COCONUT-DATE & GARDEN-CRESS NIBBLES

Coconut- Date & Garden-Cress Nibbles

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Coconut scraped
  • ½-¾ cup Dates, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Avla candy, chopped
  • ½ cup Jaggery, scraped
  • 2 tbsp Garden – cress seeds- previously soaked for ten minutes in water
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp Almonds, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cashew nuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 1 tbsp Cardamon powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Rose water(optional)
  • ½ tbsp Ghee

Instructions
 

  • In a big non-stick deep pan or kadhai add the ghee and the sesame seeds, add scraped coconut and stir for a minute or so
  • Add the scraped jaggery, a tablespoon of water, rose water and keep stirring on a low flame till the jaggery melts
  • Mix in the chopped dates, soaked garden-cress, raisins and continue stirring
  • Add the nuts, raisins, avla candy and the cardamom powder
  • When the mixture forms a ball like mass in the centre of the pan, put off the flame
  • Allow to cool slightly. Shape into equal sized small balls, flatten each ball to an oval shape, cool in a tray
  • Store in air- tight containers when completely cooled. These can be stored for about a week at room temperature and 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator

Notes

Highlights:
  • This recipe with its very nourishing ingredients ensures an intake of calories, fiber, vitamin C and other micronutrients in a very palatable way, equally loved by children and adults
  • It is a wonderful source of iron
NUTRIENT VALUES PER SERVING 
Energy
165 Kcal
Carbohydrate
23 g
Protein
2 g
Fat
7.5 g
Calcium
16.5 mg
Iron
2.1 mg
Total fiber
2.7 g