Ajwa dates in Malay, particularly in Sibu, have long been known for their delicacy and variety of flavors. They are a unique combination of sweet, sour, spicy and a little bit sweet. This local delicacy from Southern Malaysia has an interesting history. It is said that it was created by the Hindu goddess Eoman, when she transformed a young man into a bull.
Now, this myth seems rather far-fetched to me. Perhaps there was some sort of fusion between Indian spices and bull and that is why it became so popular. Today, the dish is more likely to be created from a mixture of sweet, spicy, coconut and other fruits and spices. The man who created it probably enjoyed the taste and enjoyed the way it made his wife smile every time he served her this unique dessert.
This dessert became a symbol of marriage for the Hindu in India and that is what led to its fame. The man who created it is called Bairnarayan and according to legend, his wife died trying to convert him. He then went on a bitter journey searching for a worthy woman to marry him only to be disowned by his own people. Bairnarayan then had no choice but to create the dish that would win his wife’s heart.
When we talk about Aajwa dates, the first thing you notice is that they are slightly thicker than the normal type of dates. They also look like the typical green bananas and are usually eaten with rice. You will notice that it is slightly more difficult to find these types of dates in bags at the supermarket. If you look online, however, you will be able to find them in various stores.
A variety of ways have been used to cook and serve Aajwa dates. Some recipes use the husks while others use the peel. Either way, the actual flavor of the fruit remains the same. The man’s wife is responsible for adding the sugar and water while the latter takes care of adding the spices to the mixture.
Aajwa dates are ideal for those who want a dessert with a unique taste. They are also ideal for an Indian night out because they are a refreshing drink after the dinner rush. It can be served plain or toasted. To make it even better, you can also try to season it with cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon. You could also try other types of dates like kukui, machpadi and kelp to spice up your own desserts.