Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Pudhina Chaas | Mint Buttermilk | Summer Special Recipes

pudhina chaas

Pudhina Chaas or Mint Buttermilk is a great coolant to our body in this hot summer days. I always love simple buttermilk and when I saw the recipe here, immediately bookmarked to try. Mint as many people know, has so many benefits to our body. (Check Benefits of Mint). If you are dehydrated in this summer, try this Pudhina chaas instead of the normal chaas. You will really love it's taste. 

Here I give some more summer recipes for you to get hydrated ☺️☺️. 

Pudhina Chaas

Preparation time: 5 min | Cook Time: 0 min | Serves: 3
Recipe Category: Drinks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Mint leaves / Pudhina - 1 cup
Yogurt / curd - 1 cup 
Green chilli - 1 
Black salt - 1/5 tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as per taste 
Water - as required 
Mint leaves or coriander leaves for garnishing


1. Wash the mint leaves nicely. Add the mint leaves, green chilli, yogurt / curd, black salt, cumin powder and salt.
pudhina chaas

2. Grind then to a smooth paste first. Then add the required water and give once round.
mint buttermilk

3. Your tasty, refreshing and cool pudhina chaas is ready. 

Refreshing and Cooling Pudhina Chaas is ready.

1. You can adjust the amount of green chili as your taste. 
2. Try to use black salt as it gives unique taste. If not, use normal salt. 
3. Be careful while grinding second time after adding the water. Some old mixie can splash the water out. If you are beginner in handling mixie, then add water and just mix it in a bigger bowl. 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mango Kalakhand Recipe

Mango Kalakand

Kalakhand that too Mango Kalakhand, the name itself makes me drooling as I am big fan of Kalakhand recipe. I already have regular version of Kalakhand recipe and as I had remaining mangoes after preparing the mango raita, I decided to prepare Mango Kalakand. Also I am happy to share that this is my 500th post. I didn't prepare particularly for this. Just it came as a coincidence. 😊

Here are some other sweet recipes for you to check 
Paneer Jalebi

Mango Kalakhand

Mango Kalakhand

Preparation time: 5 min | Cook Time: 40 min | Serves: 9
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Mango Puree - 3/4 cup
Paneer / Cottage cheese - 3/4 cup
Koya - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup (adjust the sugar according to the sweetness of the mango)
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp + 1 tsp
Nuts of your choice - as your wish (like Cashews, pistachios, almonds, melon seeds)
Saffron for garnishing


1. Keep all your ingredients ready. In a pan add the sugar and the mango puree.

2. When the sugar got dissolved well, check on the single string consistency. Add the crushed koya.

3. Koya also gets dissolved. Keep on stirring. When the koya slightly thickens, add the crumbled paneer.

4. The mixture starts to thicken to half the quantity. Add 2 tsp ghee at this stage and keep stirring. Add the cardamom powder.

5. Add the crushed nuts and keep stirring. It might take another 8 to 10 minutes in medium flame or check if the kalakhand is not sticking on the sides and ghee separates.

6. Keep mixing for another 5 minutes in slow flame. Meanwhile, take another vessel and spread 1 tsp of ghee and keep it ready. Now switch off the stove and transfer it to the ghee sprayed vessel.

7. Flatten it slightly and garnish with some more nuts and saffron.

8. Again flatten by pressing it using a butter paper for even surface. Let it rest for 1 hr. Remove the butter paper and cut into squares.

9. Serve the yummy Mango Kalakhand.

Tasty Mango Kalakhand is ready.

1. My mangoes are not that much sweet so added more sugar. So check the sweetness of the mangoes and add sugar accordingly. If you have added more also, you can adjust by increasing the paneer or koya.
2. In 3rd and 4th step, while the mixture is boiling, it may get splashed on you. So be careful while stirring.
3. You need to keep on stirring to avoid the mixture get burnt.
4. I added only almonds. You can add any nuts of your choice.
5. If mango puree is not enough to dissolve the sugar, you can add little water.

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