Cuisine : Indian
Mode of cooking : Vegan & Satvik
Preferred Meal : Snack Time
Health Benefits : Multi-nutrients in one whole serving. Sugar free , vegan snack enjoyable by everyone irrespective of age if consumed in moderation. Best for those who have sweet cravings and solves the puzzle of “Where do vegans get their protein from?” 🙂
Alternate Version: Tragacanth Gum Truffles
Cooking duration : 10 minutes
Shelf-life : 2-3 days
Roasted/Soaked Almonds – 1/2 cup
Roasted/ Soaked Cashews -1/2 cup
Pumpkin Seeds -1/2 cup (Optional to roast)
Pistachios -1/2 cup (Optional to roast)
Soaked Dates/ Raisins – 1/2 cup
Raw cacao powder -1 tablespoon
Dessicated coconut – as per your taste ( for garnishing the truffles)
Tragacanth Gum / Gund – 2 tablespoons (Indian- Alternate Version)
- Dry roast all the nuts . Roasting is optional as it reduces nutrient value. In case you are soaking the nuts, do not remove the peel to keep the nutrients intact.
- Blend the nuts with cacao powder and soaked dates or raisins until you get a thick sticky consistency.
- Once done, roll them into balls , dip and toss them in dessicated coconut for garnishing.
Soak the tragacanth gum/ gund overnight before dry roasting and blend them along with the nuts and other ingredients. Usually people roast gund in ghee but for the betterment of planet as well as your health, prefer soaking the gum overnight to reap the best benefits.
This is the simplest snack ever and could be an enjoyable guilt-free binge.
Tragacanth gum is fabulous for women in pre-pregnancy phase and it is an edible gum from plant.
It is good for maintaining the hormonal health, however it is a coolant and should be consumed in summers rather than in winters for it purely depends on the metabolic health of an individual. Take care while you prefer eating this.