Monday, May 19, 2014

Crunchy Sesame Bites

 Satisfy your Sweet tooth with Calcium Rich "Crunchy Sesame bites"

 1/2 cup - Sesame seeds
 1/2 cup - Grated Jaggery
 1 Tsp  -  Ghee

  1. Roast the sesame seeds till they are light golden in color, keep aside. 
  2.  In the meantime, grease flat tray with a little ghee.
  3. Simmer jaggery (unrefined natural sweetener) over a slow flame till it caramelises and forms a hard ball when you add a drop in cold water.  
  4.  Add the roasted sesame and mix it thoroughly with melted jaggery.
  5. When the mixture is ready, pour the entire mixture over the greased pan or a smooth stone surface. Roll it out into thin sheets using a greased rolling pin.
  6. When cool, cut into square pieces. Store in an air-tight container.
Sesame health benefits: 
  •  Sesame seeds are rich in quality vitamins and minerals. They are very good sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and riboflavin.
  • The seeds are incredibly rich sources of many essential minerals. Calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper are especially concentrated in sesame seeds. Many of these minerals have a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, hormone production, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.
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