Dates Tempura or Dates Fritters

It’s snack time and we are having hot hot dates tempuras…

I always stock up dates in my refrigerator. I eat them just like that or sprinkle them on my cereal, couscous and often make my favorite dates cake in caramel sauce, the yummiest cake of all. So, this time I wanted to try something different with my dates and I did. I was reminded of tempuras and so tried making dates tempura. The dates were coated with the batter and gave them a deep fry, it came out perfectly crispy and yummy. Dates itself is sweet and soft, when deep fried it got a caramelized taste which enhanced the taste of the dates remarkably. In no time you get to enjoy dates tempura and this is going to be the favorite snack of everyone from here onward.

Dates Tempura

Ingredients:

  • Whole Dates, pitted- 20
  • All-purpose flour or Maida- 6 tbsp
  • Baking soda- 2 pinches
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Sugar- 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Water- just enough to make a thick batter
  • Vegetable oil- for frying

Instruction:

  • Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Combine all purpose flour, baking soda, salt and sugar in a bowl.

  • Add water to the flour mix and make into a thick batter.

  • Put the dates into the batter, coat it evenly with the batter.
  • Fry the dates coated in batter until both sides turn golden in color.

  • Transfer the dates tempura on to a paper towel.
  • Just like me, you will also be tempted to taste it while it’s hot.

Tips:

  • If the batter is watery, add more of the all purpose flour and make it thick, you want the dates to be covered with the batter.
  • If you want you could also add 1 egg to the batter.

 

Dates Tempura
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
 
Ingredients
  • Dates- 20
  • All-purpose flour or Maida- 6 tbsp
  • Baking soda- 2 pinches
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Sugar- 1½ tbsp
  • Water- just enough to make a thick batter
  • Vegetable oil- for frying
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  2. Combine all purpose flour, baking soda, salt and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Add enough water to the flour mix and make into a thick batter.
  4. Put the dates into the batter, coat it evenly with the batter.
  5. Fry the dates coated in batter until both sides turn golden in color.
  6. Transfer the dates fritter or tempura on to a paper towel.
  7. Serve as an evening snack.
Notes
If the batter is watery, add more of the all purpose flour and make it thick, you want the dates to be covered with the batter.
If you want you could also add 1 egg to the batter.

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