01
Oct 19

Apple juice

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 favorite fruit among the health conscious and fitness enthusiast, who definitely include apples in their diets. Whatever the way you like, it gives advance nutrition. Eating them whole gives maximum benefits, but sometimes it is fun and you can enjoy preparing juice for your family and they will be delighted and happy to have it.

Drink and enjoy…

Ingredients:

  • Apple: 1 no. (Big)
  • Lemon: ¼ no. (Medium) as per taste
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Ice cubes: as per requirement

Preparation:

  1. Core and cut the apple.

Method:

  1. Put apple pieces into blending jar along with ice cubes/ ½ glass of water, blend it on high speed for a minute, sieve the mixture and collect the juice in a jar.
  2. Add lemon juice & honey. Apple juice is ready to be served.
Apple juice
Ingredients
Ingredients
Apple juice
Apple juice
Apple juice
Apple juice

12
Sep 19

Avocado salted lassi (avocado Mattha/Chhachh)

Curd is good for health especially in summer days: keeping this in the mind prepare the summer friendly avocado salted drink, it is an excellent refreshing drink for rowdy summer.

This is a low calorie breakfast without compromising nutrition. Only a glass of avocado lassi provides full nutrition for fitness freaks as a breakfast; blending with curd improves digestion too.

Easy to prepare, just blend all ingredients together and drink is ready, sprinkle roasted cumin powder on the top of long glass.

Ingredients:

  • Avocado: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Curd: 100 ml
  • Water: 200 ml
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black salt (kala namak): 2 pinch
  • Roasted cumin powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ice cubes: optional

Preparation:

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

Method:

  1. Take a grinding jar; put scooped Avocado along with curd, water and salt blend it on medium speed till it become smooth, add ice cubes and blend them on high speed, Avocado salted lassi is ready.
  2. While serving in tumbler garnish with Avocado slices, cumin powder and black salt as in the photo.
Avocado salted lassi (avocado Mattha/Chhachh)
Ingredients
Blend it
Blend it
Avocado salted lassi (avocado Mattha/Chhachh)
Avocado salted lassi (avocado Mattha/Chhachh)
Avocado salted lassi (avocado Mattha/Chhachh)
Avocado salted lassi (avocado Mattha/Chhachh)
Avocado salted lassi (avocado Mattha/Chhachh)

02
Sep 19

Avocado sweet lassi

We went to visit my friend’s place in Japan and checked into a restaurant for lunch: there was an option of avocado sweet lassi in the menu card. OMG it was so smooth and creamy in texture, delicious, satisfying and filling. That day onward this is our favorite drink to serve for friends and family.

It can be stored in refrigerator for about an hour or two, but it is best to consume immediately.

Ingredients:

  • Avocado: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Sugar/honey: 2-3 tablespoon (as per your taste)
  • Milk: half cup
  • Curd: 1 cup
  • Green cardamom: 2-3 no. (Optional)
  • Saffron: 1 pinch
  • Ice cubes: optional

Preparation:

  1. Cut the avocado into two halves: discard the seed, scoop out the pulp with help of spoon (before scooping keeps few beautiful slices for garnishing). Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a grinding jar; put scooped Avocado along with curd, milk, green cardamom and sugar, blend it on medium speed till it become smooth, add saffron and ice cubes and blend them on high speed, Avocado lassi  is ready.
  2. While serving in tumbler garnish with Avocado slices and saffron thread, as in the photo.
Avocado sweet lassi
Ingredients
blend it on medium speed
Avocado sweet lassi
Avocado sweet lassi
Avocado sweet lassi
Avocado sweet lassi
Avocado sweet lassi

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