Diwali is one of the most colourful festivals in India. Surrounded with lights and crackers everywhere., it is a festival that is celebrated throughout the country, with each state having its own regional variations. This festival is so synonymous with gifts and sharing and it is a gathering of family in one place. It is more or less like the thanksgiving of the western world where loved ones, no matter what, try to be together. The whole house would be swamped with people. The gentlemen, busy with the Tv shows while the ladies wrapped up with preparing a feast for a huge hoard. The Children, in their own world running and spanning the entire stretch of the house day in and day out, grabbing a handful of goodies on the pass and having huge fights about who is going to get the 1000 walas (crackers). Those were the good old days! This was not limited to one house. The whole street would be having a competition of which house burst the most number of crackers. Am dead serious when I say that we would be going around each house to see which has the most number of burnt papers. Amidst all these, there would be exchange of sweets and savouries with friends and neighbours, parading with the new dress and also nearby temple visits. It was a total chaos, no peace and no quiet and that, was my childhood Diwali.
I say "childhood celebrations" because once we all grew up, the good old tradition gradually reduced. Studies, jobs, marriages and all adult commitments pulled us apart from each other. Nowadays it is just a long distance call wish. Well, thats the way of life. But there is one thing that is never changed - the goodies, even though I have to make it nowadays. Huh! Hence decided to post some easy sweet recipes that might be made for this Diwali which is just a couple of months away.
This recipe is one of the easiest sweets to make. A very healthy sweet with no pouring sugar and ghee, the two elemental ingredients for making any Indian sweets. To be fair with you, first when I saw this on a tv show I was not convinced of its taste. I was so hesitant to even try it out. But after that first bite, never once knew that these dry fruits and dates were so in harmony with each other and that essence of ghee does the final sync. This is a bit chewy and it is somewhat like the energy bar in bite size. Keep it refrigerated and serve it when it is slightly chilled or at room temperature.
A real harmony of dry fruits and dates
No cook Dry Fruit Cake
A mixture of chopped dates and powdered dry fruit. A quick fix for Diwali.
Prep Time: 10 Mins | Cook Time: NIL | Total Time: 10 Mins | Yields: 9-10 pieces
This post is for Blogging Marathon 43 under the theme "Festive Treats". Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 43 here.
Suma Gandlur says
Love these nutritious and yummy treats.
sneha datar says
A yummy and healthy cake.
Harini-Jaya R says
Healthy ones. Love the shapes!
Varadas Kitchen says
We make these during Ganesh Chaturthi. Love them. Enjoyed reading your memories of Diwali.
Pavani N says
Healthy, nutritious and delicious laddoos.
A very healthy iron rich recipe, with very less effort. Nicely done!
Chef Mireille says
what a healthy treat
Wow such inviting one Nisha..no cook surely makes us want to do it right away!
Nalini's Kitchen says
Such a healthy and delicious dry fruit cakes,looks awesome..
Ramya Venkateswaran says
yummy healthy cakes
sneha datar says
Looks lovely, great pics. I usually make rolls and slice, a nice way to present.
vaishali sabnani says
I make these in the form of rolls and then slice them up..but this is wonderful as well..love the way you have presented.
Priya Suresh says
Am in love with this dry fruit cakes, love that its not cooked, quite a nutritious cake.
Wow nice 🙂 Great pictures