Diwali is around the corner and, the cities, towns, and villages around the country are lighting up with luminance and joy. It is the festival of lights where we celebrate the victory of good over evil by lighting up our houses and streets and sharing sweets and happiness with friends and family. Diwali is the festival of merry making accompanied by food and beautiful lights. It also involves the tradition of inviting our loved ones over to celebrate the festival with us or visiting someone else’s house to celebrate the festival with them. Visiting our loved ones’ home empty handed in a festive season doesn’t look right. We must carry gifts to celebrate the festival together and remind them how special they are to us and how happy it makes us be there to spend time with them during such a special occasion. There are probably a thousand things that could be a potential gift option for your sweet ones on Diwali. However, sweets are generally the most preferred because of their easy availability, and of course, due to their popularity. Sweets are a part of Indian culture where it’s like a synonym of celebration. At the same time, several ingredients with which sweets are made; one of the best and healthy options are sweets made of Jaggery. This healthy sweetener has off late become popular because of its numerous health benefits and is slowly replacing sugar in India and abroad. And that’s what makes Jaggery made sweets a great Diwali gift this season. If you are still not convinced,
here are some more reasons for why you must not miss out on sweets made using Jaggery:
It’s super tasty
Mostly, Jaggery is made from sugarcane juice. The unique flavour of sugarcane is mouth-watering and, almost everyone loves to drink it. So, after processing the sugarcane juice, the solid Jaggery blocks can be consumed raw or used to prepare sweets or various other beverages.
Jaggery offers several benefits to consumers. It’s known to have the ability to activate digestive enzymes which in turn speeds up the process of digestion, regulates sudden blood sugar elevation, aids in health issues such as dry cough, cold, and anaemia.
It can be made flavourful
Jaggery can be made flavourful by adding various edible items such as Cardamom, Ginger, Carom Seeds, etc. Such flavoured Jaggery products are healthy yet bring a different taste altogether for the Jaggery lovers. In short, Jaggery allows you to create new and innovative items to fill your plate with happiness. Confused about what Sweets to prepare this Diwali? With Jaggery and Indian creativity, there are so many recipes and foods we can make any enjoy eating.
Here are some of the best Diwali special Jaggery items:
These sweet balls are made of sesame seeds, peanuts, desiccated coconut, and Jaggery. These are healthy and tasty at the same time. The warmth of this sweet in the cold weather of Diwali is overwhelming.
It is a sweet fritter made with banana, rice, coconut, few spices, and Jaggery. The origin of this sweet is Kerala. This sweet can be served as prasad during Diwali pooja as well.
This item is typically made of a paste of roasted peanuts and Jaggery. It is a great snack and, you can preserve it for days. This item is so tasty that it’s hard to resist from eating and clearing an entire jar in a go.
Narkel Naru or coconut laddoos is a traditional Bengali cuisine. This item is prepared for the special occasion of Laxmi Puja & Durga Puja, but the sweet continues to pass on till Diwali. Narkel Naru makes an ideal snack and dessert for people during the festive season. This sweet is usually made of desiccated coconut and Jaggery. However, there are other variants of this delectable dessert that are made using flavoured Jaggery.
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It is another Bengali food made for almost every occasion, including Diwali. This mouth-watering kheer is made from rice, milk, and Jaggery and a favourite in almost every Bengali household. Jaggery, with its natural minerals and zero chemicals, is a wonderful alternative to processed sugar. Do not let this festival season take a toll on your health. Offer your guests healthy sweets made using Jaggery. And, why not gift the same to your loved ones? Along with the regular Jaggery, Bebe Foods is available in a variety of flavours to choose from and prepare healthy sweets for yourself and your loved ones. Bebe products are delivered pan India via online delivery partners like Amazon, Flipkart and Paytm. May this festival bring wellness and joy to your family this festive season!