My mom makes it very often at home and we take a small piece once in 2 days. The taste of ginger combined with the taste of the sugar will impart a special taste to the sweet. We used to have this when we have any digestion problem. Now a days people had forgot this after the advent of Digene syrups:)
Beware...You are not supposed to have too much of this candy too..
Make and store this. It is very handy for all your digestion problems...
Makes:15 small pieces
100 gms of grated tender ginger
1 and 1/2 Cups of Sugar
A pinch of Elachi powder (Optional)
2-3 Tbsp of All purpose flour/Maida
THIS IS HOW I MADE IT:
Peel off the skin from the ginger. Wash it and grate them. Use only tender ginger for making this sweet. Keep them aside.
Take sugar in a large wide pan. Add few tbsp. of water (for about 2-3 tbsp. of water) and heat it.
After some time the sugar gets dissolved completely and the syrup will start to boil. Heat the syrup till it attains 2 string consistency.
Now add the grated ginger, a pinch of cardamom powder mix them well.
Then sprinkle 2-3 tbsp of maida and mix well.
Mix them well so that there are no lumps.
In the meanwhile grease a plate/pan with ghee onto which you are going to pour the mixture.
Pour the mixture to the pan. And pat them with a flat spoon greased with ghee to give a flat level on the top. After few minutes when the mixture is little hot cut with a blunt knife and make it into pieces.
- Ginger should be tender.
- If ginger is not available you can use dry ginger powder too (Sukku podi)
- It can be stored for more than a month.
- Instead of grating them you can also grind the ginger and add to the syrup
- Don't have too much of this sweet as it makes the body hot.
- Don't use ginger with the skin. Ginger along with the skin is not good for health