When we were children growing up in India, good quality dates were not commonly available. Occasionally we would get from friends or relatives coming on visits to the old homeland from the Middle East and feel quite thrilled about it. Now, of course, we are spoilt for choice and there are so many types of dates easily available, including in online sites such as Amazon.
Dates, called Khajur in Hindi and Kharjura in Kannada, are amongst the most healthy of dry fruits. They have many health benefits as detailed in this article in Health.Com.
Elsewhere in this blog, you will find other recipes for dishes made with dates such as:-
- Dates and Dry Fruit Ladoos
- Dates and Almonds Kheer
- Green Chutney and Sweet Chutney ( Khajur-Imli Chutney)
I have adapted this from the YouTube video for Healthy Sugar Free Date Rolls in Healthy Kadi.
It is preferable that the dates are of good quality and are soft. Use the seedless variety rather than the one that need to be de-seeded. You can use any dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts etc in making this.
We loved this and would highly recommend this recipe to you.
The measurements given yielded me with about 20 date rolls. This is best consumed within two weeks.
- Seedless Dates, (Khajur), 500 gms
- Almonds, (Badam) , 1/2 cup
- Cashew Nuts, (Kaju) 1/4 cup
- Pistachios, (Pista) 1/4 cup
- Pecans, a few
- Walnuts, a few
- Poppy Seeds (khus khus) , 4 tbsp
- Ghee, 2 tbsp