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Sapota Chocolate Falooda

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Sapotta is a delicious calorie-rich fruit like mango, banana and jack fruit. It has a smooth and grainy texture with a sweet and musky flavor. It is also known as “chikoo” or “chiki” in Hindu, “sapota” in Telugu,“sapotta” in Tamil and “sapodilla” in English.

Recently I have been trying out few summer recipes, with fruits. Already I have shared a falooda recipe, around last summer and this time when I got to see sapotta, thought of trying out Falooda. The outcome was too good, I have induced Hershey’s chocolate syrup and condensed milk for more sweetness and more flavor.

Benefits of sapotta: The Vitamin-E in the fruit moisturizes the skin and also it is rich in antioxidants and acts as an anti-ageing agent.

Do check out my other falooda recipe in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/06/10/falooda/ and other summer recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2016/04/07/summer-recipes-chill-chill-cool-cool/

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #115 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner

Let us move on to the recipe…

Sapotta Chocolate Falooda

Sapotta Chocolate Falooda

Ingredients:

  • Sapota – 2 nos
  • Hershey’s syrup – 1 tbsp
  • Condensed milk – 2 tbsp
  • Basil seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Falooda sev or Vermicelli – 2 tbsp
  • Ice cream (Chocolate or Butter Scotch) – 2 scoops

Preparation:

  • Peel and roughly chop the sapota into fine pieces. Keep it aside.
  • Boil the vermicelli or falooda sev, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Soak basil seeds in water for 20 mins and keep it aside.
  • Take a long tall glass, add in half the quantity of sapota, add in a tbsp. of basil seeds and add in a tbsp. of vermicelli.
  • Pour in 1 ½ tbsp. of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, add in the leftover sapota, top in with leftover basil seeds and then little the amount of vermicelli.
  • Pour in 2 tbsp of condensed milk, drizzle hershey’s chocolate syrup over it.
  • Add in 2 scoops of ice cream (chocolate or butterscotch).
  • Top it with little basil seeds.

Served chilled.

 

Pista Nungu Mousse / Pistachios Ice-Apple Mousse

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Nungu / Ice-Apple is a seasonal fruit available only on summers. I use to have nungu after peeling their skin during my childhood. There is one such sweet memory from my childhood, most of the times I and my cousin use pierce a hole and drink the water from all the nungu and keep it as such in the place and move out as we never did anything. But finally one day we were caught red handed and got nicely from the whole family (cousins). After that whenever we get nungu in home, my mom and aunty use to force everyone will have the nungu and as we can’t look into it everytime 😛  remembering such a sweet moment when the great day April 10th is about to knock again in my life.

As me my kids also likes to have only the water, but as of summer and know after realizing the health benefits of nungu as a super coolant, I want to make them consume. Last year I have tried out few recipes like Nungu payasam, crumbled Ice-Apple, Nungu Milkshake and now this time it’s been MOUSSE. This is my first attempt with mousse and so happy I have tried it out with Nungu/Ice-Apple/Toddy Palm, I got to try two versions and both of them was a super dooper hit with my kids.

A very easy, simple but very healthy and perfect coolant recipe for this Hot Hot Boiling Indian Summers, give a try and enjoy the summer. Let me share the recipe of PISTA ICE-APPLE MOUSSE

As it’s Friday, sharing my happiness by partying with my all time favorite Fiesta Friday #114 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

For more summer recipes, do check out this link: https://madraasi.com/2016/04/07/summer-recipes-chill-chill-cool-cool/

Pista Nungu Mousse / Pistachios Ice-Apple Mousse

Pista Nungu Mousse / Pistachios Ice-Apple Mousse

Ingredients:

  • Pistachios (unsalted) – 15 nos
  • Saffron – few strands
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Nungu / Ice-Apple – 3 nos (medium ones are preferred neither soft nor too hard)
  • Sugar – 3 tsp
  • Gelatin – 2 tsp
  • Whipped cream – 3 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Soak pistachios in warm water for 20 mins or leave them in boiling water for 15 mins.
  • Drain the water, bring it to room temperature, peel the skin and keep it aside.
  • Peel the skin and chop the pistachios into fine pieces.
  • Roughly chop the nungu into pieces, blend these nungu pieces along with a cup of milk to a fine paste, keep it aside.
  • Boil a cup of milk, add in ¾ th portion of pistachios along with 3 tsp of sugar and few strands of saffron for 2 mins or until the milk starts turning in colour.
  • Remove from fire and wait until it the milk reaches the luke warm texture, now add in 2 tsp of gelatin and stir well, so that it would get dissolved (be sure no lumps should be formed).
  • Now pour in this pistachio milk to the blender along with the nungu paste and blend for a min or just whip it.
  • Beat the whipped cream well.
  • Take a glass, pour nungu mixture to half the quantity of glass then fill the rest of the glass with whipped cream.
  • Top it with the finely sliced pistachios and few strands of saffron.
  • Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hrs and serve chilled.

 

Banana Fritters / Pazham Pori / Ethakka Appam – Kerala Style

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Banana Fritters commonly known as Pazham pori in kerala, for the very first time I had it in one of my Keralite friend’s house, I loved the taste. Got to know the recipe, but never tired it. After coming to Bangalore, my kids use to have this from a nearby shop, so thought of preparing it myself at home. The fritter came out well with it’s crispiness outside and soft inside.

I have used well ripen banana, but actually you need to use 80 % ripen banana, that to Red Banana what we call Netharam Palam, this fritter would more delicious than the regular one. A perfect tea-time snack for kids. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other snack recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/snacks/.

I am taking this to Fiesta Friday #87 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Banana Fritters / Pazham Pori

Banana Fritters / Pazham Pori

Ingredients:

  • Ripe Banana – 3 nos
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp (as required)
  • Cooking soda / Soda salt – a pinch
  • Yellow food color – a pinch
  • All-purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup (200 gm)
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Oil for deep frying

Making of Pazham pori / Banana Fritters / Ethakka Appam –

Preparation:

  • Take the all-purpose flour/maida, salt, cooking soda, yellow food color, salt and sugar all together in a bowl, pour water little by little and mix it well to a paste (little thicker than pancake batter).
  • Mix well, so that the sugar should be dissolved and no lumps should be formed.
  • Peel and chop the banana lengthwise, if you need you could half the chopped bananas.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai.
  • Dip the banana piece in the batter, so that the batter should coat the banana well on both the sides.
  • Gently drop the banana to the hot oil and fry them by swapping the sides.
  • Remove from oil, when they turn golden brown in color.

Serve hot with coffee or tea or milk. A perfect tea-time snack for kids.