An easy-to-make and healthy sweet that you can enjoy guilt free. Indian- style date rolls make a tasty after-school snack that kids will enjoy, or serve it with a glass of milk for breakfast. It can also be served as a sweet-free dessert after dinner; it is perfect to satisfy your sweet-craving or to smother the evening mini hunger.

Total time: 30 minutes
Serving: 20 pieces


  • 500g soft dates (Medjool)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped nuts (cashews, pistachios and almonds)
  • 1tsp cardamom powder
  • 1tsp dry ginger powder


  • Grind the deseeded dates and set aside
  • In a pan lightly roast all the nuts
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add the ground dates and cook for about 3-4 minutes
  • Add the roasted nuts, cardamom and ginger powders and combine evenly
  • Cook for another 2 minutes
  • Turn off the flame and let it cool at room temperature .
  • Grease the hand with oil and shape the mixture into three long cylindrical rolls
  • Spread the desiccated coconut on a plate and roll the cylindrical date rolls to coat it all over the surface
  • Wrap it in cling wrap
  • Let it cool and firm in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  • Unwrap the roll and with a sharp knife carefully cut out slices of around 3cm thickness and serve
  • Store in an airtight container.



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