Dry fruits are not mere delicacies but rich source of nutrients as well. This is the precise reason which makes them an essential part of any diet regimen. Even a handful of these is enough to give you the daily dosage of required nutrients. There are several different dry fruits that can add flavour and nutrition to your dishes. Here we will learn about some popular dry fruit dishes.
Several varieties of dry fruits are available like cashews, almonds, figs, dates, raisins, walnuts, hazelnuts, etc. Anjeer barfi is a popular dish that uses Anjeer or figs as the main ingredient as well as other dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts and raisins although in smaller proportions. Barfi is rich in nutrients and is perfect for people with a sweet tooth. If you are not very fond of figs, then you can pick apricot barfi which is made using same process and replaces figs with apricots.
We all love ice-cream, all year round. Dry fruits are fondly used in ice-creams and are available in the market under different names like shahi anjeer, pista ice-cream or kesar kaju ice-cream, etc. Dry fruits are basically added to give crunch, texture and flavour to ice cream. Apart from being tasty, these wonderful dishes are nutritious as well. Some of the necessary nutrients like phosphorus and vitamins present in the dry fruits are essential for the healthy growth of kids.
If you are having a hard time making your kids eat the dry fruits, then you should try making almond cookies, walnut brownies, oats and raisins cookies, etc. Cookies are easy to make, just pulse some oats, dry fruit of choice, egg and some oil in a food processor. Add sugar for taste and divide the batter into cookie size portions. Bake them for about 15-20 minutes in the oven at about 150-170 degree Celsius. These cookies not only taste delicious but are rich in essential minerals like magnesium, potassium and iron apart from vitamin B-6.
When talking about popular dry fruit dishes, pancakes always come first to mind. Raisin pancakes are popular around the world. Not only, they add sweetness to the pancakes but go really well with the flavour of maple syrup. Make sure you don’t put the raisins in the batter of pancakes instead spread them when you pour the batter in the pan. Spread them evenly and flip the pancake over as you see bubbles and holes forming. Enjoy delicious pancakes with some whipped cream, maple syrup and hot coffee to kick start your day.