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Sesame Edible-gum Ladoos

sesame-edible-gum-ladoos

Ingredients:

  • Lightly roasted black til/sesame – 1.5 cup
  • Gond/edible gum – less than ¼ cup
  • Organic jaggery – ¼ cup (grated)
  • A2 gir cow ghee – as required (1 tbsp to fry the gond and 1 tbsp for the ladoo)
  • Cardamom powder for taste

Method:

  1. Blend the roasted black sesame using a mixer grinder and make a coarse powder.
  2. Add grated jaggery in the jar and blend again.
  3. Transfer this to a bowl.
  4. Now, fry the edible gum/gond in ghee and strain it out.
  5. Add this gond to the black sesame mixture. Add cardamom powder as well.
  6. Add 1 tbsp of ghee to the mixture again. Use more ghee if required for binding.
  7. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  8. Make ladoo out of the mixture.
  9. Keep it on a plate. Garnish with desiccated coconut (optional).

Notes:

  • It’s a great winter food that brings natural heat and warmth in the body.
  • Sesame seeds are a good source of Vitamin B1, B3 and B6, which are necessary for proper cellular function and metabolism.
  • Sesamin, a compound in sesame seeds may help reduce joint pain and support mobility in arthritis of the knee.
  • A 3-tablespoon (30-gram) serving of sesame seeds supplies 12% of the RDI for fibre, which is vital for digestive health.
  • Sesame seeds is rich in magnesium and calcium and goes a long way in relaxing cramped muscles during menstrual cycle.
  • Tragacanth gum or Gondh is excellent for people with lung-related issues, weakness and fatigue. It is rich in calcium and protein.
  • Tragacanth gum has a high level of antioxidants and antiaging properties and a great food for post delivery recovery.

(Recipe credits : Ankita Fernandes)

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