Millet Energy Balls
A nutritious bite that juuuust hits the sweet spot.
Snacks, snacks. Especially sweet things in the form of balls. Date energy balls, lemon balls, and even cookies are soooooo perfect for an afternoon snack alongside a cup of warm milk. Dip it, take a bite, repeat. Delicious!
Today's Virtual Potluck contribution is from Kishori Kale! She describes them as whole-wheat-ragi healthy balls- which is exactly what they are! Made with finger millet(ragi) and wholewheat flour, they bear a delicious nutty resemblance to gur papdi.
You know those days when you just want a punch of happiness in compact snack form? This is the perfect snack for you. Make a huge batch and store in containers- or, for long lasting storage, hide them. Seriously, they'll be gone before you know it.
Healthy Ragi Balls
Contributed by Kishori Kale
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup raagi flour
1/2 cup almond flour (optional)
1 1/4 cup jaggery (little less than 1/4 cup)
1/4 to 1/2 cup clarified butter(ghee)
Add the ghee, wholewheat, and ragi flour to a shallow pot and roast on low-medium heat until fragrant, 10-12 minutes.
Cut small chunks from the jaggery. If it is too hard, put it in a plate and microwave for 30 seconds till it becomes soft enough to cut. Put it in a mixer with the roasted flour mixture and grind it for 30-40 seconds. Take breaks and scrape down if the mixer is not moving.
Once the mixture comes together, make small ball shapes from it and serve or store in an airtight container in a dry place. Your healthy go-to snack is ready!