Date and Nut Parcels with Rabdi

Gujiya in a whole new avatar! Date and dry fruit stuffed parcels, soaked in sugar syrup, garnished with saffron, pistachios and fresh rose petals, served with rabdi. If you find shaping the gujiyas a difficult task, this recipe is the perfect alternative for you. A simple and quick recipe for the festive season! This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Date and Nut Parcels with Rabdi

Main Ingredients Dates, Rabdi
Cuisine Indian
Course Mithais
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Date and Nut Parcels with Rabdi

  • 8-10 Dates seeded and roughly chopped
  • as required Rabdi
  • as required Dough for gujiya
  • as required Dry fruits mixed
  • for deep-frying Oil for drizzling +
  • to sprinkle Sugar syrup
  • to sprinkle saffron strands
  • as required Pistachios sliced
  • for garnishing Rose petals


  1. Take dates in a bowl. Add mixed dry fruits and mix well.
  2. Divide the dough into equal portions, drizzle some oil on top, roll them out to thin sheets and cut into squares with a 3 inch square cookie cutter.
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  4. Put some date-dry fruits mixture in the center of ½ of squares, cover with remaining squares and press the edges to seal. These are parcels.
  5. Deep-fry the parcels till golden and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. Put some rabdi in a serving platter and place parcels on top. Drizzle some sugar syrup, sprinkle some saffron and pistachios on top.
  7. Serve immediately garnished with rose petals.