Monday, April 15, 2013

Summers are here..... officially

Poila Baisakh /Vaisakhi/Ugadi/Vishu ....all these celebrations announces the official start of the Indian New Year,summer being the first season of the year.With that rings the bells for the schools to close for summer holidays.
           Today I have two special recipes to share for this special day 
Aam Panna( Aam pora sherbet)

Raw Mangoes
Cumin seeds, roasted and ground

1. Roast the raw mangoes, with the skin on over an open flame like you would roast a eggplant. Use a tong to turn it around so it is evenly roasted on all sides.
2. Let it cool and peel the charred skin. Scoop out the pulp
3. Mix the pulp with some salt, sugar and water and pulse it in the blender
4. Sieve the sharbat to get rid of the tiny bits of pulp that may still remain.
5. Sprinkle the roasted cumin powder just before serving.

Kathal ki subzi ( Unripe jackfruit's vegetable)
  1. 500 gm Green Jack Fruit / Echor
  2. 1 Onion
  3. 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  4. 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  5. 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  6. 1 Tomato
  7. 1 tbsp Ghee
  8. 1 Potato
  9. 1 tsp Garam Masala
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Sugar to taste
  12. 1 tsp Turmeric Powder 
  13. 2 Bay leaves   
  14. 2 Diced potatoes                                                                                                     Method:  Marinate the jackfruit with salt and turmeric , parboil them.Marinate the potatoes with salt and turmeric and fry  it with the parboiled jackfruits  and keep them aside. Heat oil in a wok and add bay leaves and whole garam masala to it, add onions, tomatoes chopped ,ginger garlic paste , chilli powder, cumin and coriander powders, salt / sugar  and a little water and cook till the oil separates out , add the fried jackfruits and potatoes to the gravy and let it simmer for sometime . Heat some ghee(clarified butter) in a separate wok and pour it over the jackfruits and sprinkle some garam masala powder.All ready to be eaten now.      
    Amar chitra kathas, Malgudi days and icy aam pannas (roasted raw mango drink) are so very reminiscent of my childhood days during summer holidays..... feeling like reliving those days once more.What are your cherished memories of summer holidays?Will be eagerly waiting to learn about them.                                                  Here's wishing a very Happy New Year to all                                                                                                                   Partying with Colours Dekor

1 comment:

Nayana Donga said...

Happy new year to you too..these both recipes are new to me...I should try Aam came across me two times in a that is a hint :)

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