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
December is the month of holidays and celebrations. I love everything about this month, splendid weather, good food and many holidays. It’s been sometime I have put any cake recipe on the blog. On the occasion of Christmas, I present to you a splendid “Zebra Cake“. It is soft, supple and delicious.
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.
- 1 litre milk
- 150 grams sugar
- 1 tablespoon custard powder
- 2 pear
- 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.
Pear Smoothie aka Pear Custard
A tasty, healthy and easy to make recipe which is ideal along with breakfast or as mid snacks.
- 1 litre milk
- 100 grams sugar
- 1 tbsp custard powder vanilla flavour
- 2 pear
Boil milk. Remove one- fourth cup milk and keep it aside.
Add sugar and give a stir. Continue to boil for sometime.
Mix custard powder in the milk kept aside.
Put this mixture into the milk and stir. Let boil for sometime.
Turn off the gas and allow to cool.
Peel the skin of pear and cut into chunks.
Make a puree of it.
On cooling, mix with the prepared custard. Serve chilled.
- 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
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Since yesterday, I have been on a baking spree, trying my hand at few recipes. My house is smelling so good, baking is therapeutic, I think, I should do it more often. Yes, it’s again time for our blog hop with the theme as”Baking” . Here is my sincere attempt to make the traditional Indian biscuits, Nan Katai. Well, I am quiet happy, the taste is good and they will not last long.
I had read long time back, that the traditional recipe of Nan katai or Nan khatai as many write, makes use of gram flour and semolina also. I tried to incorporate the same here. Thus, along with self raising flour, I have used a little of semolina and gram flour. I threw in a few strands of saffron and the taste on biting, gave a nice fragrance. For reference, I checked it here. Over to the recipe of my version of Nan Katai biscuits.
My other cookie recipe can be found here.
Here are the other recipes of Culinary Hoppers
This is my new e-book which has hit the stands now !
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.
- 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
- To make the dough:
- Take a bowl and add the wheat flour.
- Add all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
- Put one teaspon of oil and mix in the flour.
- Add little water and knead to a firm dough.
- Keep it aside for ten minutes.
- To make the khakras:
- Take a small ball of the dough and roll it into a thin circle.
- Heat a skillet.
- Put the rolled disc on the skillet, leave it for a few seconds, until the air pockets are visible, then flip it over.
- Apply some oil and press it on the edges with a potato masher. let cook on a low flame.
- Flip over and drizzle some oil. Dark spots should be visible and it should turn out crisp.
- Remove and keep aside
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
Add a teaspoon of oil and mix it. Put little water and knead to a dough.
Dough is ready. The dough should be firm. Keep it aside for ten minutes.
Make small balls of the dough.
Take a ball and roll it into a thin circle. Khakras should be made as thin as possible.
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 the edges and flip it once or twice. They need to be crisp, not soft.
Methi Khakra is ready.
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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Puffed rice balls , sweet and crunchy are tasty snacks to binge on. Popular doing festive times as offerings to the lord, it hails from the state of Gujarat . Continue reading Puffed rice balls aka Gujarati Mamra na ladoo
It’s holidays for most of the school children, time to enjoy and have fun. But, it’s so weird to see them bored or glued to that TV or mobile all the time. A real task for the mothers to keep them engaged. Here is an instant chocolate recipe, I am sure you all will love them.
The kids can be taught to do this one as a fun and learning activity. My daughter keeps doing these atleast once during her holidays. Here is another recipe.
- marie biscuits 1 packet
- milk 1/2cup
- castor sugar 4tbsp
- cocoa powder 2tbsp
- cashew pieces a few
Crush the biscuits in the mixer. It can be done by hand, but needs time.Take milk and mix the ingredients. Shape them into square shaped chocolates. Keep them in the refrigerator for an hour.
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