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Watermelon Rind Energy Balls (No added sugar)

VegCookBook by Praveena
Exceptionally healthy, Instant, Easy to make energy balls / laddoos without any added sweetener except for natural sugars.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cooling & Rolling Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 15 pieces

Equipment

  • Sauce Pan / Vessel (for stove-top method)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Watermelon Rind (heaped cup) (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup Dates (seedless / pitted) (pressed)
  • ¼ cup Desiccated Coconut / Dry Coconut Flakes / Powder
  • ½ cup Pistachios
  • ¼ cup Organic Rose Petals
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee / Butter (optional)

Instructions
 

PREP WORK:

  • Take the watermelon rind, peel off the green outer layer, finely chop the white part (we need 1 heaped cup).
    Pit the dates, measure 1 heaped cup (pressed).

COOKING:

  • Put a sauce pan / vessel on stove top under medium flame.
    Add the ghee / butter let it melt. Transfer the chopped watermelon rind pieces.
    Stir them until the pieces are well coated with ghee/butter.
  • Close the vessel with lid, and let the pieces soften.
    Later remove the lid, let it be on flame until water evaporates.(all of this takes 5 to 6 mins)
  • Let the watermelon rind pieces cool down to room temperature.
    Later, transfer them, along with pitted dates, pistachios, to the food processor / mixie. Process to your desired consistency.
  • Make balls with the processed content, roll each ball onto a plate full of desiccated coconut and organic dry rose petals. Done!

Notes

Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics & recipe TIPS.
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