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Spicy Lemon and Date Spread

There are days when I feel like eating something of a particular color. Now is that weird? Really?  Sometimes I feel like eating something green (spinach) or red (beetroot). Today it was brown.  I was thinking of making some really nice, rich, moist triple chocolate cake, but its getting so hot here in Bangalore that I just dropped the idea. I know! I know! Nothing should come in between you and your dreams. Alright! I am lazy and I need something super-quick.

Its a boon to have a huge garden in a city like Bangalore. My mom had plucked a few fresh limes from the garden, I had some bread! No thank you! I like my nutella, just like that! 😀

By the way I still feel like eating something brown. Dates may be?!

This spread can be made in a jiffy and it tastes something like, you’ve never tasted before. It’s sweet, sour and spicy.

The Ingredients

Hey do you know the game of “guess the ingredients?” 😀  I play that quite often with my cousins.  It’s fun! May be you should try it sometime. You will be a total winner with this!

And it's ready!



1 cup seedless dates

2 green chilies

Juice of 1 lemon

Lemon zest

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp olive oil



Cook the dates until soft. Keep adding the water, just enough to cook. Blend the dates and chili with some salt and olive oil. Add the lemon juice and zest.

This spread works great with bread, and crackers.


Have a great day 🙂



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