8 Healthy Dishes For Diwali With Honey
Many people prize honey for its amazing versatility and complex taste. Rightly so, besides being sweet, honey boasts of an intriguing flavour and heath boosting antioxidants that usually benefit the body in multiple ways.
However, that’s not all, honey is that one product that generally comes in a range of varieties and flavours including Ajwain honey, Jamun Honey and Sidr Honey, and you can easily stock up on a few and completely transform your meals or make some new and exciting honey dishes.
Now, in this article, our sole aim is to celebrate honey’s delicious and unique character by using it to make 8 healthy Diwali honey dishes. So, let’s get going.
Honey Granola with Fruits, Seeds and Nuts
This is one of the Diwali honey dishes that is an absolute stunner, though we recommend making this granola dish your own by adding all the fruits, nuts and seeds of your choice to it.
- 1 cup honey
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- ⅛ tablespoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 4 cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup almonds
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 cup dried and chopped apricots
- 1 cup raisins
To make such Diwali honey dishes, start by by placing one rack in middle position and another one just below it. Thereafter, heat the oven to 300-degree Fahrenheit or close to 150 degrees. Take 2 baking sheets and lightly rim them with oil. Thereafter, combine honey, oil and salt in a small saucepan and set the mixture over medium heat and keep stirring the same until it becomes hot and well blended. 2 minutes would be likely enough.
Then, mix oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds in a large bowl properly, Stir the honey mixture so prepared once again to ensure that the ingredients are mixed properly. Drizzle the mixture which must be prepared by now over the oats while stirring it continuously. Continue stirring the oats until they are mixed properly with the honey mixture and coated. Now, spread the oats and honey mixture over the baking sheet and start baking it for close to 15 minutes.
Keep stirring the mixture properly all this while. Continue baking and stirring continuously for next 10 to 18 minutes until the mixture turns golden brown. Cool and stir in apricots and raisins. You are now free to transfer the mixture to an airtight container.
Make your regular carrots interesting by trying out this delicious honey glazed carrot recipe.
- 1 ½ quarts water
- 5 cups thinly sliced carrots
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ tablespoon salt
- 3 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- ½ teaspoon grated orange rind
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Such Diwali Honey dishes are easy to make. Start by bringing water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Then, add carrots to water and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Thereafter, mix carrots, parsley and remaining ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently. Finally, decorate the dish as per your choice and serve.
Wish to make your lunch healthy but interesting at the same time? Try out the Honey Daliya recipe and thank us later for all the nutrients and happiness.
- 100 gm wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1 tablespoon grated coconut
- 300 gm daliya
- 1 tablespoon jaggery
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon crushed roasted peanuts
Begin by roasting daliya in a pan and then keep the daliya aside. Thereafter, heat ghee and roast wheat flour in a pan and then keep it aside as well. Furthermore, take a separate pan and prepare a jaggery syrup using jaggery and little water to form a thick and consistent syrup. Then, mix the roasted daliya and wheat flour and add them to the prepared syrup and mix well. Finally, add honey, grated coconuts and crushed peanuts to the mixture, mix well and serve with hot milk.
Honey Roasted Vegetables
Of course, we understand having vegetables in the same way on a regular basis can be utterly boring. Therefore, to make your day interesting here one of the most versatile Diwali honey dishes that is also super tasty and extremely healthy.
- 1 cup mushrooms (stems properly removed)
- 8 white asparagus stalks properly cut in half
- 3 large carrots, peeled and cut in small size
- ½ cauliflower head
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup brussels sprouts cut in half
- 1 and 1 ½ cup cubed squash
First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Thereafter, take a large bowl and add all the vegetables to it and pour in the olive oil. Now, continue making this Diwali Honey dish by heating the honey in a microwave for close to 10 seconds so as to make it easier to pour. Once the honey is liquified put it into the bowl and stir the bowl contents with a spoon to ensure everything is properly coated.
Then, place the vegetables onto a foiled baking sheet and bake them for close to 30 minutes. Flip the vegetables halfway through the cooking procedure and once they are baked remove them from the oven and lightly season with salt. Your Diwali Honey dish is finally ready.
Fresh Fruit with Honey-Yogurt Dip
Make your breakfast perfect by trying out our fresh fruit with honey-yogurt dip recipe and get ready to experience the positive vibes all throughout the day.
- 2 cups vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Different varieties of fresh fruits cut into wedges or bite-size pieces (for instance apples, pineapples, strawberries, bananas and cherries)
- ½ cup honey
Begin with this delightful Diwali honey dish by combining honey, yogurt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Stir the contents properly to blend. Thereafter, place this bowl so prepared on a platter and decorate the same with fresh fruits. Finally, drizzle some honey on the fruits and thereafter serve this Diwali Honey dish.
Healthy Honey Oats
Such Diwali Honey dishes are a great source of nutrition. Give this honey dish a try and start your day on a fresh note.
- 750 gm butter (unsalted)
- 500 gm brown sugar
- 450 gm honey
- 1 kilo oats
Take a large pan and on low heat melt butter and sugar into a syrup till runny. Thereafter, mix the oats in this mixture really well and make sure none of the oats are left uncoated with this butter-sugar syrup. Now, pour the oats coated with butter and sugar into a 20x30-cm tray lined with baking parchment paper. Thereafter, level the mixture with a spatula and bake it in a preheated oven at 160 C for close to 25 to 35 minutes.
Once baked cover them with a clean tea towel and leave them for several hours or preferably overnight until they are completely cold. When they are completely cold, just turn the oats out and cut them into small squares. Finally, you can wrap this yummy honey dish in a foil or cling-firm, if you wish to enjoy it for next few weeks.
So, you have some leftover bread and pizza dough at home, then why don’t you put it to some delicious use? Try this recipe and never let a bread dough go to waste again.
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 4 ounces bread or pizza dough
- ½ tablespoon grated orange rind
Start this honey dish by rolling the bread or pizza dough into an 8*4-inch rectangle. Thereafter, combine honey, butter and orange rind in a small bowl and brush this mixture over the dough. Now, start rolling the dough from the short end in a jelly-roll fashion. Thereafter, cut the roll so made crosswise into 4 equal rounds. Arrange these rounds on a baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray, thereafter bake the rolls at 425° Fahrenheit for approximately 11 minutes.
The below-listed taash-friendly snack can be easily stored in airtight containers for several days and consumed at any hour of the day.
- 1 ½ cups raw almonds
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
Before beginning with this Diwali Honey dish, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Thereafter, place the almonds in a non-stick, medium skillet and cook the same over medium flame for about 6 minutes or until lightly roasted. Now, microwave the almonds you have so roasted for about 30 seconds.
Finally, it is time to add the honey mixture to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Lastly, arrange the almond mixture so prepared on the baking sheet in a single layer and let it stand for about 10 minutes. You are now free to serve this honey dish as per your choice.
So, these were some Diwali Honey dishes that you can definitely try at home and enjoy with your friends and loved ones. Since, you all must have understood what an absolute stunner honey is how about you too try some honey dishes and well opt for some healthier and tastier snacks this festive season.
As a pro tip, rather than sticking with just one variety of honey try all our different EiwaHoney flavours and make as many yummy Diwali Honey dishes as you want!