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Dates Halwa


Dates is one among the delicious and healthy halwa, but takes almost an hour to prepare. Compared to the health benefits, I would say its worth in making. Since the dates are sweet by nature, I have added less quantity of sugar but please be generous in Ghee/Clarified butter. Let me share the recipe…

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  • Dates (seedless) – ¼ kg
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 15 nos
  • Almonds / Badam – 10 nos
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ cups (1 cup = 160 ml)
  • Cardamom Powder –  ½ tsp

Making of Dates Halwa / Perichampala Halwa –


  • Use seedless dates, else remove the seeds off the dates. Break the cashew nuts into small pieces, blanch and chop the almonds/badams to small pieces.
  • Soak the dates in a cup hot water for almost 30 mins, it would become soft, if not once heat the water with dates and let it rest for 20 mins or until it becomes soft.
  • Grind the dates along with the water to a fine paste.
  • Grease a tray with ghee/clarified butter and keep it aside.
  • Heat a tbsp of ghee in a small vessel, add the chopped cashew nuts and almonds/badam and cook until they start turning golden brown in color.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed vessel or a non-stick vessel, pour the ground dates mixture.
  • Add the sugar, stir well until the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Keep on stirring until the dates sugar mixture becomes little thick. Cook in medium flame.
  • When it starts getting thicken, start drizzling ghee/clarified butter (two tsps. at a time) all over the corners.
  • Keep on stirring, don’t leave stirring may be you can stir slowly.
  • Meanwhile pour the roasted nuts along with ghee followed by cardamom powder and stir well.
  • Keep on drizzling ghee/clarified butter at regular intervals, whenever the dates paste absorb the ghee/clarified butter.
  • At one stage the dates would start oozing out the ghee/clarified butter, it means the Dates Halwa is ready.
  • Transfer the halwa to the greased tray, wait until it reaches room temperature, and cut them to your desired shape.

Serve. Dates Halwa stays fresh for a week in room temperature, when stored in an air-tight container.

Oats and Dry Fruits Burfi Recipe (Sugar Free)/ / Sugar-Free Dry fruits and Dates Burfi recipe / Sugar free Diwali sweets recipe


As most of them my family has a sweet tooth, but always the sugar minds me, as my hubby is diagnosed with Diabetics. I think to prepare sugar-free recipes, as a result the dish came out well, I have added almost all the dryfruits.

The Burfi was too good and with the loads of healthiness, most important and the highlight of this dish is its – “SUGAR-FREE”. Not only for diabetic people, even its good for kids because of the dry fruits, oats and dates. A heavenly dish for everyone. Give a try guys.

Let us move on to the recipe…

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  • Oats – 1 ½ cups
  • Cashew nuts – ¼ cup
  • Walnuts – ¼ cup
  • Badam / Almond – ¼ cup
  • Pistachios – ¼ cup
  • Dates – 30 nos
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Warm water – ¾ cup


  • Soak dates in warm water for about 15 mins.
  • Deseed the dates if you are using the seeded dates.
  • Grind the dates to a fine paste along with the water.
  • Take oats, walnuts, cashew nuts and almonds and blend these all together to a fine powder.
  • Spread the ground powder in a plate and break out if any lumps (by crumbling with your hand).
  • Roast the ground powder in a kadhai, with a tsp of ghee/clarified butter until it turns golden brown.
  • Pour in the grounded dates paste to the kadhai, add start stirring well.
  • Pour in a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter over the mixture and keep on stirring (else it will be burnt).
  • Stir until it reaches the rolling consistency.
  • Meanwhile grease the tray with ghee/clarified butter and keep it aside.
  • Gently slide the rolled dough to the greased tray and level it with a spoon.
  • Sprinkle the finely chopped pista or pistachios and again level them with a spoon.
  • Leave it for an hour, then cut it to desired shape and leave it for one more hour.

Serve and store it in an air tight container. Stays fresh in an air-tight container for almost 4 days.

Note: You can adjust the quantity of dates as per your sweet tooth.