Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Engagement Thali - Mixed Fruits Icecream

Engagement Thali - Mixed Fruits Icecream:

Impressed by Thalis shown at Blogging Marathon - 15 I came up with this Thali. As my blog was celebrating Hema's Adugemane Marathon.

Oops, mine was a love marriage so it directly went to marriage and did not have a sweet function like Engagement which is called as "Lagnapatrike" in kannada. After a bride is selected for a groom, they held this function and write the date to fix the marriage date.

Sweet, snacks would be arranged and I have made the simplest one.

This Thaali contains:

Sweet   Chandrakala 
   Mixed Fruit Icecream
  Baby aloo masala
      baby aloos cooked well, sprinkled with pepper and salt


Milk - 1/2 cup
Papaya - 3 pieces
Watermelon - 3 pieces
Banana - 1/2
Sugar Sachets - 4
Butter - 1 tsp


Mash all the fruits and mix it with milk

Add sugar and mix it well

 Melt butter and add sugar to it, to get a caramelization effect

After 6 hours it turned out to be ice

One more shot in a diff angle

Thus, my marathon ends here:

Day 4: Orange Jam

Submitting this to: 

Indian Thali Mela @ Cooking for all seasons hosted by Srivalli Jetti.

Apple Icecream

Apple Icecream:

Apple Icecream

On Sunday, it was my 6th day and I prepared Apple Icecream. I sourced in youtube and came to know how to prepare Homemade Icecream. As I was celebrating Fruits Delight, I wanted to try out Apple Icecream.

I was not in a hurry while doing this post for sure, but as I tried this for the first time I did not take pics other than the final icecream one.

Before jumping onto the recipe, let me tell you something about Apples. In India among apples we have various types like australian apple, american apple, and the normal one. But the normal one tastes better than the rest. This is just my thought/view. There's a saying which goes like this "An apple everyday keeps doctor away". So just to amaze the kids you can try out this also.

This post is for my marathon - Hema's Adugemane Marathon

Coming to the recipe:

Milk - 1 1/2 cup
Sugar - 4 tbsp
Cocoa Powder - 1 tsp
Apple - 1

Chop the apple
Put it into blender along with little milk and sugar
Once apples are blended remove it to a serving dish and mix the remaining milk and cocoa powder. Mix it well.
Pour the mixture into a dining glass
And leave it in refrigerator for 6 hours or until it is thickened
Remove the glass and leave it in water for 10 to 15 mins
And turn the glass upside down so that the icecream comes out of the glass

I and Aadya just tasted them as we catch cold very quicly. While Aditya and Saketh enjoyed this icecream completely.

I was assuming all these days that we must require icecream powder but expertVillage videos in Youtube showed me that it can be made this easily. Thanks to expertVillage. I entered www.expertVillage.com and I got www.ehow.com.

Submitting this post also to following events:

Event: Kids' Delight - Fruits
Duration: April 16th to May 15th 2012
Authoress: Nupur
Event Started at: Spice Your life by Srivalli Jetti. 

Event: Summer Spirits
Duration: Mar 1st to May 31st 2012
Venue: Tomato Blues
Author: Anusha Praveen

Monday, April 23, 2012

Banana Burger Sandwich

Banana Burger Sandwich:

Dear Blog Readers, 

Oops, it happened again. I had prepared a Banana Burger Sandwich on Saturday and an Apple Ice cream on sunday but due to my little sweet and naughty angel I couldn't post.

My little angel once he sees the laptop will come and sit on the keyboard and cover the display and see the desktop. As he still doesn't understand that he has to type from keyboard he does this. Generation changed pa from TV to laptop. -:)

This post is for my blogging marathon - Hema's Adugemane Marathon

I planned to do Steamed Banana Cake but after steaming it turned out to be halwa. Hence made it in the shape of burger and used it along with bread as a sandwich.

Here is the Ver 2.0:

  • Ripped Bananas - 3
  • Sugar - 75 grams
  • Milk - 50 ml
  • Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 2 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Wheat Flour - 1 cup (50 grams)

  • Mash the bananas and mix it along with milk, sugar
  • Sieve flour, baking soda and baking powder for 3 three times so that they mix well
  • Mix the sieved ingredients with bananas, milk and sugar, the result should be medium consistency
  • Keep it in a cooker for steaming for half an hour
  • Remove it out and allow it to cool for 10 minutes
  • Make them as burgers
  • Take 2 bread slices toast it with butter
  • Put the burger on top of one bread
  • Put one more bread on top of burger
  • Enjoy the feast along with cocojel to make a perfect evening snacks
@Readers: Please pass on your valuable comment.

Submitting this post also to following events:

Event: Kids' Delight - Fruits
Duration: April 16th to May 15th 2012
Authoress: Nupur
Event Started at: Spice Your life by Srivalli Jetti. 

Event: Summer Spirits
Duration: Mar 1st to May 31st 2012
Venue: Tomato Blues
Author: Anusha Praveen


Friday, April 20, 2012

Orange Jam

Orange Jam:
Today is the 4th day of my blogging marathon and successfully I have climbed 7 floors for the 4th day.

Orange Jam is made with the fruit. Thanks a lot to Srivalli as she did not give an entry I have understood what made her not to give an entry to me. Thanks for my colleague, friend, well-wisher - Davameena and Poornima who passed on a proper comment stating that my posts are good only from this marathon. Yep an healthy criticism could change a life.

Oranges strangely enough, did not get it's name from its colour but rather from an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "fragrant". In fact, people have prized this golden fruit for its beauty and scent for years

Three ways oranges keeps you Healthy
a. Boost you immune system
b. Banishes pneumonia
c. Helps prevent Cancer "Big C"

Orange - 2
Water - 2 cups
Sugar - 100 gms

Peel off the skin from Orange and use it to make Orange Iced Cold Tea or something out of it. 
Use the peeled orange fruit for this jam.
Cut it into small pieces (as much small as u can) and put it in water atleast for 20 hours.

I blended the mixture after 20 hours along with the same water.
Measure the mixture and add equal amount of sugar keep it aside
Cooked in medium flame for 30 minutes. The liquid will boil and become half of it.
Then add sugar to the boiling mixture slowing by stirring.
Leave the sugar to dissolve and keep stirring occasionally.
Once the foam is formed check the consistency and keep stirring so that the bottom wouldn't burn
Take a drop and check if it is like a heavy dropping one then switch off the stove.
Store it in air tight container.

Source: Indobase
Preparation Time: 24 hours + 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
I could prepare 100gms of jam with 2 small oranges.

How much I have got motivated is here:

I did Orange Iced Cold Tea in the office yesterday. So I had cut the oranges into small pieces and put it in water cups then I shifted them into my water bottle. Just to prepare this and doesn't wanted to miss my marathon I got up at 4:45am and started working on it since 5:30am. My little son Aadya got up, holding him I could work on this and it got completed exactly by my MIL got up at 6:15am. I mean my gratitude to Srivalli and her mail which said "Since I make it a mandatory rule for everybody to comment, it should be made a wasted journey"
Snapshot of her mail

Yep taken it in a right manner I could start up with this blogging marathon called Hema's Adugemane Marathon.

Submitting this post also to following events:

Event: Kids' Delight - Fruits
Duration: April 16th to May 15th 2012
Authoress: Nupur
Event Started at: Spice Your life by Srivalli Jetti. 

Event: Summer Spirits
Duration: Mar 1st to May 31st 2012
Venue: Tomato Blues
Author: Anusha Praveen

@ Readers: Please leave your comment which is really valuable for me as it motivates me.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Orange Iced Cold Tea

Orange Iced Cold Tea:

Today is the 3rd day I could keep up my marathon. I was searching through the net for today's recipe yesterday and found Sunkist website and found many recipes on fruits.

As I had orange at home I selected to peep in at Orange Recipes. It emerged out with few recipes out of which I took Orange Iced Tea.

Orange is a citrus fruit and its orange in color. -:). As I have used Orange peel to make this tea I found a note on wikipedia which goes like this:

Orange peel
Although not as juicy or delicious as the inside of an orange, the peel is edible, and has been consumed particularly in environments where there is scarcity of resources and where maximum nutritional value must be derived and minimal waste generated (for example, on a submarine.) The peel of an orange has increased vitamin C and fiber. However, high concentrations of pesticides have been found in orange peels. Some organizations recommend that one should only consume the peels of organically grown and processed oranges, where chemical pesticides or herbicides would not have been used on the peel. Orange peel contains citral, an aldehyde that antagonizes the action of vitamin A. Therefore, anyone eating orange peels should make certain that their dietary intake of Vitamin A is sufficient.

Now the story of making it:

a. As you see I have 2 oranges whose skin are peeled with a peeler.
b. I have put the peeled skin into a glass which I have used to make tea.
c. I went into pantry and took 2 glasses of water and put it into the glass along with "Chai - Cardamom Tea" dips - 4 numbers and  
sugar - 4 sachets each weighing 5 gms 
d. I have taken milk and ice cubes in two more glasses
e. From pantry i came back and put the ice cubes after an half an hour of putting orange peel and tea bags.
f. I dipped and removed the bags and put the ice cubes it into the glass
g. Actually it has to be covered :( I have to use my purse to cover it and left it till 2pm
h. Tasted the tea before adding milk and found the sweet was less so added one more sachet of sugar weighing 5 gms
i. Added the cold milk and it tasted great

You all would have come across teas viz, masala tea, plain tea, lemon tea. I felt this is just one more addition to that list.

Thus I have made my third day of marathon.
Irina Mikitenko - Germany
Source of this picture is Zimbio - http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/0hqZhWiHK2U/2009+Flora+London+Marathon/-Q9Ix9fcWi-/Irina+Mikitenko.

Submitting this to 
a. Kids Delight - Fruits @ UK Rasoi authored by Nupur started by Srivalli @ Spicingyourlife

b. "Let's Cook - Chilled Delights" event which started from April 1st and will end on April 30th. Pleased to say that this is Radhika's 14th series and every month she will have one series like last month was "Let's Cook - Greens".

c. "Summer Spirits" event between March 1st and May 31st on Tomato Blues authored by Anusha.

d. "Jump N Jive @ Icypritz" @ Preeti's Kitchen Life by Preeti.