October 25, 2011

Diwali Special - Anjeer Khajur Diyas

Sugar free sweet for health conscious foodies! :)

Khajur/ Dates (pitted) - 14-15 pieces
Anjeer/ figs - 7-8 pieces
Milk - 1/3 cup
Chopped almonds, walnuts etc -1/2 cup. I usually roast nuts on a dry skillet. It brings out all the wonderful flavours
Goond/ tree resin - 1 tbsp for garnishing; readily available in most Indian grocery stores. (Optional)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Silver foil (optional)

  • Soak khajur/ dates and Anjeer/figs in milk for couple of hours.
  • Crush the soaked dates and figs in a blender/ food processor.
Anjeer Khajur mixture - cooling in a plate
  • Saute the mixture in ghee for a few minutes on medium heat till the milk evaporates.
  • Let the mixture cool.
Shaped into diyas, and placed in mini cupcake liners
  • Make small bowls or diyas (about the size of a quarter) out of the mixture. Its a lot of fun, much like playing with play doh! 
  • If using silver foil, apply it on the outside of these small bowls.
  • Fill with chopped nuts
  • Fry the goond in 1 tbsp ghee. Let it cool, and garnish at the time of serving.

These are perfect for people who are watching what they eat!  It satisfies the sweet tooth, without any artificial sugar or flavours :)

Happy Diwali and Happy New Year! :)

Hetal from Houston

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