Sesame Seed Dates


This simple and easy recipe is hands down one of my favorites and my Ramadan sweet go to. I use fresh sukary dates (my favorites) in this recipe. Gulf Arabs are really innovative when it comes to dates and use them quite a lot. Luckily I love dates so this is perfect for me. I whip this up before I start cooking dinner, cover it and serve it after dinner with Saudi qahwa.

20 dates, pitted
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1. In a 4-inch skillet on medium heat add butter; allow melting then add sesame seeds and cardamom. Lightly toast until golden.
2. Carefully add dates into skillet and mix well, coating every date. Place dates into a serving pan.
Yields: 2-4 servings 

*recipe updated from 8/30/08

10 Responses to Sesame Seed Dates

  • Aslamu alakum sister
    i like your blog mashaAllah do post picture if you can would be nice to compair my atempt with yours, this one is good for ramandan ukti .

  • Alaykum Salam,

    Thank you so much rainbow. I am so sorry about the pictures but my cameras usb is over seas and not with me for two more months. I am so sad not to post all my pictures for everyone but soon inshAllah. And I hope you like the recipe, it is amazing..

  • assalam alikum sister
    happy ramadan for u&ur family exellent blog keep it upppppppp

  • Nice recipe..

  • Looks really deliciously :)

  • My favorite dates as well, they have this nutty buttery flavor to them and love sesame seeds… Love the lighting in this picture MashAllah.

  • Nice and simple mashAllah shame we cant get big dates here but I may still try this recipe inshAllah

  • Ramadan Mubarak to you as well.

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments I hope you try this one :)

  • Salam alaikum Ramadan mubarak sister, I made these quickly without the hail just because I didn’t look at the recipe to well. I find not so good dates taste yummier warm.

  • Wa Alaykum Salam and Ramadan Mubarak sis inshAllah your well. I agree dates are nice warm its not something they do here but I made a recipe years back with warmed dates and I think they can not be beat.

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