Chimli Energy Balls

5 from 4 votes

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Chimli ball is a traditional south Indian soft energy ball made out of cooked finger millet, sesame seeds, peanuts and jaggery.
It is a healthy snack option for children. It is supposed to prevent anemia if included as a part of daily diet. This can be included as a part of healthy diet for adults as well.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Snacks
CuisineSouth Indian
Recipe Taste Sweet
Servings 10
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Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup finger millet flour
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds white or black
  • ½ cup jaggery powder +1 tbsp (organic)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry ginger powder
  • 1/8 cup desiccated coconut
  • 4 teaspoon ghee or sesame oil for cooking finger millet roti and greasing
  • ¾ cup water or as required
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Instructions
 

  • Dry roast peanuts, remove the peel and allow it to cool down.
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  • Dry roast sesame seeds until it splutter and allow it to cool down.
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  • Dry roast desiccated coconut just for few seconds and mix cardamom powder, ginger powder. Allow it to cool down.
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  • Heat water with a pinch of salt and set it aside.
  • Sieve and dry roast finger millet flour until nice you get a nice aroma.
  • Turn off the flame and add the hot water to make soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into three balls.
  • Heat the skillet and grease your hands with ghee, place each ball on hot tawa and flatten them gently as thin as possible.
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  • Cook on both sides and allow the rotis to cool down.
  • Tear the roti into pieces and place them in a mixer jar.
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  • Blend well into fine powder.
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  • Add the roasted peanuts and blend for few seconds.
  • Add the powdered jaggery and blend for few seconds.
  • Add the sesame seeds and the roasted desiccated coconut mixture. Blend and transfer to a bowl.
  • Knead gently.
  • Grease your palms with ghee and make balls out of it.
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Notes

Adjust sweetness according  to your taste.
Chimli balls can be kept in refrigerator for up to a week or in room temperature for 2 – 3 days.

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5 from 4 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 143 kcal | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 5 mg | Sodium: 7 mg | Potassium: 71 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 10 g | Vitamin A: 1 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 46 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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