How to make Date and Walnut Wontons -

Dates and walnuts marry well whenever added together and these wontons are no exception.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Dates (खजूर), Walnut kernels (अखरोट की गिरि)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Desserts

Date and Walnut Wontons

Date and Walnut Wontons Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Date and Walnut Wontons Recipe

  • Dates seedless 100 grams

  • Walnut kernels 1/2 cup

  • Wonton wrappers 16

  • brown sugar/jaggery 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Boil water in a non-stick pan and add seedless dates. Cook till soft. Strain and chop the dates.

Step 2

Put dates, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon powder in another bowl and mix. Divide the mixture into sixteen equal portions.

Step 3

Put refined flour in a medium bowl, add two tablespoons water and mix well.

Step 4

Place a portion of date and walnut mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper, wet the edges with the refined flour mixture. Fold into half and twist the ends and stick.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a wok, add stuffed wontons and deep-fry for a couple of minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

Step 6

Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with any ice cream of your choice.

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