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Mango Strawberry Smoothie

4 Jul

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Mango Strawberry Smoothie.

Strawberries are blended with fresh ripe mango and plain yogurt into a smoothie. Honey or sugar can be used as a sweetener. Serve mango strawberry smoothie immediately .
Makes: 2 Servings of Mango Strawberry Smoothie.

Ingredients:

Strawberries 8
Mango 1 Large
Plain or Vanilla Thick Yogurt 1 1/2 Cups
Honey to Taste (optional)
Ice Cubes 5 – 7

Method of preparation:

Wash strawberries under water and chop off the leaves.
Roughly chop the strawberries.
Wash the mango and squeeze the juice.
Alternatively, discard the skin and chop the pulp into small chunks.

Blend together strawberries, mango, thick yogurt and honey (if using) into smooth mixture.
Add the ice cubes (if using) and pulse couple of times.
Pour the mango strawberry smoothie onto serving glasses and garnish with mango pulp and serve immediately.
Notes: Make sure not to blend too much once the ice cubes are added.

Suggestions: Add sugar syrup or sugar in place of honey if desired.
Variations: Add greek yogurt in place of plain thick yogurt if you wish.
Other Names: Mango Strawberry Smoothie.

Spinach Strawberry Salad

26 Jun

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Spinach Strawberry Salad.

Fresh strawberries are layered over a handful of baby spinach leaves and drizzled with freshly made honey dressing. Chill for few minutes if desired and serve spinach strawberry salad immediately.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Spinach Strawberry Salad.

Ingredients:

Baby Spinach Leaves 2 Cups
Fresh Strawberries 4
Sesame Seeds 1/2 tsp
Honey 2 Tbsps
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp or Vinegar 2 Tbsps
Olive Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Whisk honey, vinegar and olive oil and keep aside.
Wash and strain the baby spinach leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slice the strawberries.

In few serving bowls, add baby spinach leaves, sliced strawberries, sesame seeds and pour little bit of freshly prepared honey dressing on top.
Serve spinach strawberry salad immediately.
Notes: Refrigerate spinach and strawberries before using.

Suggestions: Adjust honey according to your preference.
Variations: You can also add sliced onion if you wish.
Other Names: Spinach Strawberry Salad.

Strawberry Srikhand

6 Jun

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Strawberry Srikhand.

Srikhand is a flavored creamy Indian dessert made of plain yogurt. Widely popular in Gujarathi cuisine and Maharashtrian cuisine, shrikhand is prepared by hung yogurt. Plain yogurt is tied in muslin cloth and hung for couple of hours to let go most of the watery content leaving a thick creamy yogurt. It is then blended with strawberries and garnished with chopped strawberries and sunflower seeds.
Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients:

Plain Yogurt 1 1/2 cups
Strawberries 6
Sugar / Honey to taste
Charoli / Sunflower Seeds 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Tie plain yogurt in a clean muslin cloth and hang it in refrigerator (tie the ends to the rack) for 6 – 8 hours with a bowl underneath to collect the whey.

Thoroughly wash and hull the strawberries.
Roughly chop the hulled strawberries and leave some for garnish if you wish.
Wash sunflower seeds and keep aside.

Smoothly blend strawberries, hung yogurt and sugar.
Taste, add more sweetness if necessary, blend and remove onto serving bowl.
Stir in half of sunflower seeds and garnish the remaining.
Serve strawberry srikhand chilled.
Notes: Make sure to leave the yogurt for more than 10 hours.

Suggestions:
If shrikhand is liquidy, hung the yogurt for some more time. Try whole milk yogurt which leaves more whey when hung.
Variations: Shrikhand can be flavored in numerous imaginative ways with various dried nuts and seasonal fruits. Most popular of shrikhand are mango shrikhand also called amarkhand, kesar pista shrikhand having loads of pistachios and yogurt flavored with saffron.
Other Names: Strawberry Shrikhand, Strawberry Flavored Hung Yogurt.

Strawberry Phirni

16 May

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Strawberry Phirni

Phirni is a Kashmiri milk based sweet pudding generally containing ground rice paste. Milk is thickened a bit and rice paste is cooked along with it to obtain a thick custard sweet. various fruits and nuts are added as flavoring during the process. This is simple version of phirni using rice flour and chopped stawberries.
Makes: 1 – 2 servings

Ingredients:

Fresh Strawberries 5 – 8
Whole / Skimmed Milk 1 cup
Rice Flour 1 tbsp
Sugar 2 tbsps or to taste
Pistachios 6

Method of preparation:

Wash and hull the strawberries.
Thinly slice one of the strawberry and finely chop others.
Soak pistachios in warm water for few minutes.
Peel off the skin and thinly slice soaked pistachios.
Mix rice flour in quarter cup of water into smooth paste without any lumps.

Bring to boil milk in heavy bottomed vessel.
Gradually mix in rice flour paste and boil on low flame till the milk thickens.
Stir in sugar and let it completely melt.
Remove from heat, cool to room temperature and stir in chopped strawberries.
Serve strawberry phirni chilled and garnish with sliced pistachios and sliced strawberry.
Notes: Instead of using rice flour, soak rice in water for half an hour and grind it into fine paste.

Suggestions: If phirni tastes raw, make sure to cook rice flour or ground rice thoroughly before removing from heat.
Variations: Various fruits and nuts can be used as a main flavoring substance. Badam Phirni (adding almond paste to the milk), Kathal Phirni (chopped jack fruit in milk), Peach Phirni, Kesar Pista Phirni, Mango Phirni, etc… Use jaggery or honey instead of sugar.
Other Names: Strawberry Phirnee.

Strawberry Orange Juice

2 Jun

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Ingredients:

Strawberries 15
Banana 1
Orange juice 1/2 cup
Honey 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems and chop strawberries into halves.
Peel and chop banana into circles.

Blend strawberry halves and banana slices along with orange juice.
Add more orange juice if needed.
Top it with honey if you like.

Notes: Too much of orange juice spoils the taste.