Monday, June 21, 2010

Kulfi (Indian Ice-cream)

Here comes another recipe to beat the heat.Kulfi is very popular Indian ice-cream which is made of milk.Milk is heated and reduced then mixed with dry fruits/nuts.After that it is allowed to freeze.Kulfi falooda,kesar-pista kulfi,matka kulfi,malai kulfi are some of the most common flavours in India.


Milk 5 cup

Condensed Milk 1/2 cup

Sugar(powdered) as per taste

Corn Flour 1 tsp

Green Cardamom pw 1/2 tsp

Almonds 10

Pistachios 15

Coconut(grated) 2 tbsp


1. Take milk in a heavy bottom pan and heat it on medium-high flame.Add the condensed milk when it becomes to boil.Now keep stirring with a laddle.Make a paste of corn flour in cold milk and pour it into the hot milk.Reduce it till it becomes almost 1/2 of the original amount.Remove it from heat.

2. Add sugar,chopped almonds,pistachios,grated coconut,cardamom powder and mix all the ingredients.

3. Let it cool down then pour this mixture into ice-cream moulds and allow it to freeze for 6 hours.

4. Take out of freezer and put the moulds in water.It will help the kulfi to come out of the moulds easily.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mixed Fruit Smoothie

Summer brings up lots of bbq/pool parties,outings and we always look for something cool and soothing to beat up the heat.Market is full of veggies and fruits so it's the best time to utilise them for beverages.Here comes a smoothie from my kitchen which has load of fruits.Try this and am sure you and your loved ones will love this just like my family.


Mango 1

Banana 1

Peaches 2

Almonds Blanched 5-10

Honey 1 tbsp

Milk 1 cup

Yogurt(plain) 2 tbsp

Strawberry Preserve 1 tbsp



1. Roughly chop the fruits and put them in a blender.Blend them together with milk and almonds till smooth.

2. Add yogurt,strawberry preserve,honey and blend again.

3. Finally add crushed ice and blend again.Serve chill.

Sending this to the following events

'Show Me Your Smoothie' by Dil Se

Sizzling Summer Contest by Spicy Tasty.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Asparagus Sabzi

I was introduced to Asparagus some months back in a cookery show on tv.When I googled about this veggie I found out that it is one of the most nutritionally well balanced veggie which is high in folic acid.It is low in calories,contains no fat or cholesterol and a good source of fiber ,potassium,vitamin B6.So thought to include it in my meal and made this asparagus sabzi.The original recipe can be found here.


Asparagus 1 bunch
Tomato Puree 2 tbsp
Fennel seed pw 1 tsp
Ginger 1/2 inch piece
Garlic 3-4 pods
Red Chili pw 1/2 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp

1. Wash and remove the thick portion from one end and leave the soft end intact.Now cut into 1 inch pieces.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add fennel seed powder.Now add chopped/grated ginger,garlic and fry till golden in colour.
3. Add tomato puree,salt and fry till oil leaves the masala.
4. At this point add asparagus pieces,red chili powder,adjust salt.Give it a quick mix and let it cook uncovered for 10 minutes on medium heat.
5. Serve hot with chapatis or as a side dish.

Sending this to the event 'Green Gourmat Event-1' by Preeti Kashyap of Relishingrecipes.