Chocolate Ice-cream

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Chocolate ice-cream without any artificial flavouring.
Chocolate is the most favourite flavour of ice-cream amongst the children.

Milk is a good source of calcium, vitamin D and protein. We all heard this line from childhood “drink your milk so you’ll grow big and strong!”

But kids don’t like to take milk and homemade ice-cream is an excellent way of feeding milk to your kids.

Here is a very simple and easy recipe.
Make this creamy chocolate ice-cream at home and enjoy the happy smile of your kid’s face.

You don’t need much ingredients. Need only milk, sugar, little cornflour and a piece of dark chocolate. I have used Morde chocolate.

Vacation time for children. So our bloghop team decided to make something kids special.
#Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #kidsdelight.

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My contribution is kids favourite chocolate ice-cream or kulfi.

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If you want more creamy soft texture take it out from freezer after 7-8 hours. Churn in the blender,fold in 1/2 cup whipped cream and set it again.

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Recipe
Milk 6 cup
Sugar  – 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence  – 1/2 teaspoon optional
Cornflour  – 3 teaspoon
Cold milk  – 2 tablespoons
A piece of dark chocolate  – 2 and 1\2 inch piece

 

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Method

Boil the milk in a thick bottom pan. When its start boiling reduce the flame. Let it cook on low flame till it starts to change the colour. Stir occasionally and scrape the sides to avoid burning at the bottom.
When the colour becomes light yellowish add the sugar. Mix well and let the sugar dissolve.
Now mix cornflour in cold milk and pour in the reduced milk. Stir continuously. Cook until the mixture coat on the back of spoon. Switch off the flame and let it cool.
Melt the chocolate piece on double boiler or in microwave.
Mix melted chocolate in the milk mixture. Add vanilla essence and blend everything in a blender.
Set in a airtight container or kulfi mould for 7 -8 hours or overnight.
If you want more soft creamy texture take out after 6 -7 hours and churn the mixture well. Then fold in 1/2 cup whipped cream and set again.
Your chocolate kulfi or ice-cream is ready. Serve with some chocolate sauce, chocochips or any nuts of your choice.
Enjoy the summer vacation with easy cool chocolate ice-cream or kulfi.

Muskmelon/Kharbuj/Cantaloupe Orange And Coconut Smoothie

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A delicious and super healthy dairy free smoothie with muskmelon, orange juice and coconut.

Include muskmelon or Kharbuj in your daily diet in summer. Its high water content helps you stay hydrated in this hot season.

Muskmelon is a good source of betacarotene, potassium, folic acid, vitamin A and C. Its not only good for our digestive system but also good for our skin and hair. Its help you stay healthy.

Orange juice is a great source of vitamin C. Orange juice can reduce the level of bad cholesterol and blood pressure.

Coconuts are one of the wonder foods on earth that have multiple health benefits.
Coconut tree was called Kalpa vriksha in Sanskrit. The tree that supplies all that is needed to live.

In ancient India, the coconut palm has been recognized as a top immune booster, antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years all over the world.
So start your day with this yummy and healthy drink.

 

 

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Recipe

Orange juice – 1 cup

Musk melon – 1

Tender coconut – 1/4 cup  grated

Flax seed powder – 2  teaspoon optional

Sugar or honey  – 2 – 3 teaspoon or to taste

Cinnamon powder – 1/4  teaspoon

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Ice cubes  – as require optional

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Method

Peel, deseed and chop the muskmelon. Mix everything blend till smooth and frothy.

Taste and adjust the sweetest.
Pour in your favourite glass , add ice cubes and enjoy the chilled and yummy drink.

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Thin Crust Wholewheat Flour Double Burst Pizza

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Thin crust wholewheat flour double burst pizza.

Whenever our children demand for pizza, we are used to order from pizza outlets.

And their pizza base is made of all purpose flour or maida.

Maida or all purpose flour is the refined wheat flour that doesn’t contain any nutrients normally present in wheat. It has 100% carbohydrates and no fiber, which makes it bad for consumption for a diabetic patient as it raises sugar levels in blood.

 

Refined carbohydrates are the cause of diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, obesity, coronary heart disease, colon cancer, ulcers etc.

 

So why not make the pizza at home, with wholewheat flour or atta. A healthy option to make our kids happy.

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This week’s #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #Pizzamania.
Presenting thin crust, wholewheat-flour double burst pizza with a yummy topping.

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I don’t like the bland taste of store bought pizza base. So I have added some flavour in the base too. You can make garlic bread sticks from the remaining dough.

 

I have used black pepper powder but you can use chilli flakes too. Add the black pepper or chilli flakes as per your spice tolerance.

 

I have added little Schezwan sauce because I like the taste. If you don’t have Schezwan sauce omit it.

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Photo credit – Suchismita Roy

Recipe

For pizza dough

Atta or wholewheat flour  – 3 cup

Yeast –  2 teaspoon

Sugar –  1/4 teaspoon

Water  – 1 and 1/4 cup or as require to make a soft dough

Salt  – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil  – 2 tablespoons

Garlic paste  – 2 teaspoon

Oregano  – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Some flour for dusting.

 

For pizza sauce

Tomatoes  – 4 medium

Garlic cloves  – 5 finely chopped or crushed

Schezwan sauce  – 1/4 teaspoon optional

Oregano  – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon

Black pepper powder  – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Tomato sauce  –  2 -3 teaspoon

Oil  – 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste

 

For topping
Onion  – 1 cubed

Capsicum  – 1 small cubed

Tomato  – 1 small cubed

Paneer/cottage cheese  – 1/2 cup small cubed

Ginger paste  – 1/2 teaspoon

Garlic paste  – 1 teaspoon

Lemon juice  – 2 teaspoon

Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Mozzarella cheese  – as required

Salt to taste

Cheese cubes  – 2 grated

Oil for brushing

Semolina/suji or cornmeal for dusting the pan

Method

Take 1 cup lukewarm water in a large bowl. Water should be just warm not hot.

 

Add 1/4 teaspoon sugar and 2 teaspoon yeast. Stir well to dissolve both.
Now keep it covered for 15 minutes or until the mixture bubbled up.

 

Add salt, oil, Oregano, garlic paste, black pepper powder and half of the flour. Mix well with a spoon.

 

Now add remaining flour and knead with hand. Knead well and add more water if require. Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes.

 

Smear the dough with some oil and cover. Allow the dough to leaven for 2 hours. If the weather is cold increase the time.

 

Take lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, salt and back pepper powder. Mix well and add cubed onion, Capsicum and paneer cubes. Marinate and keep in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

You can add any topping of your choice.
Pizza sauce

To make sauce drop the tomatoes in boiling water and let it cool. Now peel, chop or crush the tomatoes. You can grind it too.

 

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add chopped or crushed garlic. Saute till the raw smell goes out. Add tomatoes and salt.

 

When tomatoes are cooked well add tomato sauce, schezwan sauce, oregano and black pepper powder. If you don’t have Schezwan sauce skip it.
Mix everything well and let it cool.

 

Take out the dough. It will be doubled. Pinch the dough to remove the air.
Preheat the oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.

 

Grease a baking pan and sprinkle little semolina/suji or cornmeal.
Now make small ball and roll out with a rolling pin. Make a thin disc with the help of flour. Place it on the greased and dusted baking pan. Prick evenly with a fork.

 

Spread grated cheese cubes leaving the sides. You can use cheese slice, cheese spread or any cheese.

 

Now roll out one smaller and thin disc. Roll the disc thin as much possible and place over it. Close the sides with your finger tips.

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Spread pizza sauce all over it.
Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese over it. Now spread the marinated paneer/cottage cheese cubes, onion, capsicum and tomato. Spread generous amount of grated mozzarella again. Brush with oil all over it.

 

Sprinkle little oregano and black pepper powder or chilli flakes.
Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the base becomes crisp.

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Make more pizza with the remaining dough or refrigerate for further use.
Slice and enjoy the home made thin crust wholewheat flour double burst pizza.

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Be healthy be happy!!
Happy cooking!!

Vanilla Ice-cream With Milk Topping Or Malai

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Vanilla ice-cream with milk topping or malai.
I am sharing 100th post today. Thank you everyone for your support, encouragement and love. Hope you will like it.

In this hot summer everyone is screaming for ice-cream.
Make this creamy, soft and yummy vanilla ice-cream at home. A completely fuss free recipe.

You don’t need any fancy ingredient. Need only milk, milk powder, milk topping or malai, sugar and vanilla essence.

You have to reduce the milk only. Then simply blend all the ingredients and set in a freezer.

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Recipe

Milk – 5-6 cup

Milk powder – 1 cup

Sugar  – 1/2 cup Or to taste

Milk topping or malai  – 3/4 cup

Vanilla essence  – 1 teaspoon

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Method

Boil the milk in a heavy bottom pan. When it becomes to boil reduce the flame.

Cook on simmer. Stir occasionally and scrap the sides. Cook until the milk stars to change it’s colour. It should be light yellowish. Add the sugar and let it dissolve.

Switch off the flame and let it cool.
Whip the milk topping or malai till it becomes stiff.

Blend the milk powder, vanilla essence and reduced milk in a blender. And fold in whipped milk topping or malai. Mix well.

Set the mixture in freezer in high cooling.
Set for 5-6 hours. Take it out and churn the mixture in blender.

Set it again for 7-8 hours or overnight.
Spread chocolate sauce in a ice-cream cup. Put vanilla ice-cream over it. Garnish with chocolate shaving or chocochips and enjoy.

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Watermelon Cooler With Tulsi And Aloevera

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Watermelon cooler/mocktail with tulsi or holy basil, aloe vera, and lemon. A perfect drink to beat the heat in this scorching summer.

Aloe vera, tulsi or holy basil and lemon made this Watermelon cooler super healthy and yummy too.

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Photo Courtesy: Suchismita Roy

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #Summercool

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Presenting a chilled, healthy and delicious summer cooler.
Refreshing Watermelon soaked with nutrients. Contents vitamin A. B6, C, antioxidant and amino acids.

Its detoxifying, support immune system, lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Its also excellent for digestion and an easy way to boost our vitamin and mineral intake.

Benefits of aloe vera seem endless. The Sanskrit meaning of aloe vera is kumari which means princess for it’s ability to help you maintain youthful beauty and a healthy glow. So try to use little aloe vera gel in your daily diet.

Holy basil or tulsi is one of the best medicinal herb. Its very effective in treatment of respiratory disorders, fever asthma, lung disorders, heart disease stress and many more.

Lemon is well known for it’s weight loss aid because it’s juice is digestive and liver cleanser.
Lemon contains strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting power.

So try this super healthy and delicious summer cooler to beat the heat.
Some clicks by my daughter Suchismita Roy. Lovely isn’t it!!

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Photo Courtesy: Suchismita Roy

Recipe

Watermelon  – 5 cup cubed

Holy basil or tulsi – 5-6 leaves

Aloe vera gel – 2-3 teaspoon

Black salt – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Water – 1/4 cup

Juice of 1 lemon

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Method

Deseed the watermelon cubes. Mix holy basil or tulsi leaves, aloe vera gel, black salt, lemon juice, water and black pepper.

If you don’t like the hotness of pepper, add only 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder.
Place every ingredients in a blender and blend till everything mix well.

Taste and adjust the salt and black pepper.
Strain the mixture in a strainer.

Your healthy yummy watermelon cooler/mocktail is ready.
Take a glass and put some ice in it. Pour the watermelon cooler over the ice. Garnish with tulsi or holy basil leaves and watermelon scoop.
Serve chilled. Enjoy……

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I would love to hear from you. Please give your feedback if you like the recipe.

Bhapa Doi Or Steamed Yogurt Pudding With Milk Powder

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Bhapa doi or steamed yogurt pudding.
Bhapa doi or steamed yogurt is a delicious sweet dish of Bengal. A cheesecake like dessert.

Normally Bhapa doi is made of milkmaid and hung curd.
A very quick and easy recipe. I love it’s cheesecake like taste.
But today I am sharing my easy to make recipe.

You don’t need milkmaid for it.
Need only milk powder, thick curd, powdered sugar and some flavour. I have used cardamom powder.
You can use any flavour of your choice. Or use mango, strawberry or any fruit puree.

Make it in microwave in muffins or cupcakes mould as I did. Or you can bake it in water bath. Or simply steam in a double boiler.

Instead of muffins or cupcakes mould you can make it in a one large bowl too. Make it whenever you don’t find any sweet in fridge and want a quick dessert.

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Recipe

Thick curd  – 1 cup

Milk powder  – 1 cup

Powered sugar to taste

Cardamom powder  – 1/4 teaspoon

Method

Mix curd,  milk powder and cardamom powder. Beat well. Make a paste like mixture without any lumps.

Taste and add powdered sugar as require.
Mix well and pour in invidual mould or in a large bowl.

Microwave for 2 minutes on high power. If you find it little wobbly don’t worry it will set when you refrigerate.

Garnish with saffron strands. Let it cool in microwave.
Now keep in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
Serve chilled.

Oats Semolina Chila Or Pancake

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Oats Semolina chila or pancake.
A powerpacked breakfast for the whole family.
Oats and semolina both are healthy cereals. Both are low in calories and fiber rich. And oats is known as a super food.

 

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #bloghop and this week’s theme is #Mother’sdayspecial.

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Challenge is we have to make a dish for our mom. My mother is no more. Missing her too much. But I would like to make this soft yummy and healthy protein rich breakfast for her if she was alive.

 

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Recipe

Semolina or suji – 1 cup

 

Oats  – 1 cup

 
Rice flour  – 1/2 cup

 
Curd  – 1 cup

 
Potatoes  – 2 boiled

 
Green chilli  – 2 chopped

 
Coriander leaves  – handful chopped

 
Grated ginger  – 1 teaspoon

 
Salt to taste

 
Cumin powder  – 1 teaspoon

 
Chat masala  – 1 teaspoon

 

Water as requir to make a flowing batter

 

Oil for shallow frying the pancakes

 
Method

Peel and grate the boiled potatoes and keep aside.
Mix Semolina or suji, oats, rice flour, salt and beaten Curd in a large bowl. Add water gradually. Make a flowing batter. Keep aside for 10 -15 minutes.

 

Now add chopped green chilli, coriander leaves, grated ginger,grated boiled potatoes and all the spices. You can add 1 chopped onion too.
Mix well. Add more water if require.

 
Heat a nonstick pan. Spread 2 serving spoon batter on the pan. Spread the batter with a spatula. Make a medium thick pancake. Spread as much possible. Spread 1/2 teaspoon oil over the pancake and little on the sides.

 

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Cook on medium heat. When it changes colour turn to cook other side.

 

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When both the sides are becomes light brown.Its ready to serve.
Serve with any chutney or sauce. Enjoy the healthy and yummy breakfast with your kids.

 

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