Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sensational Sesame Treats



I'm habituated to nibbling on sweet something after a meal.Slice of orange is best in terms of nutrition.Or may be a dried fruit like date ,figs or piece of dark chocolate.If not I might even grab a cookie,even though its a less healthier choice.That's how desperately I crave for a sweet after a meal.

Having a nutty ,gooey,finger licking good treats like these in stock relieves of any guilt pangs later. Brown sesame seeds are unhulled sesame seeds,its richer source of B vitamins than the hulled white sesame seeds.Sesame seeds are excellent source of minerals like copper and manganese.They are also a good source of magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and zinc.Read more at WHFoods. And fresh ginger used ,soothes and aids in digestion.I've tried sweetening these with honey and date syrup,either work fine.

Recipe : Brown Sesame Treats

Ingredients
3/4 cup Brown sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger(don't used canned),minced
1/4 cup Date syrup or Pure Organic Honey

Method
Toast the sesame seeds in a pan on medium heat for about 5-6 minutes.

Warm the honey or syrup in a small skillet.Add the sesame seeds and ginger.Combine well and turn the heat off.
Carefully spread the warm mixture on tray lined with parchment paper.Let cool for 10 minutes.Score in squares.Then cool completely another 20-30 minutes before serving.
Store in air tight containers for up to a month.

Sesame treats are my entry for Priya's Cooking with seeds : Sesame .

What's your favorite after meal treat ?

42 comments:

Mother Rimmy said...

I'm on a quest for healthy snacks after the holidays. I just made Acquired Taste's roasted chickpeas. I can't wait to try these!

shahana said...

Woww!! looks really tempting.Nice click too...

Priya said...

Woww cant take my eyes from the click, u have turned ur sesame treats soo beautiful Yas..thanks for sending to CWS..

Happy Cook said...

These squares look so so yumm. I woudn't mind having them for munching any time of the day.

Asha said...

Addition of ginger is interesting, gives you more nutritional value. looks good.

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! these sesame treats look so tasty and healthy:)
Great recipe!

Anu said...

Looks really tempting and delicious...
Nice click...

Joanne said...

I definitely crave sweets after meals as well. Sometimes I go for the dried fruit, an apple, or a spoonful of ice cream if I'm feeling especially indulgent. These look quite delicious! I love the flavor of sesame seeds.

SE said...

yummy delicious..and a healthy treat !!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A scrumptious treat! Can I have some ;-P?

Cheers,

Rosa

Nithu Bala said...

Eye catching pictures..love these delicious treats..I'm new here..you got a very lovely blog..am following you dear

Ivy said...

This is a great snack we have in Greece called pastelli. However we do not add ginger in the it but we add nuts.

Cham said...

This one reminds my childhood memories! I liked the peanut chikki a lot - this one is great treat!

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Je connais la version chinoise.
Une vraie gourmandises à déguster en douceur.
See soon.

"Guppy" Honaker said...

Here in Phoenix we have the best of all nutritional worlds, with citrus trees and fig trees in abundance (in our yard we have several). I agree, a great snack is an orange slice!

Keep up the good work on you blog. - David

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Gulmohar said...

What a tempting treat...both for eyes and mouth :-)Very interesting combo, with ginger..good one Yasmeen :-)

SAdia Naseeb said...

A small piece of gur does the trick for me :)
i have never eaten brown til chiki ( we call this chiki in Pak )I heard they are bitter. Are they ?

Nostalgia said...

Awesome! That looks great!

Yasmeen said...

Thank you all :D
Sadia,
I bought these from Indian store here,didn't taste bitter.yeah these do resemble chikki,taste more chewy and not very crunchy like the chikki.

Fresh Local and Best said...

These look like fantastic treats, especially for the Chinese New Year, where a similar treat is served.

Kurdistan said...

sounds easy and delicious love to try it

Gita said...

I too love having something sweet after every meal...your sesame bars sounds awesome...very healthy too...I will try it soon :)

sowmya.s said...

you do come up with healthy substitutes..looks superb..

PJ said...

loved the addition of date syrup to these delicious sesame treats!

notyet100 said...

sesame treat looks delicious..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Salam Yasmeen, the sesame treats looked so delicious..you have good collection of healthy recipes that made me to come back again.

CAHİDE said...

Selamün aleykum Yasmeen;
How are you?
Looks really tempting and delicious!

Akal's Saappadu said...

they look delicious and healthy too; love the addition of date syrup :)

reminds me of the groundnut sweets, we used to buy near school; we call it "mallatta paaku" , nice recipe!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely looking bars,we make balls with jaggery,with honey its so yumm looking!

sahiti said...

Guilt free snack it is.Brown sesame seeds we get here are a bit bitter.It is believed that heating alters the nutritional properties of honey and hence discouraged.

Curry Leaf said...

Wow, love these Yasmeen.Excellent clicks .PERFECT treats :P

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow,sesame and ginger,and honey great combo..loved it.

Yasmeen said...

Sahiti,
Its slow heating and warming it,not really boiling the honey or date syrup.

Arlette said...

what a delicious treat any time
yummy!!

Shri said...

Very healthy snack!Lovely click!

Bria @ West of Persia said...

These look wonderful, Yasmeen. I'm just like you in wanting a touch of sweet after most meals. What a perfect, easy recipe to put together.

Shwetha said...

I love snacking on these. My mother used to give us these to snack on during winter months as she believes sesame and jaggery have warmth and heat producing effects on the body. Looks lovely!

Dershana said...

i make these with jaggery :-) and yes, the ginger gives it such a nice zing. lovely picture yasmeen.

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such articles. I love to read stories like that. BTW add some pics :)

Nizsha said...

Assalamalikum yasmeen,

Been so long.

I love your sesame thing.Is it like the Indian chikki, you know the peanut ones and all.

Bergamot said...

simple, easy and healthy...

Soma said...

Mmmmmmm Yasmeen, have you thought about selling these ;-) I would buy all of them. Ginger must have added the lovely flavor.

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