To celebrate Vegan Month, we have the lovely and crazy-talented Mira Manek back, sharing some of her simple, delicious, nutritious and vegan Indian dishes with us. These energy balls are the first cab off the rank, they’re super easy to whip up and a great snack or healthy treat to accompany a meal.
Raw Spice Balls
Makes 10 balls
4-5 tablespoons almond butter or any other nut butter
2 teaspoons ginger powder
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 small bar of Ombar chocolate (35g) or any other chocolate
2-3 tablespoons chopped almonds
Combine together the dates, almond butter, ginger powder, cinnamon, almond milk and coconut oil in a high-speed blender and let this blend until smooth. The almond milk and coconut oil help to create a paste; if still not blending, add a little more almond milk. Once a thick paste has formed, you can start rolling into balls between your palms. Now let the chocolate melt in a bowl inside a pan of boiling water. Dip each truffle in the chocolate sauce and leave on a plate. You can either roll these chocolate-covered balls in the chopped almonds immediately or after leaving them in the fridge for a few minutes. Once rolled in almonds, leave the balls in the fridge until ready to serve.
Mira Manek: Mira is revolutionising the perception of Indian cooking and Indian cuisine by bringing a new super healthy concept of Indian food to the table with her with her expanding range of products, menu collaborations, wellness events and debut cook book which will be published next year, bringing together Indian-inspired recipes that combine traditional home cuisine with new flavours, an artistic reinvention of dishes that Mira has learnt from her mother and grandmother, interwoven with trinkets of history and stories. All of Mira’s recipes are healthy but authentic, all rooted in the tips, methods and stories passed on to her by her grandmother and generations before.