Sunday, February 14, 2016

Protein rich laddu

This is my own version of a homemade protein bar (say protein ball) / சத்து மாவு உருண்டை , which I prepare whenever we need to buy a snack bar. Hope my readers like it too.

Happy Valentines's day !
Snack balls.

keep it covered to prevent drying.

Almond - 10
green gram - 1 cup
puffed channa dal - 1/4 cup
peanut  - 1/2 cup
brown sugar - 3/4 cup
ghee / coconut oil - 2 tsp
coconut - 1 tbsp
salt - 1/4 tsp
cardamom powder  - 1/4 tsp
dry ginger powder - 1 tsp

Dry roast the almond in a frying pan (or microwave 1 minute) and let it cool.
Dry roast the green gram in a frying pan in low heat till it smells good (takes nearly 5 minutes).
Then take it out and let cool.
In the same pan, dry roast the shredded coconut, peanut separately.
Let everything cool.
Grind together everything to a fine powder except sugar and butter.
In the same pan add the brown sugar, heat at low with 2 tbsp water and dissolve. Switch off.
Add the powder , cardamom powder, ginger powder and mix with a spatula. If needed add few drops of coconut oil and mix well. Let cool.
Make lime size balls. Apply little ghee or oil in palm to get a smooth ball.

Serving suggestion:
Serve as snack or dessert.
We can use honey instead of brown sugar too.
It can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 days and after that keep refrigerated up to a month or more.
Makes nearly 20 balls.

1 comment:

Beena said...

Look absolutely delicious and healthy

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