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Dates Kalan Recipe | Food Diaries
Dates Kalan Recipe | Food Diaries

Dates Kalan is simple, quick and tasty veg side dish made with dates, yogurt and coconut. It is the perfect balance of sweet, sour and spicy flavors.

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Dates kalan and Aalu Shimla Sabzi Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 9 October 2020.





  • Dates, pitted and chopped 6
  • yogurt 250 gm
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Julienned ginger 1 tbs
  • Chillies, chopped 2
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp

For paste:

  • Grated coconut 1/2 cup
  • Black peppercorns 10
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp


  • Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilies 2-3
  • Sprigs curry leaves few
  • Oil 2 tsp


Cook together dates, ginger, green chilies, chili powder, turmeric in 1 cup water till dates soften. Make a paste of coconut, peppercorns and cumin seeds. Add this paste to the date mixture, simmer 2-3 minutes on low. Stir in whisked yogurt and cook just 30 seconds. Heat oil, add the tempering ingredients, add the coconut yogurt mixture, serve at room temperature or chilled.


  • Potatoes, peeled diced and boiled 4
  • Green Capsicum, diced 1
  • Onion, diced 1
  • Ginger, grated 1 inch
  • Coriander Powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • all spice powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaveschopped 1 bunch

Heat oil, add the ginger, onion and capsicum. Sauté for a few minutes then stir in the boiled potatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, all spice powder, red chili powder and salt. Cover the pan, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once done, turn off the heat, stir in the freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Dates Kalan Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Dates Kalan Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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