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Yo Mango Berry Recipe: Instant Strawberry Mango Frozen Yoghurt

Scrumptious frozen yoghurt made with Mango pulp, chopped strawberry, greek yoghurt and milk powder.

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Nowadays I more keep on doing instant recipes rather than lengthy extensive recipes. I follow the same funda for sweet as well as savory recipes. My main motto is to create something from whatever is available in the kitchen rather than going and buying ingredients.

This dessert was made in 30 minutes and was just amazing. Everything about it is healthy except the fact that it is sweet icon smile Yo Mango Berry Recipe:  Instant Strawberry Mango Frozen Yoghurt IMG 0311 Yo Mango Berry Recipe:  Instant Strawberry Mango Frozen Yoghurt

Ingredients

1 cup greek yoghurt

½ cup khoya milk powder

1/3 cup mango pulp

10 chopped strawberries

Sugar as per taste

Method

Mix all the above mentioned ingredients in a bowl and freeze it for around 30 minutes.  You can freeze it for longer time if you want.

Remove from freezer. Garnish with chopped strawberries and serve it chilled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fat Free Dahi Vada ( Microwave Recipe)

Non-fried vadas dunked in yoghurt and topped with tangy imli chutney and cumin powder. This recipe is devised for people on a diet or for those who have to cut down on fat. Nevertheless, it is extremely good.

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Adapted from Tarla Dalal.com

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For The Vadas

1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)

1 to 2 green chillies

1/2 tsp unflavoured fruit salt

2 cups salted buttermilk/or water for soaking vadas

salt to taste

oil for greasing

For The Curds

2 cups curds (dahi)

2 tbsp milk

salt to taste

For The Garnish

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder

2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney

2 tbsp Green Chutney

2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Method

For the vadas

Soak the dal in warm water for at least 1 hour.

Drain out most of the water and grind it to a smooth paste in a blender along with the chillies and salt. Try to keep the texture  a bit grainy

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Add the fruit salt and mix well.

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Pour 1 tablespoons of the batter into 8 small greased microwave safe bowls (2″ diameter).

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Microwave 4 at a time each batch for 1 minute and 15 seconds.

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Remove and allow it to cool completely unmould.

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Soak them in buttermilk or water for few minutes, till they are soft.

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Drain and squeeze out any excess water.

Place on a serving plate.

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How to proceed

Whisk the curds with the milk and salt and pour over the soaked vadas.

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Garnish with the chilli powder, cumin powder, khajur imli ki chutney and chopped coriander. Eat it instantly. Do not let it soak for a longer time or overnight. Won’t taste that good the next day.

 

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Coconut Rava Ladoo Recipe-Diwali Delicacy

Coconut Rava Ladoo is a traditional maharashtrian sweet made during Diwali festival. It’s extremely rich as the main ingredients are semolina, ghee, raisins and coconut.

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1 cup thin semolina/rava

½ cup grated coconut

½ cup sugar

1 tsp cardamom powder

1/3 cup milk

Raisins and cashewnuts

4 tbsp ghee

Method

Dry roast the rava and keep it aside

In pan heat ghee, add cashewnuts and raisins.

After 2 mins add grated coconut and cardamom.

Now add roasted rava and mix well. Keep on stirring for 5 mins. Now add sugar and mix well.

Once the rava turns brown in color,  add milk to it. Continue to mix till the mixture comes together.

Remove from heat and make small ladoos out of it.

Store them in an air tight container and consume within 4 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IndiaNow 2013 Master Chef Contest Recipes

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