5 mouth-watering ways to sort your pregnancy cravings! (Totally eggless to boot!)

Sudden sweet cravings all through pregnancy is a common enough condition. The problem arrives when your gynaecologist advices to concentrate less on sweets and more on folate, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and calcium levels.

Why not marry the two? That’s why have put together these five ingenious recipes that are super high on nutrition and will satisfy your sweet cravings too! So start sweeting right away!

1. Almond and wholewheat laddoos

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients: 
2 cups almonds soaked and ground, ½ cup whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp ghee,½ cup ground sugar, 1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

Method:
Roast the whole wheat flour for a good 7 minutes by constantly rolling it in a non-stick pan. Set it aside. Now roast the almost paste in ghee and after it looks cooked add the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and set it on a wide plate. Add the whole wheat flour and start rolling it with a little ghee smeared on your palm.

2. Beetroot and khoya halwa

Ingredients:
4 beetroots, boiled, peeled and roughly mashed, one cup of khoya-grated, half a cup of ghee, one cup of sugar, pinch or two of green cardamom powder, chopped nuts of your choice

Here’s how to make it:

Cook the beetroot in ghee for about five minutes in a medium flame. Add the grated khoya and sugar and cook for a few minutes more. Now add the nuts (alternately you may also roast the nuts separately in ghee and add them) and a little water. Add the cardamom powder, reduce flame and let it simmer for 1 more minute. Serve your pudding!

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3. Carrot and almond kheer

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups grated carrots, soaked almonds (peeled and made a paste of), 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp cardamom powder, 3 cups of thick milk, 2 tablespoons of ghee.

Method:
Fry the grated carrots in ghee for 5-7 minutes. Now add the milk and cook the carrots in milk by covering the pan firmly with a thick lid. Remember to keep the gas knob as low as it can go. Once the carrots are cooked add the sugar, cardamom powder and almond paste and cook for another five minutes.

4. Saffron scented oats rabadi

Cooking time: 7 minutes.

Ingredients: 
Half a cup of oats, 2 tablespoons of grated khoya, half a cup of thick milk and a little bit more to soak your saffron strands, 2 tablespoons of sugar

How to make your oats rabdi
Heat a non-stick pan and roast the oats on a low heat for few seconds. Now add the milk, sugar and khoya and mix well. In the end add the saffron strands that are soaking in warm milk. Serve hot like a thick porridge.

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5. Coconut and Besan barfi

Cooking time: 25 minutes.

Ingredients:
1 cup gram flour (besan),1 cup grated coconut, 1 cup milk, 2 ½ cup sugar, 1 cup ghee

Method:
Grease a steel plate with ghee and keep it ready. In a thick pan mix the grated coconut, besan, sugar ghee and milk. The mixture becomes lumpy unless you stir continuously, so do mix every one minute. After it comes to a boil, allow it to thicken and leave the sides of the pan. Now quickly transfer from pan to the pre-greased plate. Once semi-cooled cut into shapes and garnish with slivers of almonds.

Try these today and tell us if you liked them!

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