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Healthy Diwali Dessert: Khajur Rolls with Nuts

By Chef Guntas
03 Nov 2021

ingredients list

  • Dates: 500 gm (unseeded)
  • Poppy Seeds: 2 tbsp
  • Muskmelon Seeds: 40 gm
  • Almonds: 30 gm
  • Cashews: 30 gm
  • Pistachios: 30 gm
  • Ghee: 1.5 tbsp (to sauté)
  • Ghee: 1/2 tbsp (to grease)
  • Poppy Seeds: 2 tbsp (to coat the rolls)
  • Pistachios: 20 gm (to coat the rolls)



Step 1 :

Take a mixer jar. Put the seedless dates in the jar and grind them. Keep it aside. Add poppy seeds to a heated pan and roast them for 2 minutes.

Step 2 :

After that, add muskmelon seeds, almonds, cashews, and pistachios to the pan. Roast them for 2-3 minutes and keep aside (remember to save some for the final presentation). Take another pan and heat it. Add ghee and ground dates into it. Stir properly.

Step 3 :

Now add the roasted dry fruits and seeds. Mix everything well. Take a wooden board with a flat surface. Apply ghee over the surface. Place the mixture on it and roll it into a log-like shape.

Step 4:

Spread the remaining poppy seeds and pistachios over the surface. Roll the date log over it to coat with poppy seeds and pistachios. After that, cut the roll into two halves.

Step 5:

Now cover the log with some parchment paper and chill for one hour in the refrigerator. After chilling, remove the paper from the rolls. Cut the rolls into equal pieces. Your delicious and healthy Khajoor Rolls are ready.


Guntas Sethi Bhasin is a Patisserie Chef trained from Le Cordon Bleu, London, and the founder and head chef at ‘Chef Guntas’ in Mumbai.


2500 Kcal
500 g
35 g
50 g
50 g
Cooking Time
90 Mins




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