Dates are a good source of dietary fibre. They are rich in Vitamins A and B. The sugar content in them makes them the ideal energy boosting foods. They are also rich in iron and helps prevent anaemia.
Dates can be soaked overnight and eaten to prevent constipation. Dates, however, are high in calories and can cause weight gain if eaten in large quantities.
Dates are also high in potassium and good for the heart. Though they can be eaten as it is, dates also lend themselves well to certain dishes a few of which we have listed out for you.
Dates-Dry fruit Burfi
Make this mouth-watering burfi with dates, figs and condensed milk.
Vegan Dates and Chocolate Cake
Add dates to your chocolate cake and it will taste yummy!!
Sugarfree Dates and Mixed Fruits Smoothie
Enjoy this tasty smoothie blended with dates, fruits and yogurt with ice cubes.
Dates and Almond Sweet
Make this delicious ladoos with just 4 ingredients.
Dates and Musk Melon Dessert
Just before serving, pour into bowls and sprinkle with caramelised breadcrumbs.
Sugarfree poha dates payasam
Fry cashews and cardamom in ghee and add to the payasam. Garnish with a tsp of honey.
Oats and dates cookies
Bake for 20 minutes (turn over in between after 10 minutes). Let it cool and store in an airtight container.
Dates Tomato Chutney
Serve this tangy chutney with samosa / pakoda / bajji or as a side dish with rotis / pulav / biryani.
Dates Honey Milkshake
Garnish with grated chocolate and turn the milkshake into a yummy one.
Eggless Dates Cornmeal Muffins
Don't over mix the muffin batter. Pour the muffin batter in the mould and bake for 15-20 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.