5 tbsp ghee
¾ cup jaggery – grated
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp desiccated coconut
a few almonds and pistachios – for garnishing
A traditional Gujarati dessert, the Gol Papdi is a mouth-watering delicacy that will satiate your craving for something deliciously sweet! Also called the gur papdi or sukhdi, the three primary ingredients in this recipe which lend it the amazing flavors are jaggery, wheat flour, and ghee. That’s all! It’s really difficult to imagine how a recipe so simple could result in a delicacy so exotic, but then that’s the magic of Indian cuisine!
The addition of gaund if you are preparing the recipe in the winters will add more warmth. Jaggery is known to stimulate bowel movements and will help you eliminate constipation. Jaggery will also detox the liver and remove toxins. Jaggery can also help you stay away from cold and cough. Jaggery is jam-packed with antioxidants which are great for fighting free radicals. The addition of jaggery instead of sugar makes the delicacy much healthier.
How to make Gol Papdi
Grate the jaggery thinly so that no lumps are formed.
Gol papdi is a flour-based treat that is easy to prepare. It is a traditional Gujarati sweet. Wheat, an important component of Gol papdi, is believed to have been cultivated as early as in 9600 BC. Every continent on earth has seen wheat growing except for Antarctica. Wheat is an important source of nutrients in countries around the world. Ghee holds a special place in Hinduism where it is a part of several rituals and pujas. It is even used during Vedic worship.