This is a healthy no sugar dessert which is filled with the goodness of dried fruits. Simple and easy to make and extremely delicious. It stays good for three to four months, hence a boon when having house guests.
- 250 gms Black seedless dates
- 50 gms Almonds
- 50 gms Walnuts
- 50 gms Cashews
- 20 gms Pistachios
- 2 tbsps Khuskhus/Poppy seeds
- 12 Cardamoms
- 1/2 a Nutmeg grated
- 3 tbsps Ghee/Clarified butter
Chop the Cashews, Pistachios, Almonds and Walnuts fine. Mix them together in a bowl. Chop the dates and mash them a little with a masher. If using dates with seeds, remove the seeds and chop them fine. Powder the Cardamom. Heat the Ghee in a pan. Add the poppy seeds and roast till they fluff up and give off their aroma. Add the grated nutmeg and the Cardamom powder. Toss. Add the mashed dates and roast for a couple of minutes. Drop in all the chopped nuts and mix thoroughly. Keep stirring for a couple of minutes till the mixture has come together. Pour it into a greased tray or plate. Pat it into shape. Refrigerate for three hours. Remove and cut into desired shape. Alternatively you could roll it into a log and refigrate it for an hour. Remove and roll the log into the roasted poppy seeds. Cut into desired shape. You can also decorate it with silver foil if you so desire. Keep it aside for a couple of hours before storing it.
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