Date fritters are sweet indulgence, deep-fried & look too amazing. It is a nutritional fritter recipe that goes well during special occasions at home. The taste is unique and the fritters are really soft & crunchy outside. They are known as Eethapazham Porichathu in Malayalam. It is a popular snack in the North of Kerela.

These fritters will be most liked by elders in the family. They are sweet and healthy options.

Dates are amazing for kids and it adds value to a child’s growth. This recipe will surely change the point of view of many who are thinking to turn nutritious food into amazing food. Not only that, dates are a rich source of iron and hence help maintain haemoglobin in our body. Therefore, it is one of the reasons why it is a part of the iftar menu.

The fusion worked for my niece. She was living in the USA for more than 2 years. When she came back, she was very thin. Therefore, there was a time when she got a little sick.

I suggested her mother make something out of dates. I came up with date fritters so that she could enjoy them. By that time, she increased her weight. She gained 3 kgs in one month.

The dates really worked. You can try this amazing recipe for your child & do let us know how much your kid liked it in the comments below.

What Will You Need For Date Fritters?

The list of things is significantly small and the ingredients for that are also available easily, generally present in the pantry.

Dates – Select the softer dates available in the market. They taste the best. Also, do not forget to deseed them or else the experience can be less pleasing.

Flour – We have used besan for the batter of these fritters. However, you can also use all-purpose flour and make a tempura batter. But if you do not want to use these flours then wheat flour will do good as well. We are adding cornflour for certain crispiness.

Spices – We are using the bare minimum of spices. Only three i.e. salt, red chilli powder, and chaat masala. I advise you to not use more than these as they are more than enough. Less is more mantra is at work here. You can add a pinch of cardamom powder if you really want to. And some add a little bit of sugar as well.

Water & Oil – Water is to make the batter. The batter is to be of medium-thick consistency. Oil is, obviously, for deep frying these fritters. Use oil that is neutral in flavour.


  • A little bit of baking powder can be added to the batter as a leavening agent. This will also help the fritters to rise and be fluffy from their coating.
  • A tsp of turmeric powder can be added for colour.
  • Some people add eggs as well to the batter while making this fritter. Eliminate the use of baking soda then.
  • Add water gradually to keep a check on the consistency and do not do it at once.
  • You can deep fry the fritters immediately. However, let them rest for some time to ensure their softness.