Kulfi Milkshake.

I suffer from lactose intolerance,hence milk and milk products are a big no for me,but my son is a big fan of milk based drinks like milk shakes and smoothies…so I keep on experimenting…

This recipe is result of one such experiment and has turned out great…

I have added powdered oats to make the milk shake feeling,if you want you can skip that.

Ingredients:

1 glass Chilled Milk.

2 tbsp Powdered Oats.

1 Kesar Badam Kulfi.

1 tbsp sliced Dry Fruits for garnish.

Method:

Mix every thing in blender and blend well to form a thick shake.

Pour in a glass and garnish with a few dry fruits slices,serve immediately.

Tip:If you don’t have Kesar Badam Kulfi you can use malai Kulfi but then do add some elaichi powder and Kesar for flavour.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

Dry Fruits Milkshake.

Dry fruits milkshake is a healthy beverage and a great energy supplement which I usually make for my son when he needs a quick boost of energy.

Mostly as a post workout drink (you can skip ice cream) or before his foot ball coaching.

I have added powdered oats to make it feeling,if you want you can skip that,also here I have used everest milk masala,instead you can use dry fruits like almonds, unsalted pistachios and cashew nuts.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Evrest Milk Masala.

2 tbsp Powdered Oats.

1 scoop Kaju Draksh/ Vanilla Ice cream.

1 glass Chilled Milk.

1 tbsp Rose syrup for garnishing.

1 tbsp sliced Dry Fruits and dried Rose Petals for garnish.

Method:

Mix every thing in blender and blend well to form a thick shake.

Drizzle sime rose syrup in a tall glass and pour the prepared shake.
Garnish with a few dry fruits slices and dried Rose petals,serve immediately.

Tip:If you are skipping the ice cream,add a tbsp of honey for sweetness.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat

All drenched, and desperately looking for that one summer quencher to infuse some life back into you? The lanes of Old Delhi have the elixir you have been waiting for. Yes, the drink is called Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat. If you happen to be in Old Delhi during summers then you must try this purani dilli delight.. The Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat thela is slowly turning into a landmark in Old Delhi!

Nawab Qureshi, more popularly known as Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat wala sets up shop opposite Jama Masjid from where he sells the refreshing drink for a mere INR 10 a glass.
The Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat is very popular for its unique concoction,Watermelon chunks are added to flavoured milk to create a lovely pink hue.If you are not in Delhi still you can enjoy the goodness of this drink at your home…so here goes the recipe…

Ingredients:

2 cups Milk.

1 cup Finely diced Watermelon.

2 tbsp Rooh Afza/Rose Syrup.

Ice Cubes.

Method:

De-seed the watermelon and chop into very small pieces.

Combine ice cubes, rooh afza/rose syrup and milk in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
Add the diced watermelon to the milk and mix well.
Pour this into glasses and garnish with watermelon pieces.
Serve chilled.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

Strawberry Mastani

In Pune a meal is considered incomplete without a sumptuous glass of Mastani, Pune’s very own creation. Mastani is our very own thick mango milkshake topped with pieces of cut fruit, dry fruit,ice cream or whipped cream. The name comes from the legend of the famous Peshwa ruler Bajirao and his lover, the beautiful Mastani…

It is believed that Mastani was so beautiful, that when she would chew a paan (betel leaf), the red juice from the pan would be seen going down her throat in a streak.

The drink might have got the name as it is beautiful to look at.

Mastani can be made in various flavours like mango,Kesar pista, butterscotch and so on, today I am sharing recipe for strawberry Mastani.

Ingredients:
2 cups chilled Milk.

2 tbsp Strawberry Crush.

2 tbsp sliced Pistachios, Cashew nuts and Almonds.

4 scoops of Strawberry Ice cream.

6 ice cubes (optional)

Method:

Slice a few dry fruits like pistachios, almonds and cashews. Keep them aside.
Making Milkshake for Mastani:
In a blending jar mix together milk, strawberry crush,2 scoops of ice cream and ice cubes.
Blend to a smooth thick milkshake.
Making Mastani:
Pour this thick milkshake in 2 glasses,leave enough space on top for ice cream scoop.

Place a scoop of ice cream on top,sprinkle sliced dry fruits on top.

Serve strawberry mastani immediately with a spoon and a straw.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Milk Shake

Milk shake is a cold sweet beverage loved by all age group,prepared from milk and mostly fruit pulps or flavoured ice creams or cocoa.

This one here,I have made a bit differently by using drinking chocolate and salted caramel sauce.It has a distinct flavor loved by all especially kids.

Here,I have used a fristed cup cake for garnishing,if not available this drink can be served without it or topped with chocolate/vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and some edible confetti.

This drink can be served with a meal or as a relaxing drink for scorching summer heat.

Ingredients:

1 glass Milk (cold).

4 cubes of Ice.

2 tbsp Salted Caramel Sauce.

2 tbsp Drinking Chocolate.

1 frosted Chocolate Cup Cake for garnishing.

Method:

In a pan heat milk till it comes to boil,add drinking chocolate and caramel sauce,mix well,let it boil for 2 minutes.Keep it aside,let it cool completely.

In a mason jar,place the ice cubes,pour in the cooled milk mixture,top up with frosted cup cake and serve immediately.

Tip:Recipe for salted caramel sauce:https://udarbharna.com/2020/07/23/salted-caramel-sauce/

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

Hot Instant Coffee.

Once upon a time my mom was a coffee addict,now with age consumption of coffee is limited,but as much as she loves having coffee,she equally loves making it for others….and people visit her just to enjoy her Cup of coffee and of course her hospitality….

So here is my Mom’s simple recipe to make best tasting coffee with minimal ingredients and no special device.

My mom brews her coffee fresh daily,here I have used instant coffee.

Ingredients:

1 cup Milk.

2 tsp Sugar/Jaggery Powder.

1/8 tsp Cardamon Powder.

1 tsp Nescafe.

Method:

In a microwave safe mug,add milk,sugar/jaggery and cardamom powder,heat on high for 1 minutes 30 seconds.

Remove and stir well,add coffee powder and again mix well,sprinkle a pinch of coffee powder on top and serve hot.

Tip:Same can be made on gas top also,add sugar and cardamom powder to milk and let it come to boil,pour it in a cup and add coffee powder,mix well and serve hot.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

 

Masala Chaas.

 

Masala chaas is the ideal summer drink!Made with curd,chilled water and some spices, it’s not only light and refreshing but also good for your gut!

Ingredients:

1 cup plain Curd.

2 cups Cold Water.

1 Green Chili chopped finely.

1/2 inch Ginger grated.

1 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped finely.

1/2 tspb roasted Cumin Powder.

1/2 tspn Black Salt/Rock salt.

1/4 tspn Chat Masala.

Salt to taste.

Method:

Add all ingredients except coriander leaves to a blender.
Blend till combined.
Pour into serving glasses, garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve chilled.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

Shikanji.

Shikanji is a famous drink from northern part of India.it is actually nimbu pani spiced with roasted cumin powder. The black salt gives a punch to this drink..
Its best served chilled,a must to beat summer heat.

Ingredients:

1 Lemon.

2 Glasses Water.

1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder.

1/8 tsp Rock salt.

2 tbsp Sugar.

2 tsp Sabja Seeds soaked in water for 10 minutes.(optional)

Few sprigs of Mint.(optional)

Some Ice Cubes.

Method:

Cut the lemon in to two.

Take 2 glasses of a water in a bowl

With a lemon juice squeezer, squeeze the juice directly into the water.

Add black salt, sugar and jeera powder.

Stir till the sugar dissolves.

Pour the shikanji in glasses. Add ice cubes,mint springs and soaked sabja seeds.

Serve immediately or chill futher in refrigerator and then serve.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

Spicy Chilly Guava.

If you are looking for a summer drink recipe with Indian flavours, this spiced guava chilli drink will fit the bill perfectly. It is a guava drink with some flavours of red chilli powder, pink salt and lemon juice.

A perfect combination of flavours comes together in this glass of guava chilli drink.

Ingredients:

2 cups Guava juice( fresh / canned)

1 cup Limca.

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder.

1/2 tsp Rock Salt.

2 tbsp Lemon juice.

Crushed Ice.

Mint/Basil leaves and lemon wedges for garnishing.

Method:

In 2 tall glasses add 1 cup each of chilled guava juice.

Add 1/4 tsp rock salt,1 tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of chilli powder in each glass,mix well.

Add crushed ice & top up with Limca,Sprinkle some chilli powder on top.

Garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedges.

Serve Chilled.

Happy Cooking!

Sameera.

Dalgona Coffee

The Korean coffee drink taking the internet by storm, dalgona coffee is like a cappucino turned on its head, with the frothy coffee on top and the milk underneath.

It only requires three ingredients to make and you can have it hot or cold.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Instant Coffee or Espresso Powder.

2 tbsp Sugar.

2 tbsp very hot Water.

400 ml Milk

Method:

Add the instant coffee, sugar and hot water to a medium mixing bowl. Using hand whipper/whipping machine whip the coffee mixture until it is light brown, fluffy and holds stiff peaks when the whisk is removed.

Pour ice cold milk in 2 glasses, spoon dollops of the frothed coffee mixture on top and smooth out with a spoon.

Serve immediately.

I have topped it up with some chocolate sauce.

Happy Cooking!

Sameera