Assamese Kesa Mithoi
Assamese Kesa Mithoi, a no-cook sweet delicacy from the North-East Indian state of Assam, is traditionally offered as prasad/prasadam. Even though this is a no-cook dish, the flavour of ghee gives it an excellent flavour. Furthermore, pure A2 Cow Ghee consists of fat-soluble vitamins, which is beneficial for weight loss and plays a key role in balancing hormones and maintaining healthy cholesterol.
2 cups powdered Rice Flour, (preferably long grain aromatic Basmati rice or any other aromatic rice flour)
1/2 cup organic Jaggery/Gud, finely grated
1/2 cup freshly grated Coconut
2 tsp + extra (for greasing the palms while shaping) Amrutam Ghee
1 1/2 tbsp fresh Coconut Water or milk (for shaping the mithois)
1/3 tsp powdered Green Cardamom
A small pinch of edible Camphor (optional)
Mix the rice flour, jaggery, grated coconut, 2 tsp Amrutam ghee, and powdered cardamom until blended and lump-free.
Drizzle in the freshly extracted coconut water or milk as required to shape the dry mixture to perfect unbroken roundels/discs. Add camphor and mix well.
Now grease both palms with little ghee, take a small amount of the dry mixture and shape to roundels. (You can dip your fingers tip into the coconut water to lightly moisten the mixture to shape them).
Once done, serve and enjoy the mithois.
Sprinkle the coconut water or milk into the mixture as required, remember that it’s a dry mixture. The ratio of jaggery and grated coconut has to be equal.
Do not add more than a small pinch of karpur. Skip if you don’t want to consume it or if it’s unavailable.
Do not worry about the perfect round shapes, they will taste good anyway.
Kesa in Assamese means raw. Therefore, the name kesa mithoi reveals that it is a no-cook ladoo which is generally served or distributed in religious festivities. The pure A2 Cow Ghee present in this delicacy not only cleanses your body of toxins but also is a treat for your tastebuds. You can purchase the purest ghee accompaniment to every dish here.