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Diwali recipe: How to make Date Rolls

By Vishaka Rautela
October 17, 2014 16:09 IST
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Rediff reader Vishaka Rautela shares an interesting dessert recipe made with dates and Marie biscuits.

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Want to learn how to make Date and Biscuit Roll?

Here's the recipe:

Date Roll


  • 500 gm seedless black dates
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 8-10 Marie biscuits, powdered
  • Chopped dry fruits
  • Sliced almonds for decoration


  • Chop the dates into big pieces.
  • In a kadhai, heat 2 tbsp cream.
  • When it starts to bubble add the dates. Mix well.
  • Keep pressing with a spatula, rather than mixing, over heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add 6-8 powdered Marie biscuits, and dry fruits. Mix well.
  • Roll the mixture and divide into three parts and allow it to cool.
  • Coat the rolls with leftover biscuit powder and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  • Cut into slices and press an almond in the centre.

Image courtesy: Vishaka Rautela


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