So far, I have had very little stints of winter, but , never a long drawn heavy one. But, the winter ladoo with edible gum had been introduced to me by a good friend Vaibhavi. Her nearly palm sized ladoo studded with beautiful crushed dry fruits. I love the little bites of popped up roasted gum which give a great crunch. This was my inspiration for this recipe.
What special here?
About Pearl millet- Bajra
- Pearl millet is widely acclaimed by dietitians to control diabetes and high cholesterol levels.
- This is because the fiber content in pearl millet.
- It has high energy, has less starch, high fiber.
- The pearl millet has a great range of protein approximately 8-19 percent.
- The low glycemic indices help towards the diabetic diet
- Being a millet, it is gluten free too
The special feature- Acacia gum
- Obtained from the axle wood tree and popular as the winter gum, gaund or dink is very popular in certain north Indian desserts.
- It is rich in calcium and protein
- It puffs up like a popcorn when roasted.
- Often served to lactating mothers to provide strength to the back bone, actually the ladoo offer a great deal of well rounded energy.
- the ladoos demand quite a lot of liquids to go with them which keeps upon the feeling of fullness.