If you don’t eat anything sweet after lunch in Indian homes, the food is not considered complete. Something sweet is made after eating! But if you’re a food-conscious or fitness freak, are you always worried about your sugar calories? How’s it not? But what to do about sugar cravings, which lure you to eat sweets again and again!
Don’t worry, because we’ll bring you the jaggery bread! Which is also healthy and tasty. In ancient times, a small jaggery loaf was served after lunch, which was eaten by the people with great enthusiasm. Not only that, but if you go out and order a traditional plate, you can see the jaggery bread on it.
It is very nutritious and delicious and it is also easy to prepare. So, let’s learn the recipe for jaggery bread –
All you need to make jaggery bread
Cup jaggery powder or grated jaggery
Half a cup of water
1.25 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp fennel
A spoonful of ghee
2 tablespoons dry coconut – optional
Roast as much ghee as needed
So let’s mix the dough first
Take one cup of jaggery powder and one cup of water in a bowl. You can also use grated jaggery instead of jaggery powder.
Mix well and set aside for 30 to 45 minutes or until all the jaggery is melted.
Take 1 to 1.25 cups of wheat flour in another skillet. Add 1 teaspoon of fennel (saunf) and 1 tablespoon of ghee as well.
First mix the jaggery solution and then sieve it directly into the flour bowl with the help of a sieve.
Mix it well first.
Then start to knead and make a smooth dough.
The jaggery makes the flour a bit sticky. If the dough is wet, you can add a little more wheat flour.
Now make good bread
Take a zip lock bag now. You can also take a small sized banana leaf.
Spread the ghee over the zip lock bag.
Take a medium sized ball of dough and place it on a zip lock bag.
With the help of a rolling pin, roll small loaves in the shape of a rag.
The bread should be a little thicker than the filling paratha.
To cook jaggery bread
Now remove the bread from the zip lock bag and place it on the hot pan.
Start roasting the jaggery loaf by keeping the flame low or medium.
When one side turns light brown, turn it over.
Dip some ghee on top. These jaggery loaves absorb ghee. So use less of ghee.
When the other side turns brown, turn the bread.
Apply a little ghee to this part as well.
Cook the roti well.
Remove the bread from the pan when it turns golden brown. Your jaggery bread is ready!
The nutritional value of jaggery bread is as follows
Vitamin B1 – 67% | Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – 59%. Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – 5%. Vitamin B6 – 50% | Vitamin C – 1% Vitamin E – 7% | Vitamin K – 1% | Calcium – 2% Vitamin B9 (Folate) – 2%. Iron – 6%. Magnesium – 8% Phosphorus – 8%. Zinc – 7% | Fat 81 calories from fat 9g | Cholesterol 18 mg | Sodium 2 mg potassium 82mg | Carbohydrate 32 g | Fiber 3 mg | Sugar 17 g | 3 g of protein
Learn now how jaggery bread can benefit you
Jaggery boosts your immunity and keeps you away from all seasonal diseases and infections.
Ghee and jaggery can also alleviate the digestive system problems during the rainy season and not cause constipation.
Eating jaggery bread does not increase your weight and is beneficial for health because jaggery is a natural sugar.
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