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Friday, September 25, 2015

Khajur Burfi | Dates Nuts Fudge | Dates Burfi (No sugar)

Once the school started,I always crack my head to make a healthy filling lunch box or snacks for kids.Moreover,every kid demands and loves variety in their lunchbox and snacks.Do you feel the same for your kids?? Its hard to feed dates just like that to my kids but this fudge was an easy quick idea.Dates-Nuts fudge /Khajur burfi is a healthy school snack for kids and is filling too.My younger kid is very fond of this sweet fudge.There is no use of sugar in any form other than the sweetness from the dates.Almonds,cashews,walnuts add to the crunch and health too.This recipe hardly has any cooking and can be made ahead and stored.It stays good for days and as winter is approaching dates and nuts are very good in this weather.I already have a Dates Nuts laddu in the blog that I posted few years back which tastes similar to this burfi.If you feel your kiddo is like mine,then definitely this is a must try snack on one of their school days and enjoy !!

Preparation time~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~10 minutes
Serves ~20 -22 pieces
khajur /dates deseeded 400g or 2 cups
walnut /akrot 50gm or 1/2 cup
almond/badam 50 g or 1/2 cup
cashew nut/kaju  50g or 1/2 cup
coconut dry powder 25gm or 1/2 cup
poppy seeds/khus khus 20gm or 2tbsp
nutmeg grated 1/2 tsp
green cardamom/elaichi 6-7 or 3/4 tsp powdered
ghee 2tbsp

  • Roughly chop the nuts in smaller pieces and place on a plate.Also,chop the dates roughly in smaller pieces.Keep aside.
  • Heat the pan and dry roast all the chopped nuts for 4-5 minutes on medium  flame without burning.Transfer on the plate and leave aside. 

  • In the same pan,add ghee.When its hot,add the poppy seeds(khus khus).Roast for 2 minutes on low flame.Add in nutmeg and cardamom powder.
  • Then add in the chopped dates.Then add in chopped nuts and dry coconut powder.Keep miuxing on low flame and combine well till it comes together(2-3 minutes).Switch off flame.
  • Apply a little ghee on palm and using both hands,bring the mixture together and make cylindrical shapes.Make 4-5 cylindrical shapes.
  • Wrap in cling wrap or aluminium foil and refrigerate for one hour.After one hour,cut in slices and serve it.
  • Refrigerate left overs and store in air tight containers. 

*The recipe is adapted from here.
* Use the soft dates to make this recipe as with the hard ones its difficult to hold together and breaks in  pieces once sliced.
* You can finally roll these cylindrical shaped rolls in pistachio powder or coconut to add a coating which I omitted.
* If you are using freshly grated coconut,then roast the coconut separately so that the moisture is dried out and then add to the dates nuts mixture.But make sure the coconut is not very much browned.

A few interesting recipes with dates that my family loves,do check out-
*Banana Dates Walnut Cake
* Pinwheel Dates Cookie
* Chocolate covered almond stuffed dates
* Dates Sweet Balls(no cooking)
* Dates Pickle


great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

very healthy snack

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

These burfi looks amazing..Def good for kids lunch

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

hey julie, how are u. Long time i popped on ur blog
love this recipe , esp that it has no added sugar. Just one thing i wanted to ask, can i make it without coconut powder? can i include some other nuts or seeds as well.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shweta Agrawal Hi Shweta,Thanks for dropping doing good.
Yes,you can omit the coconut powder and add on your fav nuts too.Just make sure the ratio to dates and nuts is the same else it may not hold shape.Hope that helps!

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting and healthy sweet!

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

It is a healthy version of sweet :)

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear, you can't imagine, how impressed I am seeing your récipe. It's a perfect récipe to be made at Christmas here and give it as a present. Dates, nuts...
Lots of flavors! Delicious.
Apart from it, it's beautiful.
I'll give it a try.

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these....they are a perfect snack option ....I usually don't add coconut powder and nutmeg... but the flavor of those two would go so perfect for it

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

its my favorite treat too. I can munch on this anytime.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so perfect... especially with no added sugar! Wow...

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy combo and healthy...

Jaisy James said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy snack

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy yummy burfi

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

wow loooks so delicious...feel like grabbing few...beautifully presented dear

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very professionally done Julie, the burfis look superb..