Mango Idly – A healthy eat !

Mango Idly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am back with a Banggg! Can’t believe itz been a year since I last posted ! Got really busy going back n forth around the world ;-).

Last May’13 I was in coorg for my cousins wedding, and this May’14 I am back again for my broie’s wedding :-). Allz well and now I got a beautiful SIL @ home. I simply love this month , not only because of wedding season also because I get to eat dozens of mangoes.
Mango  :  ‘King of fruits’ ,’The fruit of India’ – whatever you call it . It is everyone’s favorite.

Mmmmmmm… Mango Idly – A healthy eat !
I call this a winner ! This special recipe comes all the way from mumbai. Zillion thanks to Shakuntala aunty (my sisters MIL) for this
one which was a clear winner in every cooking competition .Also loved by everyone in the family. Thought will post this before we go – off season. I will be featuring this on a local channel next week.
Gyan on goodness 

  • Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion.
  • The deadly combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotene keep your immune system healthy.
  • Mango is rich in vitamin A. Mangoes help in promoting good eye sight, fights dry eyes and also prevent night blindness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mango pulp (Preferrably Alphonso)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup chiroti rava
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp of ghee
  • 8-10 cashews (optional)
  • pinch of cardamom powder

Mango Idly Ingredients

Method:

 Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a thick bottom pan, dry roast chiroti rava until golden brown and keep it aside.

Heat Ghee - Mango IdlyDry roast rava- Mango Idly

Grind rest of the ingredients to make a very fine paste.Add this paste to roasted rava, to make a thick batter.

Grind Mango Idly batter mixxMango Idly batter mix

Add 1tspn of cardomom powder. Grease the Idly pan with ghee/oil. Fill all the portions and let it cook on medium flame for 20 mins. Garnish with roasted cashwes.

Cardamom powder- Mango IdlySteam Mango Idly

Roast Cashews- Mango Idly

 Mango Idly

 

 

Fruit Custard Dessert

Fruit Custard Dessert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit Custard Dessert

Fruit Custard Dessert – It gets a little too boring for kids to eat fruits alone and they may not really empty the fruit bowl, try making it a delight by adding some custard to it. Kids will love this creamy texture on fruits and i am sure they will be come back for an other serving.

Ingredients:

  • Any kind / any number of fruits of your kids choice
  • Custard powder – any flavour ( I have used strawberry and Mango)
  • Milk
  • Few dry fruits ( raisins/cashews)

Fruit Custard ingredients

Method:

Making custard:

  • Take 4-5 tspn of milk from 500 ml milk, add 2 big spoons of custard powder to this and make a thin paste.
  • Bring the rest of the milk to boil and simmer it.
  • Add 4-5 tspn of sugar to the milk and stir it until it dissolves
  • Now add the custard paste to the milk and stir continuously for 2-3 mins / until it gets thicker
  • Allow it to cool

Strawberry custard paste

Mango custard paste

Bring milk to boiling pointAdd custard paste to milkAdd custard paste to milkFC6

Fruit custard:

  •  Cut all the fruits and keep aside
  •  Cut all the dry fruits into small pieces and keep aside
  •  Once the custard cools down , mix all of the above and refrigerate it for 15- 20 mins and serve chilled

Fruit Custard ingredients Fruit custard ingredients

Sweet corn paratha

Sweet corn paratha

Mamma Sheetttttt cornnnnn ! Chinnu likes to eat sweet corn as a whole, he doesn’t like it when i remove the corn kernels for him. He eats it like a rat, half n half and most of them gets wasted. So tried  this recipe, however a RAT remains a RAT ! Hope things get better as he grows up.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 tspn of ginger paste
  • 1 slit green chilly
  • a small bunch of coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup of spring onion (optional)
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • 1 cube of cheese grated (optional)
  • salt to taste

Sweet corn paratha  ingredients

Method:

  •  Microwave sweet corn until half done. Now coarsely grind sweet corn + green chillycoarsely grind sweet corn + green chilly

 

coarsely grind sweet corn + green chilly

  • Mix this along with rest of the ingredients to make soft doughMix ingredients to make soft dough

Sweet corn paratha dough

  • Make medium size balls and roll them out. Toss the dough in dry flour while rolling, this will prevent it from getting sticky when rolling

Sweet corn paratha dough lemon size balls

Or if your dough is real soft/thin , follow the steps below to make a neat paratha.

  • Use a thick food grade sheet  , I use tetra pack sheet
  • Cut into round shape
  • wash , wipe and coat it with a little oil
  • now, take a small portion of dough and pat it on the sheet
  • Flip it on hot tava
  • cook on both the sides

Use tetra pack to avoid sticking

 

pat dough on tetra pack sheet

 

Flip paratha on tava

 

Fry on both sides

  • Once you have cooked on both sides, sprinkle cheese over it and serve

Sprinkle cheese on paratha