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Holi Special Mixed Nuts Jaggery Balls | Partially baked healthy treat

Happy Holi to all my readers! :)  Here is a delicious yet healthy sweet recipe which you can enjoy without guilt (of-course in moderation😉 ). These balls resemble chocolate balls but believe me, there is no cocoa added in it. The beautiful brown color comes from the dark jaggery.

Mixed Nuts Jaggery Balls

Mixed Nuts Jaggery Balls

Choose organic ingredients whenever possible.

Makes: around 50 small balls

Ingredients : (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Mixed Nuts* – 4 cups (I used Walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, pistachios & Brazil Nuts)
  • Powdered Dark Jaggery – 2 1/2 cups
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Dry ginger powder – 1 tsp

Get Started

  • Soak the nuts overnight, drain and pat dry completely(peel almonds before drying it).
  • Dry roast lightly for 5 minutes.
  • Cool it and grind it into a slightly coarse mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Grease an oven-safe glass baking tray or line a baking tray with unbleached parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix jaggery with 1 1/4 cups of water and stir well.
  • Let the jaggery dissolve completely.
  • Filter it to remove impurities.
  • Heat a pan and add the jaggery water and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes stirring continuously.
  • Switch off the flame and add in the spice powders, ghee and nuts mixture.
  • Mix well and layer it(about 1/2 inch thick) on the baking tray. (You don’t have to be perfect in layering. Anyway you are going to make balls out of it later)Mixed Nuts Jaggery Balls2.png
  • Bake it on 325F for 20 minutes or till the mixture thickens up nicely. (Take care not to burn)
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool down for a minute.
  • While it is still hot, take about 2 teaspoons of the mixture and make balls of it by rotating it gently in between your palms.
  • Repeat the process for the rest of the mixture.
  • Let it cool completely before storing it in an airtight container.

Healthy and tasty Mixed nut balls are ready to relish!

 

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