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Chickpea Sweet Balls Recipe

Sweet, Spiced Balls of Chickpea Flour

Mix together in a large saucepan:
2 1/2 cups chickpea flour*
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3-1/2 cup ghee
powdered almond (opt.)
Sauté over low heat, stirring frequently, for 20-25 minutes until softened to the consistency of peanut butter and slightly browned.
Take off the heat and cool for about 5 minutes, then add:
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
Mix well. Let cool for as long as possible, at least 30-60 minutes. The balls are easier to form when the ingredients are room temperature. Make into 1" balls by squeezing about 1 heaping teaspoon of dough back and forth from one hand to another. Continue this process until each ball is firm and shiny. The mixture will be crumbly at first, and it takes a number of passes between your hands for the ball to form. If you are finding the mixture too crumbly, be sure you have let it cool enough. Some people find using a melon baller helps the process. As a last resort, add a little more melted ghee.
*or equal parts uncooked cream of wheat and all-purpose white flour
Category Desserts
Servings Makes 6 dozen Serving Size 1-2
Calories 79 Protein g
Fat 3.9 g Carbohydrates10 g

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