Sunday, April 20, 2014


This sweet always will remind me of my friend Chandni. In Mumbai we used to go out for shopping together. She was buying all the ingredients to make date and nut laddoos. I found the recipe so simple and very healthy and tried out at home with a little variation. I made them into rolls. Chandni remarked that these looked more attractive than the laddoos.
Dates ........ 200 gms.
Walnuts .... 1/4 cup
Almonds ... 1/4 cup
Pistachios.. 1/4 cup
Cashewnuts... 1/4 cup
Poppy seeds ... 2 tbsps.
Ghee (clarified butter) ... 1 tbsp.

1. Cut the nuts into pieces and dry roast them for 1-2 minutes on medium flame.

2. Dry roast the poppy seeds for half a minute.

3. Take a level spoonful of ghee in a non-sticky pan and add the chopped dates. Stir fry the dates crushing them with a wooden spatula on medium flame for 5-7 minutes until they become soft and pulpy.(if the dates are not fresh it may take a little more time)

4. Reduce the flame and add the nuts and mix them well.

5. Remove this into a plate and allow this mixture to cool a bit. Rub a little ghee to your palms and make a cylindrical shape.

6. Spread the poppy seeds on a flat surface and roll it in this.
7. Refrigerate it for one hour. Cut into round slices.
This is a very healthy and sugar-free sweet


  1. Wow! what a creative sweet..will try soon:-)

  2. A very simple one and nutritious too.
    My hubby loved it....mainly because no sugar added...only dry fruits.

  3. I had similar to this at a breakfast buffet in Melbourne and couldnt find a recipe anywhere. I will try it soon.

  4. Thanks Carolyn..
    Plz do try it out and let me know.

  5. Thank you for being my first follower Shobha I can see lots of your tasty dishes will be suitable for me to do when camping and sharing with other foodies. I hope you enjoy seeing some of my simple Australian cooking. :)

  6. I loved your blog too have some really good baking recipes which I am going to try out too as I love baking.
    It is my pleasure to be your follower.

  7. I hope you enjoy what I did making your recipe. I changed the words a bit but basically used the same ingredients and procedure. Its very nice. Your recipes are so exciting my cooking is plain in comparison and I will enjoy making some more in the future.

    This is the link: I tend to put mine on Youtube to share:

  8. Thanks Carolyn...will see it.

  9. Just watched it Carolyn ..excellent!
    One request ..if you can correct my name there is written as Shobna.

  10. Dear Shobha
    Thank you for your appreciations on my Kerala blog. Actually , you have an wonderful blog so I decided to follow and learn few dishes. But before I cd put a comment, your comment came in.
    I like this sweet specially the poppy seed coating.
    But I will try a non-vege dish first and may be your awesome dum ka murg. Let me see if I have a big Kadhai to hold the Murg.
    Have a nice week

  11. Thank you Ushnish for liking my blog and recipes.
    Do try out the date and walnut is a very simple recipe and so tasty and healthy.
    Keep visiting :-)

  12. really healthy n delicious recipe, will try it soon...

  13. I love this healthy rolls, looks gorgeous. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  14. bookmrked vl try very soon easy, simple n healthy recipe wowww

  15. I just love this and am so grateful to have found the recipe on your blog.

  16. This looks delicious! I'll have to give it a try. :)

  17. What a lovely and delicious treat! thanks for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  18. easy n tasty @same time healthy 2..

  19. I want this also , I want i want :)
    add it to the already long listttttt :)

    came over for saturday hop from Andy's sir blog.. But you know me toooo :)


  20. How can I miss this wonderful recipe in the round up, I have posted it definitely... Please check the dry fruits & nuts row , first entry in that column. Hope you found it, I was asked to highlight only 3 entries otherwise this would have taken it's place in the HITS :-)

  21. Dear Shobha,
    Visiting from Blog Hop Saturday!, but you already know me...I'm a regular here! LOL

    This looks so good. It would be perfect for travel when you need that little something sweet for a pick-me-up. I'm salivating doing some virtual tasting! Nice share. Thanks for linking up to Blog Hop Saturday! Hope to see you again soon!

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn..

  22. Shobha this is awesome. i love the use of dates as a sweetener. Thanks for linking it to the event. I am hosting Kitchen Chronicles Theme Go Nuts...Do send me your entries

  23. Nice Sweet Shobha.. I have already bookmarked it ..

    Thanks for linking to the event of Poppy Seeds :)

  24. wow my mum in law makes it but the one u have mentioned is quite innovative n simple too....yummy it looks...cant wait to try tomorrow

  25. Nice healthy Sweet topping with poppy seeds,looks so good and yummy.

  26. very healthy and very tasty... love this sweet... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
    Event - Kid's delight - Sweet Treats
    Event - WTML w giveaway

  27. adorable date and nut roll and here's a giveaway for this wonderful dessert, if you wish to join, would be an honour for my blog

  28. Wow Shobha.. thats a delicious cut of sweet..i love dates as it very high content of iron in it.i am definitely gonna try this for sure..