Showing posts with label Milk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Milk. Show all posts

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Chiku - Nendra Banana- Dates Milk Shake

The summer is usually hot and we need to take care of our body and mind from screeching hot. One should drink sufficient water to escape from dehydration. We can also have some fruit juice, milkshake, fresh cool drinks like tender coconut, jeera water or butte milk, eat mild food. etc.
Here is a Chiku/Sapota, Nendra Banana and a few soft dates and  fresh milk.


I have used above said ingredients and very little honey to add sweet.

Let us see some benefits of having Chiku/Sapota fruit in our diet.

Chiku / Sapota is rich in Vitamin A and C. Vitamin A is helps to take care of eye health and Vitamin C helps to keep us strong, take care of our skin in good condition and prevents heart disorders etc. Chiku/ Sapota helps as energy booster. It is rich in tannin. A good natural anti-inflammation curer. It is rich in fiber and good for easy digestion and good for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrom. It helps to ease constipation problems. The fruit is good for pregnant women and good and helps to build strong bones. Sapota is good for our skin and hair also.
Instead of sugar I have added dates and honey.

Things Needed :

Chikku/Sapota : 2 to 3 (Medium sized)
Nendra Banana /Nendra bale : 1
Fresh boiled and cooled milk : 2 cups/Glasses
Cashew nuts : 2 to 3
Dates : 6 to 8
Honey : 1 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Remove pods from dates and cut into small pieces.
2. Remove banana skin and cut the fruit into small pieces.
3. Remove the outer layer of chiku fruits and remove the pods.

4. Now put all the ingredients to a mixi jar. Add a cup of milk and grind it into nice paste consistency.


5. Add another cup of milk and churn for a minute.
6. Put the ready milk shake to a bowl.


7. Add a tablespoon of honey and mix it well.

8. Put to the serving glass and serve.


9. Adding ice cubes just before serving is purely optional. (I have not added).


Note : 

Adding more water /milk to dilute the milk shake is optional. If you do add little more honey. Adding jaggery /sugar instead of honey and dates is optional. Adding more chiku fruits is optional.
Time : 10 Minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Musk Melon & Nendra Bale Fruit Juice/Milkshake

The hot summer is here and we need to take care of our health from the heat. The weather is so hot that you feel like drinking more and more water. Though the water is the best way to quench our thirst, it is always better to have some thing which helps to keep you cool. Fruits and vegetables are the best friends in summer. They not only keeps you full, they do helps to keep your mind and body cool.
Fruits, fresh juices and salads, smoothies and many varieties of drinks can be prepared at home. Home prepared drinks are most healthiest and the best.
I have used Musk Melon, Nendra bale ( Nendra banana/A type of banana variety, jaggery and milk.
Eating Nendra Bale in our diet and its benefits. 
Nendra bale / a type of  banana is mostly used in Dakshina Kannada and Kerala. This banana can be eaten when it is fully ripe, prepare so many dishes like curry, fried fritters, dosas, jamoons, etc etc. 
Nendra Bananas are having good amount of fiber and anti oxidants. It helps to digest the food easily.
Banana is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, Vitamin B 6 and Vitamin C. It is filled with carbohydrates. It is very good for people who are dieting, it keeps you full for a long time and filled with minerals and vitamins. It is very good for kids who wants to gain weight. It is good for pregnant women.
It is an easy and superb drink any time of the day. It provides not only energy it also helps to take care of your body because the fruits contain full of vitamins and minerals.

Things needed :

Nendra Bale/Nendra Banana : 2
Musk Melon : 1 Small size
Jaggery : 2 Teaspoons
Milk : Boiled and colled : 1 Glass
Water : 1 Glass


Method :

1. Wash and cut Musk Melon and remove the outer hard layer and the pulp. Cut the fruit into small pieces.

2. Remove the outer layer of Nendra bale and cut them into small circle shape.
3. Now Put Nendra bale, Musk Melon pieces, milk and jaggery to liquidizer.


4. Churn them in to fine juice. Add a glass of water and churn for a minute. Let all the ingredients mix it well.

5. Put this Musk Melon - Nendra Bale Fruit Juice to a bowl. Mix it well.
6. Pour it to serving glasses and serve.


7. You can chill it fridge and then serve.

8. Add ice cubes and then serve.

Note :

Adding more milk instead of water, is optional. It turns as smoothie and you can have them by eating.
It fills your stomach so that you can skip your meal. Adding honey instead of jaggery is optional.  Use of more /less jaggery is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wheat Flour Naan

Naan is a kind of Roti, and I have prepared this Naan with wheat flour and chiroti rava/Thin variety of semolina. 

Naan is a type of roti and most of the people love to have Naan. Normally Naan is prepared by using Maida/All Purpose flour.
This Naan recipe has no maida. I have used wheat flour and chiroti rava and to soften the naan I have used milk and a tablespoon of curd.
I have seen this this Naan preparing method in a T. V. Cookery show. Just changed maida to wheat and tried it and it turned as good and soft Naan. So prepared these Naan many times at my home
Now I can happily eat and enjoy these Naan because I am sure it is healthy.
I have used Wheat flour, chiroti rava/thin variety of semolina, milk, curd, oil and salt.
Naan turned as soft and yummy.
Let us see the recipe:

Ingredients : 

Wheat flour  : 2 Cups
Chiroti Rava/Thin variety of Semolina : 2 Tablespoons
Milk : 1/2 Cup
Curd : 1 Tablespoon
Oil : 2 Teaspoons.
Salt : A little
Cooking Soda : A pinch
Bowl of water

Method :

1. Mix wheat flour, chiroti rava/semolina, oil, salt, cooking soda and mix it well.
2. Add milk and curd to the mixed flour and prepare dough. Add required water while preparing the dough.
3. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

4. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat.
5. Divide the ready dough into small portions. Take a small ball size of dough and roll as chapati or reetangle shape.
6. Sprinkle a drop of water on chapati and put it on the tava and press a little. Cook on medium heat.

7. Sprinkling water helps the chapati to be moisture and helps to cook with out oil.
8. It starts to bubble up on chapati.

9. Remove this chapati and put it on a burning gas and cook fof 10 to 20 seconds.

10. It should be roasted well on the other side.
12. Put it on the plate and apply butter on the top.

13. Naan is ready to serve. Serve " Hot Naan" with the curries of your choice.

14. Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare Naan.

Note:

Let the dough be soft so that Naan turns as soft. Adding milk and curd makes the dough soft. Adding butter instead of oil is optional. You can sprinkle sesame seeds on the top of Naan. ( Optional).
Moisture on the top helps the naan to cook well. (You can press the rolled naan to tava and then hold it on gas burner. It helps you to do the process bit easy. Naan sticks to tava and you can turn the tava upside down to cook upper layer of Naan. Hot Naans is better to have or it might turn bit hard.(Dry).
Time : 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 ( 8 Naan can be made, according to the size ).

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mango Milk Shake & Watermelon Juice.

Who does not like mangoes? It is always best to have fruits and veggeis during their season. They are full of vitamins and minerals. Mangoes are of different varieties and you get mangoes in all corners of India. Here is a simple recipe of Mango Milk Shake which is prepared with " Alphansa " one of the best variety mango.
Watermelon helps you to keep your body cool when the temperature raises and the day turns as hot boiling water. The body needs to have the moisture because it gets dehydrated because of the hot temperature. Try to drink more water or fresh juice so that you can stay fit and healthy.

Mango is the fruits of kings. It is already pouring plenty in the market. Though it is said that this year mango yield is less still you see loads of mangoes every where. They have made a provision that each mango growing farmer can contact the public and supply mangoes to his needs. That way it is the best idea, where farmer or buyer will not be cheated unless the crook, greedy ones. Any ways all the best to both. The buyers and sellers.
These were the first mangoes entered our house. They were bought by our son Rishikanth in the Bangalore Market place where he had a photo sessions. He went early in the morning around 5 with his friend and shot some good pictures. They went around the market near by and took some pics also. In the mean while he has bought some mangoes( said to be Alphans- but I doubt 😈 ). It was  sweet and we had to be happy with those mangoes. Since they were soft and good for milk shake or rasayana. (Rasayana we add fresh coconut milk). So I turned these mangoes in to mango milk shake and its simple and quick and you can drink it without guilt. Not that harm since you add milk and I have added little jaggery (organic). Children are always ready to have mango milk shake and is really good for every one. If you are diabetic then drink 1/4 of the glass at time.
Lets see the recipe Now:

Things Needed :

Ripen soft Mangoes : 2
Milk : 1 Cup  (Boiled and cooled)
Jaggery/Honey/Sugar : 1 to 2 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and clean the mango and wipe it with a clean dry cloth.
2. Squeeze out the pulp. Put little water to a bowl and dip the outer layer and squeeze out the remaining juice part nicely.

3. Put the pulp and the watery pulp together. Blend it in a mixi jar. Add jaggery and give a churn.
4. Add milk and grind it for 1 to 2 minutes. Put it to a big bowl. Add a pinch of salt. Mix it well.

5. Pour it to the serving glass and serve.

Note :

Use the sweetest fruits for milk shake. Boil milk let it cool then use it for milk shake. Adding ice cube or cold water is optional. I have used jaggery. Use of sugar/honey is optional. Adding milk is not that good idea because it might not taste that good.
Time : 10 Minutes
Serves : 3 Glasses.

 Watermelon Drink :
Method :

Remove the red fruit part and grind it nicely. (Strictly do not add any extra water, because watermelon is loaded with water).
Grind it in a mixi jar and sieve with a strainer so that broken seed skin can be removed easily.
Pour it to the serving glass. Adding sugar/jaggery/ honey is optional. I have not added any sweet to this " WaterMelon Juice".