One of the holiest days in the Muslim calendar - Eid al-Adha is here which will be celebrated on 1st August, 2020 in India and on 31st July, 2020 all over the world. Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakrid, is traditionally known as the festival of sacrifice or literally translates to 'Feast of the Sacrifice' and is one of the two most sacred festivals with the other being Eid ul-Fitr. Bakrid festival is celebrated to honour the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his own son in devotion to God upon which God placed a lamb's head in place of his son's head, thereby, sparing the child's life. This divine intervention by God is commemorated by many Muslim families by sacrificing a male goat on the day. It is then then divided into three parts, one is gifted to friends and relatives, other is given to the poor and needy and the third part is feasted upon by the family.
Since the festival is all about sharing food and happiness, families and friends get together and share home-cooked food with each other as part of the tradition. From delectable mutton curries, raan and gosht to biryani and kebabs, you name a hearty dish like these and you'll have it on the table. And it doesn't just stop there; is there any celebration without something sweet to finish off with?! Decadent sewaiyan to irresistible phirni and crumbly barfis, there is an array of such mouth-watering Eid sweets that are prepared for the festive spread.
With so much feasting all day long and ending it too with multiple sweet treats, you might start to feel guilty for indulging too much. But what if we say you can binge more on those sweet treats and not even feel guilty? Yes, you read that right. We've got you covered with some of the most delicious sweets that are absolutely sugar free and you can easily prepare them at home. So go on and simply enjoy the festivities with our five best sugar-free sweets.
Here's A List Of 5 Best Sugar Free Sweets You Can Have This Bakrid (Eid Al-Adha):
One of the easiest and quickest sugar free sweets of all, grilled almond barfi is made with just three ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! Grated khoya and roasted crushed almonds cooked together in an oven with caramelised sugar free substitute sprinkled on top. It is an ideal sweet to serve on festivals and special occasions.
Packed with the goodness of chopped mixed nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios and figs along with mawa, dehydrated fruits, cardamom and nutmeg, faldhari badaam barfi is the perfect sweet for those who wants to steer away from sugar yet don't want to miss out indulging on the festival.
3. Khaas Malpoi
A fusion dish where carrot halwa is stuffed in crepes and served on a bed of rabdi topped with pista and almonds. This dish has three desserts rolled into one and all three are sugar free. Carrot halwa has just milk, carrot, mawa, pista, cardamom cooked in ghee, crepes made with milk, flour, mawa, aniseed and cardamom and the last is saffron rabdi that too is made without any sugar.
4. Oats Kheer
A perfect combination of healthy and tasty and completely devoid of sugar, oats kheer has the sheer goodness of oats along with dry fruits and nuts such as dates, raisins and almonds. Roasted oats are cooked with these along with cardamom and topped with fruits of your choice. You may or may not add sugar to this dessert depending upon your preference.
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How can one conclude Eid feast without having phirni, right? Here is a luscious and absolutely delicious phirni recipe that has the flavour of both rose and pista. Made with rice, milk, elaichi and the goodness of almonds, pista and rose, this sugar free dessert is a real crowd pleaser!
Soak in the Eid festivities with these scrumptious sugar free sweets at home and let us know your favourite one in the comments section below.
Happy Eid-al-Adha 2020!
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.