Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dates and Almond Truffles for Winning Manjula's Cooking Contest

Hi everyone,
  I'm in immense pleasure to announce that I won the cooking contest in Manjula's Kitchen for the month of December. Taking part in events and recipe contest is really a fun activity for me, that too if I win the contest, I get over excited. Probably this is the first time I won a cooking contest,  I'm really happy about that on top of all critical comments for my recipe .
Anyway my Orange and Almond Sponge is the winner, thank you Manjula madam for selecting my recipe as the winning recipe.

    Dates and Almond Truffles


I have seen many form of this dates balls in many blogs. This recipe I followed from Cooking With Alia in youtube. A very simple recipe which is so easy to make and sugar free. You can watch the video from here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-KxJeAGx4o&feature=channel

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Makes 20 balls

Ingredients:
Pitted dates- 1 cup
Blanched almonds- 3/4 cup
Honey- 1 tbsp
Ghee- 2 tsp
Cinnamon powder- 1 tsp
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Dessicated coconut- to roll the balls
Method:
Steam the dates in a steamer for 10 minutes. Mash it with a masher or fork while they are still warm. Roast the almonds for about 3 to 4 minutes. In a food processor combine all the ingredients except dessicated coconut and pulse it to smooth.
  Roll the mixture into small lemon size balls, then roll it in the dessicated coconut.

This recipe goes to Any One Can Cook, Heart and Soul  and Bookmarked recipes by Priya and Aipi.

34 comments:

harini-jaya said...

We liked it very much ! Urs look cool too

The Foodie said...

Congratulations!!! Very yummy looking truffles:)

Kurinji said...

Congrats n dish looks yummy....
Kurinji

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Congratulations !!!!

Pavithra said...

Congrats Ayeesha and u deserve it dear. The dates balls is absolutely healthy and looks yumm.

Veggie Hut said...

Congrats! Dates balls look inviting!

Padma said...

Congrats.

G.Pavani said...

congrats dear..both the recipes looks awesome.

aipi said...

Hi dear-
Firstly congrats on your win..you rock!
Secondly - Happy new year :)
and finally- Truffles look awesome and thanks a lot for linking to bookmark event :)

US Masala

Subhie Arun said...

wow...awesome dish..v inviting n tempting...nice presentation too..congrats!

Shanavi said...

Congrats !!!! ANd awesome truffles ,feel like grabbing one dear..Check out my space when u r free..

Paula said...

looks so delicious!

have a great time,
Paula

Yummy Team said...

Congrats on your win!! Both the pictures look very tempting..Happy New Year!!

Rachana said...

Congratulations on the win :-)

Soumya said...

Congrats dear... looks awesome and super delicious,my mouth is watering now...feel like having some sweets ...yum yum!

savitha ramesh said...

Congrats on ur award and wonderful recipe......u have a wonderful space.following u dear

sonu said...

wow!! congrats !! this is awesomely delicious !!

Paaka Shaale said...

Hearty congrats umm!!! Tbhe truffles certainly look super delicious :)

Roshan said...

the trifles and the sponge looks awesome...

Congrats on the win!!

Nandini said...

Congrats! The truffles look very cute n delicious.

Jay said...

too tempting dear...can t stop myself from grabbing one..
Tasty appetite

Sanjeeta kk said...

Congrats for the win, the dates balls look easy and simple to make. Very tempting and delicious click!

Prathima Rao said...

Congrats on winning the contest...The truffles look too tempting...

Mina Joshi said...

Congratulations on winning the cooking contest. All your recipes and presentations are great and you deserve to win. All the best in the New year.

Priya Sreeram said...

congrats dear-- u deserve it and the truffles look wow !

Akila said...

congrats dear and the almond truffles looks fantastic....

Event: Dish Name Starts with E
Learning-to-cook
Regards,
Akila

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Congratulations on your win... The date balls look beautiful

Torviewtoronto said...

congrats well deserved
favourite date truffles

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on your Win. The Truffles look excellent.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kitchen Boffin said...

delicious truffles.. fell in love with the clicks!

Ambreen said...

Congratulations Ayeesha for the win!Both pictures makes me so hungry.

Samira said...

Hey this is a similar recipe i'd made during ramzan's iftari. I've posted the iftari pic on my blog,,, since long wanted to post its recipe.. Very happy to see it here.... good work.. Keep it up

a moderate life said...

Umm! Congratulations on winning the contest! It is so nice when we cook from our hearts something we love and put our best into it and then it wins! I really do like dates so much and making a delightful truffle with coconut sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop this week! All the best for a happy new year! Alex

Patty said...

Congrats - they both look and sound amazing! I'm going to have to give those healthy truffles a try - I adore dates, almonds, and spice. :)

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