Date and Almond Balls

Date and Almond Balls

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Date and Almond Balls are rich in iron, calcium and dietary fibre. The best part is that they have a sweet taste and chewy texture that kids will love. You can prepare this quickly and easily, so you can even make slightly larger batches and store for a few days in an airtight container at room temperature – to enjoy in between meals or to send to school in the tiffin box. Take care not to stow it into the fridge as it tends to get hard.

Date and Almond Balls recipe - How to make Date and Almond Balls

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 15 balls
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1 1/2 cups chopped black seedless dates (khajur)
2 tsp ghee
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds (badam)
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
3 tbsp desiccated coconut for rolling

  1. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the dates, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Switch off the flame, add the almonds and cardamom powder and mix well. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, divide the mixture into 15 equal portions and shape each portion into round balls.
  4. Roll them in dessicated coconut till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
  5. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per ball
Energy48 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates5.4 g
Fiber1.3 g
Fat2.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.4 mg


Date and Almond Balls
 on 15 Dec 18 11:47 PM

it was easy and delicious. thanks
Tarla Dalal
17 Dec 18 10:10 AM
   Hi Hansa, We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking!
Date and Almond Balls
 on 02 Nov 16 01:22 PM

Hello Mam, I have tried this recipe a couple of years ago. I added all the dry nuts to it , to make more delicious. Instead of rolling like a laddu I just refrigerated this mixture in a cylindrical shape for ant 3 hrs n then made into thick slices. Its attractive , n feel to eat more healthy such recipes.
Tarla Dalal
03 Nov 16 09:05 AM
   Hi Divya, That''s great. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Date and Almond Balls
 on 25 Feb 16 06:53 AM

Totally agree you barely know you are eating dates, it has that natural sugar and the nuts make it so crunchy. Such a good option even for replacing a granola or any other bars.
Tarla Dalal
25 Feb 16 11:10 AM
   Thanks Poonam. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Date and Almond Balls
 on 03 Jun 13 02:06 PM

My kids loved the combo of dates, almonds and desiccated coconut. The best part is that they did not know it was dates and this is way healthier than giving a dessert of only plain flour and butter.