Dates have a special place in the lives of Beduins (Nomadic tribe of Arabs) in the Arab world. It is the great fruit rendering enough energy to them. Muslims take it to break fast, because of the health benefits it provides to our body.
While searching for my daughter's social studies project, I happened to read an anecdote from a UAE site. One evening a local Bedu received a letter and there was no sufficient light for him to read it.His wife soon kneaded some dates, and formed a cup. She poured some melted butter into it and placed a wick using some threads and lit the lamp! After finished reading the letter, the man threw out the wick and ate the cup! What an interesting tale , isn't it?
Dates and Almonds drink(Eethappazham Badam Juice)
milk 2 cups or more
Soak dates in 1 cup of hot water for 1/2 hour. Remove seeds. Soak almonds in water for overnight and and peel it.Blend them together with the water used for soaking dates and 1 cup of milk.Add the remaining milk according to your taste. Making paste of almonds and adding it will avoid forming granules in the drink. Since the dates are enough sweet, no need to add sugar.
For removing the skin of almonds in a hurry, just pour boiled water to the almonds, and keep it in that for five minutes. Then peel it easily..