Dates 2 cups
Dry coconut, grated ½ cup
Ghee 2 tbsp
Poppy seeds, roasted 2 tbsp
Cashews, roasted and sliced ½ cup
Almonds, roasted and sliced ½ cup
Walnuts, roasted ½ cup
Pistachios (sliced) 2 tbsp
Chironji 2 tbsp
Nutmeg powder ½ tsp
Cardamom, peeled and crushed 6
Chop the dates into small pieces and discard their seeds. Add the chopped dates, dry coconut, poppy seeds, chironji and ghee in a microwave oven-safe bowl and mix well. Start cooking them in the microwave by selecting micro mode high power and set the timer for 2 minutes. Take the bowl out and add all the remaining ingredients. Mix them well and cook again for 1 minute. Remove and transfer the mixture on a plate.
Now, grease your hands with oil and pinch some mixture. Roll it out into a cylindrical shape by pressing it with both the hands. Coat the barfi with some sliced pistachios and place it on a plate. Likewise, prepare the rest of the barfis until the mixture is utilised completely.
Wrap each piece of barfi in a separate aluminium foil and place them all in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set. After 2 hours, unwrap the barfis and cut each of them into pieces of ½ cm thickness. Place them on a plate. Delicious dry fruits khajoor barfi is now ready to be served.
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