Nutty Dates Roll

Hello Friends,

I am sharing recipe of Nutty Dates Roll with you all today. As festive season has already started and Diwali is round the corner, I am sure you all must be busy preparing sweets and snacks for your loved ones. So here I have for you a very easy recipe which is not only super quick but also very healthy as it does not have any added sugar and is completely diabetic friendly. You can make this ahead of time and share it with your friends and family. I am also posting this recipe as part of our A to Z Challenge and this months we have to choose the ingredient with alphabet D and immediately what came in my mind was Dates.

A to Z challenge, a challenge initiated on Facebook Group, wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month. This challenge was initiated by Jolly Makkar and I was introduced to this by my friend Vidya Narayan . We choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month.

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This is my 3rd dish in the A to Z challenge series, the first two were  Broccoli and Tofu Stir Fry  and Cauliflower Tawa Kebab. I hope you all will like it.

Servings: 9-10 pieces

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup dates
  • 8-10 cashew
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp pistachio
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds (Magaj)
  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)


Nutty Dates Roll 1

Get all the ingredients ready. I have used pitted dates, if you are using dates with seeds then remove the seeds before proceeding. You can adjust the nuts according to your liking. Finely chop the nuts and keep it ready.


First of all we have to grind the dates. Take dates in a grinder jar and grind it to a coarse paste. Do not add water.

Take 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and when ghee is hot enough add finely chopped nuts in it. Saute it on low to medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Keep stirring it continuously. When nuts starts turning slight golden brown in color, take them out in a plate and keep it aside.

In the same pan take 1 tbsp ghee and when ghee is hot enough add grinded dates in it. Keep the gas on medium heat.

Stir the dates nicely and mix it with the ghee. In few minutes it will turn pulpy. Roast the dates for around 5-7 minutes and then add roasted nuts in it.


Mix the nuts and dates nicely. Switch off the gas and let it cool.

When the dates mixture is little warm enough to handle, take it out on a plate. Knead it with your hands for around 2-3 minutes and shape it like a log as shown in the second picture above.

Now take the dates mixture on a aluminium sheet or cling wrap. Tightly roll the aluminium sheet and close it from both the ends. It will look like the second picture given above. Now keep this in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.

After 45 minutes take it out of refrigerator and keep it outside for 5-10 minutes. Then unwrap it and take it on a cutting board. Cut it into slices 1 inch apart as shown in the second picture above.

Nutty Dates Roll 16

Super delicious Nutty Dates Roll is ready to be enjoyed. Keep it in an air tight container in room temperature. It is good for about a week. Do not need to refrigerate it.

Nutty Dates Roll 17

Try out this healthy sweet this Diwali with all the goodness of dates and nuts. This do not need much time and effort. Can make this at the eleventh hour and delicious healthy homemade sweet will be ready in no time at all. Do try out this friends and please let me know how you like it. Enjoy!!

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53 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks so inviting! Very delicious and healthy too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Shobha Keshwani says:

    I make it the same way too.. this is the only sweet I like eating as it is made with dry fruits.

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    1. Thank you so much for liking it. I also like this sweet a lot !!


  3. Priya Suresh says:

    If i make this date roll at home, i wont keep myself away these rolls, how nutty and pretty those slices looks.. Well done.

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    1. Thank you so much Priya !!


  4. FoodTrails says:

    Looks yummy and are healthy too

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  5. These slices look so admirable. When I saw the recipe I loved it as it was super quick. Feel like grabbing one off the pic

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    1. Thank you so much for such kind words. I will be more than happy to share the whole platter with you 🙂


  6. Perfect looking rolls Anshu and I loved the addition of Magaj seeds in the recipe. Quick and easy sweet treat. Hope you and family had lovely Diwali celebrations at home.

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    1. Thanks a lot Vidya !!

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  7. Jayeeta says:

    Dates & Nuts roll is looking absolutely perfect and inviting too…..A healthy sweet treat to mouth for this Diwali…..great share…. 🙂

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    1. Thanks a lot Jayeeta !!


  8. Renu Agrawal Dongre says:

    Yummy, healthy and perfectly done slices. perfect for the festive as well as the winters.

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  9. Perfect date rolls Anshu, I like the addition of melon seeds. Its a treat not only for Diwali but any time of the year, healthy and takes care of the sweet tooth.

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    1. Absolutely Mayuri, perfect treat for people like me having big sweet tooth. Thanks a lot for liking it !!

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  10. Yum Yum!!! this is such a healthy and delicious treat to enjoy guiltfree anytime. Rolls look absolutely perfect and flawless.

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  11. Perfectly made these are addictively delicious. Keeping my husband away from these rolls will be difficult.

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  12. Ashima says:

    delicious and healthy treats and perfect for festival season as there are so many super sweet dishes 🙂 I love using dates in sweets as their natural sweetness allows for making sugar-free treats! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks a lot for liking it !!


  13. Flavours Treat says:

    These date rolls looks absolutely perfect and flawless. This is such a delicious and guiltfree treat to enjoy anytime. Lovely share for the theme.

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    1. Thanks a lot for liking it!!


  14. Loved these rolls. Superbly delicious and healthy. Not only Diwali its a all time treat for the family and friends. Superb share.

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  15. JollyHomemadeRecipes says:

    Love the recipe and the detailed description with pictures. Makes it so much simpler to follow and make. Beautiful clicks !!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot Jolly !!


  16. Ankita says:

    Easy and healthy recipe…

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  17. veena says:

    Lovely and this is simple to make as well. Will try soon

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    1. Thank you so much. Please let me know how it turned out !!


  18. Paarul says:

    The rolls look so perfect ,I make it the same way in form of squares .. loved it

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  19. code2cook says:

    This nutty dates roll make a perfect power packed snack with milk. Full of nutrients and great for kids tiffin box. Lovely share.

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  20. poonampagar says:

    Dates rolls are favourite at my home. I add figs also . Yours look perfectly done. These make great on-the-go snack especially during winters.

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  21. Aruna says:

    I have been meaning to try these rolls for a while now and I have the perfect recipe now. I see that, like me, you cook in small batches.

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    1. Thanks a lot for liking it. Ya absolutely I always prefer making in small batches and then make a fresh batch when its over. Its quite healthy that way 🙂


  22. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta says:

    So lovely share….. The dates with nuts rolls are looking so so delicious here 🙂

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