Hey everyone. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
I love dates.I am always looking at ways to incorporate them in my diet. They are packed with vitamins and minerals that are great for the body and they taste absolutely delicious.This takes me to the recipe of the day: DATE RUSKS. Perfect for a light breakfast before your workout, a snack to-go or just to enjoy it with a cup of tea in the evening.It’s crunchy, sweet and yummy!
TIME: 1/2 hr to 35 mins
5 whole wheat/Rye rusks-I used store bought ones which I got from India. You can use any brand available to you.
1/2 cup dates-I used dried khudri dates, you can use any dried variety that you have.
1 dried red chilli-chopped
1 tbsp sesame seeds-white
8 cashew nuts-roughly chopped
2 tbsp peanuts-salted
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp brown sugar-Optional
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup water
HOW TO PREPARE:
Soak the dates in water for 15 minutes.
Take a non-stick pan, heat oil on medium flame. Add the asafoetida and the red chilli.
Add the sesame seeds, cashew nuts and the peanuts. Cook till they leave their fragrant aroma, so about 4 minutes.
Deseed the dates and add in the mixture.Add in the sugar. Mix well and saute till dates are mashed and mixed well. Add water and bring to boil.
Take the pan off the gas and let the mixture cool. In a grinder, blend the mixture to a thick and creamy spread-like consistency, adding water when needed.
Spread some on rusks and enjoy .Store the rest in an air-tight container to eat later. Yummy!
Try it and share it with your loved ones.Would love to know more ideas and suggestions down below.