Anjeer Khajoor Rolls are most healthy sweet that you can indulge in this Festival Season. Natural sweetness from fig, dates with nuts and poppy seeds rolled on this dessert, makes it a guilt free dessert. As Diwali is welcoming winter ,this dry fruit roll makes it a perfect sweet to share with family and friends , a healthy way.

Anjeer Khajoor Rolls

Festivals are for feasting  and celebrations are pleasurable experience with whole family and friends. When its Diwali , there comes lots and lots of sweets. Making healthy sweets to celebrate festivals is always in our hand. Forget about the amount of calories this dessert count ,think about the nutrition it provides.

Anjeer Khajoor Roll is easy to make recipe ,with no added sugar and vegan too. Soak ANjeer and khajoor in warm water ,drain water ,blend to fine paste . Mix it well with nuts and cook . Finish with poppy seeds on top . A delicious and healthy rolls will be ready to serve. I prefer healthy  Indian sweets over heavily loaded cream, sugar and flour desserts from west.

The concept of Diwali – Sweets and Namkeens is so very logical . Diwali always falls during the onset of Winters and so comes lots of desi ghee in sweets and Namkeens. During winter season ,skin starts cracking and gets dry , nourishing our body well within from inside helps to avoid such effects. So lots of ghee is used while preparing these sweets and also dry fruits , millets used in preparations of Namkeens and sweets , helps to generate heat within the body to combat the effect of winter cold. So welcoming a festival and season ,goes hand in hand in our culture.

Few healthy desserts  recipes with no sugar or minimal sugar on my blog are : Wheat Coconut Milk Pudding| Godhi Halbai ,  Dates Halwa, Dates Kheer , Millet Carrot Kheer 

Other Diwali Sweets  ,fail proof recipes on blog are : Mysore Pak , Kalakand , Pista Almond Rolls , Rasgulla ,  Mohanthal , Besan Ladoo ,Coconut Barfi , Kaju Katli 

Indian Desserts for festival and celebration day are : Rasmalai , Carrot Halwa , Pumpkin Halwa , Basundi and Dates Halwa.

Recipe card for Anjeer Khajoor Rolls
Anjeer Khajoor Rolls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soaking Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

No Sugar ,Vegan Sweet which is delicious and healthy sweet rolls from dry fruits and nuts. 

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Diwali
Servings: 12 Pieces
Calories: 82 kcal
Author: Muktha Gopinath
Ingredients
  • 75 grams Dried Figs / Anjeer or 8-10 Figs
  • 100 grams Dates deseeded or 12-15 dates
  • 5- No Almonds
  • 10 No Pista
  • 5 No Cashews
  • 4-5 drops Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
Instructions
  1. Deseed dates , soak fig and dates in warm water for 30-60 minutes.

  2. After 30 minutes, drain water ( don't waste it , you can drink it as it tastes really sweet) and add soaked dates and fig to a blender and blend to a very fine smooth paste without adding water.

  3. Soak Pista and almond on warm water for 15-20 minutes, peel the skin and chop pista and almonds. Chop cashews also and set aside.

  4. In a nonstick pan, add 1/2 Tbsp of Poppy seeds and dry roast well till you get nice aroma and keep it aside.

  5. Heat 1 Tbsp of Ghee/ Clarified Butter in a nonstick pan and add chopped nuts ,fry well for 2-3 minutes on medium heat but it shouldn't change colour.

  6. Now add blended fig-dates paste , mix well and cook for about 15-20 minutes , stirring in between.Add 3-4 drops of lime juice and mix well.

  7. Cook Fig Dates mixture till it is really heavy to stir or else you can cut into pieces ,it becomes sticky. Turn of the heat and allow to cool.

  8. Once it becomes warm and able to handle the temperature ,grease palms with ghee , just roll into a cylindrical shape.

  9. Roll this fig dates log on roasted poppy seeds. Cover it with butter paper or aluminum foil and refrigerate for 4-5 hrs to set.

  10. Then remove from refrigerator , cut into circles and serve.

Recipe Notes
  1. Lime juice is added to balance the sweetness from dates and fig , its optional ,you can skip if you need.
  2. Nuts can be chopped directly and added without soaking and de-skin the same.If you are adding nuts directly without soaking in water then you can dry roast nuts and add directly at last ,once after date figs are cooked completely.
  3. Adding poppy seeds is again optional ,I prefer adding it cause of its crunchy texture and appealing look for rolls. Also it keeps body warm during cold season.

Step by Step Directions on making of Anjeer Khajoor Rolls:

Deseed dates , soak fig and dates in warm water for 30-60 minutes.

After 30 minutes, drain water ( don’t waste it , you can drink it as it tastes really sweet) and add soaked dates and fig to a blender and blend to a very fine smooth paste without adding water.

Soak Pista and almond on warm water for 15-20 minutes,drain water.

Peel the skin and chop pista and almonds. Chop cashews also and set aside.

In a nonstick pan, add 1/2 Tbsp of Poppy seeds and dry roast well till you get nice aroma and keep it aside.

Heat 1 Tbsp of Ghee/ Clarified Butter in a nonstick pan  and add chopped nuts ,fry well for 2-3 minutes on medium heat but it shouldn’t change colour.

Now add blended fig-dates paste , mix well and cook for about 15-20 minutes , stirring in between.

Add lime juice and mix well . Adding lime juice is optional and it helps to balance the sweetness from fruits.

 

Cook Fig Dates mixture till it is really heavy to stir or else you can cut into pieces ,it becomes sticky. Turn of the heat and allow to cool.

Once it becomes warm and able to handle the temperature ,grease palms with ghee , just roll into a cylindrical shape.

Roll this fig dates log on roasted poppy seeds.

Cover it with butter paper or aluminum foil and refrigerate for 4-5 hrs to set.

Then remove from refrigerator , cut into circles and serve.

 

 

Share Healthy Diwali Sweets with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

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