Sanoli's Kitchen: KHEJUR PAK / DATES BARFI

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Today is Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami or Srikrishna Jayanti. So, today we, most of the Indians are offering our devotions to Lord Krishna and celebrating his birthday. As an Indian, I made Khejur Pak, an authentic Indian dessert to offer Lord Krishna. It is made by dates and different dry fruits. Coconut gives an extra enhancement and poppy seed gives more extra flavor. Very simple dry fruits rich 'Khejur Pak' recipe is stated below:

1 lb/500 gm Dates (khajur)
2 tbsps Poppy seeds
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1/2 cup chopped Cashew Nuts
1/2 cup chopped Almonds
1 tsp Cantaloupe seeds
1 tsp Dried Cherry
1 tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
1 tbsp grated Coconut & few Almonds for garnishing

Chop dates finely.

Heat clarified butter in a frying pan. Add poppy seeds and coconut in it.

Saute till it turns golden. Now add chopped dates in it, fold well.

Reduce the flame on low. Stir continuously and mix well. Dates are getting soft and mashy now. Mix up very nicely after 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat.

Place the mixture on a tray covered with aluminium foil. By pressing with your both palms, spread the mixture on aluminium foil evenly.

Sprinkle with cashew nuts, almonds, cantaloupe seeds and dry cherries on the mixture.

Now fold from the side and make it roll on the aluminium foil.

Slowly give a shape like cyllinder by both palms. Press slightly.

Sprinkle little grated coconut on the top of the cyllinder and roll on it.

Cut in horizentally and give a square shape to each barfi.

Garnish with almonds and offer to Lord Krishna..............................

Enjoy this absolutely delectable Khejur Pak!!!

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  1. Hi Sanoli ,

    My jenmashtami wishes to you and your family:)

    khejur pak looks Delicious!!!

    Keep on Dear:)

  2. good step by step pics sanoli, never knew this dessert. looks delicious. happy krishnaashtami!

  3. lovely recipe dear... i like the way you roll it roll it :P

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  5. sanoli this is absolute delicious khajoor pak

    i hd this in weddings and its awesome

    loved the clicks here and happy janmashtmi dear

  6. Such an energy booster this barfis are, looks super tempting.

  7. incredible and tempting sanoli..

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  10. very lovely !! Bhabi wanna to taste this tempting Burfi..full of dryfruits

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  12. Dry fruit burfi looks delicious Sanoli.

  13. Hi,It's my first time here and I must say you have a lovely blog.
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  16. Delicious burfi loaded with lot of goodness.. Love it