Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Ganesh Chaturthi is coming. Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. On this day we worship Vinayak by making many things like Kolkhukattai, Motakam, Ladtu etc.
There are two types of halwa. One is spicy halwa and the other is sweet halwa. Many people like to eat sweet pudding. This sweet pudding is made from rice flour, jaggery, coconut, lentils, ghee and cardamom.
Do you know that the traditional halwa made on Ganesh Chaturthi has many benefits? Yes, porridge contains high amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, dietary fiber etc. By consuming porridge, the elements present in it provide many benefits to the body. Now let us know what are the benefits of eating sweet kheer.
Which halwa is better and why?
Pudding can also be eaten by boiling or frying it in oil. But the porridge made from them is the most nutritious. Because the nutrients remain intact when cooked in steam. Moreover, cooked porridge is soft to eat, easily digested and its nutrients are completely absorbed by the body.
Ingredients required to make delicious sweet pudding:
On the outside…
* Halwa flour – 1 cup
* Oil – a little
* Ghee – 2 tbsp
* Salt – 1/2 tablespoon
to put in…
* Jaggery- 1 cup
* Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
* Algae- 1/4 cup
* Saffron – a little
* Cardamom – a little
Halwa flour is tamarind flour. It contains high amount of magnesium. It is good for heart health. It also improves blood sugar levels and the soluble fiber present in it helps in curing digestive problems. This also keeps the stomach full for a longer time and reduces hunger.
Coconut is a food rich in many medicinal properties. It provides relief from acidity and strengthens the heart. Adding coconut while making halwa provides relief from stress and provides a kind of coolness to the digestive system. It also promotes detoxification process and helps you sleep well at night.
It is better to add jaggery instead of sugar in halwa. Because jaggery contains essential minerals, vitamins, iron and anti-oxidants like zinc and selenium. These boost the immune system and improve heart health. Mainly jaggery controls stomach pain and prevents constipation.
When ghee is added to porridge, it improves the absorption of all the nutrients. Basically, Ghee heals wounds in the intestinal wall and removes harmful toxins from the body and nourishes the brain and nervous system. Mainly it improves mental health and helps in improving memory.
Pulses are high in protein. It also increases the metabolism of the body. It also promotes fat loss and protects against heart disease.
Since each ingredient used in making this type of halwa provides various benefits to the body, don’t think about eating halwa this Ganesh Chaturthi. But just remember to eat anything in moderation.