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Walnut Date Burfi

Walnut Date Burfi

These bite-sized sweets come together in mere minutes and require no baking.
By Radhika Penagonda
Walnut Date Burfi

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Walnut Date Burfi

  • Author: Radhika Penagonda
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 squares 1x


These bite-sized sweets come together in mere minutes and require no baking.


  • 1/4 cup Walnuts
  • scant 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 34 good quality medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 square, good quality fair trade 60-70% cacao bittersweet baking chocolate
  • pumpkin seeds for garnish


  1. Pulse flax seeds in a small jar grinder or spice grinder to a fine meal.
  2. Measure 1/4 cup flax-seed meal storing the rest for use later. Alternatively, you can start with 1/4 cup flax-seed meal.
  3. Add walnuts and pulse to a fine meal. Add pitted dates and dark chocolate and pulse until ground to a lump which can be molded easily.

To mold and decorate:

  1. Use a the lid of a rectangular tin or anything similar (ikea tins are quite handy). Grease the clean and dry lid with a dot of ghee or butter, fill it with the burfi mix and press tight. if needed, flatten the surface with a knife or spatula.
  2. Turn it over on to a plate and tap it gently to release the burfi and cut into small squares, garnish with pumpkin seeds.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Indian
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