With people becoming increasingly conscious about their health and weight, desserts are often categorised as junk food. However, desserts need not be all that bad, especially if prepared using the right ingredients. For example, Dahi (yoghurt) serves as a nutritious and healthy way to prepare various types of delicious desserts. Dahi is one of the most versatile ingredients, as it can be used for preparing a wide variety of food items. For best results, it’s recommended that you use fresh, pure and nutrient-rich Dahi such as Niryas Fresh Dahi. Here are some trendy recipes for making desserts with Dahi.
This would be similar to the delectable Indian lassi. The only difference is that while lassi only has dahi and sugar, dahi smoothie will have your favourite fruits blended with dahi. You can also add dry fruits such as almonds, cashews, watermelon seeds, etc. For added wholesomeness, you can add finely chopped pieces of your favourite fruits and nuts on top of the dahi smoothie. Use thick dahi such as Niryas Fresh Dahi for making dahi smoothie.
This works as a healthy dessert and can also be had with chapattis. You can try various flavours of shrikhand such as mango shrikhand, Kesar shrikhand, dry fruits shrikhand, cardamom shrikhand, etc. The primary ingredients required will be hung yoghurt and powdered sugar. For making hung yoghurt, use thick and creamy dahi such as Niryas Fresh Dahi.
This is also known as Meskouta, a popular homemade Moroccan cake recipe. Eggs are optional in this recipe. You can add eggs if you want, but it tastes great even without eggs. For dahi cake, you will need thick and creamy dahi such as Niryas Dahi, powdered sugar, oil, all-purpose flour, and baking soda. Dahi cake would be a true delight, especially for kids.
This is a simplified version of shrikhand, but tastes just as good. For Mishti Doi, you will need good quality full cream milk such as Niryas Milk, sugar/brown sugar/jaggery and 1-2 teaspoons of dahi. There are many variations of this recipe, but the most common approach is to boil milk till it thickens a bit and add the desired sweetener. Once it has cooled down to around 40-45 degree Celsius, you need to add 1-2 teaspoons of dahi, give it a mix, and leave it overnight. Traditionally, earthen pots are used to prepare Mishti Doi, which gives it a thicker and creamier texture and enhanced flavours.
Being a versatile ingredient, dahi comes very handily in the kitchen. Apart from making desserts from dahi, you can use dahi for preparing various other dishes. Turning dahi into desserts is a good way to delight your taste buds without compromising on your health.
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