This is a traditional Indian sweet, often consumed at weddings or on holidays.
2 cup chopped almonds
1 cup date paste
olive oil(if needed)
poppy seeds (optional)
whole cashews (optional)
1. Put the chopped almonds and the date paste in the food processor, and blend until a dough is formed, adding olive oil if necessary.
2. Remove from the food processor and spread over a small baking dish so the dough forms a 1/4 inch thick layer
3. Sprinkle the poppy seeds over the mixture (if desired)
4. Cut the mixture into diamond shaped pieces, and put one cashew in the middle of each diamond.
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rishi- I already posted that my camera is broken and explained that the picture isn't mine. Look up top
No, the baking dish is just to contain the mixture, since it(the baking dish) has edges.
Hi, I want to ask is it dehydrated or do you bake it? You have written that you put it into a small baking dish?!
When I made this last night, it was sort of mushy, but when I left it in the fridge overnight, it firmed up quite nicely.
Date paste is just ground up dates with a bit of water in them(if needed). It's easy to make with a food processor.
I celebrated Diwali and made some raw indian sweets to bring to the last day, it was so much fun, Festival of Lights, we all have the inner light to share, the love that is so RAWESOME LOVE IT!!! I love the message of Diwali we all need to be reminded that we are LOVE, LIGHT, SPIRIT :D
What does date paste consist of and can I make it myself?
i love indian desserts!! this looks so great and perfect to take with me to school. i always need little energy snacks during my classes. i'll definitely try this one. thanks for the recipe!
I am still having camera troubles, so again, this picture isn't mine(sorry!)
I am half Indian, and Diwali(an Indian holiday) just passed. I thought it would be a good idea to put down a recipe, however belated, to celebrate that holiday.