Khajur burfi dry fruit burfi recipe

Dry fruit barfi or khajoor barfi or date roll burfi is so easy and a healthy sweet treat. It is a dates sweet or date burfi that is sweet, crunchy and delicious. This dry fruit burfi is made of nuts, dates, cardamom and coconut.  There is no added sugar and it comes together in minutes! Great option for a healthier mithai option to serve.
khajur date barfi cut in slices laying on dessiccated coconut.

Time to make: 25 minutes

Khajoor or Date Nut Roll Barfi or Date Burfi

  • No sugar added – natural sweetness from dates
  • Nuts add crunch and protein
  • Great for gifting or even just as an energy bite for home!

This recipe uses only dates to make the sweet. But, you can also add in raisins, cranberries, apricots or really any other dried fruits you may have! If you add figs you will have anjeer barfi!

Date nut rolls or khajur burfi on a white plate.
Dates, cashews, almonds, pistaschios and walnuts on a plate.

Key Notes on Ingredients and Substitutes

  • Nuts: Use roasted nuts for best flavor. I have used a blend of nuts, however you can use whatever you have on hand! Just keep the ratio of nuts and/or seeds to dates the same and you will be set.
  • Dates: I have used only dates in this barfi. You can substitute some of the dates for raisins. You can also add in cranberries, apricots or other dried fruits that you enjoy.
  • Desiccated Coconut: After the dates roll is made, I roll the sweet in desiccated coconut. You can also roll it in toasted poppy seeds or even skip the step.
  • Vegan: To make this vegan, instead of ghee I would use plant based butter or ghee alternative.

This dry fruit barfi lasts up to a month in an airtight container. So, you can make it ahead of time for gift giving season! Just like Kaju Katli

Making Dry Fruit Barfi

Prep: First, chop the dates and roughly chop the roasted nuts. (if not roasted, roast the nuts first!)

To save time, use a food processor to give the roasted nuts about 3 pulses. A few pulses is all you really need to roughly chop them in the food processor.

Get cooking!

  • Then, heat ghee in pot on stove and add dates to pan.
  • Cook on medium about 3 minutes while stirring. They will begin to break down and form a thick paste. (The more moist and fresh your dates are the quicker this will go).
  • Then add milk and combine well continuing to mash another 3 minutes.
  • Add in cardamom, rose water and nuts and mix thoroughly.
  • Let cool.

Make the date nut rolls: Once the mixture is cool roll with hands into log shape. I divided the mixture into four equal parts and made rolls. Roll them in desiccated coconut.

Date nut rolls barfi rolled in dessicated coconut on a glass plate.

Cut and serve! Khajoor burfi will stay good in an air tight container for about a month in fridge.

khajur date barfi cut in slices laying on dessiccated coconut.

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Dry fruit barfi in a fluted white plate.

Easy Khajur Burfi or Dry fruit barfi (Date Nut Roll)

Shilpa Joshi
Dry fruit barfi or khajoor barfi or date roll burfi is so easy and a healthy sweet treat. It is a dates sweet or date burfi that is sweet, crunchy and delicious. This dry fruit burfi is made of nuts, dates, cardamom and coconut.  There is no added sugar and it comes together in minutes! Great option for a healthier mithai option to serve.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 pieces
Calories 87 kcal

Equipment

  • pan
  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup Cashews 65g
  • ¼ Cup Pistachios 65g
  • ¼ cup Almonds 65g
  • ¼ Cup Walnuts 65g
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 2 Cups Dates 355g
  • ½ Tsp Cardamom powder
  • cup milk
  • ¼ tsp rose water optional, I used Nielsen Massey brand, it is strong
  • coconut powder to coat, optional

Instructions
 

  • Dry roast nuts on medium – high flame. Roast each set of nuts separately, as each will roast in different amount of time. About 1 minute each. Once roasted, roughly chop the nuts.
  • Roughly chop dates
  • Add ghee to pan and heat on medium. Add dates to ghee. Roast and break apart the dates into a paste-like mixture. Use wide spoon smash pieces. Keep stirring/smashing. About 3 minutes. Then add milk and combine well continuing to mash another 3 minutes.
  • Add nuts, rose water and cardamom to dates in pan.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Once cooled, divide mixture into 4 parts and form logs/cylindrical shape. Roll in desiccated coconut.
  • Cut 1/2 inch slices and serve.

Notes

  • Get creative and add seeds or other dried fruits such as cranberries, figs or raisins to change up the flavor!
  • These will keep for 1 month in an air tight container in fridge
  • Great for gift giving as you can make ahead of time.
Cutting the rolls: If you have trouble cutting nice circle pieces, place rolls in freezer for 10-15 minutes.  They will firm up and make it easier to cut.
Milk: Adding milk helps break down the dates quicker and if your dates are not fresh and moist it makes the burfi smoother in texture.  If you have very fresh dates, you can skip the milk if you prefer.
Making it vegan: you can use any plant based milk as an alternative to dairy milk.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 11IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.4mg
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