Here’s Why You Must Eat Jaggery In Winter + 7 Best Gur Recipes that can be your guilt-free winter indulgence

Jaggery is a winter-specific food, also known as Gur in Hindi, is one of the best raw sweeteners, which is easily available in the market.

Jaggery can be either enjoyed as a standalone sweet or can also be used to make several mouth-watering desserts.

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Jaggery can be made from various sources such as date palm, the sap of coconut etc but the one made from sugarcane juice is most commonly used in the country. It is made by boiling juice of sugarcane till it solidifies and later put into blocks.

Jaggery benefits

10 Health Benefits of Jaggery (Gur)

1. Rich in iron contents

2. Generates heat inside the body

3. Boosts immunity

4. Prevents constipation

5. Detoxifies body

6. Prevents joint pain

7. Eases menstrual pain

8. Prevents respiratory problems

9. Helps in Weight loss

10. Reduces water retention

Jaggery is a healthier alternative to refined sugar as well.

You can easily ditch white sugar and switch to this yummy sweetener and use it to make tea, laddoos, halwa and various other sweet dishes. Here are some jaggery based desserts that you need to bookmark this winter season.

Fond of having something sweet post-lunch? Just prepare a batch of til gur based deserts and satiate your sugar cravings with a healthy dose of these sweet dishes.

Til Jaggery Laddoo

Easy and healthy recipe of delicious ladoos made with sesame seeds, desiccated coconut, peanuts and jaggery. A very easy recipe and within half an hour the ladoos will be ready. These sesame seeds ladoo make for a good warming sweet snack for the winters helps in keeping the body warm during cold seasons.

Also read: Health benefits of eating sesame during winter

Til ke ladoo

Raggi Jaggery Ladoo

Ladoos are everyone’s favourite and Raggi is also very good for health. Thus they are also known as the powerhouse of nutrition and this ladoo is mostly made in South Indian homes. It is made from Raggi flour mixed with coconut and jaggery in desi ghee with some dry fruits in it. Raggi and coconut are best to have together.

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Coconut Gud Laddoo

Coconut ladoo

Combine the sweetness of gud with the wholesome taste of coconut to prepare the delicious Coconut Gud Laddoo which can also be stored for a few days. For this, you only need to melt the gud in a kadhai on a low flame, keep stirring it and then add grated coconut plus cardamom powder. The quantity of gud should be such that the mixture is sticky enough to be made into balls or laddoos. Take it off the flame and while it’s hot, pick medium-sized portions and start rolling them with your palms which have been greased with a little oil.

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Gur Atte Ka Halwa

Healthy halwa

This halwa is different from the other traditional halwa. It takes less time and less water to make it, jaggery is added to enhance its flavors and texture. For fragrance, cardamom and saffron can be added.

Crepes with Jaggery-Coconut filling (Patishapta)

A mixture made of grated coconut or khoya with jaggery taken and heated on low heat. Cardamom powder is then added for flavour. The second step in this dish is to make the batter from semolina and wheat flour, which is then cooked on a pan like dosa. The mixture is then placed on it and rolled up. This dish is serving with dipping the rolls in condensed milk.

Pancake

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Peanut Chikki

Roasted peanuts are taken and then soaked in jaggery water. This content is then left to dry so that the jaggery gets hard and flat. Chikki is making out of it. A winter dish is good to keep one warm.

Peanuts

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Oat and Muesli balls

In this recipe, muesli and oats are mixed and kept aside. Jaggery is then melted and this melted jaggery is then added to the muesli and oats mixture and allowed to settle down. After some time the content becomes hard they are into balls. These oats are pleasing and a delight to taste.

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Besan ladoo

While these gud recipes with a twist will be enjoyed by everyone, you can also make the classic dishes with gud such as besan gud ladoo, roasted channa chikki, gud besan halwa, gud gulgule and more. To know more about healthy recipes, nutrition tips and all things food, keep reading detoxpri.

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

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