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Mango Lassi

Hello Peeps, Another summer morning and same routine, I guess I need to do something creative to get away from the routine is my thought every morning but somehow I get stuck there because once the little one is up she keeps me busy and gets creative with her pranks ;).
 Mangoes are still in season here and being it my favorite fruit(I guess by now I need not tell it you all know it :P) I wanted to post a favorite dish of ours that is Mango Lassi.
Lassi is a yogurt based drink sweet or spicy( i have posted a version of spicy one HERE ) mostly famous in North India but now almost made all over the world. I or say we love both the versions. I have not posted the regular lassi here but you just need to skip the fruit and your sweet lassi is ready. Here is what we need for Mango Lassi: INGREDIENTS :
2 cups of fresh chopped mango pieces, about 3 to 4 medium sized mangoes( I used alphonso mangoes, but you could use any good variety of mango. You could also use readily available  mango pulp when…

Summer Treat - Avocado Milkshake

Avocado milkshake is our family favourite.Avocado is also known as butter fruit in local markets in India. Making it is not a rocket science. It’s simple filling and very nutritious, moreover very good for kids who are underweight. Ingredients: 1 Avacado 3 cups milk * ½ cup water (optional) 6tbsp sugar

Method: Cut avocado into 2 pcs, remove the seed and peel the skin. Add the flesh into a blender/mixie along with remaining ingredients. Pour into glass and enjoy. Aps Notes: Here I have used full fat milk so have added ½ cup water it is totally optional and you can use lowfat milk too. If you are vegan then you can skip dairy milk and add coconut milk or almond milk. If you want to serve it chilled then add few ice cubes while blending the milkshake.
You can refrigerate the shake if remaining only upto half an hour later it tends to get dark.  Happy Cooking,

Avocado Gojju

Just the other day while a casual chat with Amma over skype we came to our favorite topic and that is FOOD. She told what she made for lunch and as soon as I heard the menu as usual I started drooling. She told me a new dish that she had made almost 3 times then and it tastes yum she added. Soon I decided to make it and post it to my beautiful readers. Avocado is good in carbohydrates and vitamins and we at home love this fruit. I have always made milk shakes and creamy avocado, but I had heard about guacamole and never tasted it nor made it being skeptical how the taste would be. This gojju is a Indian or say Konkani version of guacamole. After making this and it being yummy I will make guacamole soon. Here is the recipe for Avocado Gojju 2 avocados 3 green chillies 3-4 pinches asafoetida/ or compound hing water a tsp 1 medium onion finely chopped 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves Salt to taste 1 tbsp coconut oil

Method : Cut the avocado peel them and mash them well with a spoon. To t…

Couscous Idli with Ginger Chutney

Morning breakfast is a must in our house, may be it here or mamas or in-laws place. And breakfast is not bread butter jam or any cereal. It needs to be something that’s filling and say a kind of south Indian, now that doesn’t mean we do not eat bread and jam ;). Here in my house that I keep experimenting even with regular breakfast menu. This is one such thing which I did with Couscous. I had not tasted couscous until last year even though couscous is a kind of staple food here in Middle East. It’s just like our rawa but a little thick is what I felt. And when it is like rawa why not make Idlis was my thought (typical South Indian brain ;) ). So here is what we need for Couscous Idli
Preparation Time:15mins
½ cup Couscous
½ cup Semolina
2cups curds
¾ th-1tsp fruit salt/ baking soda
2tbsp coriander finely chopped
1tbsp coconut gratings
salt to taste
For Tempering
3tsp oil
1tsp mustard seeds
1tbsp chana dal
½ tbsp urad dal
1” grated ginger piece
2 tbsp cashewnuts
3-4 green ch…

Mushroom Wraps/ Vietnamese Rice Wrapper Rolls

Variety is the spice of life. Just like the saying I am trying to include new varieties here in my little space. I have started making Thai dishes at home and have experimented on Mediterranean cooking recently for which I need a little more experimenting to post here, my friends say that’s not needed but I feel unless I am not totally satisfied I must not post here.Today I am going to post a Vietnamese Rice Wrapper Rolls, these are made of cucumbers,rice noodles but i am posting one with a different filling. Ingredients :
Rice wrappers - as you needed ( I use small circles, you can use big for bigger rolls)
Carrot - little julienned
Bell Peppers/Capscicum washed deseeded and julienned
Beans sprouts – little
Basil a few finely chopped (you can use coriander instead)
Mushroom 1 cup finely chopped
Pepper powder – ½ tsp
Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp
Green onion or spring onion - only the green part.
Salt to taste

Method:Heat a pan add in mushrooms,pepper powder and soy sauce and sauté until mushroom…

Summer Treats - Strawberry Oats Kulfi - Guilt free Strawberry Kulfi

Hello People, how are you all? Here the temperature is soaring to 50 deg. Luckily I don’t keep cribbing about the weather while at home because of the Air conditioner, juices and Popsicles that we keep stuffing in. I will be posting some Summer treats in the coming posts. While making all these cool goodies I keep in mind that it need to be yummy and healthy at the same time and yes a little guilt free. How many of you love kulfi?? You? You? You? Even we love it and what a joy to have without lot of sugar , khoya or any extra fattening ingredient in it you will totally love it. This particular recipe is adapted from Chef Vikas Khanna, where he used ready mix saffola fruit and nuts oats and I replaced it with totally fresh ingredients from oats to fruits. You will be surprised while you read the ingredients and will not mind  making and eating again and again. The fun about making this is it can be eaten during breakfast too.The kulfi was so yum and when hubby came to know it was made of…

Kacche Aam Ka Bharta

I love eggplants but in my hubby’s love or like list this one isn’t found. It is in his ok ok list(yes we have that list to while the vegetable or curry it not your liked one you eat it just because it is made). I have made baingan ka bharta many a times but hubby not liking it very much said you enjoy! So I thought about giving a new twist to the bhartha by replacing the main vegetable with this seasons vegetable that’s raw mango. Yes you heard me right. So lets get cooking.
Ingredients: 2 large raw mangoes/kaccha aam(not so sour)

2 medium onions

3 tomatoes

4 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp coriander powder

Salt to taste

1/2 cup oil

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp garam masala

For Garnishing:
Green chilli, chopped
Pudina for garnishing
Green coriander, chopped

Method Put raw mango on flame one after another on fire to roast.

After the raw mango turns black and cover it with the lid and after a while wash off and remove the skin.

Mash the raw mangoes and throw the seed.

Heat oil…