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Mango Phirni

Mango Phirni is a sweet prepared by mixing aamras and Phirni. You can read Phirni's recipe here.
Today I will be sharing two variations of Mango phirni. In the first method, you can serve phirni and aamras in layers as shown in the image below.

You can be creative here by adding dry fruits in the layers or by adding something green like... fennel seeds. I would love to see your creativity. So, don't forget to share your Phirni pictures and your experience with me in the comment section below.
The second method is by mixing aamras and phirni. It is awesome in both the ways. Remember that you don't need to cook once you have added mango pulp and phirni otherwise the milk will curdle. This is how it will look.

Ingredients: For Aamras: Mangoes - 3-4
Sugar / Jaggery - 2 Tbsp or to taste
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
For Phirni: Milk (Full Fat) - 1 litre Rice - 2 tbsp Sugar - to taste (Optional) Jaggery - 3tbsp Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp Dry Fruits: Dates - 3-4 Raisins - 3-4 Almonds…

Raw mango and Ivy gourd chutney

Here comes my third dish for Mango month! I hope you have checked my other mango recipes, i.e. Mango Rice and Mango Shrikhand. Raw mango chutney comes with several variations! Spicy, sour, sweet and sour, very sweet, less sweet.. seriously!! endless flavoursπŸ˜‹

Today I will be sharing the recipe of Raw mango and Ivy gourd chutney. This chutney is really sour!!! If you don't like sour chutneys then you can reduce the quantity of raw mango.You can also try adding jaggery or sugar if you want it to be sweet and sour. It is a no onion and garlic recipe can be prepared with minimal ingredients! So here goes the recipe for raw mango and ivy gourd chutney:  Ingredients: For Chutney: Raw mango - 1(Medium size) Ivy Gourd - 500 gm Green chillies - 4-5 Oil - 1 tsp Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp Turmeric - 1/4 tsp Salt to taste
For Tadka: Ghee - 1 tbsp Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Urad dal - 1/2 tsp Chana dal - 1/2 tsp Curry leaves - 7-8 Asafoetida - 1 pinch Method: For Chutney:
Heat oil in a pan.Add Cumin se…

Mango Rice

Mango rice is prepared with raw mango. It is popular in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.  It is very easy to prepare. It can be prepared in less than 15 mins. Its preparation is similar to Lemon Rice. State wise there is a variation in the preparation of mango rice. Today I will be sharing Andhra style Mango rice recipe.  

I posted this pic on Instagram at the time of Ugadi as this is a Ugadi special recipe in Andhra but forgot to share the recipe then. πŸ˜› This month I am planning to share all the mango recipes only. This is my second Mango recipe. I hope you have checked out my first mango recipe i.e, Mango Shrikhand
Please comment the name of your favourite mango recipe. I will be more than happy to share the recipe.
Ingredients: Cooked Rice - 3 cups
Raw Mango - 1
Fenugreek powder - 1 pinch (Optional)
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
salt - to taste
For Tadka: Ghee/Oil - 2 tsp
Dried red chilli - 1-2
Curry leaves - 8-10
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana Dal - 1tsp

Mango Shrikhand

Srikhand is Indian sweet prepared with hung curd. It is very easy to prepare and can be prepared in less than 5 mins if hung curd is ready!!!Adding mango in shrikhand takes it to another levelπŸ˜‹ So here goes the recipe for mango shrikhand.

Preparation time: 3 hours  Cooking time: 5 Serves: 3 Ingredients: Mango - 1
Full fat Curd - 500 ml
Sugar (Powdered)- 3 - 4 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds(Saunf) - 1 tsp (Optional)
Cardamom - 4 - 5 (Optional)
Dry fruits - Any

Method: For hung curd: Tie curd in a muslin cloth and hang it for 2-3 hours.
Squeeze water after 2-3 hours. Hung curd is ready.
For Shrikhand: Extract mango pulp and blend it well with sugar and hung curd.
Add cardamom powder and mix it well.
Srikhand is ready.
Garnish: Dry roast cardamom and fennel seeds for about a min on medium flame.
Put them into a mixer with sugar to get a coarse powder.
Layer it with Srikhand as in the pic.
Top it with grated dry fruits. You can add dry fruits in layers too.
You can serve it i…

Golden milkshake

Golden milkshake or turmeric milk has endless benefits. It purifies the blood, builds immunity, relieves stress, boosts digestion, reduces arthritic pain, acts as a good sleep aid, great for skin and the list goes on and on...  I can write a blog only for explaining the benefits of turmeric milk! I love it when such super healthy foods are super tasty too. Just have a look at this pic!

 Mouthwatering!!!πŸ˜‹ Isn't it? I have one more good news for you. this super healthy + super tasty + good looking drink can be prepared in less than 5 mins! πŸ˜ƒ  Ingredients: Turmeric - 1 tsp Milk - 250ml Honey - 1 tsp(or as per your taste) Pepper(Optional) - 1/4 tsp Almonds(Optional) - 2 - 3 Method 1- Chilled:Add chilled milk, honey and turmeric in a blender.You can also add finely chopped almonds or any dry fruit of your choice. Blend it well.The Golden milk shake is ready. Method 2- Hot (Best for common cold and cough): Use raw turmeric for this method. It is much better than turmeric powder. Raw …

Khoba Roti

Khoba roti is a Rajasthani dish. It is thick, crispy outside and chewy inside. It is served with dal or any thick gravy. when I saw it for the first time, my expression was like this πŸ‘‰πŸ˜. It is so enticing!!! Isn't it? Above all no master chef skills are required to prepare this beautiful dish. Yes! not even for this amazing pattern. How?!😦 Well, read the recipe to figure out. 

Ingredients: Wheat Flour - 1 cup (150 grams) Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp Salt - to taste Ghee -  2 tbsp approx. Method: For Dough:Mix wheat flour, cumin seeds, salt and 2 tsp ghee. Now add little water to form slightly hard dough.Keep it aside for about 20-25 mins. Grease your hand with oil and knead the dough until smooth. For Roti:Place a slightly big dough ball on the rolling plate and roll into 1/2 cm thick.Start pinching it to give the pattern as shown in the image above. It's time to be creative! You can use tongs/ scissors also to create so many patterns. I would love to see your creativity. Please …