Iahas-Pistachio and Date Bites

Pistachio and Date Bites


To make this recipe, pistachios are mixed into deliciously creamy dates then rolled in a crispy topping, making sweet and smooth delish for Autumn days. You can try different toppings of your choice to make it more delicious such as shredded coconut or cinnamon, cardamom powder.

Good for Vata Dosha
For Pitta, substitute pistachios with pumpkin seeds.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 6 to 8 Discs


  • 1 cup Medjool dates, deseeded
  • ½ cup raw pistachios, roughly chopped.
  • 1 T ghee
  • A pinch of cardamom
  • ½ t white poppy seeds
  • 1 T orange zest
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water for soaking


  1. Soak the dates overnight in water.
  2. In the morning, drain the water and blend the soaked dates in the blender to a thick paste
  3. In a pan, heat ghee. Add cardamom powder, poppy seeds and pistachios. Saute till fragrant.
  4. Add the date pulp and mix well.
  5. Keep stirring it reaches a thick consistency
  6. Add orange zest and mix well
  7. Take out the mixture on a ghee greased surface and roll in to a elongated shape (like sushi)
  8. Refrigerated this roll for 2 hours
  9. Take out of the refrigerator, cut into discs and serve.


Can be stored for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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