Mango Pot de Creme

This recipe has been lying in my drafts from last, so you know how lazy I have been. The summer vacations are over and we are settling down in our everyday routines.The monsoons are also here,so are the mangoes! What better time than this to make this easy dessert at home. It requires just 3 ingredients!

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Mango Pot de Creme
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Super easy mango dessert!
Ingredients
  • Mango puree - 2 cups
  • Fresh cream - 1 cup - I used Amul low fat cream
  • Condensed milk - 4 tbsp
  • Gelatin - 1 tsp
  • Rose petals/ Mint leaves - to garnish
Instructions
  1. First bloom the gelatin.
  2. In a bowl soak the gelatin in cold water for 10 mins. Microwave for 5 sec at high. Keep aside.
  3. Mix together the mango puree, condensed milk and cream till creamy.
  4. Add the gelatin and mix gently.
  5. Fill up cups/bowls with this mixture and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Serve, garnished with rose petals / mint leaves and some chopped mangoes on top.
 

Diwali Cheers with some Moong Dal Halwa

Diwali is here with  so much light and sparkle all around as. I had a super busy week cleaning and prepping my home for the festival. My single point focus becomes putting up lights all over my house, changing up the décor and prettying up every nook and corner. So much so that I completely ignored the food front. Now whats Diwali without some homemade sweets and finally got the time to whip up some sweet deliciousness in my kitchen. Moong Dal Halwa is something I totally love and the nip in the air calls for a bowl of hot hot halwa.

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The best part about hoeme made sweets is that you can control the sweetness and know what exactly has gone into it so that your little ones can enjoy it without any fear. I used condensed milk instead of sugar syrup and that kind of makes it so very easy to make this dish. So don’t wait just head into the kitchen!

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I also take this opportunity to wish each one of you a Diwali filled with love and light. Spread joy all around you, dress up and indulge in the festivities with your friends and family coz that exactly I love to do.

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Diwali Cheers with some Moong Dal Halwa
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
 
A sweet dish made with pulses that is so festive !
Ingredients
  • Moong Dal - 1 cup - washed and soaked in water for 2 hrs.
  • Ghee - 100 gms
  • Condensed milk - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Almonds - a handful - chopped finely
  • Raisins - a handful - optional
Instructions
  1. Drain the moong dal and grind into a fine paste using the mixer grinder. Make sure to use very little water while grinding.
  2. In a non stick pan, heat the ghee.
  3. Add the moong dal paste and start stirring it into the ghee.
  4. Continue to stir the mixture on low heat for atleast 15 mins till the mixture smells fragrant and the raw taste of the dal is cooked through.
  5. Keep the flame low at all times. Keep stirring once a while.
  6. The mixture with turn a nice golden colour .
  7. Add the chopped almond, raisins(if using) and cardamom powder.
  8. Now add a cup of condensed milk and stir in well.
  9. Conitnue to stir for another 5to 7 mins, till you reach the desired consistency.
  10. Don't overcook or else the halwa will go dry.
  11. Remove from heat and serve hot in little bowls.
  12. Can be reheated in the micro as and when served.
 

Instant Besan Laddoos

With Raksha Bandhan just around the corner, this is a good time to share this easy laddoo recipe that the sisters can whip up for their loving brothers on the festive day. I don’t have a brother of my own but my army of cousin brothers have never made me feel left out on Raksha bandhan. It is a day I love to cook for them and feed them and pamper them in everyway I can. Along with an elaborate lunch spread , this instant besan laddoo recipe would come very handy I suppose. The traditional method of making these gramflour laddoos can get quite tedious but not anymore. This microwave recipe will take just about 10 mins and just a few basic ingredients. I am always a bit apprehensive in trying out shortcut methods but have to admit that sometimes such time saving recipes are a saviour.

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Instant Besan Laddoos
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Recipe type: Indian Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
 
Instant gramflour laddoos
Ingredients
  • Gramflour/Besan - 1½ cup
  • Powdered Sugar - ½ cup
  • Semolina / suji - 2 tbsp.
  • Ghee - 6 tbsp.
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Cashewnuts - a handful - ground into a powder
  • Raisins/Kishmish - few for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe bowl , melt the ghee at micro hi power for 30 secs.
  2. Take the bowl out and add the semolina and the gramflour and mix well.
  3. Now put the bowl back into the micro at hi power for 1 min.
  4. Take out and mix well.
  5. Repeat this process twice.
  6. Take the bowl out and add a pich of salt,cardamom powder and cashewnut powder. Give it a good mix and allow it to cool.
  7. Once the mix has cooled down , add the powderd sugar and mix it well with your hands.
  8. Now grease your hands with a little ghee/butter and make small balls , the size of laddoos.
  9. Garnish with raisins and serve.