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Sugar free Khajur Barfi (Dates & Nuts Roll)

Sugar free Khajur Barfi (Dates & Nuts Roll)

Sugar free Khajoor Barfi aka Dates & Nuts Roll can be done quickly and is a healthy and delicious sweet without any form of processed sugar.
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Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dates, Healthy, Nuts, Sugar Free, Sugar less, Winter Warmers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 3 Cups of deseeded Khajoor - Dates (Opt for the sweeter and soft variety )
  • 1/4 Cup desiccated coconut
  • 1-1.5 Cups of nuts (Almond, Cashew, Pecan Nuts, Walnuts finely chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup of Raisins finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds + extra for garnish
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped green pistachio for garnish


  • Remove the seeds of the Khajoor and cut it into small pieces. (without cutting should also work as they are soft)
  • Finely chop the remaining dry fruits.
  • In a pan lightly roast the Coconut.
  • Remove it and lightly roast all the remaining nuts one by one.
  • In a pan or Kadai, heat the ghee.
  • Once heated add the poppy seeds and let it crackle.
  • Add Khajoor and cook it on a low flame for 5 minutes or so until the khajoor softens and becomes a lumpy mess.
  • Add the remaining dry fruits and give it a quick mix.
  • Switch off the gas and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Now make tight cylindrical rolls or rectangular blocks of it. (Makes around 3).
  • Keep it in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.
  • Once set, cut it into 1 cm pieces. Enjoy.

Garnish Method

  • I garnish my roll either with pistachio or poppy seeds.
  • Spread finely chopped pistachio layer on a butter paper.
  • Take on of the roll and gently swirl around or
  • Grab an edge of the butter paper, and roll it over the rectangular block, so that pistachio are evenly coated.
  • Turn the block upside down and repeat the process, or simply roll the cylindrical block.
  • Evenly coat all the sides with pistachio.
  • Repeat the same process with poppy seeds, if you want to garnish with poppy seeds.
  • Roll it in cling wrap and keep in refrigerator for couple of hours until firm. (One can leave it as is, or simply wrap it in aluminium foil or butter paper)
  • Once firm, cut into 1 cm pieces.
  • Enjoy a healthy and sugar free dessert.


  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, 1 teaspoon = 5ml
  • One can even use Dried Apricots, Figs, Prunes etc. Ghee is not needed, if you want you can add or just skip it.
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