Ingredients: 1 cup dates (desseded) or 1 cup of green/light brown raisins.
Method : Soak the dates/raisins in water for approximately 2-4 hours, till they are completely tender. Remove the water and blend them into a paste. Store in a glass container. Refrigerate (stays for up to a week).
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Some guilt free sweetness to beat your mid week blues!
This easy to make BESAN BARFI avoids all your usual dessert suspects – white sugar and dairy (milk and ghee) and yet manages to be delicious and healthy!
Ingredients 2 cups besan flour 5 tbsp date paste (adjust sweetener as per your taste to add more) 1/2 cup thick coconut milk pinch of nutmeg and cardamon slivered pista and almonds to garnish
Dry roast the besan on a thick bottom pan. Make sure it is well roasted (it will take 15+ min).
Set aside to cool. Now, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well to a smooth dough. Check and adjust sweetness. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin into 1/2 inch thickness. Place a butter/parchment paper in a dish and place the besan dough in it. Freeze for 2-4 hours.
Remove it from the dish, cut into shapes of your choice. Garnish with almonds/pistachios and serve.
Refrigerate the remaining. It stays in the fridge for upto a week (although it is so yummy, it will not last that long).