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Mango sheera, Mango kesari, summer treats

It’s the season of mangoes, time to indulge and try recipes with it. Sheera or rawa kesari is often made in all homes. Do give a try with mango, it’s tasty. Mango Sheera is soft and smooth pudding like sweet delicacy made with mango pulp and semolina.

One can also make it using pineapple and banana.

This is vegan recipe.

mango sheera
mango sheera

My other mango recipes are here

 

mango and coconut burfi, virgin mango mojito, mango parfait

Instant mango pickle recipe was a big hit last time.

Let’s get to the recipe of Mango Sheera

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semolina (bombay rawa)
  • 1 cup mango pulp (2 medium mangoes)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • a few strands saffron
  • 4 cardamom powdered

Method:

  1. Extract the pulp of mango and whisk it.
  2. Take a spoon of ghee and roast the semolina along with dry fruits. It should be light brown in colour and give a good aroma. Remove the roasted semolina and put it aside.
  3. Put water along with sugar and saffron strands and put it to boil. Once the water boils, put the mango pulp and give a stir.
  4. Now, add the roasted semolina slowly. Keep stirring in between, lest lumps are formed.
  5. Let cook for sometime. The consistency should be thick.
  6. Finally, add cardamom powder to it.
mango sheera
mango sheera
mango sheera
mango sheera
mango sheera
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Mango sheera, mango kesari

Mango sheera is a sweet delicacy made of semolina and mango pulp. It is tasty and makes a good choice for breakfast or lunch.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semolina (bombay rawa)
  • 1 cup mango pulp 2 medium sized mangoes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 8 cashew broken into pieces
  • 4 cardamom powdered
  • few strands saffron
  • 1 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Extract the mango pulp and whisk it.

  2. Take a spoon of ghee in a pan, add semolina and cashew pieces to it. Roast it gently for three to four minutes. It should be light brown in colour and give a good aroma. Put it aside.

  3. In the same pan, add water, sugar, ghee and saffron strands. Put it to boil. Once it boils, add mango pulp and give a stir. Now, add the roasted semolina to it. Keep stirring in between, lest lumps are formed.

  4. Let cook for sometime. The consistency should be thick. 

  5. Finally, add cardamom powder and mix it well. Mango sheera is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use other dry fruits.
  • Oil should not be used, it imparts a different flavour and smell.
  • Mangoes should be ripe and non fibrous. 
  • Use fresh mango pulp.

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Fab milkshake summer special

It’s been sometime I have put any milkshake recipe here.  My recent creation is this Fab milkshake, a name which I have given to it. It has figs, banana and almonds in it, F is  for fig,  A for almond and B for banana, hence, the name. Continue reading Fab milkshake summer special

Pear smoothie aka Pear custard

Pear is a wonderful fruit to use in various dessert. It is juicy and has a divine taste. Pear smoothie is ideal for children who do not like fruits.

We are living in an era where an additional hour would always be welcome. Running between errands and deadlines, we just try to do our work in an easy way. I love easy and fuss free recipes. Elaborate method of cooking is usually for weekends or pre planned dinner.

Serve it along with breakfast  or as an evening after school snack for kids.

pear smoothie
pear smoothie
pear smoothie
pear smoothie

Ingredients :

  • 1 litre milk
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 1 tablespoon custard powder
  • 2 pear

Method:

  • Boil milk. Keep one-fourth cup of milk aside in a bowl.
  • Add sugar. Give a stir.
  • Mix custard powder in milk. Add it to the milk and stir well. Let boil for two minutes.
  • Remove the skin of pear and cut into cubes.
  • Blend to a purée.
  • When the custard is cool mix the purée into it. Chill and serve.
  • Pear Smoothie is ready to serve.
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Pear Smoothie aka Pear Custard

A tasty, healthy and easy to make recipe which is ideal along with breakfast or as mid snacks.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 560 kcal
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 litre milk
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 1 tbsp custard powder vanilla flavour
  • 2 pear

Instructions

  1. Boil milk. Remove one- fourth cup milk and keep it aside.

  2. Add sugar and give a stir. Continue to boil for sometime.

  3. Mix custard powder in the milk kept aside.

  4. Put this mixture into the milk and stir. Let boil for sometime.

  5. Turn off the gas and allow to cool.

  6. Peel the skin of pear and cut into chunks.

  7. Make a puree of it.

  8. On cooling, mix with the prepared custard. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

  • Peeling of skin is optional. If you are a health freak, use with the skin. It has many anti oxidants.
  • Consistency of custard should neither be too thick or thin.

My other pear recipes can be viewed here

Pear Icecream

 

 



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Frankie, potato wrap in steps

Potatoes are not only handy when we do not have any vegetables in the refrigerator, they are versatile too. One can use them in all the dishes, yes even sweets too, they do make a halwa of it ! Yes, today’s dish is of potato,but not a sweet one.  I will be presenting you with Frankie or  Potato Wrap , as some say it. Continue reading Frankie, potato wrap in steps

Methi Khakra

I love Gujarati food. The snacks that they make are varied and yummy. Khakra, fafda, dhokla and kachori are some of their popular ones. Khakra are made of various kinds. They can be used as a snack or for breakfast.They can be stored for a long time and ideal to carry during travelling.

The affair with khakra started long back at home. Children loved these when they were young and I always had a stack of these in my pantry. Methi , Jeera, Masala, Garlic, so many varieties were available in the bakery.

As we planned to make Gujarati dishes, I thought of trying my hand at Khakra.  Yes, they did turn out good and glad that I ventured into this one. Presenting to you all Gujarati’s popular snack Methi Khakra today.

methi khakra
methi khakra
Methi Khakra
Recipe Type: Snacks
Cuisine: Gujarati
Author: Jayashree @ evergreendishes
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Crispy and spicy, these snacks can be binged anytime.
Ingredients
  • Wheat flour 1cup
  • gram flour 1tsp
  • kasuri methi 2tsp
  • chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • amchur powder 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4tsp
  • asafoetida 1/4tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil 1 tsp +extra
  • water for kneading
Instructions
  1. To make the dough:
  2. Take a bowl and add the wheat flour.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Put one teaspon of oil and mix in the flour.
  5. Add little water and knead to a firm dough.
  6. Keep it aside for ten minutes.
  7. To make the khakras:
  8. Take a small ball of the dough and roll it into a thin circle.
  9. Heat a skillet.
  10. Put the rolled disc on the skillet, leave it for a few seconds, until the air pockets are visible, then flip it over.
  11. Apply some oil and press it on the edges with a potato masher. let cook on a low flame.
  12. Flip over and drizzle some oil. Dark spots should be visible and it should turn out crisp.
  13. Remove and keep aside
Notes
You can do various varieties here. Palak paste, garlic paste, chopped coriander, roasted cumin powder and one with punjabi flavours too can be prepared.

 

dry ingredients
dry ingredients

Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix them thoroughly. Wheat flour, gram flour, amchur powder, kasuri methi, chilli powder, turmeric powder and asafoetida

kneading the dough
kneading the dough

Add a teaspoon of oil and mix it. Put little water and knead to a dough.

dough
dough

Dough is ready. The dough should be firm. Keep it aside for ten minutes.

dough balls
dough balls

Make small balls of the dough.

dough rolled into circle
dough rolled into circle

Take a ball and roll it into a thin circle. Khakras should be made as thin as possible.

roast on a skillet
roast on a skillet

Heat a skillet, put it on it, when air pockets are seen, flip it over, and then drizzle some oil and press with a potato masher

press it with a potato masher
press it with a potato masher

Press the edges and flip it once or twice. They need to be crisp, not soft.

methi khakra is ready
methi khakra is ready

Methi Khakra is ready.

methi khakra
methi khakra

A few khakras for you ! And do check out my other recipe Puffed Rice Balls aka Gujarati Mamara na Ladoo 

Here are the links to other Gujarati dishes of blog hop girls !

Dal Dhokli by Shubha, Gujarati Summer Thali, Fajeto and Bitter Gourd Curry by Padma, Trevti Dal by Shobana, Muthiya by Parvathy, Khandvi by Poornima, Surti Locho by Piyali, Sukhadi by Vani and Cabbage Muthiya by Anu

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Ragi idli /Finger millet idli

Everyday, it is a dilemma to choose a menu that is loved by one and all at home. More so, in the days when we are thinking of healthy eating. As we ring into the new year, I plan to bring in more healthy  recipes for you. .Today on the eve of new year, I bring to you all, Ragi idli or finger millet idli , a twist to the usual stuff. Continue reading Ragi idli /Finger millet idli

banana and fig milkshake

Bananas are an wonderful fruit, those reading me will know that I cherish this humble fruit. It’s packed with nutrition and the one fruit liked by all at home. It is available all round the year unlike other fruits. But there are times, when this fruit goes unused. I use it along with figs for a nutritious packed drink.

I love making milkshakes. These are delicious and loved by all ages. You can substitute the ingredients accordingly.
Banana and fig milkshake is a tasty and healthy drink. It is ideal for kids who do not have breakfast in the mornings. I have used fresh figs here. Figs are rich in natural sugar, minerals and solution fibre. It consists of minerals such as potassium, calcium , magnesium, iron and copper along with Vitamin A and E. Thus , the blending of these two fruits makes it a healthy drink.

This is an ideal way for fussy kids who do not eat figs.

banana and fig milkshake
banana and fig milkshake

Ingredients :

  • bananas 2
  • figs 4
  • milk (skimmed ) 1/2 litre
  • sugar 2tsp
  • vanilla ice cream 1tbsp (optional)
Method : 
Cut the fruits and churn all the ingredients together. Serve chilled.

My other milkshakes :

Rajbhog milkshake

mango milkshake

strawberry milkshake

banana and dates milkshake

 

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