Tried and Tasted Jugalbandi : Date-Tamarind-Nut Treats

These "Khatte Mitta kurmure"(Sour Sweet Crunchy) treats from Jugalbandi are so wonderfully delicious, an easy treat to try and taste for T&T:Jugalbandi event hosted by Zu.
The super sweet taste of dates marries well with sour tamarind,toasted nuts give an appealing texture.
Ingredients Needed
8 deeseeded dates (I'm using the Medjool(big size) variety imported from Saudi,stocked up for Ramadan)
1 tablespoon chopped tamarind(I didn't find the sweet kind),Soaked in cold water for 10 minutes or 1/2 cup sweet tamarind
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 cup toasted coarsely processed Almonds or Pecans or Walnuts
pinch of salt.

Pat dry the soaked tamarind. Process in food processor along with chopped dates(you could use a mortar and pestle as in the original recipe).Blend in all the spices.
Transfer the mixture in a bowl and mix in half of the nuts. Spread the remaining nuts on a plate.
Slightly grease your hand with oil and make walnut sized balls. Roll them in the coarsely processed nuts and serve.

Date Fruit Nutrition Facts
fresh dates are a premium source of vitamin C and energy. They are fat free, cholesterol free, and are a good source of fiber.Good source of Vitamin A, . Dates also contain Vitamin A,A1, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6,C ,lutein + zeaxanthin,Vitamin B-complex , folate and more than 20 different amino acids, helping us digest and assimilate carbohydrates easier and control blood sugar levels and fatty acids content in our bodies. The selenium lowers the risk of cancer and heart diseases, as well as helps us keep our immune systems healthy. As a single date contains around 23 calories, this very low calorie count and the huge amount of healthy substances in dates make them one of the best nutrition sources.

Friendship Blend Award

EC and Dershana have served me the Friendship Blend(Trust,Kindness,Honesty,Caring). Thanks ladies:)

I'd like to serve it hot to Mona, Suma,Nidhi,Zainab & Meedo and Lubna . Enjoy:) !!


Anjum said…
its g8 to c u cmg up with such healthy rcipes daily.,i love this recipe specially,its a good snack for kids n congrats on winning the award
Unknown said…
Anjum,The credit goes to Jai and Bee for such delicious treat idea.
I'm sure the kids will love it,experimented it on my one year old:)
Sum Raj said…
aree vaa yasmeen,this looks entirly different ladoos...looks tempting and healthy too adding the nuts too..thanks for the new award and ur showering me with it dear,..thank u
Arabic Bites said…
Looks so good & healty.
congrats on the award & thank you so much for thinking of us :)
Jaishree Iyer said…
This ladoosis entirly different...and Looks so good & healty
Anonymous said…
Congratulations for the award, and thanks for thinking about me. I am honored!
The laddoos look delicious.
Anjum said…
hey u hav added really good pics to ur template.,lovely
lubnakarim06 said…
Ramadan Mubarak click on the link for the details.
zlamushka said…
thank you for the fourth time :-) I love how dedicated you are to T&T this month... Wodnerful easy dessert you made over there :-)
Yasmeen said…
Thank u'll for the positive comments.
Zu, I'm having a wonderful time discovering new recipes ,trying and tasting them.

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