Season of festivals in India is just begun. In upcoming months we are going to celebrate so many festivals like Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali, holi and so many more and every one's craving for sweets. Well, I made this on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, a festival celebrated for brothers and sisters lovely relation in India. I wanted to make something sweet which has no artificial sugar at all and came up with this sweetest version of dates which tastes really good and did we missed sugar while eating it? No, we didn't at all. We need very few ingredients for this and it gets read really quick.
- 1 1/4th cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup of mix dry fruits like pistachios , almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tbsp of clarified butter
- 2 tbsp of khus-khus
- cling wrap/parchment paper
- Chop all nuts in very small pieces. Dry roast them. Don't let them turn brown. Set aside.
- Grind dates properly.
- In a flat pan pour clarified butter, let it get hot. Then add dates into it. Cook dates on medium flame while continuously mixing them for 3-5 mins.
- Add nuts and khus-khus in it. Mix them very well. Cook for another 1 minute and turn off the flame.
- Once the mixture is cool enough to handle with hands, transfer it onto cling wrap/parchment paper. If you are using parchment paper first spread some butter on it and then pour the mixture.
- Give it a shape of log with your hands and wrap it in cling wrap.
- Set it in refrigerator for 1/2 an hr.
- After that, remove the cling wrap and cut it up into 1/2 or 1 inch thick rolls. Store them in an air tight container. They stay good in refrigerator for at least 3 months.