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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Date and Nut Barfi


A healthy and delicious treat perfect to serve as a snack or after dinner treat.

Ingredients:

8  ripe soft medjool dates
60 ml hot water
30 g pistachio nuts
30 g cashew nuts
30 g almonds
30 g dessicated coconut
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
Pinch of saffron


Method:

1. Remove the stones from the dates and chop finely. Place the dates in a bowl and add 60 ml boiling water and the saffron strands and leave from 1 hour.
2. In a coffee grinder coarsely grind the pistachio nuts, cashew nuts and almonds.
3. In a large bowl mix together the coarsely ground nuts, dessicated coconut, sugar, cardamom powder.
4. Using the back of a spoon mash together the soaked dates. Add the soaked dates to the nut mixture a little at a time until all the ingredients are combined. Mixture should not be too wet and if made into balls should retain shape.
5. Pinch small walnut sized balls of the mixture and push them into silicon chocolate moulds to shape them.
6. Once all the mixture is shaped in the moulds place the tray in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
7. De mould the barfi  and keep refrigerated .


Submitting to:
Lets cook sweet treats for Easter event by simply.food

Taste of Tropics ~ Dates Event by Chef Mireille guest hosted by citrusspice

Javelin Warrior Cookin/with luv

70 comments:

  1. Dates and nuts - two of my favourite foods! I'll have to try this.

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    1. I hope you do Karen do let me know how you enjoyed them.

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  2. These look amazing and easy too! Wonderfully photographed!

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  3. So easy! (Have to convert the measurements to standard since I'm in measurement-backwards-non-metric America!)

    What happens if you DON'T keep them in the fridge? I'm always looking for easy, yummy, PACKED with goodness snacks for hiking.

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    1. Kimberley, since I didn't cook the datesin the water, I am not sure of the shelf life of these long term.If you want these to travel it would be best not to soak the dates in water instead grind them to a pulp and add a sponful of honey to the mixture to bind it. they will keep without any problem.

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  4. This, once again looks lovely. I'm not a fan of dates but I'd still like to try it!

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    1. Hollie replace the dates with prunes or dried apricots instead.

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  5. Those look quite yummy, I love eating nutty things.

    xx
    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  6. Oh wow - looks amazing!
    I love your dishes - where are they from!?

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    1. Mary Louise I have an obsession with food props my collections are sourced from charity shops, jumble sales, family, friends , from vacations and generally I claim stuff that no one wants!!! lol

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  7. Very healthy and they look tasty.

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  8. An intriguing mix of nuts and spices - this would make a great energy snack!

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  9. Seeing dates in the title put me off, but as you can't really see them in the end maybe this could be a cunning plan to encourage me to eat more fruit, I love nuts so that bit works for me.

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    1. Kate replace the dates with dried apricots or prunes instead.

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  10. I love pistachio nuts! I am sure we will enjoy this one... going to try it over the weekend

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  11. On the lookout for snacks that are also healthy, or at least not unhealhty.

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  12. A really easy recipe. Looks so good!

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  13. I love date and nuts, I got a grinder for Christmas, that I haven't used yet so I will give this a try.

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    1. I am sure you will love this its so easy to make and delicious.

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  14. This looks really interesting and your photography is stunning!

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  15. I sometimes see these indian sweets for sale in drummond street, very yummy looking and almost healthy!

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    1. Fiona, this is my take on a healthy version very little sugar and no clarified butter which is the main ingredient in Indian sweets.

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  16. Oooh! I'm not sure I could stop at just one of these. GG

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  17. hi Nayna...
    wow... Nut burfi... interesting...
    my mum makes badam burfi.... and i always love it !!

    your pics are spell bound... !

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    1. Thankyou Sandya so pleased to see you dropped by here.Welcome back.

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  18. looks so yummy! photography too is great :) Perfect

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  19. Woww.. how pretty!!.. looks so delicious and perfect.. great presentation too.. :)

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  20. Yummy, I love dates and this looks delicious as well as healthy. Gorgeous photos, too. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to exploring some of your other recipes during the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

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    1. I look forward to your visits Minette.

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  21. This is one recipe where the title made me do a double-take. There has to be a better name than "barfi"! ;)

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    1. @ Scott Barfi is a traditional name name given to any indian fudge type of sweet.

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  22. they sound delicious, but I recently developed a nut allergy. Such a shame!

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  23. These look rather scrummy:)

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  24. I love nute, these look lovely, mine probably wouldn't come out as good as yours look!

    Emily @ www.londonmummyoftwo.com

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  25. That sounds absolutely delicious! Will bookmark it and give it a go!

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  26. I love barfi of any kind this looks goregous!

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  27. I have never tried dates before,but love nuts. will have to give this a go

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  28. Mmmmm . . . looks good. I'll need to try this out!

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  29. this looks absolutely delicious, I wish I could learn to take pictures like this I love them they make the food look so good I will definitely be having ago at this recipe thanks x

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  30. This looks delicious and healthy!

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  31. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. Your photos really enhance the posting- well done!

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  32. Gorgeous! Will have to try these!

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  33. These look both healthy and tasty. Fab Nayna.

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  34. Beautifully presented like always! Very impressive :)

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  35. My first ever batch of barfi didn't set, been scared to make since but I absolutely love the combination you have in yours, sounds yum!!

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  36. Must try this, I love dates and nuts, though not so sure about the cardamon.

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  37. These look scrummy - would be perfect for Lou's Family Foodies challenge over at Eat Your Veg. The theme is healthy snacks :)

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  38. I love dates. Your biscuits look so crumbly and vulnerable and just screeming to be eaten slowly and savour each bite!

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  39. These look delicious. I am going to try this recipe out x

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  40. These sound delicious. I always find if you have unusual snacks in the fridge you tend to appreciate them more and eat less. I'll be giving these a go.

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  41. Not been a lover of dates in the past but this recipe seems interesting...

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  42. They sound tasty and healthy!

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  43. They look lovely but I'm not a fan of nuts or dates. The kids and husband would probably love them though!

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  44. I've never had a barfi before but this may be my first

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  45. Oh wow! These look amazing, and the ingredients definitely get the thumbs up.

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  46. I love dates, that sounds divine.

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  47. This sounds very rich and delicious

    @jaizduck

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  48. That's definitely my sort of thing! Do you use cardamom powder or do you powder it yourself? I've read that cardamom loses its flavor very easily in powder form!

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  49. I love dates so it's perfect snack for me ;) I only had mango and pistachio barfi.

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  50. These look really interesting.

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