How to make Oats and Date Lollipop -

Sure to be a favourite with children, it is healthy too.this recipe shows how you can incorporate oats and dry fruits which kids never like to eat and make something that they actually end up craving for.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Oats (ओट्स ), Seedless dates (बीज रहित खजूर)

Cuisine : British

Course : Desserts

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Oats and Date Lollipop

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British cuisine has always been a multicultural - a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. 
British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 3-3.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Oats and Date Lollipop Recipe

  • Oats quick rolled 3/4 cup

  • Seedless dates 20

  • Almonds and cashewnuts chopped 1/4 cup

  • White sesame seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Ghee 4 teaspoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Soak dates in very hot water for two to three hours. Grind the dates into a smooth paste using a little of the water in which they were soaked.

Step 2

Dry roast almonds, cashewnuts and white sesame seeds. Dry roast oats separately till fragrant.

Step 3

Cool and grind oats and nuts into a coarse powder.

Step 4

Heat two teaspoons ghee in a non-stick kadai and add the date paste. Mix well and cook on low heat for three to five minutes.

Step 5

Add ground oats-nuts mixture and mix well. Add two more teaspoons ghee and mix well.

Step 6

Cook till the ghee starts leaving out the sides (four to five minutes). Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 7

Remove the mixture from heat and let it to cool slightly.

Step 8

Apply some ghee on hands and shape the mixture into small laddoos, insert a lollypop stick if needed. Let cool thoroughly. Serve or store the laddoos in an airtight container.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.