FRUIT CUSTARD

Fruit custard is a delicious, nutritious, yummy, simple and easiest dessert. It is a perfect dish for kids especially who don’t like to drink milk and eat fruits.

Ingredients : 

  1. milk : 21/4 cups
  2. vanilla custard powder : 2 tbsp
  3. sugar : 6 tbsp or according to your taste
  4. fruits : apple, banana, chikoo, grapes,pomegranate, papaya, pineapple, mango(any fruits you like)

Method : 

  1. Chop the fruits into cubes and mix all fruits with pomegranate pearls and 2tbsp sugar in a bowl. Keep it in refrigerator. 
  2. Boil 2 cup milk with 4 tbsp sugar.
  3. Mix custard powder to remaining 1/4 cup milk without any lumps.
  4. Lower the heat and add the custard milk paste to the boiled milk and stir continuously. Once it begins to thicken switch off the stove and let it cool. Stir in between to avoid forming a thin layer over it .
  5. Once it reach room temperature refrigerate it.
  6. Just before serving arrange the fruits in a bowl and pour cold custard on  top of the fruits.
  7. Enjoy !!!

Note : Mix the fruits and custard just before serving.

Avoid fruits which release water once added to the custard. eg : watermelon.

 You can add little whipped cream and dry fruits and nuts. This will increase the taste.

POTATO AND TOMATO CURRY

It is an easy vegetarian dish and goes well with chappathi20130316_143715s.

Ingredients : 

 

  1. potato : 2 nos ,large,  peeled and cut into pieces
  2. tomato : 1 no , large
  3. onion : 1 no , large
  4. red chilli powder : 1 1/2 tsp
  5. turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  6. fennel powder : 1 tsp
  7. salt
  8. coconut oil : 2 tbsp
  9. garlic : 1/2 tbsp , crushed
  10. curry leaves

Method: 

  1. Pressure cook potato, tomato, onion, red chlli powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder and salt with enough water for 3 whistles and keep aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan and saute the garlic and curry leaves for 2 mins.
  3. Add the cooked potato and tomato masala and stir well.
  4. Serve hot with chappathis.

 

BANANA HALWA(NENTHRAPAZHAM HALWA)

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It is a simple and delicious recipe.

Ingredients : 

  1. Ripe bananas : 3 nos , mashed
  2. ghee : 3 tbsp
  3. sugar : 1/4 cup (you can add sugar according to your taste)
  4. cardamom powder : a pinch
  5. cashews and raisins for garnishing (optional)

Method : 

  1. Heat ghee in a pan and add mashed bananas and saute well until it turns light brown.
  2. Add sugar and saute till banana well mixed with sugar.
  3. Sprinkle the cardamom powder and stir well.
  4. Garnish with cashews and raisins and serve hot.

APPLE CINNAMON ICE CREAM

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Ingredients:

  1.  Milk  : 2 cups
  2. Sugar  : 1/2 cup
  3. Milk powder :  cup
  4. Whipping cream : 1 cup
  5. Apples( peeled and chopped)  : 2 cups
  6. Sugar :  4 tbsp
  7. Cinnamon powder : 1tsp
  8. water : 1/4 cup

Method:

  1. Boil milk and sugar in a non-stick pan by  frequently stirring, till the sugar gets dissolved.
  2. Switch off the heat and add milk powder and whisk well. Allow it to cool.
  3. Add cream and mix well.
  4. Pour into a shallow container, cover and freeze till firm.
  5.  Cook the apples with sugar and cinnamon powder and a 1/4 cup of water on medium heat till the apples are soft.
  6. Cool the mixture.
  7.  Remove the ice cream from the container and blend it in a blender till smooth and creamy.
  8. Add the apple-cinnamon flavoring and mix well.
  9. Freeze until firm. Scoop and serve.