Who doesn’t love chickpeas? These tiny protein-rich balls are perfect for every dish and every individual. Blend them into gram flour and add in any recipes you want. Chickpeas are adaptable legumes with a mild, nutty flavor, and chickpea flour is customarily prepared from Bengal grams. We made them during an ayurvedic massage course at our Yoga center In Sintra, Portugal. These Coco gram desserts got gobbled up in minutes during break time.
These coco gram marbles are prepared with gram flour. These are a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour, which you can easily prepare at home, have recently gained appeal throughout the world.
You might have heard the term polyphenols. These are the antioxidants that are present in huge amounts in coco gram flour. These compounds fight against free radicals, especially those coming from fast foods. So eating Coco Gram marbles can improve your overall health and performance. Wheat flour gives more calories as compared to gram flour. Hence, it is preferable to use gram flour in recipes to get more nutrients and fewer calories.
Another amazing and unique benefit of Gram flour is, chickpea flour can help you feel less hungry by controlling the hunger hormone ghrelin. Lower ghrelin levels are known to increase sensations of fullness.
Coco Gram marbles
Coco gram marbles are high Protein snack free of gluten and lactose that is perfect snack for vegan as well as all people who are looking for a healthy snacking option.
- 1/2 cup rice syrup
- 1 cup water and mix in a pinch of salt
- 2 drops jasmine or rosemary essential oil
- 1/2 cup gram flour (available at any Asian store)
- 1/2 cup fine desiccated coconut or coconut flakes.
Over a pan, pour the gram flour and pass it through a sieve or fine colander. These will make the flour thin and fine essential for make nice soft gram balls.
Add water to the pan, and with a whisk, stir until gram flour is dissolved in water thoroughly and add rice syrup and salt.
Place the pot over medium heat and stir continuously until the mixture thickens.
Then remove from heat and allows it to cool and get even thicker
Divide the dough into even quantities. You can make 15 to 20 balls depending on the size you prefer. The best is double marble size.
Roll them up in-between your palms until you have a nice round ball.
Spread the fine desiccated coconut or flakes onto a tray.
Roll the gram balls until it's all completely covered with grated coconut. Stick a little clove bub over each ball and garnish with physalis, seasonal berries, or a natural jam. It's an easy healthy snack for kids and adults.
Variation: You can add chocolate or carob powder while preparing the gram flour to have a healthy chocolaty flavor or add any essential of your choice.