1.5 cups Dates / Kharjura
1/2 - 3/4 cup Sugar
2.5-3 cups Coconut Milk
2 Cardamom / Elakki / Elachi
1-2 tsp broken Cashew nuts
1-2 tsp chopped Almonds / Badami
1 tsp broken Pistachio / Pista
1 tsp Raisins / Ona Drakshi
Pinch of Salt
Remove the seeds from dates and chop them into small pieces as shown in the picture below.
Take around 1.2 cup coconut milk in a bowl and soak this chopped dates in it for about 5-10 mins. Grind this mixture coarsely for few seconds in a mixer as shown in the picture below.Put 1 tsp ghee in a pan and heat it. Add broken cashew nuts, almond pieces, pistachio, raisins and fry them for few mins in medium flame until they turn golden in color. Transfer this to a bowl and keep them aside.
Add coconut milk and mix well.(For Coconut milk: Grind 2 cups of fresh grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little amount of water. Squeeze the ground coconut, by placing it in a clean cotton cloth. Note: After this process, add little amount of water to the squeezed coconut, mix well and squeeze it again. This thin coconut milk can be used for soaking & grinding the chopped dates.)
Remove the outer cover of cardamom and mash the seeds into smooth powder using any hard material. Add this cardamom powder to the rasayana. Add sugar, pinch of salt, fried dry fruits & nuts to the rasayana and mix them well.
Refrigerate and serve chilled.