Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dates - Rava Burfi

Rava - Dates Burfi is 100%  sugar free burfi which is very easy to prepare and a way healthy to chew and to satisfy the sweet crave for the taste bud.

Actually I came to know about this burfi, when I read it in Poornima hegde's blog. Some thing interesting is,  This burfi contain no sugar or jaggery in the original recipe. I have given a little twist by adding Kallu sakkare (Rock Candy). I have used Chiroti Rava, dates, ghee 2 Table spoons of Kallu sakkare ( Crystal form of sugar).

Now Lets see some benefits of having Dates in our diet.

Dates are delicious and one of the most popular fruits that contain essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals which are required for normal growth. 
Fresh dates are soft, easily digestible, good energy boost and revitalize the body instantly.The fruit is rich in dietary fiber. 
They are good source of Vitamin A, and they have antioxidant properties and essential for vision. 
Eating fresh fruits, help to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.Dates are excellent source of Iron, potassium, calcium, manganese,copper and magnesium. Calcium is an important mineral that is essential for strong bones and teeth. 
Dates also contain moderate levels of B-complex group of vitamins and Vitamin K.and Vitamin B-6 . These vitamins act as co -factors and help the body metabolize, carbohydrates, protein and fats.
Having all these good qualities in them, The dates are an essential fruit that we must add in our diet. Now lets see the recipe. As I said earlier it is easy to prepare and we can munch them any time of the day. It is healthy munch you can munch any amount too. I am sure all family members and all age group will love to have this Rava - Dates Burfi.

Things Needed :

Chiroti Rava (Smaller size Rava):  1 To 1 1/2 Cup
Dates : 2 Cups
Kallu sakkare (Small sized) :1/2 cup
Mixed Nuts :2 to 3 Table spoons.
Poppy Seeds : 2 Table spoons
Cardamom : 5 to 6 pods
Ghee : 1/2 Cup or little more

Method :

1. Dee seed Dates and fry them in one tea spoon of ghee till they turn soft.

2. Fry poppy seeds in the same pan using a tea spoon of ghee, till the raw smell disappear. (2 minutes)

3. Fry Rava using 2 table spoons of ghee till the raw smell disappear.


4. Cut nuts in to small or dry grind them a little and add it to the fried Rava. Put remaining ghee and mix it well.
5. Now mix dates, kallu sakkare  with fried rava and kneed it nicely till every thing is mixed properly. 

6. Spread them evenly on a ghee spread plate, Sprinkle Poppy seeds on the top

Adding /Extra Nuts on the top
7. Cut it according to your wish when it is slightly warm.
Dates - Rava Burfi is ready to Serve.

Note : 

You can use more dates. It adds to the softness of the burfi. Adding jaggery or sugar is optional. ( I have not added).
Adding more ghee adds to the taste of burfi. You can also dry grind all the nuts and add it to the burfi.

Time : 30 minutes      :   25 to 30 pieces of  Dates -Rava Burfi can be prepared ( according to the size).


  1. So sweet of you to mention my name dear Nalini.. Burfis look amazing!

    1. Thank you Poornima hegde...I loved your this particular I gave a try with little changes like using more ghee and rock candy (kallu sakkare and may be more dates too....its a hit and every one liked it..thanks for the inspiration dear... :)


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