How to make Dry Dates Powder at home?
Recipe type: Natural Sweetener
Cuisine: Indian
Check out the homemade dry dates powder which can be added as a natural sweetener in your little one's food.
  • 2 cups Dry Dates / Kharik
  1. Wipe the dry dates with a damp clean kitchen towel to remove any dirt or dust if any ( this step is optional).
  2. Most importantly de-seed the dates and chop them roughly using a sharp knife.
  3. If the dates are very hard to be chopped. A mortar and pestle may be used to crack the dates and de-seed them.
  4. Then spread the chopped dates on a plate and sundry for about 7-10 days.
  5. The well-sundried date pieces should crack easily.
  6. Use a mixer grinder to grind the dates.
  7. Add the sun-dried dates in small batches and grind to get a powder.
  8. Sieve the dates powder and grind the lumps that are left in the sieve.
  9. Repeat the process with all the dates.
  10. Finally, store the dates powder in an airtight container and use it as a natural sweetener and energy snack in milk, porridge, kheer or baked goodies.
Dry dates will take around 7-10 days to prepare.

Dry Dates powder stays good for about 4 months at room temperature in a
airtight container.
Recipe by My Little Moppet at