Friday, 21 August 2015

Flaxseeds Power Balls>> Recipe from ‘Kids Kitchen’

By Nidhi Pathak | Follow us on Facebook|

A yummy power balls made with freshly made with whole wheat chappatis, jaggery and ghee. It's mommy approved and loved by kids. Trust me it’s a foolproof trick to make kids eat rotis with a count and adults can just pop it like power balls in busy their busy lifestyle. 

This laddoos are made since quite some time in Indian household, but I am adding flaxseeds to increase it’s nutritive value and choco-chips for kids giving much soft and smooth texture.

4-5 Rotis
1/2 cup jaggery
4-6 tbsp spns ghee (Clarified butter)
1/2 cup of flaxseeds (crushed)
2-3 tbl Brown sugar/castor sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder (optional)
2 tbsp Choco-chips (Optional)

  1. Take a pan , and heat ghee on low flame. Add crushed jaggery and choco-chips (optional), and stir with wooden stick/spatula.
  2. After stirring it for less than a minute add crushed chappatis, I used chutney grinder to get fine texture of chapattis. Keep stirring it, with no lumps.

  1. Then add crushed flaxseeds and increase the flame. Keep stirring with wooden stick and sprinkle sugar and cardamom seasoning. Switch off the stove.

  1. Shift the whole mixture into big plate/tray, and start moulding rounds like balls immediately after taking it off from the vessel. As it becomes difficult to mould the ladoos when the mixture is cooled off.

  1. Place laddoos in a box, do not touch them till it's hot. Once cooled, close the lid of the box and store it refrigerator for 10-15 mins to that ladoos does not break and stays firm.

  1. It can be also stored in an air-tight container too for 5-6 days. Sugar and ghee acts as natural preservative and will restore the freshness and nutrients for the ladoos.For variations you may add dry-fruits too.

Nutritional Facts>>

  • Flaxseeds are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. Regular consumption of flaxseeds gives you healthy hair and skin.
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter is a staple in traditional Indian cooking and Ayurvedic medicine. Much like butter, ghee / clarified butter has gotten a bad reputation. over the past 30 years due to its high saturated fat content. But research has revealed that instead of increasing the risk of heart disease, ghee actually decreases it — and that’s not the only trick it has up its sleeve. Ghee made from grass-fed butter is packed with vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as fatty acids CLA and butyric acid, leading to some interesting health benefits.
  • Jaggery include its ability to cleanse your body, act as a digestive agent, sweeten your food in a healthy manner, and provide good amounts of minerals.  It’s also a great remedy for anemia, asthma, joint pains and menstrual pains. It also helps in cures cold and cough, purifies blood and keeps the skin flawless. It is an energy booster if at all you feel drained at any point of the day, a piece of jaggery with water can do wonders for you.  Jaggery is a rich source of iron and hence it is a great remedy for women/kids suffering from anemia.
  • Wheat helps to control obesity, protects against childhood asthama, improves body metabolism. Wheat is the most popular and easily available bulk laxative. Three cups of wheat consumption per day is enough for an individual to live a long, healthy and disease-free life. 

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