Cashew nut-Date roll is very popular sweets in India. Kaju(Cashew nut) is good for glowing skin, good for hairs, good for hearts and helps in blood formation RBCs. Date is good source of fiber and energy.Cashew nut-Date roll is made with (outer layer) cashew nut and cardamom flavored date (stuffing).
- For Cashew Layer
- Cashew nut coarse powder – 2 cups
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Water – 1/2 cup
- Saffron – few threads
- For Date Stuffing
- Date -1 cup seedless finely chopped
- Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
- Pistachio – 1 tbs finely chopped
- Almond – 1 tbs finely chopped
- Nutmeg powder – 1/2 tsp
- Ghee – 2 tsp
- Coconut – 2 tbs grated
Step 1 – Heat non-stick pan then add water & sugar and boil it. Make half string syrup(or just dissolve sugar into water and boil it some seconds).
Step 2 – Add cashew nut powder and mix it proper. Cook it for 5-7 minutes in medium flame. Add saffron then keep it aside and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Step 3 -Add ghee on nonstick pan in low medium heat then saute almond for 30 seconds add date and cook 5-7 min until date get soft and dough like consistency. Add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder mix it proper then remove from heat and cool it for 10 minutes.
Step 4 – Take cashew nut mixture knead it proper and make soft dough.
Step 5 – Make small ball from cashew nut dough and roll it with the help of rolling pin , spread the date stuffing on it and roll it.This date cashew roll is ready.
Step 6 – You can give shape of Modak with the help of fork /mould.
Step 7 – Take Modak / roll and Coat with grated coconut .Modak are ready to be offered to Lord Ganesha
Note : You can use fig(grind and soaked in milk) and make similar way fig-cashew nut modak/roll.