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Dry Dates Powder

How to make Dry Dates Powder at home?

Check out the homemade dry dates powder which can be added as a natural sweetener in your little one's food.
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Course: Natural Sweetener
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Hemapriya


  • 2 cups Dry Dates / Kharik


  • Wipe the dry dates with a damp clean kitchen towel to remove any dirt or dust if any ( this step is optional).
  • Most importantly de-seed the dates and chop them roughly using a sharp knife.
  • If the dates are very hard to be chopped. A mortar and pestle may be used to crack the dates and de-seed them.
  • Then spread the chopped dates on a plate and sundry for about 7-10 days.
  • The well-sundried date pieces should crack easily.
  • Use a mixer grinder to grind the dates.
  • Add the sun-dried dates in small batches and grind to get a powder.
  • Sieve the dates powder and grind the lumps that are left in the sieve.
  • Repeat the process with all the dates.
  • 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.