MAKHANA BASIL RAITA

Spiced cooling raita made with phool makhana or fox nut.I added a twist to this recipe by adding basil leaves which gave a pretty fresh outlook to the raita.

I often pair it with a raita in the summers. So I make different types of raita just to have some newness and variety in the food.

This makhana raita is interesting raita. I did not know raita can be made with makhana too. It was only when I was browsing web, that I came to know about this healthy raita in taral dalal’s page . I added a twist to this recipe by adding basil leaves which gave a pretty fresh outlook to the raita. I first felt it would have a similar taste like Boondi raita. but it did not taste like boondi raita. It tasted even better than boondi raita. Do give it a try.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup fresh chilled yogurt (curd)
  • ⅔ cup makhana (phool makhana or fox nut or eurayle ferox)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil  leaves
  • black salt or rock salt or regular salt as required

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat a small frying pan or kadai/wok and add 2/3 cup phool makhana in it.
  2. On a low flame dry roast the phool makhana till they become crunchy and crisp. Stir at intervals while roasting. Take them in a plate and allow to cool.
  3. Then coarsely crush them with a rolling pin in a zip lock bag or in a mixer or dry grinder.

    Making Makhana Raita :

  4. Whisk 1 cup fresh chilled curd/yogurt in a bowl.
  5. Spice the curd with 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder and sugar . Season also with black salt. Stir very well.
  6. Then add the coarsely crushed phool makhana in the spiced curd.
  7. Add 1 tbsp chopped basil  leaves.
  8. Stir and serve phool makhana raita immediately. If you chill the raita further, it thickens slightly. So you can add some water to thin the raita.
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MANGO CUSTARD

Mango custard topped with fresh diced mangoes.A perfect summery dessert .
EASY to make, creamy, smooth Mango custard recipe with hint of ginger. It is made from fresh mango pulp, milk, sugar and custard powder.

This is light dessert with very less sugar added. Because fresh mango pulp provides some natural sweetness.

Here I have used vanilla flavored custard powder. But if you get your hands on mango flavored custard powder then PLEASE use that.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Mango puree ripe 1 cup
  • Milk 3 cups
  • Vanilla Custard powder 4 tablespoons
  • Ripe mango 2 for garnishing
  • Sugar 6 tablespoons
  • Pistachios blanched and slivered 5-6

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place custard powder in a bowl, add milk gradually and whisk to get a smooth mixture.
  2. Pour the mixture into a deep non stick pan and cook, stirring, till thick.
  3. Add sugar and mix. Switch off heat and let it cool slightly. Peel and cut the mango into small cubes.
  4. Add mango puree to the custard and mix well. Pour into individual ramekin moulds and chill in a refrigerator. Garnish with mango roses , serve chilled. How to make mango rose How To Make Mango Rosette
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MANGO MILKSHAKE

A very popular Indian summer drink during the mango season is mango shake.

This mango shake recipe makes for a delicious and creamy shake. I make mango shake many times during summers for the family. It quenches the thirst, keeps one full and is nutritious too.

We love mangoes. If you also love mangoes as much as we do, then check these awesome Recipes with mangoes like:

SHAHI MANGO PANEER KHEER MANGO STRAWBERRY MARTINI CARAMEL PHIRNI WITH MANGO Mango Pastry |  Eggless Mango Cake 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 alphonso mangoes – medium-sized or any sweet variety of mangoes
  • 1.5 cups milk or ¾ cup milk + ¾ cup water – chilled or at room temperature
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes – optional
  • 1 tablespoons sugar or honey or jaggery – optional
  • 2,3 Scoop vanilla icecream

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Rinse and pat dry 2 medium-sized mangoes. Peel and chop them. Add chopped mangoes in a blender jar.
  2. Add 1.5 cups milk.
  3. Also, add 2 to 3 ice cubes.
  4. Add vanilla icecream
  5. Blend till smooth.
  6. Pour in glasses.
  7. Serve mango shake with some more vanilla icecream and mango pieces serve  immediately.
     

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OREO MILKSHAKE

Oreo milk shake is a famous among everyone. A super easy milkshake made with vanilla ice cream, milk, and Oreo cookies!  This sweet treat is a hit with the whole family on a hot day! Set yourself to treat with Chocolate Oreo shake which is even delectable and refreshing.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 Oreo biscuits/cookies powdered,
  • 2-3 scoops amul vanilla ice cream,
  • 2 cups full cream milk,
  • 2 tablespoons Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • 4 ice cubes.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Put vanilla ice cream,  Oreo powder, chocolate syrup and ice cubes in grinder and mix it all, add milk to reduce thickness of mixture and blend it again,.
  2. pour the mixture in the glass and top it with crushed pieces of Oreo cookies and remaining shredded Oreo chocolate.
  3. Enjoy the refreshing and heavenly taste of this wonderful shake.
     
     
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ORANGE MOJITO

Orange mojito is a refreshing summer drink. This thirst quencher is simple yet delicious. Try this Orange Mojito made with mint leaves, orange and lime wedges topped with soda. Ideal as a party recipe be it pool side party or kitty party, this mocktail is a must try. We bet your guests will love this delightful surprise and impress you smart culinary skills.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup  orange juice
  • 1/2 cup  soda water
  • 1/2 orange pieces
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 sprigs Mint Leaves
  • 2/3 cup Ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add orange pieces ,mint and lime wedges in a glass and muddle all the ingredients .
  2. add sugar ,orange juice and ice .
  3. Add soda water and garnish  with mint leaves .
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CHILLI GUAVA COOLER

Guava is one of my favourite fruit.
All of us must have enjoyed a plateful of guavas sprinkled with chaat masala and some chilli powder  on top.  Just trying to give my favourite fruit flavour in a drink. This is very cool and refreshing with a nice  green colour and mint enhances its freshness ….. altogether perfect summer drink…

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Ripe guavas
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoon honey /
  • Hand full of mint leaves
  • 200 ml  water/ soda water
  • 2 cup Crushed Ic

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take guava, wash it, cut it into half and scoop out the middle portion. (make sure seeds are removed)
  2. Now in a mixer add guava lemon juice, mint leaves, and puree it .
  3. add some honey mix it nicely  water and crushed ice in guava puree and blend all ingredients together nicely till you get a smooth texture.

 
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