Have you ever heard about pasteli? We have never before written about something so healthy and tasty at the same time. Such a combination is really rare.
The recipe dates from 6000 years ago and it is mentioned in ancient Greece i.e. Near East. This specialty is known as pasteli, but some call it Greek breakfast.
This healing treat is actually mentioned in Homer’s Iliad under the name of Intrion. It is probably the most tasteful recipe you will ever try which in the same time has healing characteristics.
In Homer’s Iliad, intrion or pasteli is given to the Helens-warriors before battle so that they could have the energy for tough efforts and fight. Pasteli is also mentioned in ancient Egyptian writings where women used it for stimulation of hormonal glands. The famous Greek writer and ‘’father’’ of history, Heradot, in his writings had called pasteli a cure and a delight in the same time.
What is actually pasteli? It’s a mixture of two super healthy ingredients, sesame and honey. It is also called a sesame and honey pie.
Benefits and healing properties of Pasteli
The combination of these two ingredients will give you the holy grail of useful components which are, among others: zinc, iron, fibers, magnesium, calcium, copper, and a sequence of vitamins, especially of group B, i.e. all of the key ingredients for health and proper functioning of the organism.
According to researches, the combination that creates from the synergy of these totally natural ingredients is beneficial for the regulation of blood adipose, especially the relation LDL and HDL of cholesterol. Pasteli will positively influence the regulation of irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure and circulation. It will provide you with the necessary energy and strength for hard physical and mental labor. The researches show that the orderly use of pasteli solves chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression.
This combination solves chronic stress after 3 weeks of use. A new study of the Clinical Journal of Nutrition has confirmed the influence that honey and sesame have on reduction of depression, arteriosclerosis, multiple sclerosis and high blood pressure. Further, Pasteli contains 182 elements that benefit our organism, and it contains antioxidants that prevent the development of cancer and other serious illnesses on cells level. Only one or two beads of pasteli before an important event will give you the long lasting and strong energy i.e. it functions as a fuel for the health of our entire organism.
We highly recommend that you try and make this recipe and use it constantly.
The original recipe for Pasteli:
- 300 grams of tahini (a paste from ground sesame)
- 300 grams of natural honey
Important: In the shops for healthy foods you can find already made tahini. Or you can do it on your own if you have the time and a good blender.
For a good tahini paste, you need raw peeled sesame seeds and oil as much as you wish (usually 2 spoons of oil go with one or half cup of seeds, depending on how thick you want the mixture-either sesame, olive or sunflower oil). Lightly fry the seeds in a frying pan without adding oil until it gets a golden color (5-10 minutes of constant stirring). Be careful that the sesame does not burn because it will become bitter. When they become cold, put them in a blender and add olive oil and blend until you get the paste with the wanted thickness (you can add more olive oil if you want to).
Pasteli with pistachio and almond
Mix these two ingredients in a bowl. Before you put them in a bowl, put the oil that gathered on the top of the bowl with the tahini. What is interesting is that both of the components are liquid but when they are well mixed, they become a mixture similar to plasticine. During the blending you can add a handful of walnuts, almonds, pistachios or hazelnuts if you want. Some people bake the mixture which we do not recommend in anyway because it will lose all of the essential ingredients and the flavor itself.
Make beads or any form you find interesting. Roll these beads in whole sesame seeds. Then, put the beads on a platter and in the fridge. Pasteli is kept in the fridge, and as a cure or a treat it is needed to eat 2-3 beads a day. However, that would not be easy once you taste how delicious they are. Be careful because this is an energetic ‘’bomb’’.