Anjeer or Vegan Fig Rolls

Posted by Sunshinemom | Thursday, December 03, 2009 | , , , , , , | 6 comments »

RAW vegan fig rolls

For the month of December we are going to focus on Festival Cooking!

This Diwali I made only vegan sweets and savouries, only I made them in small quantities. I tried and kept fat levels minimum as we end up consuming more than enough calories by just tasting our own preparations or having just a bite or two of what other friends share with us. The easiest option is therefore sweets made of dry fruits. Sweets prepared from dry fruits are generally rich in calories as ghee is invariably added to lend smoothness and milk for taste. They are however extremely beneficial for overall well being if consumed correctly.

Today's preparation is RAW, VEGAN and easy to make 'fig rolls'. I have not used refined sugar or fat as dry figs themselves have a higher sugar content than fresh ones. One does not need to stick to measurements while making this and I have found my own recipe for this just as you will. It is a perfect treat for those who are vegan or raw vegan as it is a good gifting idea and does not require any special skills.

The only thing that you have to be careful about is the quality of dry figs. There are various dry figs out in the market. Select ones that are easily bitten. Some are too dehydrated and even a knife will not cut them. The ones I used were not as soft as fresh figs but they could be folded easily and eaten without giving your jaws a cramp!

Recipe : Raw Vegan Fig Rolls
Time taken: 20 minutes including time to grind and chop
Yield: About 40 rolls
Recipe Level: Basic/Beginner/Easy
Recipe/Post by: Sunshinemom

Dried figs - 200g
Finely chopped almonds with skin - about 30 almonds
Coarsely ground skinned almonds or pistachios - about 1/4 cup.

  1. Chop dried figs roughly and then blitz in a coffee grinder so that it becomes a little pasty. It will still feel granular due to the presence of seeds.
  2. Mix the chopped almonds into the ground figs and make little balls about 1/2 inch in diameter.
  3. Roll over ground almonds or pistachios and arrange in alternate layers.
  4. Alternately, you could press the ground mixture on a plate and cut it into desired shapes.

RAW,vegan sweets

Special Notes/Tips:
  • If you have a youngster around this make a great dish to get him/her involved.
  • Serving and gifting: Pack them in coloured foils as you would do with chocolates and gift, or place in mini muffin cups while serving at a gathering.
  • Substitutions and variations: If you would like a vegan version that is not raw you could dry roast the chopped almonds on very low heat till evenly done and aromatic. The resultant crunch gives it a more 'fruit and nut chocolate bar' feel.

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  1. Anshika // 3 December 2009 at 12:05  

    I have such a sweet tooth and you made a perfect sweet for me. Absolutely loved it !!

  2. Kurinji // 3 December 2009 at 14:07  

    wow.. delicious sweet, looking very yummy too

  3. Renu // 3 December 2009 at 14:29  

    I make date rolls the same way....will try with fig now

  4. Priya // 3 December 2009 at 18:09  

    Such a delectable sweet dish, prefect for my sweet tooth..

  5. egglesscooking // 4 December 2009 at 00:37  

    The rolls in the muffin liners look very elegant. I think we can make an assortment tray of rolls with apricots, dates etc and it would make a perfect gift.

  6. jayasree // 4 December 2009 at 16:28  

    The green color from pistachios goes well with the color of fig. Easy to make sweet.