Yeah yeah – I know! Diwali is not the time for thinking ‘healthy’ or doing kanjoosi with ghee, sugar and oil. But when I think of the 500 crunches I am made to do each morn, I automatically say – thanks but no thanks. And luckily I have no sweet tooth. For all the ghee-sugar lovers, there are more goodies coming in the final Diwali Blogging – III. I know you’ll love them. But think of the diabetics, people struggling to lose weight and yet doing their bit to enjoy Diwali – and you’ll love these baked Karanjis too. It’s not my brainwave. It’s Sanjeev Kapoor’s. Atleast it was telecast in his program Khana Khazana – one of the longest running series in the history of Indian television.
This recipe allows a lot of variation. While the original was stuffed with pistachios, cashews, figs and dates – I used only dried figs, dates and raisins sprinkled with cardamom powder. This is a no sugar recipe but there is plenty of natural sugar to keep you happy.
I have pasted the recipe from the source – i.e. http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com.
Pictures are mine though 🙂
Type: Modified Indian dessert, Sugar-free dessert, Diabetic recipe
Time taken: Around one hour – when made without mould
Makes 10 pieces