Dakhni Mirch or white pepper is the ripe fruit of the pepper wine which is dark red in color .It is soaked in water for nearly 15 days, after which its skin begins to fall off. Once the skin falls off, the white seed inside the pepper fruit is what is dried and used as white pepper whole or powder.
White pepper has quite a few benefits in store for one’s overall health. It helps in digestive issues, dental issues, diabetes cure, minor headaches, cough and cold or even weight loss, white pepper can be used to treat all of these! However, it is important that one uses it correctly and in the right proportions to get the best results. White pepper has been known to be a beneficial ingredient for some eye ailments such as cataract and weak eyesight.
Dakhni Mirch and Atta Ladoo are so nutritious and healthy specially for growing kids. When I was a Kid, It was a regular practice at home to eat one Ladoo everyday. My mother makes awesome Ladoos and she made sure that me and my sister eat this Ladoo everyday. Not Only Ladoos , she made sure that we eat a balanced and healthy diet, full of green vegetables, Lentils, Yogurt and Chappati everyday. The habit she cultivated in me, that is what provokes me to cook three fresh meals for my family everyday. I want my kids to eat and develop same healthy eating habits.I made these Ladoos few days ago on the occasion of Krishna Jamnashtmi.
Dakhni mirch and Black Pepper Ladoos are also given to Pregnant ladies in our family. Since they are so rich in nutrition, they are very beneficial to both mother and baby. I agree that these Ladoos have Ghee( clarified Butter) in them, but some amount of fat is also essential for our body. One Ladoo Is the recommended Potion if You are not diabetic and are keeping a good regime of exercise and diet.
DAKHNI MIRCH AUR ATTE KE LADOO
Whole Wheat flour- 2 cups
Powdered Sugar or Boora -1 cup ( depending on how sweet you want)
Coarsely powdered nuts- 1/4 cup( I used Almonds, Cashews, Pista, walnuts)
White Pepper Powder Or Dakhni Mirch- 2 tbsp ( less or more)
Ghee or clarified butter- 3/4 cup
Cardamom Powder- 1 tsp.
1. Place a heavy bottomed Kadai or wok on medium flame and add half the ghee and allow to it melt. Now add flour in melted ghee and stir constantly. Keep Stirring and roasting the atta or flour on medium flame.
2. Keep adding more ghee and keep stirring to make sure the flour does not gets burnt.Continue this untill you see that the flour has changed color and has started giving good aroma. Once it turns brown, take it out in a plate and allow to it cool. Add Powdered Nuts and white pepper at this stage and turn of the flame.
3. When flour is slightly warm, add sugar, cardamom powder and mix really well.Grease your hands with little Ghee and take little amount of mixture in your hands and roll giving it a ball like shape.
4. Make all Ladoos like this and store them in an air tight container. These Ladoos can be eaten for a month.