Anjeer, Chocolate aur Kaju Rolls - Figs,Chocolate and Cashew Rolls

As with all festivities, Food of course is an integral part !  Let's talk about today's recipe, It's, Figs, Chocolate and Cashew Rolls.  I tweaked the original recipe by adding chocolate in the filling and upper layer made with semolina and cashews.

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A delicious and elegant looking dessert tastes so fine. Figs and Chocolate mingles brilliantly with the cashew layers. I am sure this will be a great addition to your Diwali sweet list..!


You will need :- Filling

  • 200 g Dried Figs
  • 100 g Seedless Dates ( I used Medjool )
  • 1 tsp. Desi Ghee
  • 2 tbsp. Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. White poppy seeds ( khus khus ) 
You will need :- Upper Layer
  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 1 tbsp Desi Ghee
  • 2 cup warm milk
  • 3 tbsp. cashew powder
  • 2 tbsp. homemade grated khoya
  • 2 tbsp. milk powder
  • 3-4 tbsp. sugar
Method :- Filling

Soak figs and dates in a warm water for 15-20 minutes.
Drain the water and make smooth paste in a grinder.
Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan, add figs and dates paste and sugar.
Keep stirring the paste continuously.
After 7-8 minutes add poppy seeds.
After about 10-12 minutes you will see mixture getting shiny and comes together and will become small ball.
Keep stirring another 2-3 minutes.
Switch of the heat, add cocoa powder mix well.
Leave it to cool totally.

Method :- Upper layer

Heat ghee in a kadai, add semolina and roast on a very low heat until light pink. ( It takes about good 8-10 minutes. )
Add milk powder, grated khoya and cashew powder. Still keep low heat.
Keep roasting for another 3-4 minutes.
Add warm milk and sugar, keep stirring until you see very thick and firm semolina halwa.
Transfer into another plate, let it cool completely. ( I made previous night and left it in the fridge )
When you are ready, take butter paper or plastic sheet.
Take out the semolina halwa, and knead for 2-3 minutes. make sure there should be no lump at all. If you think halwa is soft, add little cashew powder. halve the dough.
Make about cricket size ball from one portion.
Put it on the butter paper, on top of the ball lay another piece of paper.
Now very gently and carefully start rolling the dough.
Make big oblong shape chapatti.
Once you are happy with the size and thickness stop. ( about 5mm is enough )
Cut sides and make square.
Now take dry fruit and chocolate mix, make two halfs.
And make long cylindric thin roll out of it.( see picture 1. )
Put that dry fruit roll on a square semolina dough ( see picture 1.)
Slowly slowly start folding, by lifting butter paper.
Once you roll up to half way, leave the butter paper.
Now use your hands to roll the very very gently.
Once the roll is ready, roll the roll for few seconds to make sure it sticks properly.
Now sprinkle pistachio slivers on the butter paper, and once again roll the roll on the pistachio slivers.
Now the same butter paper and tightly wrap the Dry fruit and cashew Roll seal the sides and leave it in a cool place for one hour or so.
Once time is up, take out the roll and gently cut into small discs or roll with very sharp knife.
Enjoy !!

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  1. LOve the way the cutie received the knowledge about the culture.... The rolls are obviously to die for. So so delicious !!!!

  2. Kids get to learn about our culture and traditions from the rituals we follow. Loved the way the roll has turned out..perfect texture , perfect shape and I have no doubt that they tasted heavenly.

  3. A perfect sweet for festive occasions. Addition of figs, dates and cashews makes it more nutritious. This looks absolutely delish.

  4. Loved your interesting write up. Rolls looks awesome. Bookmaking it to try soon. I wish I could grab one from the picture. Lovely share.

  5. The kaju , chocolate and anjeer rolls are looking so perfect in shape you have done a better job than those professional halwais I must say, loved the step by step shaping photos makes it so easy to understand the recipe.

  6. Jagruti, I can almost smell the aroma of that yummy kaju, chocolate & anjeer barfi! looks fabulous!

  7. Wow this is simply outstanding. Would love to try this. Love the detailed instructions

  8. This looks so yumm with cashew, dates and fig, lovely share for the festivities.

  9. this anjeer chocolate burfi looks fantastic. I made once long back but but it was very soft. a great festive sweet which taste great, making kaju layer is very tricky.

  10. Loved reading this post and learning a little more about Diwali. Wonderfully explained. And so is the recipe, so detailed and clear for anyone to follow. Wishing you a great Diwali this year too. :)

  11. What a lovely pairing of flavors and a fantastic perfect roll it is. I loved the way you described the whole process, very easy to follow.

  12. I'm in awe with these kaju,anjeer and chocolate rolls. So beautifully done and well explained full of festive spirit....Well Done Jagruti !!

  13. Never thought why we do Diwali cleaning. Sounds logical. Btw the roll looks delicious n doable.

  14. Anjeer is one of mine fav dry fruit... Love the desserts and sweet made with anjeer. Addition of chocolate with anjeer just like lottery.


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