28
Jun 17

Sweet sattu sharbat (sweet protein drink)

Sattu is invented by laborers working in the fields for long years ago, since they needed an affordable filling and wholesome meal. It is high in protein content, hence it is ideal for those people, that’s why once upon a time it is called poor men’s food, but this humble sattu is packed with nutrients and actually a wonder food with loads of health benefits.

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

No need to cook, just mix it with water in a glass, eat sattu in any form either ‘Sweet sattu sharwat (sweet protein drink)’ or ‘Salted sattu drink (salted protein drink)’, it’s a great hydrating and cooling drink and for fitness freaks, a post workout protein kick. It is in fact more hydrating than water, so bye-bye to heat stroke with this sattu recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Sattu: 3-4 tablespoon
  • Water: 200-250 ml
  • Sugar/Jaggery: 3 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Black salt: 1 pinch (optional)
  • Almond: 6-7 no.
  • Green cardamom: 1no.

Preparation:

  1. Slice the almond, keep aside.
  2. Peel off green cardamom and grind to powder, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl, put sattu, salt and sugar, add water in small quantity to avoid lumps and make smooth paste. Now add more water/chilled-water as per your choice of consistency; add sliced almond and cardamom powder.
  2. Transfer into serving glass, decorate with sliced almond and enjoy…
Sweet sattu sharbat (sweet protein drink)

Sweet sattu sharbat (sweet protein drink)

Ingredients

Ingredients

put sattu, salt and sugar

put sattu, salt and sugar

add water

add water

add water

add water

add sliced almond

add sliced almond

add sliced almond and cardamom powder

add sliced almond and cardamom powder

Transfer into serving glass

Transfer into serving glass

Sweet sattu sharbat (sweet protein drink)

Sweet sattu sharbat (sweet protein drink)

Sweet sattu sharbat (sweet protein drink)

Sweet sattu sharbat (sweet protein drink)

Sweet sattu sharbat (sweet protein drink)

Sweet sattu sharbat (sweet protein drink)


06
Jun 17

Jack fruit kulfi

Phew, it was so tiring and scorching summer in Kanyakumari. Tamil Nadu is known for its hot, humid, horrendous summer and practically non-existent winter in most part of it.

But just today I realized that summer is not a bad thing after all, we have variety of fruits in the summer in contrary I love summer “I can eat all types of ice-cream, kulfi and the variety of drinks.

And I have fallen in love with ‘jack fruit kulfi’ so yummy…

Just indulge yourself to prepare the frozen dessert, which is healthier too.

Summer can never be fun without ice cream, everybody’s heart get dancing after taking ice-cream.

This kulfi was really appreciated by my family members, it was finished same day.

Ingredients:

  • Jack fruit: 10-12 seed
  • Full cream milk: ½ liter
  • Khoa/Mawa: 100 gm
  • Sugar: 80-100 gm
  • Makhana (Fox nut):  15-20 no.
  • Cashew nut: 10-12 no.
  • Green cardamom: 3-4 no.

Preparation:

  1. Dry roast fox nut till it gets crisp. Allow to cool, grind coarsely along with half quantity of cashew nut. Keep aside.
  2. Slice thinly the rest half quantity of cashew nut, keep aside.
  3. Peel off green cardamom, make powder, and keep aside.
  4. Deseed the jackfruit, and grind the pulp till smooth paste, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a wide mouth heavy bottom pan; apply some ghee (clarified butter) at the base and inner wall of the pan.
  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 after 7-8 minutes it reduces to half of volume, don’t forget to scrap and stir continuously.
  3. Add Khoa and sugar; reduce the flame, when milk starts getting thick consistency (see photo), within couple of minutes add mixture of coarsely grinded fox nut and, cashew nut.
  4. Milk starts to solidify, it will become thick, now put off the flame, allow it to cool, add cardamom powder and blend the mixture. Add jack fruit pulp and blend again add ¼ quantities of dry fruit into it; pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi mould decorate with left out dry fruit, freeze the kulfi for 6-8 hours.
  5. Now, Jack fruit kulfi is ready to serve.
Jack fruit kulfi

Jack fruit kulfi

jack fruit

jack fruit

Ingredients

Ingredients

Dry roast fox nut

Dry roast fox nut

Pour the milk into the pan

Pour the milk into the pan

Deseed the jackfruit

Deseed the jackfruit

grind the pulp till smooth paste

grind the pulp till smooth paste

Add Khoa

Add Khoa

Add Khoa and sugar

Add Khoa and sugar

add mixture of coarsely grinded fox nut and, cashew nut

add mixture of coarsely grinded fox nut and, cashew nut

add mixture of coarsely grinded fox nut and, cashew nut

add mixture of coarsely grinded fox nut and, cashew nut

Milk starts to solidify

Milk starts to solidify

it will become thick

it will become thick

jack fruit pulp and solidify milk

jack fruit pulp and solidify milk

Add jack fruit pulp and blend again

Add jack fruit pulp and blend again

mixture

mixture

add cardamom

add cardamom

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pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi mould

pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi mould

Jack fruit kulfi

Jack fruit kulfi

Jack fruit kulfi

Jack fruit kulfi

Jack fruit kulfi

Jack fruit kulfi


30
May 17

Three cheers with kiwi

This summer, exchanged bottled cold drinks for indigenous and healthy alternatives with kiwi.Three cheers with kiwi and welcome the summer in style. Here is the list of super healthy drinks which I enjoyed with my family. I have already linked all recipes…below.

  1. Kiwi cucumber shake
  2. Verdant green kiwi cooler
  3. Kiwi lassi (curd/yoghurt based drink)
Verdant green kiwi cooler

Verdant green kiwi cooler

Kiwi lassi (curd/yoghurt based drink)

Kiwi lassi (curd/yoghurt based drink)

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake


26
May 17

Enjoy The peak of mercury

Mercury is at its peak, children are taking plunge into the swimming pool in a bid to cool them off. Summer is the time to eat lightly and require endless glasses of water.

Most people take aerated drink to quench their thirst, instead  prepare these  fresh fruit juices and tender coconut water to stay hydrated.

Plan for the week: Enjoy the peak of summer and beat the summer… I have already linked all recipes…below.

Tender coconut with malai delight: Monday

Plum cooler: Tuesday

Ash gourd juice (brain revitalizer): Wednesday

Amarood (Guava) Ananas (pine apple) cooler: Thursday

Pomegranate-apple delight: Friday

Grapes pomegranate cooler: Saturday

Date-coco cooler: Sunday


25
May 17

Beating the horrendous summer

Delhi is suffering from scorching heat; most people don’t like to face  this period of the year at all, but this is the time when you can enjoy the tall glass of ‘Malaidar lassi‘, Mattha/salted lassi (yogurt drink), kesar elaichi kulfi (saffron cardamom kulfi)Thandhai and many more… without getting sinus, headache, throat pain or a bad cold.

Enjoy and beat the horrendous summer… I have already linked all recipes .

Thandhai

Thandhai

Mattha/salted lassi (yogurt drink)

Mattha/salted lassi (yogurt drink)

Kesar elaichi kulfi (saffron cardamom kulfi)

Kesar elaichi kulfi (saffron cardamom kulfi)

Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)