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Papaya Curry with Milk

12 Oct

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Raw papaya is peeled and chopped and pressure cooked till soft. It is then cooked with spices and milk. Serve papaya curry with milk with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Papaya Curry with Milk.

Ingredients:

Raw Papaya 1/2 of Small One
Milk 1/2 Cup
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and chop the raw papaya into small pieces (around 2 Cups).

In a vessel, add chopped papaya, few splashes of water and a pinch of salt.
Pressure cook the chopped papaya for 3 whistles and remove from heat.

Heat oil in a pan on low flame, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped papaya, milk, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
Cook covered if necessary to make the papaya soft.
Uncover, fry on medium high flame to evaporate any excess milk.
Serve papaya curry with milk with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure green papaya is cooked well.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: Check other recipes with papaya here.
Other Names: Papaya Curry with Milk.

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Banana Almond Milkshake

10 Oct

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Banana Almond Milkshake.

Blanched almonds are ground into fine powder. Banana is chopped and blended with milk and almonds into smooth mixture. Serve banana almond milkshake immediately.
Makes: 2 Servings of Banana Almond Milkshake.

Ingredients:

Banana 1
Milk 2 Cups
Blanched Almonds 4 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and roughly chop the banana.

Grind almonds into powder using the grinder.
Then add the chopped banana and little milk and blend again.
Once smooth, add remaining milk and blend well.
Pour into glasses and serve banana almond milkshake immediately.
Notes: Make sure to blend the banana well.

Suggestions: Add crushed ice while blending if desired.
Variations: You can also add honey as a sweetener.
Other Names: Banana Almond Milkshake.

Coconut Milk Laddu

5 Oct

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Kobbari Palu Laddulu.

Fresh or frozen coconut is cooked in reduced milk along with jaggery. The mixture is then formed into laddu when the coconut milk mixture is still warm. Serve coconut milk laddu as desired.
Makes: around 10 Coconut Milk Laddu.

Ingredients:

Fresh or Frozen Coconut 1 1/4 Cups(Scraped or Grated)
Jaggery 3/4 Cup (Grated)
Milk 4 Cups
Cardamom Powder a Big Pinch
Ghee few Drops

Method of preparation:

Heat milk in a wide pan on medium heat.
Let the milk boil and reduce to almost quarter cup.
Keep stirring frequently to avoid scorching.
Stir in jaggery, coconut and cardamom powder.
Keep stirring and let jaggery melt completely.
Once the mixture comes together and forms a soft ball, remove from heat.
Let the mixture cool down a bit so it is easy to handle.
Divide the mixture into around 10 portions.
Form each portion into a ball with hands greased with ghee and keep aside.
Store tight in a jar and the coconut milk laddu stays fresh for couple of days. Serve coconut milk laddu.
Notes: Use scraped coconut when available instead of grated coconut.

Suggestions: Adjust sweetness with jaggery.
Variations: Check other recipes with coconut here.
Other Names: Coconut Milk Laddu, Kobbari Palu Laddulu.

Almond Kova

1 Oct

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Badam Paala Kowa.

Milk is boiled down till most of the moisture is evaporated and all left is a thick golden soft mixture. During the final stage, almond paste and sugar are added and reduced further. Store for couple of days if necessary and serve almond kova.
Makes: around 7 Almond Kova.

Ingredients:

Whole Milk (Doodh) 2 Cups
Whole Almonds 15
Sugar 1/4 Cup or to taste
Pure Ghee 1/4 tsp

Method of preparation:

Soak almonds in water and microwave for a minute or two.
Peel the almonds and soak them in few tablespoons of milk for couple of hours.
Grind the almonds into smooth paste along with the milk and keep aside.

Heat a heavy bottomed wide vessel on medium – low heat, add milk and bring to boil.
Keep boiling the milk by stirring frequently to avoid scorching.
Reduce the milk till it reduces to almost 1/6th of original measure.
When milk thickens and starts to come together, stir in almond paste.
Let the mixture cook again and reduce to thick consistency, then stir in sugar.
Let the sugar melt completely and remove from heat once the mixture forms a soft ball.

When mixture is warm enough make soft balls out of the mixture and flatten them a little with help of two fingers.
Apply ghee to the hands to avoid the mixture from sticking to the hands.
Refrigerate to increase the shelf life for a week and microwave for around 10 seconds to warm them up.
Serve almond kova immediately or with in couple of days.
Notes: Make sure to always keep the bottom from burning.

Suggestions: If the bottom of the pan seems burnt, remove the milk into another pot to boil. If milk is boiled longer than required, doodh peda comes rubbery. If badam doodh peda is not coming together, put the mixture back on heat to thicken it or add a tsp of maida to form peda.
Variations: Evaporated milk can be used to reduce the boiling time to half. Add sliced blanched almonds to the mixture if desired.
Other Names: Almond Kova, Almond Milk Fudge, Badam Pappu Palakova, Badam Doodh Peda.

Dry Fruit Milk

10 Sep

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Dry Fruit Milk.

Plain milk is blended with freshly ground nuts and dried figs. Dry fruit milk can be served warm or cold.
Makes: 1 Serving of Dry Fruit Milk.

Ingredients:

Plain Milk 1 Cup
Dried Fig 1
Pistachios 2
Cashews 2
Blanched Almonds 2

Method of preparation:

Soak fig in hot milk for around 5- 10 minutes for it to soften.
Grind pistachios, cashews and almonds into powder using a blender.
Then add the soaked figs and milk and blend well.
Pour into a serving glass and serve cold.
Notes: Make sure to blend the fig well.

Suggestions: Microwave the fig soaked in milk for around 20 seconds to soften further before grinding.
Variations: You can also add seedless raisins to make the milk much sweeter. Use crushed ice or ice cubes while blending milk if desired.
Other Names: Dry Fruit Milk.