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Almond-Cashew-Date Mithai (sweet)

November  4, 2013
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  • Makes 20 balls
Author Notes

Diwali is just around the corner and I got my hands on this awesome recipe on Sprouted Kitchen. I modified it to make it taste Indian and it is probably one of the easiest mithais (sweets) to make. Last year I made Halwa, which is a traditional mithai with semolina flour, ghee (clarified butter), sugar and milk. I opted to make something easy, modern and relatively healthy this year. Almonds are my favorite and I call them alpha nuts because of their incredible nutritional value. Almond milk, almond butter, almond everything is so incredibly delicious, including this mithai recipe. —

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup unsalted smooth almond butter
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  1. Toss everything (except the shredded coconut and sugar) in a food processor and run it for about a minute or two. You want the mixture to be mealy rather than turning it into an almond-cashew-date butter. Taste the mixture and see if you need to add sugar. I don’t like my dessert too sweet so I didn’t need to add any extra sugar because the dates were sweet enough.
  2. Make 1-2 inch balls.
  3. Roll them in the coconut+sugar mixture.

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