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Melon Popsicles

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When the boiling summer started, not only kids but also kids and elder people, we crave to have something chill like ice creams and juices. But for having this we need to move to an ice cream parlour or a super market in this boiling summer. Nobody wants to move out, but you can do something which is healthy, perfect for summer with everything natural.

As a result comes my melon popsicles, a very healthy, no added preservatives, colors, essence and everything natural and kids can have as many as they want. Also a perfect way for kids to consume fruits for summers. A perfect coolant give a try and #beattheheat this summer. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other summer recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2016/04/07/summer-recipes-chill-chill-cool-cool/

Preparation Time: 4 to 6 hrs

Yields: 12 Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon – ½ kg
  • Musk melon – ½ kg
  • Grapes (Black) – 15 nos
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp (optional)

Preparation:

  • Separate the skin of watermelon, roughly chop them into pieces, deseed the pieces and keep them aside.
  • Separate the skin of muskmelon, scoop out the seeds, roughly chop them into pieces and keep them aside.
  • Wash and slice the grapes into thin pieces and keep it aside.
  • Take the watermelon in a blender along with a tbsp. of sugar and blend them to a juice, transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Take the popsicles mould, fill half of the mould with watermelon juice and add in few pieces of grapes.
  • Freeze them for 2 hrs or until it freezes (medium solid), do not cover it.
  • Remove the popsicles from the freezer, pour in the muskmelon over the watermelon, and add in grapes slices.
  • Cover the popsicles or insert a ice cream stick and freeze it for another 3 to 4 hrs or until it freezes completely.
  • After 4 hrs remove the popsicles from the freezer and keep them in a bowl of tap water for 5 mins.
  • Gently lift the cover to get the popsicles.

Serve chilled.

Note: You can also make this any fruits of your flavor or can make with a single fruit. Also I have prepared few muskmelon popsicles and watermelon popsicles. If you like to have little spicy flavor in the popsicles, you can add ¼ tsp of black pepper powder and a pinch of salt along with sugar when you are about to blend.

 

Navratri Recipes / Navarathri Recipes / Easy and simple 15+ Navratri Recipes

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Navaratri is a Hindu festival symbolizing victory of positivity over negativity, Navratri literally means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit; Nav – means Nine and Ratri – means night. During these nine nights and ten days, Hindu deity Durga is worshipped in different forms. Navartri is celebrated in different ways according to their region all over India.

As a Tamilian, I am here to share the how it’s celebrated all over Tamil Nadu. In Tamilnadu, people set up steps and place idols on them. This is known as golu. In the evening women invite each other to visit their homes to view kolu and exchange sweets and gifts. Devotional shlokas are chanted and after performing puja, the food items offered to Goddess are served to guests.

Navratri recipes in youtube –

On the 9th day Saraswati Puja, the puja are performed to the Goddess Saraswati, the diving source of wisdom and enlightment. Books and musical instruments are placed in the puja and worshipped as a source of knowledge.

The 10th day is the most auspicious day of all – Vijayadasami. It was the day in which evil is destroyed by Goddess. It marks new and prosperous beginning. New ventures started on this day are believed to flourish and bring prosperity. Kids often start tutoring on this day to have a head start in their education.

Check out this link for Sarswati Pooja and Ayudha Pooja celebrations at our home – CLICK HERE.

Navratri / Navarathri Recipes

Navratri / Navarathri Recipes

As a food blogger, let me share the recipe of some of the food prepared as offering for god and later served for guests after the Pooja.

Saraswati puja and Ayudha puja

Saraswati puja and Ayudha puja

Do check on the below lists for recipes, usually sundals (Dals, Beans are boiled and fried with spices).

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