Healthy Maa Laddu Recipe | Roasted Chana Sweet Balls
Maa Laddu is widely known as Roasted Chana or Roasted Gram. And this Roasted Chana recipe is easy, delicious, super healthy and awesome to taste.
Roasted Chana or Roasted Gram
The roasted chana as it is linguistically called is the whole black gram or brown chickpeas as it is widely known all over the world. The chickpeas are dry roasted in low flame along with the skin (sometimes dry heated in the sand as well).
It is then air-tight packed and sold across all stores. Since it is dry roasted, the shelf life is quite long.
Roasted Chana Benefits
Let’s talk a bit about Roasted Chana benefits.
It is a superb source of dietary fiber. You can almost ignore the other nutrition facts about this. 100 grams of Roasted Chana gives you almost all your daily dietary fiber requirement. This is huge because not many foods give you this high of a fiber content. Apart from this, they are a very good source of calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
So Is Roasted Gram Good For Your Health?
Roasted Chana/Roasted Gram is extremely good for your health, based on the benefits described above, high fibrous foods are extremely good for your digestive system, prevents constipation and maintains the balance in your stomach.
It is typically used as an excellent weight loss food. It is also a great kids snack.
Roasted Chana for weight loss
Yes, you read it right. Roasted Chana is a superfood that aids in weight loss. Let’s see why!
- Low in Calories – As shown in the table above, it is extremely low in calories. You can easily satisfy your hunger by eating this and consuming fewer calories.
- Low Glycemic Index – Roasted Chana has an extremely low glycemic index making it a great snack for maintaining blood glucose levels which in turn helps in maintaining the right weight.
- High Fiber and Protein – This is a highly fibrous food which helps in slow absorption, meaning you will feel hungry less and hence aids in weight reduction.
HOW TO MAKE MAA LADDU – STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
- Ingredients as shown in the picture. Very simple set of instructions, almost all of them available in your kitchen readymade!
2. Grind the sugar in a mixer to make it a fine powder. This is to make sure it mixes completely with the flour in the next step.
3. Now take the roasted gram in a frying pan and heat it lightly just enough for it to be ground. Make sure it does not get fried. A little bit of ghee can be added for heating but is optional. Once roasted, transfer the gram into a mixer and grind it until it becomes a soft flour as shown.
Add the the flour to the sugar powder and mix it thoroughly. Add cardamom powder to this mix (and add a pinch of salt to this if needed) and mix all together to make a well-made flour.
4. Now add ghee to a frying pan and once the ghee is hot, drop the raisins in this pan and fry with low flame until the raisins absorb the ghee and turn big and golden brown. This process happens very soon so make sure to stop the flame once the raisins start changing color. If left too long, the raisins might get burnt and leaves a sour taste. You can also add cashew along with raisins.
6. As the final step, add the remaining ghee that was used to fry nuts and raisins to the flour mix, add the raisins/nuts and make a dough after mixing well.
7. Once done, make small sweet balls out of this mix and leave it aside for 10 minutes to set and then is ready to taste!
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