Winter is considered a time to build health in Ayurveda. In india, different states, regions all have their own “pak” to eat during winter. For example, gundarpak/gondpak, urdiyapak, methipak etc etc. All of them have some nuts, ghee and some warming flour, spices. They all are heavy in calories and generally you eat 1 piece or laddu in the morning before heading out. So moderation is definitely there.
Am not a big fan of all these paks but i do enjoy this simple “date delicacy”. It’s low in fat , natural sugar and still good to keep you warm.
I learned this from a friend years back and have been making it every winter now. She makes it best though.
Recipe is pretty simple. Chop dates first. Heat ghee like 1 – 2 tbsp for 1 cup chopped dates. Add chopped dates and saute for 5 -6 mins. Dates will melt little bit.
Don’t saute too long else it will become hard. Switch of the stove and add broken or powdered nuts and cardamom powder. I used walnut, pecans and almonds.
Spread on buttered thali. Let it cool down and cut into pieces.
Will stay good on the counter for at least a month.
Enjoy one piece a day. Good for kids, adults everyone.