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Strawberry Fool with Pistachios and Cardamom Short Bread Fingers

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Usually my kids like to have creamy desserts, and also when I got to see strawberries in season with street vendor, like to curate a dessert with strawberry. This resulted in my strawberry fool, more creaminess with little crunchiness would pair well and so resulted my Cardamom Pistachios Short Bread Fingers.


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Name looks big and complicated but this dessert gets ready in 30 mins, which feels more heavenly, delicious. More over a perfect dessert for FEBRUARY – Surprise your love with this dessert. Do check out the video link for the right texture and color. Let me share the recipe…

Strawberry Fool with Pistachios and Cardamom Short Bread Fingers

Strawberry Fool with Pistachios and Cardamom Short Bread Fingers


Ingredients:

  • All-Purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup
  • Butter – ¾ cup
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Pistachios (finely chopped) – 12 nos
  • Cardamom powder – ¾ tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Strawberry – 15 nos
  • Sugar for Strawberry fool – ¾ cup
  • Whipping cream – 1 cup
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp

Making of Strawberry Fool with Cardamom and Pistachios Short Bread Fingers –

Preparation:

  • Wash and chop the strawberry into pieces, pour a cup of water in a sauce pan, add the strawberries and lemon juice. Leave it to boil.
  • Blanch the pistachios and finely chop them to pieces.
  • Add sugar, give a stir when the strawberries are almost cooked.
  • Cook until it thickens and the strawberries comes to mashing consistency.
  • Beat the whipping cream until it forms soft perks, add the mashed strawberry and fold it well until it blends well.
  • Drop it to a small glass, refrigerate it for few mins.
  • Take a bowl, add the all-purpose flour/maida, butter, sugar and crumble them well with your fingers.
  • Add the blanched pistachios and cardamom powder, knead it well to a ball.
  • Wrap it in a cling film, and refrigerate for 10 to 15 mins.
  • Meanwhile preheat the microwave to 180-degree C.
  • After 10 mins, dust the working platform with all-purpose flour, take a small portion of the dough and roll it gently.
  • Cut them into rectangle (finger shape) and bake it at 180-degree C for 10 mins or until it starts turning golden brown in color.
  • Now take the refrigerated glasses, slide the shortbread fingers, sprinkle little finely chopped strawberries and pistachios.

Serve Chilled.

 

Sugar free Modak Recipe / Nutty Modakam recipe / How to make moadagam with nuts – Vinayagar chaturthi recipes

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As vinayagar Chaturthi is on the way, thought of preparing something unique and healthy – mostly no sugar Modak and here evolved my Nutty Modak flavored with Honey and nuts. Let me share the recipe…

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Taking it to Fiesta Friday #135 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Nuts (Cashew nuts, Almonds, Pistachios and Walnuts) – each 8 nos
  • Rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Honey – 1 ½ tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Take all the nuts together in a blender and coarsely blend them.
  • Transfer it to bowl, pour in the honey and mix it well.
  • Take the rice flour in a bowl, pour in boiling water and mix it well with a spoon.
  • Knead the dough with your hands to ball.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, grease the modak mould, stuff the mould with the dough and make a hole with your index finger.
  • Stuff the filling in the hole and close the hole with dough.
  • Open the mould, gently take the modak.
  • Steam them, until they are cooked.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Making of Nutty Modak –

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.