Gul Chane is a home remedy for cough
also offered as prasad for Santoshi Mata Vrat on Fridays
While growing up in Fort, my building mates Munni and Parul would go around on Fridays distributing Gul Chane as prasad. It was offered to Santoshi Mata on Fridays by thier Moms. Typically me and my uncle would be sitting out in the passage in the evenings and my uncle would point to his rotund tummy and say, "Look at this and give me prasad." Munni would argue she had to offer to everyone in the building. My uncle MJ would negotiate for a kiss instead :)
I would love this too and Mom made it at home only when we had cough and cold. She would give us a vati filled with it and we would relish it though it was a simple snack.
This snack proved useful to me. Bangalore is seeing so much dynamic changes in weather more than 70% of the people are suffering from cough and cold. It rains every morning, suddenly it gets very sunny in the afternoon and every evening there are showers light and heavy. I have had bad throat for couple of weeks now. I have been sucking on Cofsil Losenges without any results. That dry cough makes you feel pukish. That is when I remembered my mother's home remedy. I packed a vati sized box with Gul and roasted split Chana for munching through the day. LO ! the next day my cough vanished. I still have a bit of cold but the mucous is clearing. Mom used to say that this ripen/ matures the mucous faster and hence gives relief from that irritant cough.
Also this is a very nutritious snack for people who need high protein supply, recommended highly for kids and adults equally. There is no proportion for it just go by your liking. Jaggery (Gul) + Roasted Chickpeas whole or split (Chane or Dahale/ Phutani)