Festival season had begun and Diwali is round the corner, most of us are busy with cleaning, shopping, decorating houses and making sweets. Well honestly nothing can beat the homemade sweets and Diwali is one festival where we all wait the whole year to enjoy the home made sweets. Being with family is the best feel one can ever get; you laugh, talk, eat and make memories together.
Since I have been living away from my family for years now, Diwali is the time when all of us gather at Mom Dad’s house. Enjoying home cooked meals with entire family is simply out of the world. Food with rich earthy flavors, fresh vegetables with Maa’s magical hands. My maa is fond of making sweets, though she doesn’t eat much of them, but she loves to feed people around with great food and sweets. Her signature dessert is Gulab Jamun, she makes the world’s best Gulab Jamun on earth. Every year we gather at home to have all these home cooked sweets and yummy food cooked by Mom.
Before I go on a holiday and get busy with festival and family, I thought of sharing a sweet dish with all my friends here. This dessert is packed with health and taste at the same time. This Sugarfree Almond Pudding with Barnyard Millet is something you can indulge into without feeling guilty. Cooked with skimmed and almond milk, this pudding is rich with flavors and health in every bite. This pudding is best for weight watchers with Almond milk contains only 60 calories and skimmed just 80. Barnyard Millet on the other hand is a healthy cereal high in fiber content, phosphorous and calcium.
The whole process of making this pudding is festive, you feel like a rich feast is getting cooked at your house. You will fall in love with the aroma of cardamom when cooked in desi ghee with Barnyard Millet. Milk is reduced to a thick rabri, I have added some rolled oats as well to give my pudding a bit sticky texture as barnyard millet is dry in nature. Here I have used sugar free, you can use regular sugar with milk made to make it more rich and gooey. Top this pudding with roasted almond to get that extra crunch and nutty flavor.
Don’t wait! This Diwali treat your family with a healthy and flavorsome dessert, I bet you will love this dessert.
Have a happy and foodie Diwali!
- Prep time: 00 Hrs 15 Mins
- Cooking time: 00 Hrs 45 Mins
- Serves: 6 Person(s)
- Category: Veg
- Cuisine Type: Homestyle, Indian
- Good for: Dessert
Ingredients & Quantity
- ½ litre skimmed milk
- 250 ml almond milk
- 1 cup Barnyard millet
- 2 tbs rolled oats
- ½ tbs desi ghee
- 3-4 cardamom powder
- 8-10 Almonds
- 2-3 drops of almond essence
- 3 sachet of stevia (You can add 3 tbs of sugar)
- 1 tbs milkmaid (Optional)
How to cook?
- Take a medium pot, heat Desi ghee
- Now add cardamom powder
- Immediately put washed Barnyard millet
- Sauté for 2-5 mins
- Now add skimmed milk and cooking till the millet soften like rice
- Add almond milk to it
- Now add sugar free and cook till milk get reduced to half, the process will take 30-45 mins approx.
- Finally add milkmaid.
- Now chop the almonds into flakes and roast with 2-3 drops of ghee.
- Pour the mixture in shot glasses and top with roasted almond
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hrs
- Serve chilled.