14
Mar 19

Salted sattu drink (salted protein drink)

Sattu is grounded roasted black gram or chana; it is one of the most common nutritious homemade powders (flour). It is very popular in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and eastern part of India.

Making chana ka sattu is a time taking process; I used here readymade sattu flour from Bihar.  If you don’t have, just grind the roasted chana dal to fine powder, sieve it and use it.

 In summer; sattu drink stall is available in every nuke and corner in Bihar. No need to cook. Just mix it with glass of water. ‘Salted sattu drink’ is a great hydrating and cooling drink for fitness freaks, a post workout protein kick. It is boon for us to fight summer and avoid dehydration, so bye-bye to heat stroke with this sattu recipe…

Consume it empty stomach for best result.

Ingredients:

  • Sattu (roasted chana dal powder): 40-50 gm
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin powder: 2 pinch
  • Dry mango powder: 2 pinch (optional)
  • Fresh lemon: 1 no. (As per your taste)
  • Fresh Mint/coriander leaf: (optional)
  • Water (Chilled): 300-400 ml.

Method:

  1. Take a pan, put sattu, salt, roasted cumin powder, dry mango powder and mix all properly along with water, stir and mix well so that no lumps formation.(if there is lumps, break that with spoon)
  2. Just before serving, add lemon juice as per your taste, pour in glasses and serve sattu drink.
  3. Decorate with fresh mint or coriander leaves.
Salted sattu drink (salted protein drink)
ingredients
Take a pan, put sattu, salt, roasted cumin powder
Adding water
add lemon juice
pour in glasses
pour in glasses
Salted sattu drink (salted protein drink)

08
Mar 19

Avocado kulfi

Wishing you peaceful and wonderful Holi festival in advance…

Avocado kulfi is perfect for this Holi festival; serve this for your little, cute one, family and friends. Although in India Avocado is not available in plenty, but it is available … always choose ripen fruit which is slightly brown colored in appearance…if it is green use it after 2-3 days… it will be perfect for use.

Share your real joy with milk and Avocado in every bite of kulfi, it gives you burst of real energy too…

Ingredients:

  • Full cream milk: 1 liter
  • Avocado: 2 no.
  • Sugar: 100 -150 gm
  • Melon seed: 2 tablespoon.
  • Almond:  10-12 no.
  • Cashew nut: 10-12 no.
  • Green cardamom: 4-6 no.

Preparation:

  1. Dry roast melon seed till it changes the color. Allow to cool, grind coarsely along with half of the quantity of almond. Keep aside.
  2. Slice thinly the rest half quantity of almond and cashew nut. Keep aside.
  3. Cut the avocado into two halves: discard the seed, scoop out the pulp with help of spoon, put the pulp in to blending jar, and blend it till fine paste. Keep aside.
  4. Remove the skin of green cardamom, make powder and keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a wide mouth heavy bottom pan: grease the inner surface of pan with ghee (clarified butter) before putting milk for boiling to avoid sticking milk to wall during boiling.
  2. Pour the milk into the pan and allow it to boil on high flame, keep stirring and scraping the sides of the vessels at regular interval.
  3. After 8-10 minutes it reduces to half of volume, don’t forget to scrap and stir continuously; Next 3-4 minutes milk will become thicker, add sugar and reduce the flame.
  4. Milk starts getting thicker and thicker with granular texture (see photo); Further within couple of minutes add mixture of coarsely grinded melon seed and almond.
  5. Next couple of minute’s milk starts to solidify and become ¼ of original volume, further couple of minutes; it will become further thicker, now put off the flame, and allow it to cool.
  6. Put the prepared  avocado pulp, green cardamom powder and solidified milk in to blending jar, blend it till fine paste, add ½ of the sliced almond into it (keep other half for decoration); pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould decorate with left out sliced almond, freeze the kulfi for 6-8 hours.
  7. Here I used paper box for freezing kulfi, easy to cut and serve…
  8. Now, Avocado kulfi is ready to serve, you can serve directly or sprinkle few sliced pistachio over it…
Avocado kulfi
Ingredients
Pour the milk
half of volume adding sugar
add mixture of coarsely grinded melon seed and almond
add ½ of the sliced almond
prepared avocado pulp, green cardamom powder and solidified milk
Put the prepared avocado pulp and solidified milk
Put the prepared avocado pulp and solidified milk
add green cardamom powder
, blend it till fine paste
pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould
pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould
decorate with left out sliced almond
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi

06
Mar 19

Sweet potato mash with milk

Toddlers/Baby recipe:

Toddlers’ like the sweet creamy and silky texture of this recipe, a wonderful dessert for every age group. I hope, you will cook and enjoy the recipe. You may serve for toddlers/baby; in any get together party or any time. It is very easy to prepare, healthy to eat. Just avoid dry fruits if you are going to serve it to toddlers/ baby…

Boil/microwave the sweet potatoes, mash and add warm milk till it achieves slightly thick consistency not watery. Add sugar/ honey as per your choice.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato (shakarkandi/satsumaimo): 2-3 no. (Small size)
  • Honey/sugar: 2 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Butter: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee/oil: to moisturize outer layer
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Saffron: ½ pinch
  • Green cardamom: 2-3 no.
  • Dry fruits (almond & cashew nut):10-12 no. (As per choice)

Preparation:

Wash and dry the sweet potato with kitchen towel, apply little quantity of ghee on the skin; Boil/microwave/roast the sweet potato, remove skin (outer layer) Keep aside. Here I used Japanese griller and roasted, which is very convenient.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl put all sweet potatoes, Add sugar/ honey as per your choice into this bowl, and mash with the help of masher or hand.
  2. Mash properly more you mash better will be the taste. Add warm milk in steps to make smooth paste of slightly thick consistency not watery. Add other ingredients and mix.
  3. Sweet potato mash with milk is ready to serve or to feed your baby. You are free to decorate with dry fruits if not serving to baby.
Sweet potato mash with milk
Ingredients
apply little quantity of ghee
apply little quantity of ghee
Japanese griller and roasted
Japanese griller and roasted
Sweet potato mash with milk
Sweet potato mash with milk

27
Feb 19

Sweet potato mash with honey and butter

Toddlers/Baby recipe:

You may serve as sweet dish/dessert or regular recipe for all age group…

It was balmy winter evening when I was passing the street back home from station in Tokyo; highly pleasing delectable flavor of baking aroma was coming from a stall. When reached near the stall, I found that sweet potatoes were being baked. Japanese love to eat the sweet potatoes in both ways; savory and sweet. In Japan sweet potato is available almost whole year. Most of the Japanese sweet potatoes variety is sweeter than Indian counterpart.

I love to eat sweet potato and my husband like to eat the recipe that I am uploading today. The recipe “Sweet potato mash with honey and butter” is healthy and highly nutritious for toddlers/baby. They will certainly like the taste and smooth finish of this sweet potato recipe.

Very easy to prepare; just boil/microwave the sweet potato, peel out the skin, mash it and add some honey and dash of butter. In this recipe I grilled the sweet potatoes.

The benefits of honey, butter and sweet potatoes is good for vision and tonic for brain. Add little butter in the sweet potatoes to increase the absorption of beta carotene in the body.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato (shakarkandi/satsumaimo): 2-3 no. (Small size)
  • Honey: 2 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Butter: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee/oil: to moisturize outer layer

Preparation:

Wash and dry the sweet potato with kitchen towel, apply little quantity of ghee on the skin of it; Boil/microwave potato, keep aside. Here I used Japanese griller, which is very convenient, remove skin (outer layer) Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl put all ingredients into this bowl, mash all with the help of masher or hand.
  2. Mash properly more you mash better will be the taste as well easy to gulp for toddlers/baby.
  3. Sweet potato mash with honey and butter is ready.
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter
Ingredients
apply little quantity of ghee
apply little quantity of ghee
Japanese griller
grilled sweet potatoes
remove skin
adding butter & honey
Mash properly
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter

21
Feb 19

Avocado shake

Toddler’s recipe:

The recent day’s new mother is very aware about her baby’s food: she always plans to feed her baby a delectable, nutritious and healthy food. Avocado is called super food and comes under the category of healthiest food.

The Avocado shake is easy and quick to prepare recipe; adding honey gives the awesome flavor and health benefits; babies mostly like its light green color, kind of slippery, smooth and creamy texture, easy to gulp.

It increases brain power; good for toddlers, mothers and every age group. It contains potassium, vitamin A, B, C, E and K. Enjoy the look and taste…

Ingredients:

  • Avocado: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Sugar/honey: 1-2 tablespoon (as per your taste)
  • Milk: 400-450 ml
  • Green cardamom: 1no. (Optional)
  • Ice cubes: optional

Preparation:

Cut the avocado into two halves: discard the seed, scoop out the pulp with help of spoon. Keep aside.

Method:

Take a grinding jar; put scooped Avocado along with 100 ml milk, green cardamom and sugar, blend it on medium speed till it become smooth, add remaining milk and ice cubes and blend them on high speed, Avocado milk shake is ready.

While serving in tumbler garnish with Avocado slices, as in the photo.

Avocado shake
Ingredients
Cut the avocado into two halves
put scooped Avocado along with 100 ml milk
scoop out the pulp
blend it on medium speed till it become smooth
Avocado shake
Avocado shake
Avocado shake
Avocado shake