Hi everybody...A very happy Gokulashtami !!!! Today's recipe is brought to you by both of us. We met this weekend and had lots of fun including making these truffles. This recipe is a classic one infact native one. I don't know how many of you have heard of red poha ( sigapu arisi aval )but it is very famous in our villages and the main ingredient in these truffles.
During our childhood days, whenever we visit our grandmother's place she used to make these for all the kids. As we like playing rather than eating , my grandma used to make BIG ( literally!!!!!!!!!)balls and give each one so that we can finish them off easily, wash our hands and run away to continue our playing. These truffles are very very healthy and can be had for breakfast or even as an evening snack. Even one truffle or ball (like my grandma's) will help in withstanding stamina especially for kids, who have many stuff to do like playing, jumping, learning new things and of course arguing with us too....
Now straight onto the recipe....
Aval / Poha - 1 cup
Sugar - 5 tbsp
Fresh Shredded coconut - 4 tbsp+for rolling
Banana (ripe) - 2
Water- 4 tbsp ( or as required)
1. Wash and soak aval in 4tbsp of water for 5 to 10 minutes, till puffed up (refer pic 3)
2. In a bowl add soaked poha, bananas,sugar and 4tbsp of coconut.
3. Mix well and make into balls.
4. Now roll these balls in fresh shredded coconut and serve immediately.
Healthy and delicious truffles are ready!!!
1) Adding more or less sugar and coconut is absolutely your choice (but I prefer this amount).
2) Amount of water required for soaking poha can vary depending on the variety of poha. Rather than draining completely I leave some water and check after 10 minutes, if it is puffed up and soft, I continue as such else I just sprinkle some more water and leave again for 10 minutes.