CRANBERRY SHRIKHAND 

Shrikhand is a popular Indian sweet from the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Eaten and enjoyed all over the world with the common forms being the Cardamom Shrikhand and the Mango Shrikhand. Many delicious variations are possible and can be made as per the taste and cravings. I used the Cranberries to make my Shrikhand and also added chopped almonds soaked in water to give the soft yet nutty taste to the Shrikhand.
These chewy dried cranberries make a good addition to your shrikhand.
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These cranberries sent by True element.
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Do try out this amazing but simple recipe and am sure you will make it again and again.
This is Cooking Simplified for you.

INGREDIENTS :

350 gm hung curd.
150 gm Crushed sugar.
100 gm cranberries (Dried).
20 Almonds soaked in water and peeled
3 tbsp Warm water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Soak the dried Cranberries in the warm water so that they become soft. Crush the berries gently.
  2. Make sure that the hung curd is drained well.
  3. Take the hung curd in a big bowl and add in the crushed sugar.
  4. Beat well so that the curd becomes smooth and creamy and all the sugar is blended into the hung curd.
  5. Mix & add the crushed cranberries to the curd mix. mix well.
  6. Chop the peeled almonds into long thin pieces. Add to the curd and mix gently.
  7. The Shrikhand is ready. Chill in the refrigerator.
  8. Serve chilled garnished with some more cranberries, almonds and mint leaves and enjoy.
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    NOTES:

  9. Try to drain the hung curd well to get thick and creamy Shrikhand.
  10. Add only as much water as needed to soak the cranberries.
  11. Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste.
  12. You can use blueberries instead of cranberries .

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STRAWBERRY SABUDANA KHEER /STRAWBERRY SAGO PEARLS PUDDING

Strawberry Sabudana Kheer | Strawberry Sago Pearls Pudding

Kheer is one of the most famous and loved desserts in India.
We generally make Sabudana kheer during the Navratri festival or during some of the fasting or vrat days. This is a popular Indian pudding that is made with tapioca pearls for religious fasting days.

Sabudana kheer gets a fruity twist by addition of a strawberry topping. The strawberry not only gives a beautiful colour but also an enhancement in taste.I simply loved this kheer and saved some for the next day too.

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The Sabudana kheer naturally thickness after cooling, so keep in mind the consistency you want in case you want to serve it cold.

If you are also planning to make some milk-based dessert, do give this recipe a try; I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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INGREDIENTS:

Sabudana (sago pearls) – 3/4 cup
Full fat milk – 1 litre
Sugar – 1/2 cup (or as per your taste)
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Strawberries chopped – 1 cup
Sugar 1tbsp
Slivered nuts (pistachio, almonds) – a few for garnishing
INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Soak the Sabudana in about 3/4 cup of water for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil occasionally stirring in between. Simmer and let it reduce by 25%.
  3. Add in the soaked Sabudana and cook till the kheer turns thick. This may take about 15 minutes.
  4. Add cardamom powder and sugar. Cook for another 5 minutes on low heat.
  5. Take the kheer off the heat and let it come to room temperature.PicsArt_03-07-10.39.21.jpgFOR THE STRAWBERRY SAUCE :
  6. cook strawberries and sugar in a saucepan set over medium heat until the sugar melts completely.
  7. For serving, Take a glass of your choice to add 1 tsp strawberry sauce at the bottom
    pour kheer over it and top.again with strawberry sauce.

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LITTLE HEART STRAWBERRY SANDESH

Little heart is my favourite biscuit-type.
Valentine’s day is over but heart- shape obsession is forever.

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Sandesh is a famous Bengali sweet loved by everyone and by far one of the easiest Indian dessert recipes, I have come across.
Here I am sharing a flavoured Sandesh in a  heart-shaped biscuit sandwich. So I tried innovating and experimenting with a traditional recipe and it turned out to be pretty good. A good presentation can do wonders and these little sweeties are just the catch!
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INGREDIENTS:
2 servings
250-gram paneer
150  grams condensed milk
1 tbsp milk powder
1 tbsp  (according to the sweetness you like)
1 tbsp refined flour i.e maida
1/2 cup strawberry puree
1 tsp strawberry essence (optional)
12 little hearts biscuits, edible sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a blender add grated paneer, condensed milk, milk powder, refined flour and strawberry puree, strawberry essence now churn the mixture into a fine paste. Check for the sweetness, if you feel it to be less add some powdered sugar and mix well.
  2. Take a non-stick pan and transfer the entire mixture. Stirring continuously, cook the mixture on a medium flame. Cook till the mixture becomes dry enough that it can be made balls off.
  3. Now the interesting part of the recipe….make medium sized balls from the mixture. Take the little heart biscuit and place a ball cover it with another biscuit to make Sandesh sandwich.
  4. Press the biscuits together so that the ball fits in between the biscuits properly and takes the shape of the heart.decorate with some sprinkles.
  5. A very interesting and fascinating dessert prepared in very less time.
  6. Can easily be on your menu list in your next party.
  7. If you like this recipe, share it friends and family and spread the love.PicsArt_02-24-09.58.38.jpg
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