Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. Its a good source of energy, sugar and fiber. Dates reduces blood pressure, heart stroke, relieves constipation and is anti inflammatory.

Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found indates. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.

This recipe is very healthy, diabetic free, no sugar, no oil or ghee and easy to prepare. This is a north Indian recipe known as khajoor khatri or khajoor roll. I have added nuts in dates and coated the roll with khus khus, some countries have banned poppy seeds. So instead of poppy seeds desiccated coconut can be used to coat the rolls. This makes a great sweet during diwali festival.


  • Dates 2 cup
  • Poppy seeds 2 tbsp
  • Cashews 1/3 cup
  • Almonds 1/3 cup
  • Coconut 1/3 cup


Remove the seeds and chop the dates roughly. Chop the almonds and cashews.

Take a nonstick pan. On low heat roast the poppy seeds for two to three minutes or stir till fragrant. Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.

Add the chopped cashews and almonds in the same pan after wiping with a kitchen towel and on low heat dry roast for 2 to 3 minutes. Take it out and keep it aside. Once it cools down pulse once or twice in a blender. Don’t powder it.

In the same pan after wiping with a kitchen towel add grated fresh coconut and saute on low heat and dry roast for 3-4 minutes or till little crunchy. Take it out and keep it aside.

Wipe with a cloth or kitchen towel, add the chopped dates into the same pan.

Go on stirring at low heat, the dates will become mushy after 8-10 minutes. Turn off the heat.

Add the chopped nuts and coconut to the dates. Incorporate everything well.

Take it out into a plate.

Mix nicely.

Divide the mixture in two equal parts and start rolling it on the plate to give a cylindrical shape.

When it has been rolled out nicely add the poppy seeds on to the plate.

Roll the cylindrical dates over it, coating evenly.

Once it is evenly coated, take aluminum foil and roll the cylindrical dates in aluminium foil and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

After 4 hours, take out the aluminum foil and cut the cylindrical roll in circles of desired thickness .

This has to be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated.

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