5 November, 2018
Quick and Easy Moong Dal Laddu (gluten-free, low glycemic)
Happy Deepavali/ Diwali!! I’m here again with a new Diwali sweet to celebrate the festival of lights this year.
Mung dal or lentil needs no introduction. It is widely used in various dishes in India and desserts make no exception.
This year, I wanted to make a really quick gluten-free sweet and settled on a laddu because it is so decadent and every kids favorite. But given the high amount of sugar, I decided to use a lower-glycemic option with coconut sugar. Coconut sugar has a glycemic index of 35 as compared to refined sugar which has a value of 68.
Coconut sugar is a whole food rich in zinc, iron and contains a prebiotic called inulin. It is not guilt-free though, it is still a sweetener and has to be consumed in small or moderate amounts. But in a festive season, some indulgence is good, right?
Ingredients: Moong flour- 3/4 cup Powdered coconut sugar- 3/4 cup Ghee (clarified butter)- 4-5 tbsp. Cashew pieces- 2 tbsp. Method:
Quick and Easy Moong Dal Laddu (GF, low glycemic)
Moong flour- 3/4 cup
Powdered coconut sugar- 3/4 cup
Ghee (clarified butter)- 4-5 tbsp.
Cashew pieces- 2 tbsp.