DATES CASHEW LOTUS

DATES CASHEW LOTUS

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 60

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 85

Ingredients

Serves 8

  • 1 cup cashews

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 10 deseeded dates, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons almonds (soak in water for an hour and peel)

  • 2 tablespoons pistachios powder

  • Poppy seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Saffron strands 1/3 teaspoon soaked in 1/2 cup water

  • Silver warq for garnishing

Directions

  • 01

    Wash cashews and soak in water for ten minutes.

  • 02

    Drain the water and make a fine paste (add little water if required).

  • 03

    Heat a pan add cashew paste and sugar. Mix well.

  • 04

    Now at low flame keep stirring the paste, until it thickens and becomes non sticky and forms like a mass. It takes approximately 15 minutes to thicken.

  • 05

    Now remove from flame and keep it aside until it cools down.

  • 06

    Now lengthwise cut each peeled almond in 2 pieces. Soak this cut almonds in saffron water for half an hour and keep aside.

  • 07

    Now heat a pan and dry roast poppy seeds till golden on low flame. Keep it aside.

  • 08

    Now its time to assemble all things and shape up sweet like a lotus.

  • 09

    First make very small balls from dates mixture and roll these balls on poppy seeds. Ready all balls like this from whole dates mixture. Keep aside.

  • 10

    Now drain saffron water from almonds and pat dry them.

  • 11

    Now Take cashewnuts mass and make small balls from it. ( Cashew balls should be bigger than ready poppy-dates balls).

  • 12

    Roll cashew balls on silver warq . Now slightly press cashewballs with thumb from centre to make a pit.

  • 13

    Now Keep ready poppy-dates balls in pit of cashew balls.

  • 14

    Sprinkle pistachio powder on edges of cashewballs as shown in picture.

  • 15

    Atlast place slit almonds horizontally on corners of poppy-dates balls. So that after assembling it looks like a lotus. ( For reference see the picture).

  • 16

    A very unique, healthy, delicious and flavoursome sweet is ready to serve in festive season.

  • 17

    Enjoy a creamy sweet made with cashew paste and stuffed with dates, almonds and pistachios.

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