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Belated Diwali wishes to all of you. It was a very quite festival for us this year and the weather didn’t cooperate either. It was gloomy and raining the whole day. I’m glad that my husband was home for Diwali, first time in the past 2~3 years. Even after seeing all the yummy Diwali snacks on Facebook and Instagram, I wasn’t motivated enough to make anything.

But then I felt bad for the family and decided to make something less guilty yet satisfying. After leafing through the cookbooks, I found this fig, date & nuts burfi in Sanjeev Kapoor’s Sweet temptations. It has no added sugar and the sweetness comes from dried figs and dates.

I was skeptical if the mixture would come together without sugar, but it did thicken quite a bit though not as much as a regular burfi. It tasted great, a nutritious dessert that can be whipped up in a jiffy.

 

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Figs, Date & Nut Bars Yum
With a little bit of preparation these delicious bars can be whipped up in no time. They have no added sugar and the sweetness comes from dates and dried figs.
Figs, Date & Nut Bars
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Figs (about 15) Dry , chopped
  • 1 cup Dates (about 18) , pitted and chopped
  • 3 tbsps Almonds , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps Cashews , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps Pistachios , finely chopped
  • 3 ~ 4 tbsps ghee
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Figs (about 15) Dry , chopped
  • 1 cup Dates (about 18) , pitted and chopped
  • 3 tbsps Almonds , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps Cashews , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps Pistachios , finely chopped
  • 3 ~ 4 tbsps ghee
Figs, Date & Nut Bars
Instructions
  1. Soak the dry figs and dates, separately, in hot water for 15~20 minutes (or in regular water for 3~4 hours). Drain the water and grind them to a smooth paste adding little water.
  2. Melt ghee in a nonstick pan, add the figs and date puree and cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture dries out about 10~15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the nuts and mix well to combine. Cook, stirring frequently, for another 10~15 minutes or until the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  4. Remove the mixture into a greased plate or tin and sprinkle with more chopped nuts, if desired. Set aside to cool. Cut into squares or diamonds when completely cooled. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

 

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge: November -- Week 2'.

 

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8 thoughts on “Figs, Date & Nut Bars (Anjeer-Khajoor Burfi)”

  1. Pavani this looks like such a decadent treat but the ingredients are healthy and delicious! Your photos make me want to jump in a grab one of your bars. I am sure the family loved them!

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