Eethappazham Sweet Fry
Posted by Padmini Sudarshan on 09/01/2016
This eethappazham (dates) fry is usually made as snack in kerala.
Dates (with seeds) 10
Whole cashews 10
Powdered sugar 1 tbsp
Salt a pinch
Maida 5 tbsp
Rice flour 1 tbsp
Honey for dressing
Oil for Frying
Method : Slit each dates and remove it's seed. Stuff single cashew into the dates, through the Slit made. Now dates seed is replaced by a cashew. Repeat it for all the dates n carefully close the dates such that the dates shouldn't tear up completely.
In a bowl, add maida, rice flour, salt and powdered sugar. Mix them well. Add water and make this into a batter. Batter should be of dropping consistency.
Heat oil in a wok for deep Frying. When the oil is hot, take each dates (stuffed with cashew) and coat them well in maida batter. Drop them in hot oil. Fry until both sides cooked to golden brown. After removing the dates from oil,allow it to cool to warm temperature. Then pour a dash of honey on them and toss well with a spoon. Usually, this is tossed with sugar syrup which is of one string consistency. But my ancestors used to toss these fritters in honey for healthy fact. Enjoy these quick sweet dates fritters!