Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand...homemade in 5 mins

Homemade Shrikhand Recipe Shrikhand is mildly flavoured indian dessert which is traditionally prepared by hung curd , sugar and spices like cardamons, saffron and dry fruits. This is the first time I have made shrikhand at home, usually back in bombay we used to get the readymade Amul shrikhand. This is the most easiest and quickest way to make creamy shrikhand without compromising on the flavor. I have used Greek yogurt to make this yummy dessert. It tasted even better than ready made ones we get and you can try different flavors and explore your creativity. I love the flavor and aroma of elaichi in shrikhand. I made this creamy shrikhand in just about 10 mins and wow i was so impressed with the results, that I am planning to make this again as i finished the entire bowl all by my self :)) Sending this to Srivalli's Mithai Mela, WYF:Quick Meals by EC and 15 mins cooking by Mahimaa. From thursday i'll be travelling so will not be able to visit your blogs often.
1 1/2 cups of greek yogurt
1/3 cups of sugar
1 tsp elaichi powder
1 tsp masala milk powder (optional)
a pinch of saffron dissolved in 1 tsp warm milk
chopped pistachios for garnishing
How to make shrikhand at home
  • Add sugar in greek yogurt and mix well.
  • Now add in elaichi, masala milk powder and kesar dissolved in tsp warm milk.
  • Mix well and chill for 1 hour.
  • Garnish with pistachios or any chopped nuts and serve chilled.
What can be more simpler than this? You can try using seasonal fresh fruits like mangoes and strawberries.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beetroot Paratha for a healthy and glowing skin!

Hey Everyone!

Beetroot Paratha
Beetroot Paratha

Let me start off by saying I am not a big fan of Beetroots and my memories of having beetroot consists of having beetroot and carrot juice which my dad would make himself adding bits and pieces of tomatoes or ginger or mint leaves whichever was left in the fridge. I have had this juice every single day for 5 years of my college life! Though initially I didn't really like the taste but since the health benefits clearly out rated the taste my tongue got used to it :) One of the main reasons dad started with this routine was due to my extremely low iron and hemoglobin level which triggered n number of problems like migraine attacks and low immune level to fight diseases etc. All thanks to my dad and his routine that my hemoglobin level came back to normal and still its the same way.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Besan Chilla (Eggless Vegetable Omlette) for a chilly night!

Hey Everyone!

I don't know about other cities but here in Pune the weather has been really cold especially in the night time. I haven't seen sun in days and feels like winter already :( I hope the sun comes out soon! Anyways in such dull and damp weather I really get lazy for cooking and often make something which is quick and easy and can be made under 15 mins flat!