Anardana goli or pomegranate candy is a pachak or churan/digestive. Imli goli, Anardana goli, all were Indian candies much before sugary ones came into market. Sugar ones just give a sweet kick. These Indian candies aid digestion. This is a yummy little pocket of digestive. I feel eating this candy is better than sugar coated lollies.
Is Anardana good for health?
Anardana goli benefits you in many ways. It aids digestion and is loaded with vitamin C, Potassium and fiber. It is loaded with tangy flavors hence helps change the taste during sickness. Gives a relief during motion sickness and sea sickness. Some women also have Anardana goli in pregnancy.
However one must always consult with doctor prior to usage(only after first trimester).
I remember having these candies during flights in the olden days. Now both the candies and the flight operators are gone out of fashion, at least in the domestic circuit. Nowadays, chocolates are more popular. However, I still love the old candy. You can call it nostalgia but then life is always more beautiful in your memories.
Why homemade is best?
This recipe needs no cooking. Even kids can make it under your supervision. You can make a batch at home very easily on the weekend. It also means that you can control sugar content. Commercial ones are loaded with sugar. Although you can buy occasionally .Home made also means you help avoid preservatives. Buying a packet of candy can do more damage to both your wallet and waist line.
Step by step pictures of the anardana candy
Read the Anardana goli recipe below
Anardana goli – pomegranate candy
- ¼ cup anardana/dried pomegranate seeds
- 1 tbsp. amchur/dried mango powder
- ½ tsp. kali mirch/black pepper
- ½ tsp. kala namak/rock salt
- 1 tsp. jeera/cumin seeds
- 1 tsp. saunf/fennel seeds
- ¼ tsp. elaichi powder/cardamom powder
- 2 tsp sugar
- ½ tbsp. neebu ras/lemon juice
- Coarsely grind all dry ingredients, add lemon juice.
- Mix all ingredients, roll the candies in desired shapes.
- Optionally, coat the candies in some powdered sugar.
- Store in a dry jar.
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