Pistachio & Orange Truffles

Pistachio-and-Orange-Truffles-recipe

Pistachio & Orange Truffles

This delicious truffle is no sugar-gluten, and it is vegan. It is full of healthy fats, protein, a balanced sweetness, softness and crunchiness! It is good for Vata Dosha in autumn. And you can replace pisctachios with soaked almonds or pumpkin seeds for Pitta dosha.
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 3 people
Calories 287 kcal

Equipment

  • pot
  • pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 and 1/3 cup Raw Unsalted Pistachios
  • 3 tbsp Orange Zest
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Shreds
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice (Some more if needed)
  • 4 Medjool Dates (Pitted and chopped)
  • 2 teaspoon Coconut Oil and Some More for Rolling (You can also use some water for rolling)
  • Pinch of Spice Blend: Ground Ginger, Fenugreek, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg (I used ground cumin and coriander seeds instead of fenugreek)
  • Pinch of Pink Salt

Instructions
 

  • Soak half cup of pistachios in water for 10min
  • Meanwhile toast the 1/3 cup pistachios in pan, stir occasionally for about 5 minutes
  • I placed the toasted pistachios, 1 tbs orange zest, soaked and drained pistachios, coconut oil, orange juice, dates, salt altogether in blender and pureed until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning, sweetness, etc. You can add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup but dates were already pretty enough for me
  • Lightly oil or wet your hands and make little balls of the mixture
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of orange zest with coconut shreds and place them in a little bowl
  • Roll the pistachio balls in this mix, cover well and set aside
  • Serve immediately or if you can wait, better keeping in fridge for about an hour
  • Serve with a cup of delicious Ayurvedic tea mixture, like mine: pouring boiling water over a few cardamom, cloves, 1-2 star anise, a cinnmon stick, pinch of vanilla power and sometimes a little piece of ginger

Notes

Inspired from the amazing Ayurveda Teacher Laura Plumb, from her great book Ayuveda Cooking for beginners. There is another great version on her wesbite, too. Pistachios can be one of my most favorite tastes in life! And when you combine it with orange, cinnamon, coconut, what else you want in life?
Keyword Truffles

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