07
Feb 19

Apples

Apples are delicious, during the apple season high quality apples one can get at low price. I would like to upload and talk about this juicy, crunchy and wonderful fruit and their recipes. How it can be consumed in different ways:

This is the most popular favorite fruit among the health conscious and fitness enthusiast, who firmly believe “health is wealth”

“An apple a day sends a doctor away” Its daily intake boosts metabolism, improves heart, bones, teeth and skin health. It helps to relieves constipation and diarrhea too; above all it boosts brain power. This wonderful fruits contains ‘vitamin B Complex’, beta carotene and many more vitamins and minerals.

Apples are the symbol of youthfulness and fertility ever since. That’s why once upon a time there used a slogan…

“An apple a day, do not doctors to pay.”

Apple trees originally grew in Asia and Europe about thousand years ago, now it is grown all over the world. Different types of apples are grown as per demand i.e. cooking purpose, raw eating purpose and cinder producing purpose.

Asian apples are extremely sweet, especially in Indian sub continent. The skin of ripen apples are red, pink, green, yellow, golden and rusted color. They also differ in size significantly. Japanese consumers prefer the large size apples.

Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures i.e. apples are eaten with honey at the Jewish new year to symbolize a very sweet new year.

Eat apples whatever the way you like, it gives advance nutrition. Eating them whole gives maximum benefits, but cooked dishes of apple can be fun while cooking and serving as well as tasty too.

Following recipes you can prepare with help of ‘Indian Cooking Manual’. I have already linked the recipe, you just click…

When I was in London, I saw there were apple toffee, candy and many more things are available in the stores.

Chocolate coated apples also available at the tourist places, so the proverb of now a day is …

“An apple a day keeps a doctor away”

Delicious and nutritional tips for using apple and its recipes:

You can serve it as juice or mixed with other fruit juices and prepare blend fruit juice.

Following are some apple preparation; Indian cocking manual will help you to prepare them:

  •  Low calorie fruit cream
  • Dreamy fruit dessert
  • Apple kheer
  • Apple juice
  • Apple shake
  • Apple lassi
  • Green apple chutney
  • Boiled apple for toddlers
  • Apple custard
  • Apple cake
  • Apple jam and jelly
  • Apple sandesh (Bengali sweets)
  • Fruit salad
  • Add few pieces of apple in your vegetable salad
  • Apples can be served with ice-cream, yogurt and cereals.
  • Prepare apple smoothie with curd or milk/almond milk/coconut milk.

06
Oct 16

Grapes pomegranate cooler

Ingredients:

  • Pomegranate: 1no. (Big)
  • Black grapes: 150-200gm
  • Apple: 1no. (Medium) as per taste
  • Sendha namak: ½ teaspoon (optional)
  • Roasted cumin powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Honey: 2 tablespoon
  • Ice cubes: as per requirement

Preparation:

  1. Remove pomegranate areal, keep aside.
  2. Core and cut the apple.

Method:

  1. Put pomegranate areal, grapes and apple pieces into blending jar along with ice cubes/ a glass of water, blend it on high speed for a minute, sieve the mixture and collect the juice in a jar.
  2. Add Sendha namak, cumin powder & honey ,stir well. Grapes pomegranate cooler is ready to serve.

    Grapes pomegranate cooler

    Grapes pomegranate cooler

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Put pomegranate areal, grapes and apple pieces into blending jar

    Put pomegranate areal, grapes and apple pieces into blending jar

    blend it on high speed

    blend it on high speed

    sieve the mixture

    sieve the mixture

    collect the juice

    collect the juice

    collect the juice

    collect the juice

    Add Sendha namak, cumin powder

    Add Sendha namak, cumin powder

    Add Sendha namak, cumin powder

    Add Sendha namak, cumin powder

    adding honey

    adding honey

    Grapes pomegranate cooler

    Grapes pomegranate cooler

    Grapes pomegranate cooler

    Grapes pomegranate cooler

    Grapes pomegranate cooler

    Grapes pomegranate cooler

    Grapes pomegranate cooler

    Grapes pomegranate cooler


03
Oct 16

Tender coconut with malai delight

Ingredients:

  • Tender coconut with pulp: 1 no.
  • Green cardamom: 1no.

Preparation:

  1. Collect pulp of tender coconut with spoon, keep aside.
  2. Peel off green cardamom and pound it, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients into mixer, blend it, and serve into glass. Tender coconut with malai delight is ready to drink.

    Tender coconut with malai delight

    Tender coconut with malai delight

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Put all ingredients into mixer

    Put all ingredients into mixer

    Put all ingredients into mixer

    Put all ingredients into mixer

    Put all ingredients into mixer

    Put all ingredients into mixer

    Tender coconut with malai delight

    Tender coconut with malai delight

    Tender coconut with malai delight

    Tender coconut with malai delight


02
Oct 16

Pomegranate-apple delight

Ingredients:

  • Pomegranate: 1no. (Big)
  • Apple: 1no. (Medium)
  • Sendha namak: ¼ teaspoon (optional)
  • Lemon: 1 no.
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon
  • Ice cubes: as per requirement

Preparation:

  1. Remove pomegranate areal, keep aside.
  2. Core and cut the apple.

Method:

  1. Put pomegranate areal and apple pieces into blending jar along with ice cubes/ a glass of water, blend it on high speed for a minute, sieve the mixture and collect the juice in a jar.
  2. Add Sendha namak & honey and serve.

    Pomegranate-apple delight

    Pomegranate-apple delight

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Put pomegranate areal and apple pieces into blending jar

    Put pomegranate areal and apple pieces into blending jar

    collect the juice

    collect the juice

    Add Sendha namak, cumin powder

    Add Sendha namak, cumin powder

    Add Sendha namak, cumin powder

    Add Sendha namak, cumin powder

    Pomegranate-apple delight

    Pomegranate-apple delight


01
Oct 16

Hot herbal drink

Ingredients:

  • Lemon grass: 4-5 leaves
  • Mint leaves: 7-9 leaves
  • Indian basil: 5-7 leaves
  • Fennel seed: 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger: 1”piece
  • Water: 2 cups
  • Jaggery/Honey: 2 tablespoon
  • Lemon: 1 no.

Preparation:

  1. Clean all the leaves, keep aside.
  2. Crush the ginger into motor and pestle, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Boil the water; put all ingredients except lime and honey. Let it boil for couple of minute, put off the flame and cover for a while. Strain and add honey and half of the lemon juice, decorate with basil leaf, serve hot.

    Hot herbal drink

    Hot herbal drink

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    put all ingredients

    put all ingredients

    boiling

    boiling

    prepared tea

    prepared tea

    pouring the tea

    pouring the tea

    add honey and half of the lemon juice

    add honey and half of the lemon juice

    add honey and half of the lemon juice

    add honey and half of the lemon juice

    Hot herbal drink

    Hot herbal drink

    Hot herbal drink

    Hot herbal drink