Anjeer & Khajur Rolls

 

 

Anjeer & Khajur Rolls…A sweet which is a treat not only to the taste buds but also to the eyes.

Dates & Figs Rolls

Dates & Figs Rolls

 

December is indeed a special month for me as there is my marriage anniversary as well as my elder son’s birthday. And in addition, the weather is just awesome. There is a nip in the air, festivity in the environment and liveliness all around. Malls and other marketplaces are beautifully set up and are decked up with Christmas goodies. All over the city, fares and carnivals are put up. It is, in fact, one of the best months to hang around, to celebrate and to have fun and frolic.

At this time of the year, on my anniversary, that is today, since I am not in the city, so instead of baking a cake, I decided to make this special sweet. It is special for us as both I and my hubby loves it. It is one of my favourite sweets and my hubby too can have it free of guilt as it doesn’t have any refined sugar or fat.

Anjeer & Khajur Roll is nothing but a bundle of dry fruits beautifully rolled up in the form of a sweet. Nothing is fixed, you add whatever you like and in whatever ratio you prefer. A very forgiving recipe where nothing can go wrong.

This sweet is excellent for all. If you are a diabetic but have a sweet tooth then this is best for you. Of course, it has Dates which are high in calories but you can reduce the quantity of Dates and then have in moderation. At least better than other sweets.

Also, it is good for nursing mothers. Recently, My sister in law was Blessed with a baby girl. Normally, in our families, lactating mothers take a heavy dose of homemade laddoos made of wheat flour, edible gum and dried fruits. This is also necessary to make up for the weakness built up during childbirth.  But she didn’t want to have these heavy-duty laddoos. so, when made these Dates and Figs rolls for her in the form of laddoos she was more than happy. She got what she wanted.

Dates & Figs Rolls

Nuts give us the required warmth in winters but feeding these nuts to your children makes you go nut. It is no less than a Herculean’s task. In that case, turn these rolls into Energy bars and give them for school or as an after-school snack. They will just love it.

So, with such versatile ways to use this sweet, I am literally all gaga for it. I just can’t stop raving about it. And the icing on the cake is that it is the simplest sweet to make. Just 5 minutes of cooking (can make without cooking also) and you have the tastiest sweet.

So, full Brownie points for this amazing sweet which has all the following attributes:

  • No Refined/Brown/Cane/Coconut Sugar
  • No Clarified butter/ Ghee/Oil
  • 5 minutes of cooking
  • Good for Diabetics
  • Good for Nursing Mothers
  • Anytime Snack
  • Good for Children
  • Good for Anaemic and with Blood disorders
  • Provides required warmth in winters
  • Easiest to make
  • Flexible ingredients

Do I need to say anything more about this beauty?

I have already shared my No-bake Energy Bar with you. It’s more or less the same recipe with the difference that it has more of figs and has just 5 minutes of cooking. Why cooking this time? You will see it later here.

Benefits of Dates and Figs are well known to everybody so I won’t take more of your time and come straight away to the recipe now. Though I am sharing the recipe but everything here can be adjusted as per your taste and liking. Nothing is fixed. So, this is more like sharing the method with you all. I have roasted the nuts here as it augments the taste. I used my airfryer for roasting these hence no clarified butter was required and was done in a jiffy. You can roast them in airfryer or oven or on the gas stove, whatever suits you the best. Can use without roasting also.

When I made these for my sister in law, I even used Foxtail (Makhana) in it as she doesn’t like cashews. So, even that can be added.

Dates & Figs Rolls

I added mixed seeds in this, like melon seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds. You can add sesame seeds also.

As this sweet is all dry fruits then why did I cook it? Figs are very hard and it is not easy to grind them. So, soak these in water for an hour or so, they soften up and then put them in the food processor. Now, to get rid of this water and to increase its shelf life the grounded figs were sauteed for a while. That’s it. No other specific reason.

Okay, no more writing, just the recipe now…

And, if you like this recipe and try it out then let me know. Do share your feedback as it fuels my enthusiasm to post more good content. If you make it and post it on Instagram then don’t forget to tag me #samirasrecipediary. I would love to see it there. And if want to save it for future then Pin it.

Other healthy, without sugar sweets which you may like, are:

Energy Bar

Besan Laddo in Microwave

Eggless Waffles With Jaggery

Coconut Laddoo Without Condensed Milk

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Detailed Recipe With Step By Step Pics

Soak figs in water for an hour or so. Remove from the water, squeeze out all extra water and pat them dry.

Dates & Figs Rolls

In the meantime, roast nuts and seeds. I roasted them in the airfryer so no oil/ghee was required. Let them cool down. Once cool, then chop them into small pieces.

Put soaked and squeezed figs and pitted dates in the food processor.

Run the food processor for about 30 seconds, stopping after every 10 seconds. Better to do it on pulse mode. This is because we need a coarse mix and not paste-like. In the absence of food processor, grind it in the grinder but use pulse mode.

Dates & Figs Rolls

Heat a non-stick pan, put the Dates-Figs mix and saute it for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, so that extra water, if any evaporates. Also, the mix loosens up due to heat and it becomes easy to mix dried fruits in it.

Switch off the flame, add chopped nuts and seeds (except Poppy seeds). Mix everything and let it cool a little.

Dates & Figs Rolls

When the mix is still warm, form laddoos.

Dates & Figs Rolls

Or, divide it into 2 or 3 parts. Make a ball and turn it into a cylindrical shape (roll) by rolling on your work surface.

Spread some roasted poppy seeds on the work surface and roll the log over it so that Poppy seeds sticks all over it.

Wrap this roll in aluminium foil and keep it in the refrigerator at least for an hour (you can keep it longer also). Doing this makes the rolls firm and easier to cut into roundels.

Take it out, cut roundels and your Anjeer and khajur (dates and figs) rolls are ready.

Dates & Figs Rolls

Store them or Gift it or bite it.

Dates & Figs Rolls

Dates & Figs Rolls

Stays good at room temperature for up to a month.

Tip

Greasing your hands with little Ghee before making laddoos will give a beautiful glossy look to them.

Recipe of Anjeer & Khajur Rolls

Anjeer & Khajur Rolls

Anjeer & Khajur Rolls is nothing but a bundle of dry fruits beautifully rolled up in the form of a sweet, that too without any refined sugar and fat. A very forgiving recipe where nothing can go wrong.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Samira

Ingredients

  • 200 g Figs
  • 200 g Dates Seedless
  • 100 g Almonds
  • 100 g Cashews
  • 50 g Pistachios Soaked, Peeled and Chopped
  • 50 g Mixed Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds Khuskhus

Instructions

  1. Soak anjeer (figs) in water for an hour or so. This is done so they get soft and can be easily grounded.

  2. In the meantime, roast nuts and seeds. I roasted them in the airfryer so no oil/ghee was required. Let them cool down. Once cool, then chop them into small pieces.
  3. Remove anjeer (figs) from the water, squeeze out all extra water and pat them dry.

  4. Put soaked and squeezed anjeer (figs) and khajur (pitted dates) in the food processor.

  5. Run the food processor for about 30 seconds, stopping after every 10 seconds. Better to do it on pulse mode. This is because we need a coarse mix and not paste like. In the absence of food processor, grind it in the grinder but use pulse mode.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan, put the Dates-Figs mix and saute it for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, so that extra water, if any evaporates. Also, the mix loosens up due to heat and it becomes easy to mix dried fruits in it.
  7. Switch off the flame, add chopped nuts and seeds (except Poppy seeds). Mix everything and let it cool a little.
  8. When the mix is still warm, form laddoos or divide it into 2 or 3 parts. Make a ball and turn it into a cylindrical shape (roll) by rolling on your work surface.
  9. Spread some roasted poppy seeds on the work surface and roll the log over it so that Poppy seeds sticks all over it.
  10. Wrap this roll in aluminium foil and keep it in the refrigerator atleast for an hour (you can keep it longer also). Doing this makes the rolls firm and easier to cut into roundels.
  11. Take it out, cut roundels and your dates and figs rolls are ready.
  12. Store them or Gift it or bite it.
  13. Stays good at room temperature for up to a month.

Tip

  1. Greasing your hands with little (1/4 teaspoon) clarified butter (Ghee) before making laddoos/rolls will give a beautiful glossy look to them.

Recipe Notes

  1.  If adding sesame seeds and muskmelon seeds then it's better to roast them first.
  2. I used a non-stick pan and therefore didn't use any ghee. If you use metal pan then add 1 tablespoon of ghee to avoid sticking.

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