Monday, January 28, 2008

AFAM - Dates RoundUp

Dear Friends,

Here is the much delayed AFAM-Dates roundup. AFAM is a wonderful event started by Maheswari of Beyond the Usual and it focuses on a particular fruit every month. November was my turn and I chose Dates. Thank you Maheswari for giving me this opportunity.

I am sure I am the only host who has taken so long to post a roundup and I am terribly sorry for it. I wish to thank each one of you who had spared some thought,time and effort to participate in this event and I extend my sincere apologies for delaying the roundup and for being unresponsive. Over the past weeks, I met with some unexpected circumstances and could not meet any of my commitments on time.

Again, thank you so much. I am overwhelmed by these 47 lovely entries. They mean a lot to a first time event hostess. I am sure you would enjoy the diverse recipes as much as I did.

I have categorized the recipes into Baked Goodies, Savory Treats, Desserts and Breakfast and Snack Choices and Beverages. Kindly let me know if I have misplaced any entry or if you do not find it in the roundup.



Cashew Dates from Indira of Mahanandi

Dates Halwa from Ashwini of Food For Thought

Dates Obattu from Sia of Monsoon Spice

Date Halwa from Saju of Chachi's Kitchen

Pumpkin Dates Walnut Halwa from Richa of As Dear As Salt

Dates Kheer from Ramya of Mane Adige

Dates Almond Payasam from Suma of Veggie Platter

Milk Date Peda from Red Chilli of Red Chillies

Dry Fruits Adai from Meenakshi of SuthiRecipe
Dates Milk Kheer from Meenakshi of SuthiRecipe

Stuffed Dates from Sagari of Indian Cooking

Dates Biscuit Pudding from Nags of For The Cook In Me

Qatayefs from Sra of When My Soup Came Alive

Date Tamarind Nut Treats from Bee & Jai of Jugalbandi

Date Candy from KayKat of Cooking From A To Z

Yogurt Date Parfait from Sandeepa of Bong Mom's Cookbook

Baked Goodies

Dates Biscuits from Dhivya of Culinary Bazaar

Date Cinnamon Sugarfree Cookies from Bindiya of In Love With Food

Dates Cookies from Anu of ChandraBhaga

Eggless Date Muffins from Seema of Recipe Junction

Rolled Dates Cookies from Dorit of Pretty Baking in Israel

Vegan Date Cake from Kumudha of Vegan Fare

Date Ricotta And Polenta Cake from Happy Cook of My Kitchen Treasures

Date Pecan Bundt Cake from Sunita of Sunita's World

Dates And Persimmon Cake from Kalva of Curry In Kadai

Date And Walnut Date Cake from Deeba of Passionate About Baking

Eggless Date And Nut Cake from Shwetha of Fresh Flavors



Dates Apple Smoothie from Remya of Spices N Flavours

Dates Milkshake from Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons

Dates Milkshake from Kribha of En Samayal Pakkam

Date Banana Milkshake from Chandrika of AkshayaPatra

Savory Treats


Dates Raitha from Shankari of Stream Of Consciousness

Cranberry Date Chutney from Nupur of One Hot Stove

Toor Dal Chutney with Dates from Linda of Out Of The Garden

Coconut Date Chutney from Zlamushka of Zlamushka's Spicy Kitchen

Date Fig Ravioli from Arundati of Escapades

Gretchen's Moraccan Chicken from Gretchen of Canela & Comino

Date Cilantro Dressing from Valli of Valli's Kitchen

Dates Pickle from Lissie of Salt and Spice

Breakfast & Snack Choices

Oatmeal With Dates and Pistachios from Suganya of Tasty Palettes

Dates Parfait from Pooja of Masala Box

Date Walnut Tangerine Flavored Granola from Rajitha of Hunger Pangs

Date Bars from Raaga of Chef At Work

Dates Oats Bars from Asha of Aroma

Date Filled Bars from Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen

Date Bars from RP of My Workshop

Fig Date Bars from Mansi of Fun And Food

Date Cinnamon Porridge from Valli of Valli's Kitchen


Aparna said...

Better late then never, I guess.:) Jokes aside, I never knew one could make so many things with dates. A mouth-watering roundup.

Asha said...

Happy Monday to ya Chadrika.

Beautiful collection of date dishes here, thank you for taking time and it's quite okay to post the round up at your leisure, no problem!:))

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

hey, very nice round up! And its abs okay that you took ur time... We totally understand :)

Superchef said...

that is a very neat round up..all teh recipes are super good!! :)

Chandrika said...

Thanks Aparna..Ya, I never knew that so many yummy dishes could be made from dates...It was an eye opener!

Happy Week to you Asha! Thank you for being so understanding...

Thank you Ramya! That is so sweet of you!

Thank you Superchef! The recipes are amazing...As I said before it really was an eye opener!

vimmi said...

i am drooling over the pics. grest photos and recipes. great roundup

Maheswari said...

Well done chandrika..never knew u cud make so many delicious dishes with dates.We usually eat date as it is..:)now have to try all these recipes...

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Hey Chandrika, hope you're feeling MUCH BETTER! What a great round-up. Wouldn't have imagined so much could be done with dates. Lovely round-up!! Take care!

Shankari said...

cool round up!

Kribha said...

Awesome round-up chandrika. I think I'm the laziest gal on earth. I did the milkshake and posted it in my blog but never sent it to you. Too bad. I'll make it up next time.

కొత్త పాళీ said...

I am not coming back here 'cause .. I feel like crying - I am on a diet - got to loose 30 lbs! boohoohoo..

Chris said...

Great round up! I am loving all the Breakfast bars.

Linda said...

Dear Chandrika -- I know how hard it is to do a round up and you have made a wonderful presentation! Thanks so much for posting this and take good care of you :)

Chandrika said...

Thank you Vimmi!

Thanks Maheswari! Yep! Never knew that so many things could be done using dates...

Thank you Passionate Baker..I am feeling a little better..

Thanks Shankari!

Chandrika said...

Kribha, no worries, I have added your entry! Thank you!

Hi, welcome to my blog and all the best for your diet! :-)

Thanks Chris! Keep coming!

Thank you so much Linda! Really appreciate your support!

Anonymous said...

What a great round up. I can't wait to explore some of these.

Balaji S Rajan said...


Thanks for visiting my blog after long time. I do keep visiting your blogs often and leave with a big "Hmmmmm" since you cook most of them with sugar, and I am allergic to sweet. Your pictures are so tempting and I wish I did not have diabetic.


Suganya said...

Better late than never, Chandrika. Event hosting is not a simple task. You have done an excellent job. Thanks for the roundup.

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supersamayal said...

I havent tried these items, so cannot comment on the taste.. But the photographs of the items looks stunning .. Great!


zlamushka said...

wow, I almost forgot we had AFAM Dates. Welcome back, such a long time, we missed you :-)
GReat round-up, certainly could use a few tips on dating ;-)

Srivalli said...

Chandrika, thats a beautiful round up...seriously I have been looking forward to this and was wondering what happened..see it took me so long to even know you have posted!..thats fine abt the delay..we can wait forever for such lovely creations!!..

Richa said...

dates are such a fav with me, thanks for this lovely round up! sure was worth the wait, hope things r good at ur end now!

Rajitha said...

glad that you are feeling much better....thnks for the great round-up :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Chandrika, i hope you have recovered completely now.....though later...this is a fabulous round up....i never thought dates could be used in so many ways!!! thanks for posting.

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Welcome back Chandrika...that must have been very difficult for you. Good to see the round-up & great to see you blogging again! Take care...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, I hope you are feeling better now...

sra said...

Hi Chandrika, hope you're feeling better now. Thanks for the round-up.

MIGUEL said...

This is such a beautiful post, and Congratulations, your work in photography is stunning and very inspiring.

Pushpa Bhargava said...

Hey Chandrika you really included such a nice list of recipes that i loved most.. Wonderful collection and i like to appreciate you for this great job..