Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is from today's Young Times magazine. It was submitted by a young 8 yr. old, Farhan Hamidali from Abu Dhabi. The yield is a guesstimate.


  1. Remove stones from dates.
  2. Mash up the"stone-less" dates.
  3. Wash rice and soak for 5 minutes.
  4. Drain well.
  5. Roast rice in a heavy bottomed pan.
  7. Then, powder the roasted rice in a grinder/blender.
  8. Mix this powder with the date fruits.
  9. Warm butter in a frying pan.
  10. Add butter to the powder-date mixture.
  11. Grease your palms with a little butter to avoid sticking of the mixture.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Make small balls out of the mixture.
  14. Decorate each ball with cashews and pistas.
  15. Serve with tea.

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