Dates fry/dates fritters are known as eethapazham porichathu in Malayalam. This dates fry/dates fritters are a delicious snack popular in northern Kerala. Dates are famous for their nutrition value. It is a fruit recommended by dieticians and doctors to increase haemoglobin count in the blood. Dates are a rich source of iron, that is needed for our body to produce and maintain haemoglobin count in the blood.
Dates have numerous health benefits. They are a rich source of fibre, Magnesium, potassium and carbohydrates. During Ramadan time the Muslims breaks their fast by eating dates since they believe that Muhammed ate dates to break his fast.
It has been an all-time favourite fruit of mine since childhood. A doctor once found that I had a less haemoglobin count in my body. Since then, dates got a permanent place in our kitchen storeroom.
There are many recipes of dates fruit, among them dates fry is my favourite.
Dates itself is incredibly tasty so when it’s getting a deep fry with a sweet and tasty coating which enhances the taste. And the smell while frying is unexplainable, just experience it by making this recipe at home.
The recipe is made by coating the dates with a batter and deep fry those in oil until golden brown colour. An easy Malabar snack recipe with a delicious taste for the food lovers is here.
What you need to make this dates fry/dates fritters
1.Dates : 15 No
2. All purpose flour : 1 cups (180ml cup)
3. Wheat Flour : 1 tbsp
4.Sugar : 4 tbsp
5.Salt : A pinch
6.Baking Powder : ¼ tsp
7.Turmeric Powder : A pinch( instead food colour can also be used)
8.Egg : 1 No
9.Cardamom Powder :1/4 tsp
Steps to Prepare Dates Fry/ Dates Fritters.
Add All-purpose flour, wheat flour, egg, sugar, salt, baking powder and turmeric powder in a bowl mix well. Once all the ingredients got mixed perfectly. Add water little by little to make a thick batter.
Take pitted and cleaned dates. Add those in the already prepared batter. Mix the batter with dates and let it rest for an hour. Even though you can fry immediately after preparing the mix, Resting time can enhance the softness and taste of these dates dry.
After an hour, Heat oil in a frying pan. Make sure the oil is heated properly, because if the oil is not heated up well the batter may absorb more oil than it normally does.
Deep fry the dates coated by the batter. Yummy and delicious dates fry is ready to serve on your table.
- 15 No Dates
- 1 cups (180ml cup) All purpose flour
- 1 tbsp Wheat Flour
- 4 tbsp Sugar
- A pinch Salt
- ¼ tsp Baking Powder
- A pinch Turmeric Powder
- 1 No Egg
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
- Add All-purpose flour, wheat flour, egg, sugar, salt, baking powder and turmeric powder in a bowl mix well by adding water to make a thick paste.
- Add dates in the batter and mix well. let it rest for an hour.
- Heat oil in a frying pan, and deep fry the dates coated with batter. Yummy dates fry then ready to serve
If you want to watch a video recipe and to understand how to make it watch my video in my YouTube channel Nimz Kitchen