Thursday, 11 February 2010

Date and Coconut Fritters



Date fritters is quite a common evening snack. Similar to our kerala’s favourite Ethakka Porichathu/Pazham porichathu /Plantain fritters, delicious fritters can be made using dates as well. Here is a slightly different version of date fritters. Date is pitted, mashed and is then mixed with freshly scraped coconut. This recipe is taken from ‘Vanitha cookbook’. Since I am an ardent fan of coconut I have increased (doubled) the amount of coconut in the recipe. Original recipe calls for ¼ cup of coconut. Apart from this coconutty version of date fritters, scrumptious date fritters can also be made by pitting the dates and replacing the stone by nuts like almonds and cashew nuts. No mashing or mixing is involved there. It’s simply yum and one of my all time favourites. My mom makes these kind of fritters mainly during Ramadan, for Iftar.

Ingredients:
1 cup pitted dates
½ cup freshly grated coconut
½ cup plain flour
½ cup water
¼ tsp salt
Oil for deep frying (vegetable or coconut)

Preparation:
1. Mash the pitted dates using a fork or a potato masher, or simply using hand until
pulpy.

2. Add coconut and mix well until well combined. Make small lemon size balls from the date mixture and flatten them using the palm in the shape of patties or flat cutlets. Make them as small or big as you wish.Keep them aside.

3.To make the batter, add salt to the flour and mix well. Add water and mix using a spoon or a strong baloon whisk to get a thick consistency batter. Make sure the batter is free from lumbs.

4. Heat a wok half filled with oil. When hot enough, dip the date patties in the batter and deep fry in the oil till golden. (Dont over heat the oil, just do the frying part on medium heat.)Serve with hot tea.

29 comments:

BeenaShylesh said...

ummm nice snake

Tina said...

Chayakku kadi onnum illathe irunnapozhaaa ithu kanunnathu...Kothi koodi ennu paranjal mathiyallo...

Simi Mathew said...

Shabs- this looks so good- my mouth is literally watering :)

TREAT AND TRICK said...

This looks really yummy, thanks for sharing.

Vrinda said...

Ithu kanditte Ammaye orma varunnu,my all time fav tea time snacks...yummmm

Pavithra said...

Looks so yummy perfect for the whether...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Iam sure kids will finish the whole plate.

Faiza Ali said...

Nice snack for coconut lovers dear..I usually make this with out the coconut or stuffing. Will try this version next time.

Jyoti V said...

Looks nice..very new to me...

Swathi said...

shab,
Ithu kollamallo, Njan aadiyamayi kellkunu ithine kurichu. Eniku nalikeram yethil ittalium ishtamanu.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow its such a healty and a yummy snack!!!

Do send this to the healthy snack event @ http://divya-dilse.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunday-snacks-healthy-snacks.html

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Priya said...

Woww this fritters sounds really interesting and new to me...yumm!!

AdukalaVishesham said...

wow thank you for reminding us about this recipe... we used to make this as tea time snack...really tasty one

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! these fritters are so new to me and they look so yumm!!!!
Following your lovely space :)

Aparna said...

woww...adipoliyayitundu..:)

Parita said...

Wow this is something very new to me, never heard of date fritter before, sounds fantastic, thanks for sharing!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely fritters..yumm!

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, wishing you a love filled Valentine’s Day, full of laughter, good food and great company.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Kanchan said...

First time here !

You have got a nice space here , you might see me often around :)

Aparna said...

Never heard of dates in fritters before. Sounds interesting.

Simply Life said...

wow! looks delicious!

Mallugirl said...

love dates in any form.. sounds rich and super sweet. yeah, i did try ur pepper chicken and it came out very nice...i was looking for a red chili free recipe and this suited it well.:))

Preeti Kashyap said...

Thanks for visiting and I am so glad you liked my space. Loved the date coconut fritters. this is something new to me.

Sarah Naveen said...

oh ithu adipoli analllo....njan ithuvare ithu kazhichittilla kto...looks so yummy

Melissa Peterman said...

Oh I would love to see this recipe on Foodista! I've never heard of it. Thanks for posting this!

Pina Colada said...

I love this snack...a favourite @ my home for ramadan...not many people are aware of this and i think this is the first time I stumble on it in the web.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Shabs
Your latest posting shows the rogan josh photo only ..where is the recipe?
have a nice weekend

meeso said...

These look yummy, I love dates :)

fathima said...

hai shab good recipe

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