With October approaching, we are coming close to the festive season. During this time, we start preparing ourselves for celebrations that come with a need to prepare various mouth-watering festive delicacies at home which are to be relished and enjoyed. One of the integral parts of the festive celebration is the delectable food and goodies prepared especially for these festivals. Almonds, crunchy walnuts, cashews, pistachios place the mood of the occasion. Dry fruits and nuts are important inclusions for festive recipes and cannot be left out during the preparation of these dishes.
Dried fruits and nuts are demanded in abundance during the festive season not only for recipes but also for gifting loved ones health and happiness. A hamper full of dry fruits like walnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews and other exotic nuts is an important part of the tradition during the festive season. These dry fruits are connected with an emotional connection with celebration, happiness, and luck while people are also of the belief that nuts make for the perfect gift as they are healthy and can be used in different recipes during the festive season. They are rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and have no added sugar or preservatives. They are also good for the heart, help relieve hypertension and aid in weight loss. Additionally, nuts that take time to digest keep you full for longer. Due to their properties and nutritional value, dry fruits are used in abundance in many festive recipes. They are a great ingredient as they prove to be better substituted for sweets fulfilling all your festive cravings.
Here are 5 dry fruits to include in your festive Recipes:
Almonds are one of the most demanded nuts which people often use in Indian desserts such as Kher, Badam barfi, Badam Katli and Badam Ka Halwa during the festive seasons. Traditionally almonds are used to increase memory. People often soak them in water and keep them overnight and eat them in the morning. One can also use almonds in the making of almond milk, Badam payasam and Badam Ladoo.
Many people eat cashews daily without understanding their health benefits. Cashews are a wonderful source of healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated varieties. They are the most satisfying as a snack or topping. Cashews can be eaten fried, roasted, and in the form of ingredients in sweets.
The most famous festive sweets made of cashews are Kaju Katli, Kaju Barfi, Kaju Halwa and more making these nuts a much-loved ingredient during the festive season.
Pistachios are the seeds of the pistachio tree. They’re usually green and slightly sweet. Pistachios are fun nuts and are used to add a crunch to sweets. The most famous pistachio sweets are pistachio barfi and pistachio halwa. Pistachios are one of the famous and loved snacks.
Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals — and that’s just the beginning of how they may support your health. The most famous sweets made with walnut are walnut barfi, bubka, walnut tart, walnut katli, walnut churma walnut fudge, walnut milk cake and walnut ladoo.
Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, which is grown in many tropical regions of the world. Dates have become quite popular in recent years and are often used as festive desserts. The major benefits of dates are that they aid in weight loss and promote brain health and are high in disease-fighting antioxidants. The famous sweets made from dates are Khajoor ki barfi, stuffed medjool dates and khajoor ladoo.
Include all the above mentioned dry fruits in your festive recipes to get the best of health and happiness this festive season. Order yours today from Happilo.