Healthy Desserts Recipes for Festival Season

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The month of October Starts with Festivals and Holidays with Added Online Festival Sales from Global and Indian Brands. Indian Festivals are known for Brightness, Colourfulness, Loudness, and Sweetness. Our Changing Lifestyle and Worklife habits always searching for Better Healthy Desserts and Recipes.

For This Festival Season, ChaaiCoffee reached out to Mumbai Based well know Dietitian Manoli Mehta of Tattvum 

for Healthy Desserts and their Recipes for this Festival Season.

Nutritionist Manoli’s Picked Healthy Desserts and Recipes for Festival Season

Phirni with Fresh Berries

Sweet rice pudding garnished with seasonal berries, this recipe is the perfect treat for a special occasion.

INGREDIENTS: (one serving)

  1. Rice- ¼ cup (20g)
  2. Milk-1 cup (200ml)
  3. Almonds- 4-5
  4. Pistachios-4-5
  5. Saffron- Few strands 
  6. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp. 
  7. Strawberries- 3-4
  8. Sugar – 1 tsp. 

healthy Phirni with fresh berries


Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes and crush in a grinder into small pieces.

In a deep pan, heat milk and add sugar on a low flame. 

Add cardamom powder followed by rice and continue cooking slowly with occasionally stirring.

When the milk thickens and the rice is cooked, add saffron and mix well. 

Dietician Pro Tips :

  • Pour the phirni in a serving bowl and add almonds, pistachios, and strawberries. 
  • Serve cold.

Nachani / Ragi Barfi

This festive season makes this Ragi Barfi for all your guests at home!

INGREDIENTS: (one serving)

  1. Nachani /Ragi flour- ½ cup 
  2. Jaggery- 1 tbsp. 
  3. Ghee- 2 tsp. 
  4. Assorted nuts- 2 tbsp.
  5. Natural Peanut butter- 3 tbsp.
  6. Almonds- to garnish 

Ragi Barfi


Step By Step Method for Ragi Barfi Preparation at Home

Heat ghee in a kadhai, add chopped nuts and saute for one minute.

Add the ragi flour and roast it until cook for 8-10 minutes.

Now add jaggery and stir until the jaggery is completely melted.

Add peanut butter and keep stirring.

Remove the mixture on a plate and evenly spread it and refrigerate it. 

Remove from refrigerator and garnish with almonds.

Cut into the desired shape and Serve. 

Apple Rabri

Unique Recipe is yet mouth-watering.

INGREDIENTS: (one serving)

  1. Milk- 2 cups
  2. Grated apples with skin –   2 
  3. Cardamom powder- ¼ tsp.
  4. Nutmeg powder- a pinch
  5. Honey- 1 tsp.

apple rabri recipe


Step By Step Guide for Preparation of Apple Rabri at Home

Bring the milk to a boil in a deep non-stick pan and simmer it for 10-12 minutes, while stirring in between and scraping the sides of the pan.

Add the grated apple, mix well and simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Add the cardamom powder and nutmeg powder. Mix well and keep aside to cool.

Once the rabri has been cooled add the honey and mix well. Refrigerate it for at least 1 hour. 

Serve chilled.

Strawberry Shrikhand-

A simple recipe but a total hit among the Guests.

INGREDIENTS: (one serving)

  1. Hung curd- 1 cup
  2. Mashed strawberries- ½ cup
  3. Raw honey- ¼ tsp.
  4. Strawberry slices- 3-4 to garnish

Strawberry Shrikhand recipes


Home Preparation Method of Strawberry Shrikhand

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 

Keep refrigerated for at least 2-3 hours.

Serve chilled and garnish with strawberries. 

Anjeer and Cardamom Delight-

This festive season makes this chocolaty barfi for all your guests at home!

 Anjeer and Cardamom Delight recipes

INGREDIENTS: (one serving)

  1. Anjeer/Dried figs-2 pieces
  2. Cardamom powder-1 tsp.
  3. Chopped China grass (agar-agar)- less than ¼ cup
  4. Milk-1/2 cup


Soak the fried figs in ½ cup water in a bowl for 1 hour.

Blend the figs in a mixer with water to make a puree. Keep aside.

Combine /34 cup water and agar-agar in a deep non-stick pan and mix well. Cook on slow flame until it melts.

Add the milk, cardamom powder, and fig puree and cook on a slow flame for 5 minutes. Keep aside to cool slightly.

Serve chilled and garnish with saffron strands.


Healthy Eating is not Just an Option, Eating and Serving Healthy is must for our lives.

Hope You Liked the Healthy Dessert Recipes and Must Give a Try this Season.

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Manoli Doshi founder Tattvam

Dt. Manoli Mehta. I am a Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Weight Management, Expert. I am the Founder and Managing Director of Tattvum – Discover Wellness. (Based in Mumbai)