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MANGO PANNACOTTA

An Italian desert.

Panna cotta is an Italian desert.Italian for cooked cream.Gelatin is used.So basically it’s a pudding that is made of diary thickened with gelatin.So the China grass or gelatin gives a smooth mouth feel and melt in the mouth.

Can serve PANNACOTTA with different fruits too. Today I am going to share mango pannacotta.

Two steps.

First preparing the mango portion.

Ingredients:

Mango cut into pieces…..1 cup

Agar agar……5 gms

Milk….1 cup

Sugar…..6 to 8 TBS (increase or decrease according to the sweetness of mango).

Soak agar agar in water 50 ml for 10 mts.

Now make mango puree with sugar and milk keep aside.

After 10 mts keep in stove and keep on stirring it till it gets dissolved completely.

Now add this mixture to the mango puree and mix well.

Pour the mango puree in a tilted glass.I have kept in a muffin tray.Now allow it to set in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hrs.

Can pour in straight glass too.

Now for the cream cooking.

Ingredients.

Milk……1 cup

Agar Agar…5 gms

Sugar…1/2 cup

Vanilla essence….1 TSP

Cream……1/2 to 1 cup

Soak agar agar for 10 mts.

In 1 cup of milk first dissolve sugar then add cream just steam it don’t boil it.

Mix it well add vanilla essence to it.

Now heat the agar agar when it dissolves well pour into the milk cream mixture mix.

Now take the tilted glasses with mango puree which is set and pour the milk mixture into it and allow it to set in refrigerator for few hours.

Serve with cut mangoes

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desert Fruit recipes healthy recipes. milk cookery sweet

MANGO SMOOTHY

In some parts of the world mango is called the king of fruits. Mango is low in calories but full of nutrients.It also contains small amounts of phosphorous, pantothenic acid,calcium, selenium and iron. Since it has Vit.C it aids immunity,iron absorption,growth and repair.Mango has over a dozen different types of polyphenols including mangiferin which is especially powerful. This actsas an antioxidants inside inside your body. Mango is a good source of folate several B.Vit. as well as But.A,C,K and E.all of which help boost immunity. It is excellent for digestive health.It has lutein, zeaxanthin and But. A which supports eye health.Ingredients:

  • Mangoes peeled and chopped……1 cup
  • Milk…….1 cup for blending
  • Honey…2 TBS
  • Milk 1 cup( optional )to add after blending to make it dilute.

Method:

  • Place mango,milk and honey in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve it in a glass or bowl.
  • Top it with your favourite toppings.
  • Bananas,oranges too go with mangoes.
  • Can add mango chunksor chia seeds too.
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cooking desert Fruit recipes indian Neivedyam traditional cooking

PINEAPPLE KESARI

Earlier I had posted Rawa Kesari I had few pieces of pineapple so thought of trying Pineapple Kesari.This is an easy preparation only.

Ingredients

  • Rawa…..1 cup
  • Sugar…..1/2 to 1 cup
  • Pineapple…. 1cup cut into small pieces.
  • Cardomom….3 to 4 nos
  • Cashews…….few
  • Kismis……few
  • Ghee……..2 to 3 Tbs
  • Color few drops
  • Pineapple essence 1/2 tsp it is optional.

Method

  1. In a kadai add ghee. Fry cashews and kismis keep aside.
  2. Now add Rawa and fry till aroma comes.
  3. In the mean time boil 21/2 cups of water.
  4. Add water to the Rawa.
  5. Add pineapple pieces.
  6. Mix well till it cooks.
  7. Now add Color,elaichi powder and if u need add pineapple essence.
  8. Add sugar and cook till it is cooked.
  9. Finally add fried cashews and kismis.

1. Frying rawa in ghee2.Add boiling waterAdd pineapple pieces and then finally sugar..

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Baking Fruit recipes microwave cooking

Pineapple upside down cake

I was planning to bake this cake for a very long time. My son’s birthday was on 14 th so decided to give him a surprise by baking this cake.Really he was very happy when he saw the cake.

  • Ingredients for the first layer of the 🍰
  • Pineapple slices…..5 to 6 slices(either fresh or tinned)
  • Cherries…….6 to 7 nos
  • Brown sugar…25 gms
  • Butter…….25 gms

Ingredients for the cake batter

  • Maida……200 gms
  • Butter…….200gms.
  • Sugar………200gms
  • Eggs…………3 nos
  • Vanilla essence..1/2 TSP to 1
  • Baking powder….1 tsp

Method

  1. For the pineapple layer.
  2. In a pan heat butter a little and add brown sugar after few minutes it will get thickened.
  3. Now pour the syrup in a baking tray.
  4. Arrange pineapple slices.
  5. In between arrange cherries.

6.Keep aside.

For cake batter:

  1. Powder sugar.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Sieve maida and baking powder thrice.And slowly add to the butter mixture.
  4. Add the egg yolk first and mix well.
  5. Beat the white till it is frothy and slowly add to it.
  6. Add vanilla essence to it.
  7. Pour the cake mix over the pineapple pieces.
  8. Spread evenly
  9. Preheat oven at 190 degree.
  10. Now bake cake for 26mts at 190.
  11. Check whether the cake is done by pricking with a stick.
  12. When done flip it on a tray.
  13. Pineapple layer will be on top.

Optional

1.Can use any other essence.

2.Can use the syrup if using canned pineapple .

When we taste the taste of pineapple in between the cake layer is very different.

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desert Fruit recipes

FRUIT SALAD WITH CUTARD SAUCE

Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. None have cholestrol. Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are under consumed including potassium,dietary fiber,Vit.C and folate.Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain health.

BANANAS:

These are often noted as great sources of potassium. A banana has around 15% of your Vit C requirements.

APPLES:

As the old saying goes “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” one apple contains about 20%of our daily fibre requirement and around 8%of our recommended VitC requirement.

POMEGRANATE:

This is loaded with important nutrient s. It contains hundreds of edible seeds called arils. They are rich in fiber,vitamins,minerals and bioactive plant compunds also contain some sugar. It contains punicalagins and punicic acid unique substances that are responsible for most of the health benefits.

GRAPES:

Packed with nutrients especially Vit.C and K. High antioxidants contents may prevent chronic diseases. Reveratol is a key nutrient in grapes that may offer health benefits.

To beat the heat of summer thought of sharing this desert for you.I prepared the custard sauce separately and added to the cut fruits.We can add fruits to our diet to boost our nutrition intake..

Ingredients

  • Fruits……4 cups
  • Custard powder….21/2 tbs
  • Sugar…..6
  • Vanilla essence…..1/4 tsp
  • Milk………21/2 cup.

METHOD.

  1. To 1/4 cup milk add custard powder and make it as a paste.
  2. Boil milk in a heavy bottom vessel.
  3. Add sugar then vanilla essence and now add custard powder paste to it and the mixture will get thickened. Stir it continuously so that it prevents lumps from forming.
  4. When cooled it will get more thickened.
  5. Add fruits and chill it.You can also chill the custard first and then serve with cut fruits
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Cooking Recipes desert Fruit recipes healthy recipes. indian milk cookery

SHARJA MILK SHAKE

I came to know about Sharja after I settled in Trivandrum. This became popular from early nineties. Banana milk shake available in Kerala bakeries and juice shops.Its very filling. Also kids will like this very much.Best for summer.

Ingredients

  • Milk frozen ……..1 milk packet(500 ml)
  • Bananas ……..5 Now(small ones)
  • Boost/Horlicks/Bournvita_2tbs
  • Instant coffee powder_1/2 to 1 tsp
  • Salted peanuts…….2 to 3 tbs
  • Sugar……..2 to 3 tsp

METHOD

  1. Mash frozen milk
  2. To one half of the milk add peeled and cut bananas and peanuts and blend a little
  3. Then add sugar,boost and pulse well.
  4. Pour in a glass serve with crushed nuts.

Optional

  • Can a scoop of ice cream while serving.

Can add chocolate powder with chocolate chips for chocolate sharja.