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.