Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fig and Date rolls

I have been away from blogging for a long time.  First I was busy with trip planning and then trip. Once I was back....it's my sheer laziness. This is kind of new beginning, so I want to start it with sweet. 

Date rolls are very common in our home during winter time. It's very healthy and easy to make.  I had some dates and figs both in the fridge.  Figs and dates, both together tasted really good. 

Ingredients

2 cups figs
2 cups dates
3-4 tbsp roughly chopped almonds
3-4 tbsp roughly chopped cashews
4 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp shredded coconut.

Soak the figs in water overnight, if you have dried figs. Otherwise soak them in water for one hour. Drain the water and make smooth puree with a very little water or without water.

Soak the dates in the water for one hour. Drain the water and make smooth puree of dates in similar way. 

Take one pan and heat ghee in it. When ghee is heated, add both purees. Cook the mixture stirring continuously on medium flame till excess moisture dries up. Then add all the nuts and mix well.  Let it cook for fifteen-twenty minutes, stirring continuously. Cook it till the mixture leaves the sides of pan.

Let the mixture cool for some time. Take some ghee between your palms and make bit size rolls. Coat with coconut and enjoy!!!

Notes:-
You can add other nuts as per your taste. You can also increase or decrease the quantity of nuts as per your liking.

If you have to add more water to make puree, then mixture will take more time to dry the moisture. So water will just increase the cooking time.

8 comments:

Suparna said...

hi gopi,
yummm...rolls it's a healthy indulgence I guess :)these remind me of kala jamoons :)nice click.
Enoy

Parita said...

Love these..my mom makes them often..i have been trying to make something with dates from a very long time..will have to gear up :)

Parita said...

by the way sweetie good to see you back :)

Prathibha said...

Those rolls look really yummy..Lovely color..

SriLekha said...

hi! join in the EFM-Breakfast and Variety Rice Series going in my blog!

Nithya said...

Hi... Nice dish.. simple and looks yummy too.. first time to your blog and I find it really nice.. keep it going. :)

Pavithra said...

First time here.. u have wonderful space here.. the balls are looking so good. Will keep visiting..

manisha0_0 said...

Hey, I love your blog.

I am looking forward to make this recipe.

I have a similar peth recipe.
http://recipe4cooking.blogspot.com/2010/01/fig-and-dates-peth.html

I thought this might interest you and your readers.

Look forward to hear your feedback on it :).

Regards,
Manisha