Millet balls

Millet balls(25 servings)

Ingredients

 210 gm (1 cup) of any millet, such as ragi
 2 tbsp sugar
 500 ml (2 cups) apple juice
 100 gm (½ cup) sesame seeds
 100 gm (½ cup) pumpkin seeds
 100 gm (¾ cup) chopped dried apricots
 30 gm puffed rice
 20 gm coconut flour
 80 ml (N cup) lime juice
 60 ml (¼ cup) honey
 2 tbsp cocoa powder
 100 gm icing sugar

Preparation guide

 Preheat oven to 180°C.
 Add washed millet, sugar and apple juice in a saucepan.
 Bring to boil over medium-high heat, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes until tender.
 Cool the mixture for 15-20 minutes and then refrigerate until cold.
 Roast the sesame and pumpkin seeds on a pan, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until just golden.
 Cool and grind to a fine powder.
 Mix in a large bowl the apricots, puffed rice, ground seeds, cooled millet, coconut flour and lime juice.
 Heat the honey in a small saucepan, and pour the hot syrup over the apricot mixture and mix.
 Using wet hands, blend the mix, and set aside for a few minutes.
 To make the dusting, mix the icing sugar and cocoa powder in a shallow bowl. Then shape the mix into rounds about the size of golf balls. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Health tip: Apricots promote gut health. Millets are rich in minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium and also in essential vitamins such as folate.

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