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Monday, February 2, 2009

Fruit Custard

Ingredients:
Small piece of Pineapple
1/2 Apple
15-20 Grapes
1/2 Mango
1 medium sized Banana
1/2 Orange
1 Sapota
3-4 Cherries
2-3 tsp Cashew nuts
1-2 tsp Raisins
1-2 tsp Honey
2 cups of Milk
2 tsp Custard powder
2 - 3 cups Sugar
Ice Cream (Optional)

Recipe:
Add 2 cups of milk, 2 tsp custard powder, 1/2 cup of sugar and bring it to boil. Keep stirring this mixture for about 4-5 mins in low flame. Keep it aside till it comes to room temperature. Refrigerate for about 8-9 hrs.

Cut all the fruits into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put chopped fruits, cashew nuts, raisins, honey, 2 cups of sugar and mix well.

Add custard milk, mix well and keep it in a refrigerator.

This can be served as it is or along with the ice cream as shown in the picture below.

Pineapple Kesari Bath

Ingredients:
1 cup chopped Pineapple
1 cup Semolina / Sajjige (Small / Medium sized)
1.5 - 2 cups Sugar / Sakkare
1/4 tsp Saffron / Kesari
2 tsp Milk / Halu
1 cup Ghee / Tuppa
3 - 4 Cardamom / Elachi / Elakki
2 - 3 tsp Cashew nuts / Gerubeeja / Godambi
1 - 2 tsp Raisins / Ona Drakshi
2 cups Water

Recipe:
Remove the outer skin, innermost (hard) part of the pineapple and cut it into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put chopped pineapple, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook.(2-3 whistles) Once the pressure goes off, put this cooked pineapple in a mixer for few seconds.
Put saffron, 2 tsp milk in a bowl and keep it aside.
Put 1/2 cup of ghee in a thick bottomed vessel, add 2-3 tsp of cashew nuts, fry it in low/medium flame until it turns golden in color and keep it aside.
Put raisins to the same thick bottomed vessel, fry it in low/medium flame until it puffs and keep it aside. Add semolina to the same thick bottomed vessel and fry it in low flame until it turns golden in color. Add 1 3/4 cups of water and cook the semolina. Add cooked pineapple, remaining sugar and mix well. Add saffron(mash the saffron properly with milk) and mix well.
Add 2-3 tsp ghee and stir the Kesari Bath continuously in medium flame. Repeat this step for 2-3 times until the 1/2 cup of ghee empties. Add fried raisins, smashed cardamom, fried cashew nuts and mix well. Stir the Kesari Bath until ghee starts separating. Apply little amount of ghee to the plate, pour this Kesari Bath and spread it using one flat spoon as shown in the picture below. Serve hot or cold.

Pineapple Menaskayi

Ingredients:
Small piece of Pineapple
Pinch of Turmeric
2 medium lemon sized Jaggary
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1 Green Chilly
3/4 cup grated Coconut
4-5 Red Chillies
4-5 tsp Sesame seeds / Ellu
Salt to taste
2-3 Curry Leaves
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
3-4 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Remove outer skin of pineapple and cut into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the green chilly into two pieces.

Put jaggary, salt, pinch of turmeric powder, chilly powder, green chilly, chopped pineapple, water in a vessel and cook.
Put sesame seeds in a pan and fry until it starts spluttering.

Put red chillies, 1 tsp oil in a pan and fry them until you get nice aroma.
Put grated coconut, fried red chilly, fried sesame seeds in a mixer and grind it into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut use hot water while grinding.) Add this ground coconut to a vessel containing cooked pineapple and bring it to boil. Keep the menaskayi in low flame for about 4-5 mins. Add mustard seeds and 1 tsp oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to Menaskayi. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice and Dosas.

Pineapple Raitha

Ingredients:

Small piece of Pineapple

Pinch of Salt

4-5 tsp Sugar

1.5 cups Curd / Yogurt

Recipe:

Remove the outer skin of pineapple and cut it into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Add chopped pineapple, salt, sugar, curd and mix well. Refrigerate for about 1 hr. Serve along with Roti/Paratas or you can eat it just like that.

Pineapple Juice

Ingredients:

1/4 piece of medium Pineapple

2 cups Water

3/4 - 1 cup Sugar

Recipe:

Remove the outer skin of pineapple and cut it into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Add pineapple pieces, water, sugar in a mixer/blender and grind it for 1-2 mins. Filter this pineapple juice to get rid of the pulp ingredients. Put ice cubes (if required) and serve.