MASALA GUD (jaggery)
Masala gud is very popular in North India.
The kind of weather we have right now, it's a must needed item in our daily menu.
We all are aware of the benefits of gud aka jaggery. It cleans the lungs. Has lot of minerals much needed by our body. Helps fight anemia. Masala Gud has some warm spices also that help us fight this cold season. Have a piece post meals. It helps in digestion also.
Use a flavorless oil or virgin coconut oil, as per your taste.
This recipe is my dear friend Raman's . I have modified it slightly to suit my taste.
Other Gud Recipes that might interest you
Gur / Jaggery 500 gms
Oil 2 tbsp
Ajawiin 1 1/2 tsp
Saunf. 1 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds. 2 tbsp
Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Ginger powder. 1 tsp
Cashews 1/3 cup
Almonds 1/3 cup
Makhane. 1 cup
Dry coconut slivers 1 tbsp
Dry roast ajwain and saunf.
Once these cool down, crush them finely in mortar and pestle.
Keep it aside.
Dry roast sesame seeds.
Keep the aside separately.
Similarly roast coconut slivers and keep them aside
Now dry roast makahana and nuts one by one.
In a mortar and pestle crush the nuts and makahana.
Chop the gur finely.
Grease a thali with oil and keep aside.
Heat oil in a wide pan .
Add gur and let it melt.
Keep stirring in between.
Keep the flame medium low
Once the gur melts completely, tip in all the nuts, spice and sesame seeds.
Quickly mix everything and pour in the greased thali.
Spread it evenly.
Smoothen the top with the back of a greased glass.
After five minutes cut it into squares.
Let it cool completely, now remove the squares and keep them in an air tight container.
Enjoy guilt free healthy sweet.
I have just joined the group A-Z recipe challenge. This is season 2. In this we will be making recipes with Hindi names of ingredients. For this month , it is alphabet E So I have chosen Gud (Jaggery) as my star ingredient.