Dussehra Recipes 2021: Bake Healthy and Sweet Treats from Choco Gajak, Jowar Laddoo



The auspicious Durga Puja festival ends with Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra, marking the end of the nine days of Navratri celebrations and if you are looking for healthy dessert options to gorge yourself on this festive week, we offer you recipes approved by Chief Ranveer Brar. by Choco Gajak and Jowar Laddoo. Vijay Dashami marks the triumph of Maa Durga over the demon king Mahishasura while Dussehra or Dasara celebrates the victory of Rama over Ravana.

This year, Durga Puja begins on Monday October 11 (Maha Shasthi) and will end on Friday October 15. As we pass through Navratri to reach Dussehra, immerse yourself in the taste of traditional sweet foods with these special recipes from Choco Gajak and Jowar Laddoo curated by Chef Ranveer Brar.

Choco Gajak

Choco Gajak (Hershey India)


200g sugar

50 ml of chocolate flavored syrup

3 tablespoons of ghee

100 g roasted peanuts

100 g sesame seeds (toasted)

5 g of fennel seeds

30g icing sugar

20g cocoa powder


Grease a rectangular tray with ghee and set aside. Lightly crush the peanuts and sesame seeds and set aside.

Heat the sugar in a saucepan and add 2 tablespoons of water. Once the sugar has melted, add the chocolate flavored syrup and cook until the mixture becomes thick.

Add the ghee and cook for one minute. Add the roasted peanuts, sesame, fennel seeds, cocoa powder and icing sugar.

Mix all ingredients well, cook until all ingredients are combined. Remove mixture from greased pan and spread evenly.

Make cuts when the mixture is hot / hot and keep cool. Once cooled, you can separate the pieces.

Serve them or store them in an airtight container when cool.

Jowar Laddoo Strawberry Flavor

Jowar Laddoo with strawberry flavor (Hershey India)
Jowar Laddoo with strawberry flavor (Hershey India)


3 cups roasted jowar soufflé

¼ cup flaked almonds

½ tablespoon ground cardamom

½ teaspoon dry ginger powder

2 tablespoons of roasted chironji

1 teaspoon of ghee

1 cup of jaggery / gud

Strawberry flavored syrup – ½ cup


In a large kadai, heat the ghee and add the jaggery. Keeping the heat low, stir continuously until the jaggery melts.

Add the strawberry flavored syrup and stir over low heat until it becomes frothy. Check the consistency by pouring the syrup into a bowl of water. It should form a soft ball.

Turn off the heat and add the dry roasted murmura and mix gently. Add the roasted puffed jowar, slivered almonds, cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and roasted chironji.

Mix until the mixture is well combined and the jaggery syrup is well coated. Grease your hand with ghee or wet your hand with water. Prepare the ladoo while the mixture is still hot.

(Recipes: Chef Ranveer Brar)


Cocoa has the ability to stimulate the brain to release endorphins which help elevate mood. Unsweetened cocoa powder is a source of magnesium and other minerals and does not contain the high calorie cocoa butter or sugars found in garden chocolate.

Almonds are high in healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E and not only reduce hunger while promoting weight loss, but also lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels while lowering blood pressure. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating almonds in place of typical snacks can reduce the drop in heart rate variability (HRV) that occurs during mental stress, thereby improving heart function.

The molasses content in jaggery makes it more nutritious since this nutritious byproduct of the sugar making process is removed during the manufacture of refined sugar. Jaggery is rich in vitamins and minerals, is an excellent immune booster, shields against health problems such as coughs and colds, and improves digestive health, prevention of anemia, liver detoxification and improvement. immune function.

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