Thursday, September 22, 2016


How about trying out these fruit and oats cigars .... aren't they cute ?
You can make them in theme parties.

For the filling:
Apple sauce or grated apple .. 1/2 cup
Brown sugar .. 1-2  tbsp (as per your liking)
Dates .... 8 
Walnut powder .... 5 tbsps
Almond powder ... 3 tbsps
Ghee ...... 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder .. 1/2 tsp

For the Outer Layer:
Powdered oats ... 3/4 cup
Milk powder ...... 2 tbsp
Cashewnut powder .. 1/2 cup 
Icing sugar ........ 1/2 cup   (or as needed)
Water ............ 1/4 cup
Ghee ... 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder .. 1/4 tsp

For garnishing the cigar tips .... Kesari colour and Cocoa powder.
Poppy seeds .. (2 tbsps) for coating


1.Make apple sauce by cooking a peeled and sliced apple along with a little sugar and water in a pressure cooker.

2. Take a thick bottomed saucepan and add the ghee.Add the dates and cook them until soft. If they are fresh you don't need to sprinkle any water. Do so if needed.

3. Now add the crushed walnuts, cardamom powder and apple sauce Stir well.

4.You can add a spoonful of roasted oats too.

 5. Cook stirring continuously until a lump is formed.

6. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.

7. Divide into portions and roll them out like cigars. Refrigerate to make them firm.

8. Now to make the roll dry roast the oats and grind them.

9. Take water in a pan and bring to a boil. Stir in the sugar and cook to one string consistency.

10. Add the ground oats, milk powder and stir continuously. Add the cardamom powder for flavouring.

11. Cook it stirring continuously until it thickens up. Let it cool before assembling the cigars.

12. Now you can add some ghee and knead it to get a smooth texture.

13. Divide it into portions. Using a butter paper roll out each one into a small rectangle.

14. Place the dry fruit cigar as a filling and roll it with the help of butter paper carefully.

15.Coat them with roasted poppy seeds.

16. Garnish one cigar tip with kesari powder to have the effect of burning cigar.Tip the coats of few pieces with cocoa powder for the burnt cigarette butts.

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  1. looks like pista roll...another innovative recipe of oats

    1. Thanks Amrita. Yes they do look like pista rolls

  2. What a great recipe. I loved it and definitely want to try. The outer covering of the cigar has caught my attention and will definitely try it out . I plan to use only dates and nuts mixture for the filling though I find apple sauce quite interesting as well. The dates available here are very soft. How well the instructions are laid out with the respective images. Great post!

    1. Thanks Neha. I really loved doing this post. I used to have lot of free time in Brazil.

  3. That is an innovative sweet dish Shobha. Using apple barfi and coating it with oats barfi. Like how patiently you've rolled them into thin cigars.

    1. Thanks Mayuri. So glad you liked it. I also had fun while creating these. I presented them in a theme party and my friends were really in awe. This was in Brazil.

  4. What a brilliant idea. Ever since I moved I have been craving sweets and this seems like a perfect answer.

  5. What a great idea, this looks very elegant.

  6. Woow! Absolutely yum I love this innovative dessert. Will make a nice stunning centrepiece for dessert table.

  7. I love the idea of serving these rolls as cigars. Must have been a great talking point. Using oats and nuts to make these rolls is a good way of serving high energy snacks.

    1. Glad you liked them Mina. Yes, everyone loved this novel idea of cigars as a dessert.

  8. Apple sauce is very innovative to be used as a filling in the cigar . The recipe is an art of patience and dedication ..neatly rolled cigar shows the passion and interest you have put into the recipe

    1. Priya, thank you for your appreciative and motivating words.


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