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Thandai Date Bites is a 5 minutes dessert idea and it is going to blow your mind. Can we even imagine Holi without Thandai and these fusion date bites are perfect to serve at your celebrations for dessert. You can also make a batch and gift them to your friends and family. The creamy mascarpone cheese combined with thandhai powder makes best stuffing combination. The Mejdool dates brings its own sweetness. Beware these are so addictive that you cannot have just one. Every single person in my family loved them and I am sure you will too. 

Dish History:

Thandai, a traditional Indian beverage, has roots that trace back centuries. Thandai was crafted as a cooling and rejuvenating drink, especially popular during the sweltering summer months. Its name, “Thandai,” translates to “cooling” in Hindi, reflecting its refreshing nature.

Thandai has taken on a new avatar with the creation of Thandai Date Bites, marrying tradition with modern tastes. These delectable treats infuse the essence of Thandai into bite-sized delights, offering a unique twist on a classic favorite.

Thandai Date Bites are made with the same tasty spices and ingredients as regular Thandai. They’re filled with flavors like almonds, fennel seeds, and cardamom. Plus, they’re mixed with creamy mascarpone cheese and stuffed into sweet Mejdool dates. Each bite is bursting with delicious flavors!

How to make Thandai Date Bites | Thandai Stuffed Mejdool Dates?

Prepare the Thandi Powder:

  • In a blender or food processor, combine the raw almonds, cashews, pistachios, fennel seeds, black pepper, cardamom pods (seeds only), poppy seeds (if using), rock sugar or regular sugar, dry rose petals, and saffron strands.
  • Blend the ingredients until you achieve a fine powder-like consistency.
  • Set the Thandi powder aside.

Prepare the Mascarpone Cheese Mixture:

  • In a mixing bowl, add the mascarpone cheese.
  • Gradually add the Thandi powder to the mascarpone cheese, mixing well until fully combined.
  • Adjust the amount of Thandi powder according to your taste preferences.

Stuff the Dates:

  • Take the Mejdool dates and make a small slit lengthwise on one side of each date.
  • Using a spoon or piping bag, fill each date with the creamy mascarpone cheese Thandi mixture, ensuring it is evenly distributed.

Garnish:

  • Sprinkle dry rose petals over the stuffed dates for a decorative touch.
  • Place a few pieces of fennel seeds candy on top of each stuffed date.

Serve:

  • Arrange the stuffed dates on a serving platter.
  • Serve immediately as a dessert or a sweet treat for any occasion.

Equipment needed:

Blender or food processor, Mixing bowl, Serving platter

Storage: 

  • Store the stuffed dates in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.
  • Freeze the stuffed dates by placing them in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transferring them to an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 1-2 months.
  • Consider vacuum sealing the stuffed dates or wrapping them individually in plastic wrap or wax paper before storing to maintain freshness.

Serving suggestions:

  • Present the stuffed dates on a dessert platter alongside fresh fruits for a colorful and indulgent dessert spread.
  • Serve the dates as an elegant appetizer at gatherings, pairing them with savory snacks like cheese and crackers.
  • Include the stuffed dates as part of a holiday dessert table or brunch spread for a memorable and flavorful addition.

Expert Tips:

  • Pre-Soaking Dates: Soften dates in warm water before stuffing for easier preparation.
  • Taste Adjustment: Adjust Thandi mixture to taste before stuffing, adding more powder or sweetener as desired.
  • Creative Garnishes: Experiment with garnishes like chopped nuts or honey for enhanced presentation and flavor.

Thandai Date Bites | Thandai Stuffed Mejdool Dates

Stuffed Dates have been trending all over. While everyone choose to stuff their dates with almond or peanut butter, we are stuffing ours with Mascarpone cheese combined with Thandai powder.  They are crunchy, creamy and gooey from inside and the sugar is perfectly balanced. These are also healthier than other sugar desserts. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine festival dessert, indian dessert, Indian Fusion
Servings 25 bites

Ingredients
  

Date Bites

  • 25 Mejdool Dates
  • 8 oz Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup Thandai Powder
  • 1 tablespoon dry rose petals
  • 1 tsp candied fennel seeds to garnish
  • Sugar as needed

Homemade Thandai Powder

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup pistachio
  • 2 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 6 whole cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds optional
  • 2 tablespoon rock whole sugar or 1 tablespoon regular sugar
  • 2 tablespoon dry rose petals
  • 6-8 strands of saffron or kesar

Instructions
 

  • In a blender or food processor, combine the raw almonds, cashews, pistachios, fennel seeds, black pepper, cardamom pods (seeds only), poppy seeds (if using), rock sugar or regular sugar, dry rose petals, and saffron strands.
  • Blend the ingredients until you achieve a fine powder-like consistency.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the mascarpone cheese. Gradually add the Thandi powder to the mascarpone cheese, mixing well until fully combined.
  • Take the Mejdool dates and make a small slit lengthwise on one side of each date.
  • Using a spoon or piping bag, fill each date with the creamy mascarpone cheese Thandi mixture, ensuring it is evenly distributed.
  • Sprinkle dry rose petals over the stuffed dates for a decorative touch.Place a few pieces of fennel seeds candy on top of each stuffed date.
  • Arrange the stuffed dates on a serving platter.
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