February 26, 2017
From doing the ground work on Edible Gum, I came to know about its varied benefits. I also came to know there are so many varieties of Edible Gum and that, it is extensively used in the Mediterranean and Middle eastern cuisine, especially in desserts like pudding and custard and ice cream.
In India, it is commonly used in ladoos, as an enhancer to beat the cold. I was not so keen on it as the ingredients were so common to that of Panjiri. So, while trying to find how else to use this, I landed on The Healthy Cook Blog. She has a wonderful blog featuring healthy recipes from Greece and around the world. Her Dates and Pistachio bites, reminded me of the dates roll and I substituted the Mastic (Edible Gum variety), mainly used in the Mediterranean Cuisine, with Gondh. This is one of the very simple way to incorporate Gondh and is a simple variation to Khajur Burfi. Dates are our favourite and we love them as desserts.