Bread and Cheese Pakoda


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Recipe for children by Sanjeev Kapoor, Master Chef, Author and Television Host. 


Date palms are said to live with "their feet in water and their heads in the sun", which means they must have plenty of ground water, yet thrive in arid areas with high heat to produce fruit. This is why date palms grow only in hot, dry desert climates throughout the world. The date palm is believed to have originated in the lands around the banks of the Nile and Euphrates rivers. The date fruit is a drupe in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp and mesocarp) surrounds a shell (the pit or stone) of hardened endocarp with a seed inside. Dates are available in a variety of forms--whole dates, pitted and un-pitted dates, dehydrated date pieces, diced dates, extruded date pieces, macerated, date paste and syrup.A cluster of dates may hold 500 to 1,200 dates.