Dates Raita

Hello everyone!  It’s time for another easy-peasy recipe. Just the other day I made aloo parathas and I wanted a sweet and savory accompaniment with it. I noticed I had some dates and yogurt in the fridge and I immediately thought of this recipe.


Here is how it is made.


1 Cup fresh yogurt/curd
6-7 Dates deseeded and finely chopped
1 Tablespoon roasted and crushed peanuts
1 green chilli finely chopped
1/2 tablespoons chilli flakes
1/2 teaspoon roasted and crushed cumin
1/4 teaspoon black salt
1/4 teaspoon chat masala powder
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander for garnishing


Mix all the ingredients together except dates. Taste the mixture once the flavours of chilli and salt should be strong, as sweetness of dates will balance everything. Put the mixture in fridge to cool. Add dates few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

You can enjoy this raita with stuffed parathas, biryani or just relish it like that in summer.

Hope you enjoy this and other recipes of my blog. Do leave your comments.  See you soon with another recipe, till then happy cooking! 


Vegetable Pancakes

Few days back I met one of my friends after a long long time. We were so busy chit Chatting with each other that we even forgot to have lunch. It was late afternoon when we realised we must eat something. So we rushed to the kitchen and decided to make some vegetable pancakes. We found that there was no flour in the kitchen, so I thought why not try making pancakes with semolina; and to our surprise, it turned out to be great.

Here is how we cooked it.

Following preparation will make 4 medium size pancakes.

Ingredients –

1 cup Semolina (Suji/Rawa)
½ cup whipped yogurt (Dahi)
1 cup vegetables finely chopped (onion, green, yellow & red capsicum, tomato, carrot, peas)
1 teaspoon roughly crushed cumin (Zeera)
½ a teaspoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
2 green chillies finely chopped (adjust to taste)
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking pancakes

Method –

Mix semolina, yogurt, chopped vegetables, coriander leaves, chillies, crushed cumin, ginger paste and salt with half a cup of water. Leave the mixture to rest for 10-15 minutes. If you think the mixture has dried up, then you can add water as much as required. It should have a consistency of a cake batter. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a non stick pan and pour some mixture with the help of a spoon and spread it to make thin pancakes. Big or small you can decide the size of the pancakes as per your choice. Cook it for 3-5 minutes each side on medium heat. Serve hot with any sauce of our choice.

If you want your kids to eat vegetables then these colourful pancakes are a good choice. Do let me know if you enjoy cooking it. See you soon with another recipe, till then happy cooking!