Eathapazham Porichathu | Malabar Date Fritters

Hope all of you had a great start to the year. Alhamdulillah, I had the chance to meet my fellow blogger from Kuwait, Sona in person! It was a really short meeting, considering that she had come for a week’s visit to UAE and had squeezed in some time in between to catch up. I have always loved reading her blog and feel sad that now she hardly finds time to maintain it, but I hope sincerely that she gets back to it soon! 2014 on the blog started with a guest post for her and exactly a year after, I meet her. What coincidence… It is always fun meeting fellow bloggers, feels like you have known them before… Apart from that, the other exciting thing that happened… Please don’t laugh, yeah! As the kids and me got ready and waited for HD to get out of the abode so that we could finally move out, I sat scanning through the channels on TV. We got our cable connection a month ago, and apart from kids watching cartoons and D watching news when he was around, I have hardly sat on it – blame it on the tight schedule. And guess what I found! “Food Food“!!! I could not contain my excitement… for the next one hour, I sat watching Vikas Khanna, Harpal Singh, Ajay Chopra, Sanjeev Kapoor and Shipra Khanna make their 2014 bests! Rasha was literally in a face-palm situation – she knows next time the TV is on, I may just switch to this channel! Hehe… now a book with lots of scribbled notes to refer to, just to add to the gazillion print outs and cookbooks adorning my shelf… HD is already shocked beyond words, not knowing what to say… πŸ™‚


Jokes aside… let me share with you a very simple chai time snack. Chopped dates dunk into a flour paste and deep fried… is just an awesome combination with tea for any evening. This is one of umma’s quick fix snacks when she runs out of ideas. Dates is something we always have at home. D would want to bite in something sweet after lunch, so if we run short of peanut chikkis or sesame balls (kadala muttayi or ellunda, if we say in pure Malayalam!), he would munch on a couple of dates. After all, dates is super food, one of the most loved by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). When not eaten in this way or not blitzed to make a lassi, milkshake or almond smoothie, this is another way we enjoy it… Simple and easy…



More ideas with dates? Try this icecream or this deliciously healthy cake



Eathapazham Porichathu ~ Dates Fritters

Course Snacks
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 12 dates deseeded and chopped
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • A pinch baking soda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water as required
  • Oil for frying


  • Combine all ingredients from dates to salt in a bowl. Add water slowly and mix well with your hand till you reach the correct consistency. The batter should be thick. If it becomes watery, adjust on the flour by adding more.
  • Heat oil enough to deep fry in a kadai.
  • When the oil is smoking hot, drop spoonfuls of the batter and cook on medium-low flame till golden brown. Do not fry in high heat otherwise the inner part wont be properly cooked.
  • Take out using slotted spoon and drain excess oil on kitchen towel.
  • Enjoy with a cup of tea!

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  1. An easy snack option …….the same thing is with my hubby for food channels….hahah,what ever i am watching ultimately i end up watching cooking channels ,but my kids enjoy with me

    1. Thank you so much Nusrath… πŸ™‚

  2. easy and tasty snack.. I love anything with dates.. yum!

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  3. Simple delicious snack

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

    1. Thanks a lot…

  4. Very interesting. Never tried but am certainly tempted. Great invention.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  5. an interesting snack… would never thought of frying dates in a batter.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

  6. lovely snack..never heard of it..loved to gobble some with tea.

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

    1. Thanks a lot Beulah…

  7. my kids and I love watching food channels but unfortunately we dont get much just TLC, so I can understand your excitment to discover the new channel :). Date fritters look delicious!!

    1. Thank you so much Nammi… πŸ™‚

  8. wow tis shd be sooper delicious snack..

    1. Thank you so much Kalpana…

  9. Food Food is one of my favourite channels too πŸ™‚
    This recipe seems interesting, had never thought of deep frying dates… will surely try this πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Gauri… hope you try and enjoy it! πŸ™‚

  10. Simple and delicious date fritters….

    1. Thank you so much Shaami…

  11. wow this is really an innovative snack. I am going to try it in the appe pan πŸ™‚

    1. That is a really healthy option dear… thanks a lot Sona… πŸ™‚

  12. Fritters loooks so yummy and healthy!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  13. Never thought we could make fritters with dates.. Wow.. This looks amazing dear..Wishing you a blessed and happy new year dear

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

    1. Thanks a lot Monu…

  14. dates in fritters sounds interesting πŸ˜€ but the problem is my family would not like it, so I may experiment is sometime in later years haha but really nice idea or may be chopped dates would do?

    1. Yes dear, pit the dates and chop it into big or small peices, upto u… Thank you so much Aara… πŸ™‚

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