Sunday, 7 May 2017

Mango Mastani

My last post was a mango drink, that is aam panna which was like by many of you. So I have decided to post another mango drink today. The name of the drink is Mango Mastani which sounds like a Bollywood movie. Trust me like the name look-wise the drink is also appealing. This Mango Mastani is prepared using ripe mangoes unlike aam panna which is a raw/green mango drink.


What is Mango Mastani? This question arised when I first heard the name of it later when I searched in internet I came to know this drink is basically famous in the city of Pune. It is nothing but a version of milk shake which is thick in texture and served with a big dollop of ice cream on top which makes the drink for lucrative. It is also topped with some dry fruits and chopped mangoes. I have not added chopped mangoes if you want can put them. This drink is really filling as it contains mango puree, milk, ice cream and nuts. Before the mango season ends, you can prepare this Pune special now India famous Mango Mastani and enjoy Summer!

Mango Mastani

Ingredients
Ripe Mango -  2 to 3
Milk - 1.5 cups
Sugar - 2 to 3 tablespoon (Adjust according to the tastebud)
Vanilla Ice cream - 4 to 6 scoops
Cashews - 5 to 6, chopped
Pistachios - 5 to 6, chopped
Almonds - 5 to 6, chopped
Cherries - 4 for garnishing


Procedure

1. Peel the mangoes and chop them. Put the chopped mangoes in a blender and make a puree.
2. Now add sugar, milk and one or two scoop vanilla ice cream and blend until smooth.
3. Pour the drink in the glasses (fill 2/3 rd part).
4. Top with ice cream and dry fruits and garnish with cherry and serve.



Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Aam Panna

Aam panna is a popular Indian drink which is prepared from green (raw) mangoes during Summer. Green mango has heat-resistant properties which helps to beat the heat during Summer especially in India. Taste of aam panna is the blend of different flavours including sweetness, tangy-ness and salty with the flavour of spices.


This is the first time I prepared aam panna at home and I thought why didn't I prepare this for all these days. When I served it to my husband when he came back from office he was really satisfied and drank till the last drop and then he asked what is the drink name? I said it is aam panna. He immediately asked 'Why isn't it green color?' Yes it is not his mistake because normally what we get in market (bottled aam panna) is green in colour. So I said aam panna is prepared from the pulp so it is the pulp colour (which is not green :))...Few people add mint leaves to aam panna which gives the green colour, I avoided as I wanted to enjoy the flavour of raw mango and didn't want to blend with any other taste. But market bought bottles normally use synthetic food colours to symbolize green mango. Even you can try this 'Aam Panna' during this Summer. So what are you waiting for! Nowadays market is flooding with mangoes, grab them and check out the recipe here and prepare the drink! And yes don't forget to share the feedback to me..

Aam Panna
Ingredients

Green Mangoes - 500 gm
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 3 cups
Roasted Cumin Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
Black Salt - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Water - 2 to 3 cups
Ice cubes - few

Procedure

1. Wash and cut the upper part of the bud and boil the mangoes for 10 to 15 minutes. If you are using pressure cooker put one whistle under medium flame.
2. Cool the mangoes and peel them. Take put the pulp and mash them properly.
3. Add water along with the mango pulp and blend well.
4. Now add sugar and mix well until it is dissolved.
5. Next add roasted cumin powder, salt and black salt and mix well once again.
6. Pour into the glasses and serve with ice cubes.

NB: If you do not want to use ice cubes you can keep the drink in refrigerator for one hour or can use chilled water while preparing the drink.



Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Yogurt Lime Sorbet

Temperature is soaring day by day! Though there are thunderstorms and rains but the mercury is not going down as such.. With these hot summer days you need simple food and lots of juices and water. Even you crave for cold items like fruit juices, softdrinks, mocktails and obviously icecreams...Today after a long gap I have come up with a simple frozen dessert... No it's not icecream though we are scraming for icecream! However, this is similar to icecream...Today's recipe is Yogurt-Lime Sorbet. Do you know what is sorbet? Is sorbet or icecream  same? What is the difference between sorbet and icecream? I know lot of questions coming to your mind.


Here is the answer,

Sorbet = water+sugar+fruit (flavouring agent)
Icecream = milk/cream+sugar+fruit(flavouring agent)

Sorbet is more icy in texture whereas Icecream is creamy as the name suggests.

I have used to famous ingredients of summer to make my yogurt lime sorbet. The key ingredients are Yogurt and Lime. Both are hit during the summer and it cools your body too. No fancy ingredients require to prepare this yogurt lime sorbet. Even you don't need any icecream maker. Just try it out at home and let me know how it was.

Yogurt Lime Sorbet
Ingredients

Yogurt - 11/2 cup
Sugar - 3 to 4 tablespoon
Water - 1/2 cup
Lime Juice - 1 tablespoon
Vanilla Essence - 2 to 3 drops

Procedure

1. Take yogurt and sugar in a blender and blend it well.
2. Now add lime juice, water and vanilla essence to it and blend once again.
3. When the sugar dissolves transfer it into a airtight storage container and freeze it until it becomes firm. This may take overnight time.