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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. —themessimake.com
Makes 20 balls
- 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
- 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.
- Make 1-2 inch balls.
- Roll them in the coconut+sugar mixture.