5 Easy Pet Friendly Diwali Recipes

5 Easy Pet Friendly Diwali Recipes

Everyone loves food and tasting new recipes. All beings from human beings to our furry friends bond over food. This Diwali season, while all you pet parents are busy gorging on all the delicious sweets and savouries, let us not leave our beloved dogs out of the celebration. Let us make some interesting recipes for our furry babies too! Here are 5 easy DIY recipes you can make for your pets.

  • Sweet potato laddu
  • Meaty ribbon sev
  • Yellow pumpkin kheer
  • Mutton samosa
  • Chicken puran poli

Sweet Potato Laddu

Sweet potato laddu is a tasty recipe rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium,  manganese, fibre. These are a perfect treat for your pet this Diwali. It improves digestion, immune system and boosts skin health.

Serving size – 2

Ingredients

  • Sweet potato (raw) – 250g
  • Jaggery powder – ¼ cup 
  • Coconut (grated) – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – ½ Tsp.

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Instructions

  1. Wash the sweet potato well to remove any mud.

  2. Steam the sweet potato until soft.

  3. Unpeel the sweet potato and mash it using a masher.

  4. Into a bowl, add the mashed sweet potato, jaggery powder and ghee and combine them to form a smooth dough.

  5. Make laddus of preferred choice and dredge them in the grated coconut.

  6. The laddus are ready for your pet to enjoy!

Feeding guidelines

  • Toy and Small breeds – 1 to 2 laddus
  • Medium breeds – 2 to 4 laddus
  • Large breeds – 3 to 5 laddus
  • Giant breeds – 4 to 7 laddus

Meaty Ribbon Sev

Here is a crunchy recipe which gives a rich and savoury feel which is also suitable for training sessions with your dog. This recipe contains both protein and carbohydrates for your pets. 

Serving size – 2

Ingredients

  • Brown rice flour – ½ cup
  • Gram flour – ½ cup
  • Coconut oil – ½ Tbsp.
  • Ground boiled goat/beef liver – ½ cup
  • Home-made Bone broth (as required) – To bind
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Instructions

  1. Mix the brown rice flour, gram flour, coconut oil, and ground liver in a mixing bowl.

  2. Add bone broth little bit at a time to make a stiff dough.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C for 10 minutes and line the baking tray with parchment paper.

  4. Insert the dough into a murukku press and fill the holes of the plate.

  5. Squeeze the dough on the baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, turning it once over 6-7 minutes.

  6. Store in an airtight container and let your pet enjoy it!

Feeding guidelines

  • Toy and Small breeds – 1 to 2pcs
  • Medium breeds – 2 to 3pcs
  • Large breeds – 3 to 4pcs
  • Giant breeds – 4 to 5pcs

Yellow Pumpkin Kheer

Kheer is a popular sweet dish in India loved by many. This is a favourite amongst many during Diwali. Here is a pet-friendly version for our furry friends to enjoy!

Serving size – 2

Ingredients 

  • Grated yellow pumpkin – 250g
  • Roasted peanuts – 50g
  • Water – as needed
  • Milk (if your pet tolerates) – 250ml
  • Jaggery powder – 3 Tbsp.
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ Tsp.
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Instructions

  1. To a pressure cooker, add the grated pumpkin, peanuts, and water.

  2. Cook for 2 whistles and let it cool.

  3. Grind the mixture in a mixer jar till smooth.

  4. Transfer the smooth mixture to a pan and add water and milk and mix till it comes to a boil.

  5. Add jaggery powder and cardamom powder to the mixture and cook.

  6. Transfer to a bowl and serve chilled.

Feeding guidelines

  • Toy and Small breeds – 2-3 Tbsp.
  • Medium breeds – ½ cup
  • Large breeds – 1 cup
  • Giant breeds – 1 ½ cups

Mutton Samosa

Mutton samosas are a popular savoury dish eaten and enjoyed by many people across the world. There are both meat and vegetarian versions people love to eat. This is a crispy tea time snack your dog can enjoy while you gorge on your samosas.

Serving size – 4

Ingredients for the dough 

  • Whole wheat flour – ½ cup
  • Rice flour – ½ cup
  • Ghee – 2 Tbsp.
  • Mutton stock – ½ cup
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ Tsp.

Ingredients for the filling

  • Chicken keema – 1½ cup
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ Tsp.
  • Pepper powder – ¼ Tsp.
  • Coconut oil – 1 Tsp.
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Instructions

  1. Combine the wheat flour, rice flour, ghee, cumin seeds and mutton stock to form a dough. Let it rest for 30 minutes with a damp cloth.

  2. For the filling, take a pan and heat coconut oil. Add the chicken keema, turmeric and pepper powder and stir fry till cooked.

  3. Take a small ball of dough and roll it out using a rolling pin till a flat thin oval shape. Cut the oval into 2 halves. 

  4. Apply little water on the edges of the half and make it into a cone. 

  5. Add stuffing prepared to the cone and make folds to close the samosa by pinching it.

  6. Prepare the rest of the dough and fill them similarly.

  7. Preheat the oven or air fryer to 180°C.

  8. Apply little coconut oil over the samosas and bake/cook for 25-30 mins turning them once over in between.  

  9. Serve them in the pet bowl and watch your pet enjoy it!

Feeding guidelines

  • Toy and Small breeds – 2-3 Tbsp.
  • Medium breeds –  ½ cup
  • Large breeds – 1 cup
  • Giant breeds – 1 ½ cups

Chicken Puran Poli

This is a conventional puran poli recipe is a healthy treat which can be given to your pet. This recipe is rich in protein from chicken and chickpea flour and honey as the natural sweetener. 

Serving size – 3

Ingredients

  • For the dough
  • Bengal gram flour – 1½ cups
  • Minced chicken – 1 cup
  • Yoghurt – 2 Tbsp.
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Honey- 2 Tbsp.
  • Coconut oil – 1 Tsp.
  • Chicken stock – ½ cup.
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Instructions

  1. Take all ingredients to a bowl and use a spatula to combine to get a sticky mixture. add more flour if required to stiffen the dough.

  2. Take a spoon of the batter and spread it on a banana leaf to get a roti shape.

  3. Heat a dosa tawa and place the puran poli on the tawa and cook both sides till golden brown.

  4. Serve it hot to your pet and rejoice!

Feeding guidelines

  • Toy and Small breeds – ½ small pc.
  • Medium breeds – 1 small pc.
  • Large breeds – 1 ½ pc.
  • Giant breeds – 1 ½  to 2 pc.

Precautions To Take While Offering Pets Diwali Recipes

  • Use less ghee or oil in the recipes.
  • Introduce recipes one at a time to your pet to check for any unusual symptoms.
  • Be aware of what ingredients are safe for your pet and not.
  • Make sure the recipes are cooked completely before feeding your pet.
  • Do not force your pet to consume any food.

The recipes mentioned above may not be suited for all dogs, it is necessary to consult your veterinarian or your canine nutritionist to understand the suitability of the recipes mentioned and other human grade food commonly consumed during such festivities. Always proceed with caution and handle situations with care in case of unseen circumstances.

Struggling to manage your diabetes during Diwali? Read our blog here on how to manage your blood sugar levels during Diwali -> https://www.simplyweight.in/10-top-tips-to-conquer-your-blood-sugar-levels/


Mayuri
Clinical Dietitian, Simplyweight

 

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