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Cooking Time

Preparation Time :1 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 25 Min


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


  • Wash cashews and soak in water for ten minutes.
  • Drain the water and make a fine paste (add little water if required).
  • Heat a pan add cashew paste and sugar. Mix well.
  • 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.
  • Now remove from flame and keep it aside until it cools down.
  • Now lengthwise cut each peeled almond in 2 pieces. Soak this cut almonds in saffron water for half an hour and keep aside.
  • Now heat a pan and dry roast poppy seeds till golden on low flame. Keep it aside.
  • Now its time to assemble all things and shape up sweet like a lotus.
  • 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.
  • Now drain saffron water from almonds and pat dry them.
  • Now Take cashewnuts mass and make small balls from it. ( Cashew balls should be bigger than ready poppy-dates balls).
  • Roll cashew balls on silver warq . Now slightly press cashewballs with thumb from centre to make a pit.
  • Now Keep ready poppy-dates balls in pit of cashew balls.
  • Sprinkle pistachio powder on edges of cashewballs as shown in picture.
  • 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).
  • A very unique, healthy, delicious and flavoursome sweet is ready to serve in festive season.
  • Enjoy a creamy sweet made with cashew paste and stuffed with dates, almonds and pistachios.