I am extremly happy and its one of those cherished moments , my blog www.evergreendishes.com has turned two today. A journey I embarked after much thought, the hit of the button and the message read “Congrats for choosing us !” from the hosting service, was a shock for a moment, if I could ever do such a thing and soon things paved way. Well , since then the journey has been a wonderful experience. I am thankful to one and all for the support. And as a token of appreciation and celebration I bring to you the decadent Dates Burfi.
Dates are a good source of dietary fibre, antioxidants and essential minerals as potassium and manganese. The American Dietic Society suggests that eating food rich in anti oxidants may help prevent cancer,diabetes ,heart disease and even alzeihmers. further another study states that fibre rich diet is found to help reduce obesity, stroke, heart disease and hypertension.
The addition of nuts gives taste along with the benefits of proteins and minerals. Dates Burfi are one of the major attractions that we see in the sweets stall. They are called by different names as Dates Roll or dry fruit burfi. Sugar is not needed here in the preparation, thus it can be easily consumed by all. Thus it can be given to all but moderation is the key.
A sweet for all !
- Dates dry 250 grams
- Cashew 50 grams
- almonds 25 grams
- Pistachios 25 grams
- ghee 1tbsp
- Khus khus 2tbsp
- Cut the dates in small pieces. I have used seedless dates.
- Chop the dry fruits into small pieces.
- Dry roast them seperately till crisp on low flame.
- Dry roast the poppy seeds on low flame until it is crunchy.
- Grind the dates in a grinder.
- Heat a pan and add ghee to it. Put the ground paste to it. Saute it for a few minutes. Then add the roasted dry fruits and mix well. Remove from fire and keep aside for a while.
- Grease your hands and roll it into cylindrical shape.
- Roll it in the roasted poppy seeds and keep in the refrigerator for two hours.
- Cut into small circular burfis.
Ingredients for Dates Burfi:
250 grams Dates dry
50 grams Cashew
25 grams almonds
25 grams Pistachios
1 tablespoon ghee
2 tablespoon khus khus
Method to make Dates Burfi:
Cut the dates in small pieces. I have used seedless dates.
Chop the dry fruits into small pieces.
Dry roast them separately till crisp on low flame.
Dry roast the poppy seeds on low flame until it is crunchy.
Grind the dates in a grinder.
Heat a pan and add ghee to it. Put the ground paste to it. Saute it for a few minutes. Then add the roasted dry fruits and mix well. Remove from fire and keep aside for a while.
Grease your hands and roll it into cylindrical shape.
Roll it in the roasted poppy seeds and keep in the refrigerator for two hours.
Cut into small circular burfis.
Dates Burfi is a delicious and healthy treat to make for Diwali. It is made using dates and other dry fruits.
- 250 grams dates
- 50 grams cashewnuts
- 25 grams almonds
- 25 grams pistachios
- 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
- 2 tablespoon khus khus (poppy seeds)
Cut the dates into small pieces. I have used seedless ones.
Cut the dry fruits into small pieces and keep each of them seperately.
Blend the dates to a puree.
Roast each dry fruit separately until crisp.
Dry roast the poppy seeds until they are crunchy.
Take oil in a pan and put the dates pulp. Saute it for sometime.
Then, add the roasted dry fruits, heat for a few seconds and remove it.
Make cylindrical shaped fudges and roll them the roasted poppy seed.
Keep it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Cut into round discs.
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