Dates Molasses – Tibb-e-Nabawi

Dates Molasses

فَإِنْ آمَنُواْ بِمِثْلِ مَا آمَنتُم بِهِ فَقَدِ اهْتَدَواْ وَّإِن تَوَلَّوْاْ فَإِنَّمَا هُمْ فِي شِقَاقٍ فَسَيَكْفِيكَهُمُ اللَّهُ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

Dates Molasses

Your Saweeq (SATTU) drink matches well with honey, molasses & jaggery (GUR).

Following is the recipe for making dates molasses at your house.

Take 5 kg of dates & 10 liters of water, take them on the stove & boil for two hours. For additional taste, you can add fennel seeds (Saunf) & cardamom.

Because date stones are a cure for heart, you never need to take them out, during boiling; their oil & nutrients will come out.

Sugar will be released & you will get around 30-35 % sugar, you may measure the Brix value with a digital Refractometer. Now filter out the pulp properly & you will have brownish syrup left behind.

As a preservative, we add 200 ml of pomegranate vinegar, our dates molasses has a tart flavor, for you, 100 ml of good quality vinegar will be enough.

Boil again for 60 minutes at low heat & Brix will rise to 70-75, strain out the impurities that float as a FOG on top.

After boiling / filtration losses, you will have 3 kg of a beautiful dates molasses.

Honey has 80 Brix, & dates molasses will be almost similar.

When the molasses cools down, fill in dry bottles sterilized with boiled water.

To make one glass of Barley’s Saweeq drink (Sattu), add 2 table spoons each of Sattu & dates molasses, for more sweetness, you can increase the molasses. We also add dates molasses to Talbinah, HAIS & cakes.

With the same procedure as described above, you can also make Black-strap Molasses with Jaggery (GUR Ka Sheera).