Can you imagine going for a dinner where there are no desserts? Or, eating at a restaurant with nothing sweet to complete your meal? Of course, not! Desserts are one part of the meal that no one can resist. And, we never need a reason to bite into a decadent sweet treat. While we love to gorge on our favourite desserts, some refined ingredients in them might affect our health adversely. Refined flour (maida), the most processed form of wheat, is used in most desserts and is considered relatively unhealthy. This is mainly because all the nutritious elements of wheat have been removed in the final product. But, we have an alternative to maida that is better and healthier, and that is - aata or whole wheat flour.
Atta is considered nutritious since it is less processed and retains most of the nutrients. Whole wheat is a rich source of dietary fibre and protein, which are essential macro-nutrients required for a healthy body. Foods rich in dietary fibre are good for the gut and may also help reduce the risk of a number of diseases including heart diseases, diabetes, etc. Aata, thus, makes for a great ingredient to prepare healthier desserts. Here we have 5 best Indian aata-based desserts to prepare at home and gorge on them, guilt-free!
5 Best Atta-Based Indian Desserts You Can Try At Home:
1. Atta Ladoo
Who doesn't love biting into a round, sweet little delight of ladoo? Be it a festival, puja or just about any celebratory occasion, ladoo cuts for the most popular option to prepare in every Indian household. Here is an easy atta ladoo recipe to prepare at home, which is packed with the richness of raisins, sultanas, almonds and makhanas.
2. Atta Halwa
Decadent halwa is a sure-shot way to satiate your sweet cravings. Just four ingredients and 30 minutes of time, and you'll have an ambrosial treat to relish. You don't need any special occasion; gorge on this atta dessert any time you want.
Another ladoo that is simply perfect for any occasion! Loaded with semolina (suji), chickpea flour (besan), whole wheat flour (atta), cardamom and almonds; this suji besan atta ladoo is a delicious sweet to prepare at home.
A winter favourite, panjiri is a fried, dry and sweet snack made from whole wheat flour, sugar and ghee and packed with dried fruits, nuts and at times edible gum or gond. It is also offered as prasad during puja in many Indian households besides being relished on winter mornings and evenings to ward off cold and bolster immunity, since it produces heat in the body.
If you love panjiri, you will absolutely love this ladoo! Aata, suji, makhana, coconut and loads of nuts make this a delicious pick to prepare at home.
These atta-based Indian desserts are sure to impress your taste buds. Prepare these at home and let us know your favourite one in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.