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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Ginger Balls ~ Immunity Booster

Since the time Covid-19 has landed on our planet, many are talking about improving our immunity which looks possible through eating right things at home and eating balanced nutrition. I believe that's true to a large extent for not only enhancing immunity but to prevent many other illnesses too. There are many foods used in our Indian meals that are associated with boosting immunity like turmeric, ginger, peppercorns, honey, lime and many citrus fruits to add on . You can consume all of these immunity boosting foods in whichever forms you wish to have, some boil water and add grated ginger or add lime in warm water and take sips of this warm water or our age old chukku kappi too. Some prefer taking a quarter tsp of turmeric with honey or milk to prevent frequent cold and flu. However, this is one recipe that caught my attention when I was also scrolling recipes to boost my family's immunity. This is a sweet ginger candy made with grated ginger, good quality jaggery and some spices.Though I say sweet to this candy but the spice of ginger is felt soon after you chew these candies. These candies have not only ginger but turmeric, pepper powder, pink salt, jaggery and coconut oil is added to them. Jaggery is iron rich and so will be very beneficial. For kids I gave them half a ball daily and for us we took a ball daily. This is a simple recipe to prepare and can be stored in refrigeration till finishes. I have not made a large batch and stored and have tried making these simple balls in smaller proportions. These ginger balls when rolled soon after preparing are sticky and after refrigeration they can be sorted out without much hassles. Also try consuming these balls as soon as you pull it out of the fridge else it will be sticky as it thaws. Check this out!

Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Serves ~ 14-15 balls

grated ginger 2/3- 3/4 cup
jaggery 1 -1 1/4 cups
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
black salt a good pinch
pepper powder 1/4 tsp
sesame seeds 2 tbsp or Coconut flakes
coconut oil 2 tbsp


Clean and grated ginger finely, keep aside. Heat the jaggery in 1/4 cup water and melt down. Strain to remove impurities.
Add the grated ginger, melted jaggery and spice powders and salt. Keep on heat and cook for 8-9 minutes till the mixture comes together like a sticky ball. Add a tbsp of coconut oil and switch off flame.

Leave to cool slightly and then apply little oil in you palm and roll in small gooseberry sized balls. Roll these in sesame seeds or coconut flakes. Keep aside.
Repeat till you finish making all and then keep covered in air tight containers.

* I used 1 1/4 jaggery which was good for kids to eat too.
* I used coconut oil as its healthier than other oils but you can always use any other neutral oil.


Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how these snack balls loaded with fresh ginger! What can you use instead of jaggery? Coconut sugar?

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and yummy snack. Love it!