Gajak is a North Indian recipe which is mostly eaten in winters. It is very healthy. The most commonly eaten foods in winter are dry fruits, jaggery and peanuts etc. They work to keep the body warm.
In such a situation, you can make Gajak Recipe from these things. It is quite easy to make. It also helps in improving our digestion after a heavy meal. Let's learn how to make Gajak at home.
Dry Fruit Gajak Recipe
Sesame (white) - 1 cup
Ghee - 1-2 tsp
Jaggery - 200 grams
Dry fruits (almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts) - 100 grams finely chopped
Peanuts - 50 grams
how to make it
Place a pan on the gas burner and put sesame seeds in it. Fry them till they become light brown. When they are roasted, spread them on a plate and cool them.
Step – 2
Now in the same pan add cashews, pistachios and dry fruits like almonds and peanuts. Fry them on low flame, but make sure that they do not turn black.
Step – 3
After removing the roasted dry fruits from the flame, add ghee to the pan. Add jaggery to it and let it melt on low flame. Keep stirring it continuously so that the melted jaggery does not stick to the pan.
Step – 4
When the jaggery melts, you can add roasted sesame seeds to it. Mix it well to avoid lumps.
Then add roasted dry fruits to it and mix well. Keep the flame low. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes.
Grease a flat plate with few drops of ghee and then pour the mixture. Spread it evenly.
When cool, cut into desired shapes and pieces. Now this gajak is ready to eat.
health benefits of ingredients
1. Dry fruits, especially during winters, help in getting soft and glowing skin. They increase immunity. They increase the energy level.
2. Jaggery improves digestion. It is a healthy sweetener, excellent cleanser, helps with glucose control and weight loss.
4. Sesame contains calcium, and it promotes bone health. It can also reduce joint pain and back pain during winters.