RAW BASICS: DATES AND RAISINS PASTE

These delightful sweet pastes can be used as a natural replacement to many sweet recipes. You can also enjoy these highly nourishing sweeteners: guilt-free, whenever you like. We have loved them over the years, and now it’s a joy to share them  with you.

Recipe Type: Raw Basics

Cuisine: Useful for mostly all cuisines

Author: Anjali Sanghi

Along with acting as a liquid sweetener for any of your recipes, this paste can also form the base of other recipes. These recipes can add a delicious sweet-sour flavour to other main recipes like Raw Indian Chaat,Raw Tikkis etc which you can ind in our book: ‘INDIAN RAW RECIPES

You may also like these upcoming recipes made with this Raw Sweet Pastes:

Raw Lemonade (Two versions of India’s favorite all time drink)

Raw Sweet & Sour Dip or Dressing

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Prep Time: 10-15 minutes (manual)

Blending and Storing: 5-10 minutes

Total Time: 15-20 minutes

Serves: Can be used as per requirement

INGREDIENTS

DATES PASTE

40 Soft dated- pitted

Some drinking water to blend

RAISINS PASTE

200 grams soft raisins- washed and pre-soaked for 30 minutes or more

Some drinking water to blend

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Blender

1 big Sieve

1 Plate, Spoon and Bowl

HOW TO CREATE

  1. Remove the seeds from dates. Cut them into finer pieces with your hands.
  2. Now soak them 15-20 minutes in a bowl with some water (just enough to cover them).
  3. Keep blending by adding little quantity o water to bring the paste to a desired thick consistency.
  4. Now take a big sieve and sieve the paste through it.
  5. This will remove any bigger pieces left while blending and make the paste smooth.
  6. Re-blend the bigger pieces with some water. Sieve and add to previously ready paste.
  7. Pour into a bowl and store in cool dry place, or refrigerate if not being used immediately.
  8. Can also be refrigerated upto 10 days and used whenever required.

NOTE: The thicker you keep the paste, more days it will stay fine in the refrigerator.

RECIPE NOTES

  • Remember to wash all ingredients properly before starting to use them for the recipe.
  • Keep paste thicker for longer life.
  • If you want to use de-seeded dates -without soaking them, then after placing them in the blender, start blending them only with little water. Initially the blender might make little louder noise. After half-to-one minute add more water and keep blending till desired consistency is achieved.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

DATES & RAISINS are rich in Protein, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Fiber etc. Also contain Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Calcium, Folate, other Vitamin B’s and more.

RECIPE IDEA

We like to dilute the dates or raisins paste with some drinking water and enjoy this delicious, nutritious, anytime, natural-sweet drink.

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