Edible Gum:Gum Dhawada (Gond) is derived from gum tree branches in crystal-like form. These can be used in food and beverages, and have known to be medicinal. They are mostly used in bakery, ayurvedic and dietary items.Gondh or Gum Arabic is a resinous excretion from the acacia tree which is dried and sold as is..and is used in many traditional confinement specially made for lactating/pregnant women, this edible gum is added in ladoos with dry fruits, added in water and made into tea, and in wheat flour to make barfi..and is also reputed to be a cure for back pain.. I have made this "Methi Paak" "Fenugreek Barfi", especially a sweet winter delicacy for everyone in my family to consume everyday in morning before morning tea. Its bitter in taste with all the crunchiness from edible gum. Added pipramool, dry ginger and other nuts for added benefits. It is said to have this special version of sweet especially in winter, as it gives a lot of warmth in the body. This special Methi Paak" goes directly to CWS-Fenugreek, event started by Priya, and hosted at Denufood, also to Yasmeen for hosting Health Nut Challenge- 4 Bitter Better Health.
2 C Wheat flour
1-1/2 C Grated jaggery (add acc. to taste)
1-1/2 C Ghee /Clarified Butter
1/2 C Powdered edible gum crystals (gondh) 1/2 C Dry Shredded Coconut + 2 tbsp to sprinkle on top
1 Tbsp Fenugreek seed powder (taste bitter after roasting, so add accordingly)