk can be almond milk which is low in calories as compared to the normal one. Sugar can be replaced by coconut sugar and jaggery. Coconut sugar contains fibre, antioxidants and minerals while jaggery is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
- 10 gm of sesame seeds
- 20 ml of almond milk
- 7 gm of coconut sugar
- 2 chopped almonds and cashews
- Little Ghee just for greasing
Calories: 96 Kcal
Proteins: 4.9 gm
Fats: 4.3 gm
Carbs: 11.1 gm
- Roast sesame seeds for good 10 minutes until they turn soft brown. Coarsely grind them.
- Take almond milk in a pan and boil until the consistency becomes thick.
- In a separate pan, heat coconut sugar and jaggery with some water until one wire consistency is formed. You can check that with your fingers.
- Now, add sesame seeds to the syrup and mix well. Add dry fruits and thickened almond milk.
- Grease a plate with some ghee and spread the mixture evenly on the plate.
- Keep it in the fridge and once it settles, cut that into the desired shapes and sizes.
- Sprinkle some more sesame seeds for garnishing. Enjoy!
Over to you
Although, this is a healthier version of the traditional recipe, it must be taken in moderation due to the fact that it’s actually sweet and somewhere or the other you are taking some calories into your body. You can have this during the festive season and give your heart a healthy satisfaction!
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