A delicious Indian sweet, commonly gifted during celebrations like Diwali. I got this recipe from my neighbor when I lived in India. She always brought me sweets that she made herself.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the chickpea flour and clarified butter together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the mixture smells toasty, about 10 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

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  • Stir in the sugar, pistachios, and cashews until evenly mixed. Form the mixture into small balls the size of large cherries. Use some pressure when forming the balls so they don't come apart.

Nutrition Facts

137.5 calories; 1.8 g protein; 12.9 g carbohydrates; 21.9 mg cholesterol; 6.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2013
Very easy to make! Great taste! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2013
Very easy to make! Great taste! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2013
Very easy to make! Great taste! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
Make sure to use the coarser grade of chickpea flour for an authentic texture. Also I omitted the nuts due to allergies and added 1 TBSP ground cardamom for flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2017
The key to making this is patience and a little extra flour. Make sure that the mixture is close to room temperature before rolling flour your hands and allow to set. If the balls lose form while setting flour your hands again and reroll them when they are cooler. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2017
This is delicious! Not quite the ball shaped because I didn't read the helpful hints beforehand however I am super excited about the taste and the experience! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2015
Really simple recipe with great results. I modified it a bit though for my own tastes. Instead of cashews and pistachios I used walnuts and pistachios - and even added about 2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon. Instead of besan flour I used a gluten-free blend of millet and sorghum flour and a bit of of standard white flour. I would estimate it was about 2.5 cups and.5 cups respectively. Read More
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