Healthy sweet-potato dessert

At times its good to try different things and create some healthy food. Healthy eating is in everyone’s mind these days and we all trying to incorporate easy to make healthy recipes in our cooking.

I’m happy to share this sugar-free oats and sweet potato mithai that I made few days back. Honestly speaking I wouldn’t have used oats in preparing this sweet. Since I was running out of mawa I used oats in the filling.

Sweet-potato-baked-dessert

Normally I always keep mawa in my refrigerator as my family is fond of mawa sweets like chandrakala, suji and gond ki barfee or parwal ki mithai.

I was glad with the taste and texture of rolls with addition of oats in it. Surprisingly family didn’t find out that it contained oats. I later on disclosed I have used oats. 🙂

Oats is very versatile and blends seamlessly. Like in this oats and banana pancakes kids won’t even come to know that this delicious and gorgeous looking pancakes have oats and banana in them.

Coming back to this desert I made it as healthy as possible. Like there is no frying, no sugar and no refined flour as well. Here is the list of ingredients and by having a look at ingredients you will realize what I’m saying is so true.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potato: 2 (medium size)
  • Cottage cheese: ¼ cup
  • Milk: ½ cup
  • Oats: 1/4 cup
  • Ghee (clarified butter):1 tbsp
  • Rose extract: 1/4 tsp
  • Honey: ¼ cup
  • Dry rose leaves
  • Almond flakes: 1 tsp
  • Pistachio flakes: 1 tsp

Procedure:

  • In a pan keep milk for boiling. Once milk start boiling add oats in it and steamer on low heat just like we make porridge. In 5 minutes oats will get cooked and porridge will be ready. Take it off flame when you get thick stick paste kind consistency.
  • Add cottage cheese, honey, almond and pistachio flakes and Mix it thoroughly. Once blended take it off the flame.

Cottage cheese can be easily made at home, you can read the how to make cottage cheese procedure. Cottage cheese is very nutritious and should be included in our diets. Kids simply love these healthy cottage cheese muffins.

  • Let few steam escape and add rose extract and dry rose leaves. Mix it so that rose flavor is well blended in filling. The filling is ready and will look like this. Taste of filling itself was delicious and tasted like dry rabdi.

oats-sweet-potato-mithai-filling

  • Now we proceed for the outer layer of this healthy dessert. Clean and peel sweet potato. Make thin slices of sweet potato and soak them in water. Soaking in water will prevent slices from getting black.

Sweet-potato-slices

  • Put one spoon of filling in center of each sweet potato slice and roll it.
  • Pierce a toothpick to secure the roll. Repeat the process and make as many rolls as you want.

sweet-potato-dessert

  • Grease a baking tray with ghee or unsalted butter. Arrange these rolls in tray for baking brush these rolls slightly with melted ghee.
  • Preheat the oven @ 200C. Bake these rolls for 15 minutes.
  • On baking sweet potatoes will become tender. As each oven behaves differently you need to confirm if they are cooked by touching them. If they are under-cooked bake them for 10 more minutes.

Garnish them with rose petals before serving.

sugarless-sweet-potato-dessert

I hope you enjoy making these healthy dessert. If you are looking for sugar-free sweets do try these sugar-less peanut ladoo.

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Italian Veggie Potato

Last weak it was all about Holi festival, meaning lot’s of food and fun with colors. After having sweet Chandrakala and fried Spicy Samosas along with other festival food, today I was in mood to make something healthy and easy-to-make breakfast.

A look inside my fridge gave me a bowl of home-made cottage cheese (paneer) and some boiled potatoes. Just before closing the fridge I also caught glance of jar of home-made pizza sauce.

Last weak I got tomatoes at reasonable rate, so had made pizza sauce and kept it in fridge – it always comes handy. So, with these ingredients I thought why not try something new with Italian flavor.

Fortunately, the attempt was successful as it was loved by all in my family. Happy smiles on everyone’s face encouraged me to share this simple yet healthy recipe. It’s nutritious and if you have boiled potato and cottage cheese ready with you then it gets ready in no time.

Italian Veggie Potato

Here is the list of ingredients:

  • Chopped onion: ¼ cup
  • Chopped capsicum: ¼ cup
  • Chopped tomatoes: ½ cup
  • Chopped boiled potatoes: ½ cup
  • Cottage cheese: ½ cup
  • Pizza sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil: 1 tbsp
  • Oregano: ½ tsp
  • Black pepper: ¼ tsp
  • Salt as per taste

Italian Veggie Potato - Ingredients

Procedure

  • Toss the chopped onions, capsicum and tomatoes in olive oil on medium flame. Once the vegetables become tender, add chopped boiled potatoes. You can very well add vegetables of your choice. Anything like carrots, cabbage, olives, corn will also blend beautifully.

Italian Veggie Potato - Tossing

I had only these vegetables available today, so went ahead with these only. No matter how much I plan in night for the next day’s breakfast, what gets finally on table is decided once I get in kitchen and say good morning to fridge. 🙂

  • Add some pizza sauce. I have used home-made pizza sauce here. You can alternatively go with tomato ketchup as well. Mix thoroughly and add cottage cheese. Again, you can also add paneer cubes or cheese of your choice. It’s your dish, personalize it the way you want.
  • Sprinkle some oregano, black pepper and salt. Blend everything together and your dish is ready.

Italian Veggie Potato - Seasoning

Serve immediately. You can serve it with bread toast. In my opinion, this dish is versatile enough to be munched on its own or served as a side-dish or as a sabzi.

Italian Veggie Potato - ready to be served

I had leftover of this dish, so we had it in our lunch with multi-grain paratha and it tasted good.

If you happen to like it do suggest me a better name for it – I still feel it can be called something better. For me making a recipe is easier than naming it. So please help! 🙂

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