Aug 3, 2015

Shrikhand Parfait

This month edition of Blogging Marathon already started ! But I am little late this month because of my health issues. This month I am doing two  weeks, I have to get ready with my mega BM recipes. My first week theme this month is No Bake Desserts! when I first saw this theme I was little confused why particularly no bake desserts!.. Because all our Indian desserts are no baked recipes,then I understood the challenge. :)
 photo p_1.jpg                                                                        When I was searching for the no baked dessert recipes the first thing I found is a Parfait recipe. This one is my kind of dessert because I like to have mango with curd and fruit yogurts are my all time favorite. Finally decided to give an Indian touch to this dessert, so I used shrikhand instead of cream you can use greek yogurt in the place of hung curd. Using chopped fruits makes this dessert more crunchy, but you can make a compote with berries or any other fruits. I like my dessert less sweet so I didn't make compote. You can make a layer with crushed oreo biscuits to give it a chocolate flavor. Because chocolate flavor makes a good pair with strawberry and curd....
                                                                    

So let's check the recipe....
INGREDIENTS:---
Hung curd ---   1 cup
Powdered sugar  ---  1 and half tabsp
Vanilla essence --  1/2 tea sp
Almonds  ---  1 tab sp chopped
Muesli  ----   1/2 cup
Strawberries  ---  1/2 cup chopped
Blueberries  ---  1/2 cup (I used frozen)
METHOD:--
1. Mix hung curd, powdered sugar and vanilla essence and whisk for two minutes, leave this shrikhand in the fridge for one hour.
2. Now layer the dessert glass with alternate layers of chopped fruits, muesli and shrikhnd.
3. Start the layers with chopped fruits and finish with shrikhand and top with chopped fruits.
Chill it in the fridge at least for two hours before serve.



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Jul 17, 2015

Aritikaya Vadalu (Raw Banana Vada)

For this week BM I am going to post one bite appetizers as a party snack for three days. Usually in parties what snacks we have for vegetarians is normally paneer, dry munchurian,  or mostly pakodis. But this vadas makes a delicious starter for a party.
Lets check the recipe.... 
Kandavada INGREDIENTS:--
Raw banana  ----  1 cut in to rounds
Green chillies  ----  4
Ginger  ---  1 inch piece
Cumin seeds  ---  1 tea sp
Dhalia (fried gram)  ---  1/4 cup (putnalu, porikadalai)
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder  ---  a big pinch
Oil for deep frying
METHOD:---
1. Peal and cut raw banana and cut in to rounds, steam cook raw banana till banana become soft or you can pressure cook for two whistles.
2. Mash well with a potato masher make sure that no lumps will be there.
3. Make a fine powder with fried gram cumin and set a side.
4. Now make a paste with ginger, green chilli with very little water.
5. In a mixing bowl take mashed banana, fried gram powder, ginger and green chilli paste, garam masala salt to taste, mix well with your hands to make dough.
this should be like a potato tikki dough, if you feel there is extra moisture in the dough you can add a little besan to make it in to right consistency.
6. Mix well and make small vadas like masala vada.
7. Heat oil in a deep frying pan and drop this banana vadas in to hot oil and reduce the heat to low and fry till golden brown.
Remove from oil and serve with tomato sauce.



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