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Treasure trove of sugar-free dessert

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When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth while managing diabetes, homemade sugar-free desserts become a saviour. These delectable treats not only cater to your cravings but also keep your blood sugar levels in check. In an era when diabetes is pervading like an epidemic and debilitating millions of people with its multifarious symptoms and painful effects, growing health consciousness among the urban people offers better substitutes for traditional sweets and desserts. 

Thankfully, there is a treasure trove of sugar-free dessert recipes shared by Shivam Bhagat, the director of Bhagat Halwai, waiting to be explored ensuring every bite is a guilt-free pleasure.

Sugar-Free Besan Laddu

Besan laddu, those delectable golden spheres of gram flour, have long held a cherished spot in Indian households. The sugar-free version of this classic treat retains all the original fibrous richness and aromatic charm. To make these, you'll need 2 cups of besan (gram flour), 1/2 cup of desi ghee (clarified butter), 1 cup of artificial sweetener, and 1 tsp of cardamom powder. Begin by roasting besan in ghee until golden, cool it, and mix in the sweetener and cardamom powder. Shape the mixture into laddus and savour the nostalgia without the sugar spike.

Nariyal Laddu

Coconut laddu, with its tropical sweetness, is a beloved confection. A sugar-free twist on this favourite requires only a cup of freshly grated coconut, 2 tbsp of ghee, 2 tsp of natural sweetener, 1/4 cup of coconut milk, a pinch of Himalayan salt, and a pinch of nutmeg (jayfal) powder. Toast the coconut in ghee, stir in coconut milk, sweetener, and nutmeg, and cook to a thick paste. Form these into petite laddus, and you've got a guilt-free indulgence that tastes like a vacation in a bite.

Lauki Ka Halwa

For a dessert that's not just sugar-free but also low-carb, look no further than LaukiKa Halwa. This healthy dessert calls for 2 gourds, 3 tbsp of desi ghee, cloves, raisins, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder, 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of jaggery powder. Grate the gourd, squeeze out the excess water, and sauté in ghee. Add milk and jaggery along with aromatic condiments, cook until thickened, and you've got a treat that showcases the delightful side of diabetes-conscious cooking.

Indo-Asian News Service