Sunday, February 20, 2022

Gond and Nuts Snacks

gond dry fruit snack
These nutrient rich snacks made with nuts and gond are healthy and delicious. This snack can be enjoyed anytime. Gond or gaund is gum Arabic resin from the acacia tree also known as mastic.
gond dry fruit snack
5 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup gond or gaund 
1/2 cup almonds 
1/2 cup cashew 
1/4 cup peanuts 
4 tbsp pumpkin seeds 
3 tbsp white poppy seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup ghee
3 tbsp besan or gram flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp cardamom powder 
1 tsp ginger powder 
1 cup powdered sugar

In a pan heat some ghee and add gond and cook it on low to medium flame. Keep stirring so that it puffs. Once all of them have puffed strain them to remove the ghee and place them it on a platter. Using the back of a glass or metal bowl lightly crush the gaund. Make sure to keep is coarse and not totally powdered as it will give a good crunch to the ladoo.

Add the strained ghee back to the pan and lightly fry almonds and cashews on low heat till the almonds start to crack. Strain them both to remove excess ghee. Place them on another plate. Fry and lightly brown the peanuts, and pumpkin seeds, strain and put them with the almond and cashews. If all of the ghee is consumed by this time add little fresh ghee in the pan and lightly fry the poppy and sesame seeds. Strain them and add them with the other dried fruits.

Now add all the fried dried fruits and nuts in a mixer grinder and grind it coarsely, do not powder it completely. Do not add gond to the grinder. Remove and keep aside.

Heat the remaining and fresh ghee in a pan, add the gram flour and stir on medium heat for a minute and then add the whole wheat flour. Cook the flours until the colour changes to light brown. Remove and add it on top of the coarsely crushed nuts, add the crushed gaund to it. Mix them and let them cool just enough to be handled with hands. Do not cool it in the fridge, just leave it outside to cool.

Once it is cooled sprinkle the cardamom and ginger powder. Add the powdered sugar. Mix it with hands and take a handful and press to shape into a round. In case the mixture is too dry and it does not come together add melted ghee. Once shaped it is ready to be served. The gond dry fruit snack can also be stored in powdered form and served in a bowl with a spoon.

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2 comments:

  1. I am a huge fan of nutty snacks! Not sure if I ever had gond...really interesting!

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    1. Angie, gond is sold under different names it can be purchased online or from Indian or Arabic stores. If you enjoy nutty snacks then you will really like this one.

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