Friday, August 28, 2009

Sweet Mixed Nuts Ball & Janmashtami Prasadams


Know what you Eat - Eating a handful of nuts daily may help prevent weight gain and possibly promote weight loss. The fat, protein and fiber in nuts help you feel full longer, so you may eat less during the day. By helping induce a feeling of satiety, nuts may help people feel less deprived and not like they're "dieting." Just limit your portion to a healthy handful.

I was running in a crazy schedule so couldn't post the recipes earlier, i know i am little late, but just wanted to share these recipes with you all. I didn't want to flood the dashboard with all the posts at the same time, so made the last 4 posts with the date of Aug 26. But don't know what went wrong, all of them got published as of today's date.

Preparation Time - 20 mins
Cooking Time - 15 mins
Serves - Makes around 18 balls

Ingredients

Roasted Peanuts - 1/2 Cup
Roasted Cashews - 1/4 Cup
Roasted Almonds - 1/4 Cup
Chopped Coconut Pieces - 1 Tbsp
Panela(Powdered Jaggery) - 1/2 Cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Water

Method
1) Roast all the nuts and keep them aside, remove the skin of the peanuts and chop the cashews and almonds into small pieces, combine and set them aside.

2) Now in a pan add the jaggery and add little bit of water just to cover the jaggery and heat it.

3) Once the jaggery is completely dissolved, start stirring and heat it till the jaggery becomes thick and if you pour the dissolved jaggery with your spoon you will see threads coming out of it.

4) At this point switch of the stove and add the cardamom powder, the mixed nuts and Coconut pieces and stir fast so that the nuts are evenly coated with the jaggery.

5) Set it aside for 5 minutes, now take small amounts of this mixture and make them into a ball and enjoy these nutritious guilt free snacks.



I also made Uppu Seedai(Fried Rice Balls), Whole Wheat Sweet Appam, Ulundu Vadai(Urad Lentil fried dumplings) and Doodh Peda.

Event Participation
1) This dish goes to the Janmashtami & Ganesh Chaturthi event hosted by Purva.
2) This dish goes to Cooking for Kids, evening snacks hosted by Divya started by Sharmi.
3) This dish also goes to Food for Seven stages of Life-Zero hour hosted by Radhika and co-hosted by Sudeshna.
4) This dish goes to Sweet & Savouries Event hosted by Sara's Corner.

FESTIVE SEASON - SWEETS & SAVOURIES ONGOING EVENT



25 comments:

Parita said...

Wow so many delectable sweets today..these laddoos look grt and they are powerpacked too :)

Priya said...

Simply delicious!

Sireesha said...

Looks very tasty and delicious dear:)

kittymatti said...

hey wow!! they all look so good dear!! I was drooling!

Nandini said...

Urundai is healthy and Yum! :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

wow,appam,seedai everything has come out very nice,i love those mixed nut balls!!

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm thats wonderful snack platter.. feel like have one in each.. hungry now.

Varsha Vipins said...

Ouch..I wana pop them in mouth..:)

DiDo.. said...

awesome nut balls! I miss them when I am in Germany and eat them when I holiday in Chennai. But your method looks simple to reproduce, so I would try that in Germany!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love those balls... lovely click...

Priti said...

That's a yummy celebration...looks yum...love the nuts ball

Hari Chandana said...

yummmmmm...

Pari said...

wow yummy goodies.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! evrything looks soo yummy! love those nuts ball!

rekhas kitchen said...

ohh wow nicely shaped nut balls and that plate looks so inviting and tempting.

Srivalli said...

wow..what a lovely offering...everything looks so yummy!

lata raja said...

Nicely done prasadams for the festival.All of them are great.

Abhilash said...

I have an Idea, why dont you send prasadams through courier....

It appears good.. and tasty too... :)

Renu said...

Love these...my mum used to make it and I could never replicate it....every time i tied this sth went wrong :((....are these sweet balls crunchy or chewy? I will try to make it again...they r so yum!

Divya Kudua said...

What a wonderful sweet platter..:)Everything looks great:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments, really appreciate it.Renu the balls were crunchy.

Padma said...

Lovely... everything looks yummy

iRaw said...

Looks delicious!

Hema said...

I have tasted the ordinary peanut balls but this one is a more healthier and richer version.. Cool

Purva Desai said...

healthy and nutritious offering to the Lord....

 
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