Sorghum and Natural Gum Cookies (No Bake)


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Introduction: Sorghum and Natural Gum Cookies (No Bake)

I am a simple person by nature performing several roles in life - a daughter, a wife, a mom and a...

Sorghum is a staple food in India. It is used in gluten free baking. It is used to make flat-breads which is very famous as Jowar Roti in India. We can make pancakes, porridge, cakes etc with Sorghum flour. Sorghum flour is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is high in iron, protein and dietary fiber. Hence, I use this in my cooking. I make various kinds of cookies with different flours for my toddler so she gets all the nutrients possible. I had made these cookies sometime back and thought of updating it in this instructable so I get a forum to explain how great Sorghum is for our diet.

I have also used natural gum which is a fantastic ingredient for our health and great especially during winters because it helps build resistance to cold.

I have made these cookies the traditional way we make them in India. Hope you like it. Thank you.

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Step 1: Ingredients

  1. Sorghum Flour - 3/4 Cup
  2. Whole Wheat Flour - 1 1/2 Cups
  3. Natural Gum - 1/2 Cups
  4. Sugar - 1 1/4 Cups (adjust to your taste)
  5. Clarified Butter - 1 1/4 Cups
  6. Cardamom - 8 to 10

Step 2: ​Preparation Steps:

  1. Powder cardamom as finely as possible using a mortar and pestle.
  2. Roast natural gum in clarified butter.
  3. It puffs up to double its size and can be easily crushed to a course powder.
  4. Use a rolling pin and crush the natural gum to a finer texture and keep aside.
  5. In a pan, warm up the clarified butter and roast the sorghum and whole wheat flour till there is a nice aroma and its kind of brown in color.
  6. Mix the crushed natural gum, sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.
  7. Let it cool just enough so we can handle the batter. If it becomes cold, then we cannot make balls.
  8. Make small balls.
  9. Add more clarified butter if you are unable to make balls.
  10. Use some sprinkles as decoration. The cookies are ready. Store in air tight containers. It remains fresh for a pretty long time because of the clarified butter.

The Sorghum and Natural Gum Cookies are ready. Enjoy!

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    mistergreen
    mistergreen

    5 years ago on Step 2

    Could you say a bit more about what natural gum is? I was just reading about sorghum, but i've never heard of natural gum.

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    sabina delpinoh
    sabina delpinoh

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Natural gum or edible gum is called as Gondh in Hindi. It is an “edible gum” a resin that is extracted from the bark of the axle-wood tree. It is orangish in color. It is given in the form of cookies to women post delivery to strengthen themself. It has great medicinal value. It is also given to kids because its good for health, quite filling and good taste. You can easily find it in Asian Grocerry Stores.