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Healthy coconut chocolate truffle recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups grated fresh coconut

1 ½ cups jaggery

1 tbsp cocoa powder

½ tsp cardamom powder

3 tbsp chopped cashew nuts

3 tbsp ghee

For dusting –

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp icing sugar

METHOD:

  1. Grate coconut carefully, scrape only the white part leaving brown edges behind.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a small pan & add chopped cashew nuts & fry until light brown in color.
  3. Place jaggery with 1-2 tbsp of water/milk in a thick wide-bottomed vessel on medium heat & let it come to boil. Let the jaggery dissolve completely & blend well with milk forming a syrup.
  4. Now add grated coconut, fried cashew nuts, elaichi powder,  3 tbsp ghee to it & stir well. Let it cook while stirring it constantly for about 10 mins.
  5. Switch off flame, add cocoa powder, mix quickly & let it cool down a bit.
  6. Meanwhile mix cocoa powder & icing sugar & sieve it into a wide plate to get a uniform mixture.
  7. Now take a small portion of the coconut mixture & make a ball out of it. Make all the remaining balls in this same process.
  8. Roll them in cocoa powder mixture & place on a dry plate & let them set aside for 30 mins to 1 hour.
  9. Serve chilled.

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