Khajoor ke laddoo
4 cup - dates, deseeded and chopped fine
300g - finely grated fresh coconut
250g - sweetened mawa, crumbled
1/2 cup - sugar or according to taste
1/12 cup - almonds, coarsely chopped
1 tsp - cardamom powder
3/4 cup - ghee
1/2 cup - roasted poppy seeds
Grind the dates to a coarse paste.
Heat ghee and lightly fry the dates, crumbled mawa, coconut and sugar till the mixture is a solid mass.
Add almonds and cardamom powder and continue to fry till the mixture leaves the sides of pan.
Remove the mixture from fire.
Pour the date-mawa mixture into a tray to cool slightly.
Divide the mixture into even sized portions.
Shape each portion into a laddoo.
Spread roasted poppy seeds in a flat plate; roll the laddoos in the poppy seeds and serve.