Sabudana Coconut Ladoo for Fasting During Navratra
Sabudana is a processed agricultural product prepared from the roots of Tapioca Sago. Its botanical name is " Manihot Esculenta Crantz Syn. Utilissima". Internationally it is known by the name Cassava also. In Tamil it is called Jaavarishi.
Benefits of sabudana- Sabudana is rich in carbohydrates . It helps get rid of fatigue, keeping you energized through out the day.
It is easily digestible and suitable for infants and sick persons .
It also helps to resolve digestive disorders like constipation , indigestion, bloating which are usually found in fasting.
Benefits of coconut – It is rich in fiber so helps prevent constipation.
Rich in iron so helps combat tiredness during fast.
Fats found in coconut increase the level of good cholesterol in the blood.
1 cup – sabudana
1 cup – desiccated coconut
Powdered sugar or desi khand – 1 cup
Desi ghee- 7-8 tbs
Chopped cashewnuts – 12-15
Chopped almonds – 10-12
Powdered green cardamom ½ tsp
1) Roast the Sabudana in a pan on a low flame till you get light brown colour( 20 to 25 minutes) by stirring continuously. After roasting keep it aside for 10 to 15 minutes . When the Sabudana pearls cool completely grind it into a fine powder in a mixer.
2) Now roast the coconut just for 2-3 minutes. Remember colour should not change. Keep it aside.
3) Heat Desi Ghee in a pan and add chopped cashews and almonds . Shallow fry it , until you get light brown colour. It will take just 30 to 60 seconds to get your desired color . Do not burn them. Take it out and keep aside for 10 minutes.
4) Now take another big pan and keep powdered grounded Sabudana in it . Add grounded sugar , roasted coconut powder, desi ghee , shallow fried cashews , almonds and cardamom powder. Mix it well and make ladoo in any shape . If you face any difficulty in binding the ladoos , you can add more ghee to it( 1-2 spoon) . Keep the ladoos aside for 2 hours to dry . Now roll each ladoo in desiccated coconut . Store it in air tight container.
You can prepare ladoos for the complete Navratra period in one go.
Dr. Suman Setia , BAMS,DNHE,PGDHHM.
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