Celebrating Eid and Blog Anniversary with Khajoor Rolls (Sugar Free)

Wishing an advance EID MUBARAK to all my muslim readers and friends!

This week insha’Allah muslims all over the world will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. Can you believe Ramadan is coming to an end, how quickly does Ramadan pass by every year. May Allah accept our siyam, qiyam and all other ‘ibadah that we do for His sake, ameen! Taqabbalallâhu minnâ wa minkumMay Allah accept from you and us, our fasts and deeds. Ameen ♥

There is also an another reason to celebrate. My blog turned 6 this last month Alhamdulillah. I can’t believe its been 6 years since I started this little blog of mine. Masha’Allah!! Thank you everyone for being a part of my journey. With the arrival of my baby in my life Alhamdulillah, I haven’t been able to blog as regularly as I used to. But Insha’Allah I will continue to blog and share my recipe with you all for a long time. Your support and encouragement means lot to me ♥

With two special reasons to celebrate, today I am sharing with you all a very simple, sugar free and oh so yummy sweet that you can make for your loved ones on festivals and special occasions. They are healthy, tasty and look gorgeous. Also, this is a delicious way to use up leftover dates from Ramadan.

These date rolls are dense little discs that give you a bit of energy and also cure a sweet tooth. Nice, soft, dense and chewy. These date rolls would make a delicious Eid gift that’s also loaded with nutrients. A gift that’s playful enough for a child and sophisticated enough for an adult.

Khajoor Rolls – Date Rolls (Sugar Free)

Ingredients:

Pitted Dates – 1 1/2 cup, tightly packed
Dried Figs – 3/4 cup
Raisins – 1/8 cup
Cashew nuts – 1/8 cup
Pistachios – 1/4 cup
Almonds – 1/4 cup
Dessicated Coconut – 2-3 tbsp

Method:

1. In a food processor, add the pitted dates and dried figs. Process until it is a sticky pasty ball. Transfer it to a mixing bowl.
2. Add the dry fruits and nuts to a chopping board and chop them all up roughly. Add these chopped dry fruits and nuts to the dates and fig mixture and mix well.
3. On a chopping board, shape the mixture into a log about 3 inch in diameter. Sprinkle dessicated coconut and roll the log in it to cover the entire thing with coconut.
4. Refrigerate the prepared log for 1-2 hours. Then just before serving, slice them into discs using a sharp knife. Serve. These can also be stored in the refrigerator for a long time in an air tight container with lid.

Note:
1. Instead of using dessicated coconut, you can use icing sugar or warq.
2. You can add a variety of other dry fruits and nuts that you love instead of using them ones I have listed above.
3. You can also use dark chocolate chips, oats, ground flax, chia seeds, a little bit of orange juice or lemon juice, vanilla powder or cinnamon powder etc whatever you fancy to mix with the dates.
4. Instead of shaping them into logs and then cutting into slices, you can roll them into small balls and serve in gorgeous cupcake liners as date truffles to impress the guests. Or you can even shape in the form of Barfi.

Luv,
Mona


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8 Responses to “Celebrating Eid and Blog Anniversary with Khajoor Rolls (Sugar Free)”

  1. Congrats for completing six years and wishing you many years of blogging…. Eid Mubarak.

  2. Salaam Mona,

    6 years, Wow! Congrats for all the good work.

    Wishing you a fun filled Eid.

    Eid Mubarak!

  3. Congratulations Mona for completing 6yrs of blogging n eid mubarak to you and your family.

    Nice recipe, will try soon n insha allah it will turn out good only.

  4. Shaikhmohmmed Says:

    Monaji is it not advicable to soften figs and dated by boiling in water for a while?

  5. Eid Mubarak & Congratulations Mona! I have not left a comment before, but wanted to say Jazaki Allahu khairan for your wonderful blog & recipes. I really appreciate the time you put into your beautiful pictures and detailed instructions, and for making me a good cook! And I enjoy learning about my culture as I have not visited India since I was a child. You are my go-to resource for Hyderabadi cooking. Especially since I have been married ;)I have made many of your recipes from biryani to desserts & I tell everyone to check you out! I look forward to reading and learning more from you!
    Best wishes for the future!

  6. Eid mubarak!
    lovely recipe. I was curious to know which processor u use and doesnt the mixture stick to the blades? aren’t the figs hard? can you share a pic of what it should look like once processed?
    I had seen a similar recipe in a paper recently and my blender broke when I tried making the dates paste with no liquid. it was very difficult to clean also as the dates stuck to the blades and I hurt my fingers in the cleaning process. can you please please give me tips on how to make the paste easily.

  7. Looks amazing and love the fact that it is sugar-free. :-) I should try this for my 2 year old son soon. And congrats on your blog turning 6. Requires a lot of hard work and determination to keep going for so long. Well done. :-)

    All the best,

    Mukta (mummumtime.com – A blog about healthy baby and kiddie food recipes.)

  8. Congratulations!!! on your blog anniversary…you have a wonderful food blog with all these yummy recipes…date roll looks scrumptious, thanks for sharing :-)

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