The pandemic is in its worst phase yet as it is sweeping down the country in its most devastating form. The virus has been taking more patients and casualties than the first wave, causing mass hysteria and panic. However, people tend to forget that the rules are still the same. Eat well, sleep well, focus on having foods to boost your immunity, and you should be fine even if you are recovering. If you’re not, just stay home and keep your distance from people.
Today we will talk about recovering from Covid-19 and how you can use the magic of dry fruits to help you do so. Dry fruits are condensed superfoods in which you will find magnesium, Vitamin E, and zinc, 3 of the most essential components required to help strengthen your system and fight the virus. Most dry fruits have these. So what is a fun way to consume these magnificent superfoods without them getting boring?
Let’s make a recipe that combines the best of these dry fruits and bring all of the elements that help your recovery in covid-19 together in a delicious recipe. Dry fruit laddus are a great way to have the best of them all excitingly and delightfully. So let’s get started on making these tasty energy balls.
To make these laddus, you will need a combination of nuts, seeds, and other kinds of dry fruits. Starting with nuts, you’ll require ½ cup of almonds, ½ cup of cashews, ½ cup of walnuts, ½ cup of pistachios, ¼ cup of peanuts.
Other ingredients include ½ cup of dry coconut and ½ cup each of raisins and dates (deseeded). A few spices also help give a body to the flavor and help bind everything together. For that effect, take 1 tsp of ginger powder, 1 tsp of black pepper powder, and 1 tsp cardamom powder.
Adding some seeds gives the nutritional value of the recipe a big boost. They also add crunch to the texture. These seeds include 4 tsp of watermelon seeds, 4 tsp of pumpkin seeds, 4 tsp sesame seeds, 4 tsp poppy seeds, 2 tsp of fennel seeds, and 1 tsp flax seeds, 1 tsp kalonji, and 1 tsp carom seeds. We also need 2 cups jaggery and 1 cup desi ghee (clarified butter) to give the laddus form and flavor.
Recipe and Preparation
For the first step, you need to dry roast the nuts. These include almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, pistachios and peanuts. Then after the nuts are done, take them out of the pan and roast the seeds separately. The seeds include watermelon, pumpkin, poppy, fennel, and flax seeds. After roasting them for 3-4 minutes, take them out in a separate pan.
When they cool down a little, crush the nuts and seeds into a coarse powder. Mix the two together, and add the sesame seeds, kalonji, and carom seeds. Mix everything properly.
In a mixer blender, add the raisins and dates. Blend them to form a paste. After that, add the dry coconut powder to give it some body. Add the paste to the coarse mix of nuts and seeds. This is where you sprinkle the ginger powder, black pepper, and cardamom powder.
Heat a pan and add the ghee to it. After the ghee has completely melted, add the jaggery. Wait till the jaggery dissolves. When it does, add the prepared mixture of the paste, nuts, and seeds. Mix well, remove from the pan and allow it to cool down.
When it cools down, form palm-sized balls from the mixture. Store the laddus in an airtight container.
These laddus are a great way to introduce your body to some much-needed magnesium, zinc, and Vitamin E when you’re recovering from Covid-19. Have 2 laddus in a day, and you should feel much better, sooner. Even if you haven’t contracted the disease, these laddus are great for munching whenever you want.
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