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Lemon Ice Tea

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As I have shared in my earlier post that my hubby likes Ice Tea to the core, and this Lemon Ice Tea being his all-time favorite after a fantastic and heavy meals. Beautifying my summer meals with a flavorful, aromatic and yummilicious Lemon Ice Tea.

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A very simple, easy and less time consumption summer drink, with a little piece of ginger for a kick to digestion. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #118 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

For my other summer recipes click here and for other beverages recipes click here.

 

Lemon Iced Tea

Lemon Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • Lemon – 5 nos
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Tea powder – 3 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 “inch stick – 2 pieces
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Mint – 2 sprigs

Preparation:

  • Take 2 cups of water in a bowl, along with sugar, keep in medium flame and cover with the lid.
  • Halve the lemon and squeeze out the juice, keep it aside.
  • Wash and separate the 5 to 7 mint leaves from the sprig and keep it aside.
  • Bring it to boil, once starts boiling crush the ginger and cardamom, add it to the boiling water along with the separated mint leaves.
  • Cover and cook for 2 mins, remove from fire, add in the tea powder, cover with the lid and let it rest for a min.
  • Filter the tea and keep it in a separate glass.
  • Take a glass, drop a long sprig of mint, add in the ice cubes, pour in ½ cup of tea, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice and ¼ cup of water and garnish with lemon wedges.

Serve chilled.

Note: You can add increase or decrease the quantity of lemon juice and sugar, as per your taste buds.

Tender Coconut Custard

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This is my next share about my adventure with food, so called foodventure –Dessert with Twist. I hate summers, but like the nature produce at summer. As a foodie, I like to explore and give a try to all the fruits and veggies, gifted by nature and at times I too develop a healthy coolant recipe with no artificial flavoring or artificial essence. I like to have tender coconut, on summers right from my childhood. But whenever I have tender coconut, I would demand for the tender coconut meat, when I found it glassy and thin I would like to have it. Incase if it’s hard and thick, I would never have it.

This things happens right from my childhood, but now after developing few culinary skills, I thought why we don’t try something with this tender coconut meat. This time when I had tender coconut, I got the tender coconut meat home, and was wondering what to prepare with this. Just like that went and checked my refrigerator and found summer special fruits lying there. It was apple, plum and banana and whenever I have apple and banana at home, I go for fruit custard which I love to the core and would say my anytime favorite dessert.

And now hope you all would have caught what my mind says, yes my mind wants me to try Custard with the Tender coconut meat. I very well knew that once the tender coconut meat gets grinded with milk or tender coconut water, it would retain a thick and fluffy texture. And so now I am into action, as told in the previous post – Let me share my adventure with food with #Foodventures, conducted by Axis Bank Dining Delights where the best foodventure will get a chance to dine with Michelin Star Chef – Vikas Khanna and Food Connoisseur Vir. Sanghvi.

Never miss the opportunity to get featured with the celebrities and to bring out your #Foodventures to the world.

You can also refer to their website in this link: http://foodventures.diningdelights.in/ and the video to get a clear view of #Foodventures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTUKM0Chop8

Let me now share my recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Tender coconut meat / Yelaneer Thengai – 2 nos
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Agar-agar – a fistful
  • Mixed fruits (pomegranate, apple, papaya, watermelon) – 2 cups

Preparation:

  • Drain all the water and take only the tender coconut meat in the blender. Blend well to a fine paste.
  • Pour in the milk along with sugar and blend them well to a fine paste.
  • Meanwhile wash the agar-agar in running water (until it becomes soft).
  • Boil the water, add in the agar-agar and continue until it gets dissolved in water.
  • Remove from flame, bring it to room temperature.
  • Pour it to the tender coconut paste, continue blending it to fine paste.
  • Pour it to bowl, refrigerate it for 5 hrs.
  • Peel and finely chop the fruits. In a glass bowl, start layering the fruits one by one and top it with tender coconut custard.
  • Refrigerate for 20 to 30 mins.

Paan Kulfi

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Kulfi was my long desire to try out from my hands. This was my attempt with kulfi, and the kufli came out well with perfect texture, flavor and color. My kids like kulfi a lot, and so I desired to prepare kulfi at home. As we include nuts to the kulfi, it is packed with health benefits. After having a heavy meal, most of them use to have pan, so I thought of preparing pan kulfi – loaded with more health benefits from pan.

I have used betel leaves, which has countless health benefits and gulkand which is one among the natural coolant and perfect for this summers. Let me share the recipe…

Taking it to the Fiesta Friday #117 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

To check out my other summer recipes, click here.

Preparation Time before cooking: 15 mins

Preparation Time after cooking: 7 to 8 hrs

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Yields – 6 to 7 kulfi

Ingredients:

  • Full fat milk – 3 cups
  • Corn flour – ¾ tbsp.
  • Betel leaves – 2 nos
  • Gulkand – 1 ¼ tbsp
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos
  • Pistachios – 6 nos
  • Almond/Badam – 6 nos
  • Supari – 1 ½ tsp (for garnish)

Preparation:

  • Boil the full fat milk, once boiled, add in the sugar, mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Reserve ¼ cup of milk in a bowl. Keep it aside.
  • Take cornflour in a bowl, add in 3 tbsp of water and mix it well or until it dissolves well.
  • Pour in the corn flour to the boiled milk and keep in medium flame, start stirring the milk.
  • Keep in low flame, keep on stirring the milk, until it thickens. Else it lumps would be formed.
  • Also scrap the sides of the vessel, and drop the scraps to the milk and keep in low flame.
  • Remove the milk, when it comes to ¾ th portion thick consistency or semi thick consistency.
  • Rinse the betel leaf in water, pinch out the stalk and roughly tear them.
  • Take the betel leaves, cashew nuts, pistachios, almonds/badam, gulkand and ¼ cup of milk, blend them well together to a fine paste.
  • Check whether the thicken milk, attains the room temperature. If so pour in the grounded pan paste to the thicken milk.
  • Stir well, no lumps should be formed.
  • Now pour the mixture to the kulfi mould and freeze it for 6 to 7 hrs or until it freezes.
  • Once done, remove the kulfi moulds from the freezer and show the bottom in the running water or keep them in warm water for 10 to 15 mins.
  • Now gently remove the kulfi by pulling the stick from the mould.
  • Garnish with flavored and colored supari.

Serve chilled.