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Mukkani Halwa / Tri-Fruits Halwa / Mixed Fruits Halwa – Summer Recipe – Exotic Indian summer recipe

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Every Wednesday I share an Exotic recipe, as of now being summer and the availability of mangoes, jack fruit resulted me in preparing the Mixed Fruits Halwa / Tri-Fruits or Mukkani Halwa. Do chck out my other Halwa Recipes – Banana Halwa, Corn flour Halwa, Badam / Almond Halwa, Wheat Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Beetroot Halwa.

Mukkani Halwa / Tri-Fruits Halwa – Summer recipes – Summer dessert

As the name Mukkani in Tamil literature mentions Mango, Jack fruit and Banana and also together it tastes divine and smells fabulous. I could understand now you drool, so why wait give a try immediately and enjoy the halwa. Taking this to Fiesta Friday #161 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Mango – 1 no
  • Bananas – 2 nos
  • Jack fruit – 10 nos
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 6 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

Making of Mukkani Halwa / Tri-Fruits Halwa / Summer Fruits Halwa –

Preparation:

  • Peel and roughly chop the mangoes into pieces. Peel the bananas and keep it aside.
  • Deseed the jack fruits, take 2 jack fruits flesh and thinly slice them into pieces (lengthwise).
  • Also, finely chop, a handful of mangoes and bananas into pieces, keep it aside.
  • Take the deseeded jack fruits, roughly chopped mangoes and peeled bananas in a mixier and grind it to a fine paste by sprinkling little water, only if needed.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, pour the ground fruit mixture, start stirring them.
  • Keep on stirring until it thickens and start turning golden brown in color.
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder and stir for few mins or until the sugar gets dissolved in the fruit mixture.
  • Start drizzling ghee/clarified butter little by little at this stage and stir well by drizzling ghee at regular intervals until the fruit mixture oozes out the ghee/clarified butter.
  • Meanwhile other side, heat a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter, add the cashew nuts and fry until they golden brown.
  • Transfer the roasted cashew nuts to the halwa, stir well.
  • Grease a bowl with ghee/clarified butter, transfer the halwa to the bowl and level it with the back side of the spoon.
  • Wait until it reaches room temperature.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Note: Make sure that mangoes, jack fruits and bananas should be well ripened, else there would be a complete change in the taste, flavor and color.

Launch of New Flavors of Maggi Masala, Bangalore

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Got an invite for the new flavors launch of Maggi noodles at Bangalore, the event was around 5.30 p.m of Friday evening. Actually, I feel little lazy to travel nowadays because of Bangalore traffic and now with this Boiling Summer (In bangalore), I never ever like to move out of home until it 6.00 p.m. But really there should be something which makes us happy to forget all these move out and that was this MAGGI event. #masalasofIndia

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Every one of us like Maggi, as no age time, no specific time to consume, anyone can prepare it to perfection and it takes just few minutes to prepare. Only thing I could remember about Maggi from my childhood till today was the advertisement – “MAGGI MAGGI MAGGI”.

Coming to the event, there were few food bloggers along with me for the event and Master Chef Zaheer Khan gave a demo of the newly launched 4 flavors of the Maggi Masala – Bengali Thaal, Super Chennai, Amristari Achari and Mumbaiya Chatak.

After the preparation, we were blind folded to match the noodles with their names and asked for our favorite flavor – What would be my favorite? None other than the Super Chennai Masala, a pakka tamil version with curry masala flavor, Amristari Achari – as the name achari it was little spicy and tangy, Mumbaiya Chatak – next to Super Chennai I like this Mumbaiya Chatak with the flavors of chat and then the Bengali Thaal.

After the blindfold round, now it’s time for our Master Chef Zakheer khan who prepared innovative recipes using these Maggi Masala – it was Teriyaki Chicken with Mumbaiya Chatak Masala, the boneless chicken pieces were marinated, fried. Meanwhile the noodles were prepared, and then topped with teriyaki chicken. Teriyaki Chicken noodles was excellent and when paired with Mumbaiya Chatak Masala it was divine.

Next was Jaal Muri with Bengali Thaal – Noodles was prepared with the masala, add topped with roasted peanuts, few pomegranate seeds and little sprouts. I like this to the core because of the crunchiness of the nuts, softness in the noodles and the taste of the pomegranate all together a deadly combo.

Launch of New Flavors of Maggi Masala, Bangalore

Next to the cooking session, we were divided to 2 groups, and was asked to prepare an innovative recipe with any of these Noodles. Our Team decided to prepared Mossaka with Mumbaiya Chatak which we named as Mumbaiya Mossaka Masala.

 

Preparation of Mumbaiya Mossaka Masala – Slice the aubergine to thin round slices, fry them until golden brown in oil. Meanwhile chop the capsicum, tomatoes and boil them until soft, drain the water and grind it to fine paste. Use the drained water to prepare the mumbaiya chatak masala noodles and keep it aside. Cook the ground masala for few mins or until the raw smell goes off. Meanwhile prepare white sauce with maida, salt and pepper powder. Take a baking tray, arrange the fried slices of aubergine, pour the white sauce, spread it well and then the red sauce, spread it well and then layer it with the noodles, again continue the same process and top it with grated cheese. Bake it over for 5 to 10 mins. Serve hot.

Lauch of New Flavors of Maggi Masala, Bangalore

The event was very interesting, more fun, much informative and we enjoyed it to the core. Give a try to these 4 flavors and indulge it the taste of Maggi Maggi Maggi. Also we were given a gift hampers of Maggi Masala as a part of the event.

French Beans Stir-Fry

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Usually we prepare French beans stir-fry with some spice powder or with green chillies and coconut, but this time it’s completely different. I have prepared this French Beans Stir-fry with Idly chilli Powder.

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It was delicious, but consumed little time that the usual one, not only it can be served as side dish for food. But also it can be served along with Steamed rice and a tsp of ghee / clarified butter. Let me the share the recipe…

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French Beans Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

  • French Beans – ½ kg
  • Idly chilli powder – 4 tbsp
  • Coconut Oil – 2 ½ tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Blackgram – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Clean and remove the ends and finely chop the French beans into pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, split blackgram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the finely chopped French beans and cook for few mins.
  • Sprinkle little water once they become dry, continue the same process.
  • Once the French beans turns it color to pale green in color, add half the amount of Idly chilli powder and continue cooking.
  • Check for the salt, as we have salt in Idly chilli powder.
  • Once it’s almost done, sprinkle the leftover Idly chilli powder and cook for another few mins, so that it becomes crispy and soft.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with steamed rice topped with a tsp of ghee or serve as side dish for lunch.