Thursday, 12 October 2017

Apple Jaggery kheer

Apple kheer or Apple payasam is easy to prepare and tastes absolutely heavenly. Again I saw these recipes in my fellow marathoners post. After seeing all the kheer related posts; I understood that the recipe is very easy to make but I wanted to make a difference. So I replaced sugar with date palm jaggery. We all loved this kheer at home. This can be an ideal recipe for any festivals or any special occasions. No one identified that apple was an ingredient in this kheer. Do try this different kheer.


Ingredients:

Apple - 2
Milk - 1 litre
Date palm jaggery - 3/4th cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashewnuts - 5
Dry grapes - 10
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp


Method:

  • Boil milk on medium heat until it reduces to 3/4 of its original quantity. 
  • Wash, peel and core an apple and grate it.
  • Heat a tsp of ghee and saute the grated apple for a few minutes or until it is cooked. Leave it to cool.
  • Add these apple pieces to the boiling milk. Cook on low heat for few seconds.
  • Switch off stove. Add the date palm jaggery and cardamom powder. Mix well. Taste and adjust the sweetener.
  • Heat the remaining ghee. Fry cashewnuts and dry grapes. Garnish the kheer with this fried cashews and raisins. 



Notes:

  • Do not add jaggery and boil milk. The milk might curdle.


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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Apple Mango Smoothie

This is not the mango season but I had some frozen mango pieces with me and since they were frozen; I didn't feel like eating them just like that. So thought of making a milkshake or a smoothie. That's when the thought stuck me that I had signed in for apple based desserts. I put on my innovative hat and made a smoothie with both apple and mango. I used milk to get the creamy texture; but probably this can be replaced with yogurt also. Serve this as a healthy breakfast drink.

My last post had beautiful pics but for this post I didn't get time to click pics in my usual setup and have to adjust with clicks from my mobile.



Ingredients:

Apple - 1
Ripe Mango Chunks - 1 cip
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Honey - 1 tbsp
Ice cubes - 2


Method:

  • Cut the apple, remove the core and dice into pieces. If you like, you can peel the apple before cutting.
  • Add apple, mango, milk, ice cubes and sugar in a blender jar. Blend until smooth puree.
  • Pour prepared smoothie of mango and apple into serving glasses and serve.



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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Apple Badam Dates Milkshake

This month I am starting the normal blogging marathon routine this week. As usual I have picked up 2 weeks of blogging marathon and this week the theme is Apple desserts.


I got this recipe from last month's mega marathon in ann's space. I was fascinated with a milkshake with dates and the ingredients were really rich in nutrition like badam, apple. The recipe was damn easy. I made a very small change to the recipe. I added a tablespoon of honey to the milkshake.


We all loved it at home so much that I made a second and a third batch. We refrigerated the milk shake and each time the refrigerator was opened we use to take a gulp. This is a sure shot at our home whenever apple arrives.


I loved the clicks that I Took this time for the apple milkshake. So I am posting many pics. Ofcourse; I know this can't be compared to Nalini - my fellow marathoner; but still I feel these are one among the best clicks from my food blog.



Ingredients:

Apple - 1
Milk - 1 cup
Almonds - 6
Dates - 6
Honey - 1 tbsp
Pista - to garnish


Method:

  • Soak the almonds for about 34 hours and peel the skin.
  • De-seed the dates - I used seedless dates.
  • Blend milk, apple, dates, badam to a smooth consistency.
  • Crush the pista pieces.
  • Finally add the honey and the crushed pista pieces.





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