Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Q - Qatal au Anjeer ji Mithai / Date and Fig Fudge

BM # 63
Day : 17
Theme: Regional Cuisine
Cuisine : Sindhi

While most of our friends were struggling to find a regional recipe with the alphabet 'Q' in our Journey through the Cuisines, it was a easy one for me. Qatal is dates in Sindhi and the famous Date and Fig Fudge is very popular among Sindhi's.

Years back the elite Sindhi's of Dubai would always get a box of this fudge from the famous Puranmal's of Dubai . Puranmal's is a sweet shop in Dubai owned by a Sindhi. Of course now all Indian shops too stock this sweet. This sweet is very popular as it is sugar free and fat free. Loaded with nuts ,the fudge gets its sweetness from dates and figs. The proportion of both could vary.

I have always made big batches of this fudge with various combination and sent as Diwali gifts. You could use just dates or just figs as the base, but for today we have dates since it had to be Q for Qatal.

I am also linking this post to the A-Z Challenge.

Qatal ain Anjeera ji Mithai

1 cup dates
1/4 cup figs
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup cashews
1-4 cup pistachios
1 tsp ghee

De seed the dates.
Microwave the figs with a tsp of water for 20 secs.
Chop the figs.
Blend the dates and figs in a mixer.
Heat a non stick pan .
Add a tsp of ghee.
Add the date , fig mixture.
Add the nuts, you could pound a handful of them , rest can go in whole.
Mix well, and let all the moisture dry up.
Once the moisture dries, it will no longer be sticky.
Remove in a greased tray.
Sprinkle some poppy seeds.
Let set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
Cut into pieces.

Alternatively one can remove the mithai on the counter and make a roll.
Cover the roll in a cling film and place in the deep freeze for 10-15 minutes.
The roll will become slightly hard.
Remove the cling film and cut into pieces.

Some clicks of the big batches that I made.

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  1. OMG you made all those and packed also kya?? Wow wow wow.. great vaishali.. have no other words to comment.

  2. Lucky you, you have a popular fudge for Q. All those packages and cute and fudge looks so good and yummy.

  3. Oh my gosh, that looks amazing!

  4. Wow, VaisHali I love dry fruits laddu and these mitaI are just stunning. I just want to grab all those burfis, not one from the plate. ☺

  5. Such a colourful nuts loaded fudge. I especially loved the huge plate full of the fudge and the cute boxes packed with the fudge..

  6. mouthwatering ! this is one of the best sugarfree sweets I like :)

  7. That is one loaded barfi -- almost like a energy bar. Healthy & nutritious.

  8. Such an awesome fudge you got there lucky that Q settled so well for you..

  9. Seriously this fudge rocks, with all those nuts feel like grabbing few slices of this sugarfree sweets and having them rite now.

  10. Wow! These burfis are amazing. I wish I got a parcel from that picture :)

  11. Such a perfect pick for Q Vaishali. I loved the way you packed them up :)

  12. i remember ur diwali plan also u had cupcakes if i remember right....nice pictures to recollect the story

  13. Omg I am drooling over those mithai.Too delicious.

  14. What a loaded burfi this is and looks so appetizing! That is one big batch you have made and neatly packed. Energy boosting mithai this is for the kids :)

  15. these are as beautiful to look at as they must be as delicious to eat and full of fiber so some healthy stuff in there also

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