Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring delight with desserts and an award!!

The much awaited SPRING is here finally and it is a favorite season for many people. The spring is when the earth comes back to life after a long cold winter, and it is in the spring when the first flowers begin to bloom and the green world begins to return after its winter slumber.

From Passover to Easter, it seems that every culture marks spring with a celebration of renewal and new life. Spring means the opening of baseball season, a joy for spectators and players alike.

There is no doubt that the spring is one of the most beautiful, and most colorful, of all seasons. So when we are talking about colors, I thought y not I post something which is very colorful….so here I come up with some colorful desserts n beverages just for you.

The desserts n beverages i'm sharing today are:

PISTA KULFI
MANGO MOUSSE
ORANGE LASSI
MANGO MILK SHAKE
PISTA KULFI: Kulfi is a popular flavoured frozen dessert of the Indian Subcontinent, made from milk. In taste, texture and preparation, it shares commonalities with ice cream. We can prepare Kulfi with different flavours and here's one of them. I would like to thank my wonderful friend Raji for sharing her recipe and gorgeous pics!

You will need:

3 1/2 cups milk [1/2 cup for bread mixture and 3 cups to boil]

1 slice of white bread

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1/4 cup sugar, adjust to taste
10 pistachios sliced

1/2 teaspoon cardamom
Directions:

Remove the crust from 4 sides of the bread and cut the bread into small pieces.
Blend bread pieces, cornstarch, and a ½ cup milk, making it into a smooth paste.Keep it aside.
Place the milk (3 cups) in a Non stick pan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Continue to boil the milk for 20-30 mins on a low flame, until the milk is reduced to half.
Then, add the bread mixture to the milk in the pan and cook for another 4 minutes.
Now add sugar and pistachios and cook for 2 more minutes.
Turn off the heat and add cardamom powder.
Cool the milk to room temperature and pour into a bowl.
Take Plastic wrap/cling wrap and cover the bowl completely.
Put it in freezer for 6-7 hrs, until the Kulfi is Set.

Serving tips: To serve, dip the bowl in hot water for 10 seconds, run a knife around all the sides of the bowl and transfer immediately to a dessert plate.
Serve as a whole or cut into smaller pieces, garnish with chopped pistachios.

There are debates regarding cornflour and cornstarch,whether both are same or different. In Europe and asia it is known as cornflour , where as in America it is called as cornstarch. Cornstarch or cornflour, is the starch of the corn (maize) grain. It is also grown from the endosperm, or white heart of the corn kernel.


MANGO MOUSSE: Whenever you are in need for a quick dessert, a little cream, some fruits and a blender is good enough to satisfy your cravings and whip up a luscious dessert. And could you think of any better flavors than king of all fruits Mango for a Mousse. Mousse is one of the easiest desserts to prepare, without compromising on the taste and indulgence factor. Try this Mango Mousse; it is heavenly, and I'm sure you are going to get hooked to the taste.


You will need:

8 oz mango pulp (i used tinned mango pulp)

1 number mango jelly (veg friendly, available in stores)

8 oz heavy whipping cream

½ cup sugar

¼ cup water

Directions:

Mix warm water and mango jelly and add it to mango puree .
Warm it up and bring it to room temperature.
Whip the cream with little sugar and fold in slowly with mango mixture and mix.
Pour in cups or bowls and set in fridge for an hour till the mixture is all set.
serve cold in the bowls or cups.

Call it a Mango Mousse or a Mango Kulfi; any way you make it, this is one easy and delicious treat, perfect for spring evenings or a weeknight dessert cravings!

Tip: You can add the saffron strands and some chopped pistachios in the batter itself, leaving a few for garnish. This gives it a better flavor, color and aroma! Decorate as u like!


ORANGE LASSI: So many words to describe this fantastic beverage. Orange Lassi is a tasty, mouth-watering, colorful and easy to prepare drink. It is a source of vitamin C. It is very popular in the middle-easter countries. You can have this lassi anytime of the day. Its a true refreshing treat to have if chilled.

You will need:

2 cups Yogurt

2 tbsp Sugar

1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder

2 Oranges (peeled)

Directions:

Put all the above ingredients into the blender.

Blend until smooth.

If you don't like the thickness, strain the juice before pouring in the glasses.

Serve chilled.

Tip: To get the most juice out of a fresh orange, bring it to room temperature and roll it under your palm against a hard surface before squeezing.

MANGO MILK SHAKE: Mango is the most beloved fruit of all and a milk shake with mango adds a breath of freshness and increases craving to have more! This is a delicious, refreshing and easy-to-make drink for hot summer days. You can make interesting variations on this recipe by using plain yogurt for some or all of the milk, and by adding a tart counterbalance to the mangoes, such as shredded kiwi fruit.

You will need:

1 lb Mango pulp (1 mango pulp tin from Indian store)

6 cups whole milk or any milk of your choice

3 tsp sugar

10 icecubes

Directions:

Put half of the quantities of the above ingredients into the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Make another batch.
Serve chilled.

So these were the desserts and beverages for Spring......hope you liked them.

The beverages r on their way to : Mahi's 15 minute cooking event.

Pista kulfi and Mango mousse to My Favourite Things -FROZEN DESSERT event hosted by Aquadaze and which was originally started by Bindiya.


NOW FOR MY AWARD: This award was given to me by a very lovely, bubbly girl Ashrita who wrote these sweet words for me..

"For the yummy woman whose recipes are a treat to all the 5 senses! Women with so much love for cooking are a rare breed in today’s world. And u r one of them, I salute you, Aruna!"

Wow Isn't that great!!!!.....thank you sooo much Ashrita................you made me feel very special!!! Those were really nice words!

136 comments:

Sri said...

Colourful posting...!!! Shud try your dishes for this weekend.

Varunavi said...

U r blog rocks yaar.
Great treat to eyes:)
The recipes are yummy and great snaps:)

sawan said...

its spring there?? ive always hrd its beautiful during spring!! have a wonderful time dear :) have fun..

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Sri......seriously give it a try, so easy to prepare u know!!!

ARUNA said...

Hey Saritha, thanq so much dear.

ARUNA said...

Hi Sawan, yes spring is beautiful and very colorful here!!!

Lavanya said...

lovely post with all colorful drinks!!check my tulip snaps http://www.flickr.com/kharigopal

mahimaa said...

first time here.. what a lovely blog. so colorful. wonderful desserts... looks great. thx for sending it to my event aruna... sure, send more. i got your email.

Suparna said...

hi Aruna,
So many wonderful desserts n juices it's a treat for summer here :) looks bright and tempting... Enjoy!
TC
BTW CONGRATULATIONS on the award Aruna!:)

Chronicwriter said...

you sure know how to tempt and congrats for the yummy blog award

chriz

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on your award, and wow simply provoking desserts and the orange lassi caught my attention...

Sanghi said...

Wow, Aruna u are making me chill with these..! yummy..!!:) You can send this to Anu's RD-Summer @ http://chandrabhaga.blogspot.com/2009/04/refreshing-drinks-rd-research-and.html ..!!:)

Swetha Padakandla said...

congos for the award!!

and yummy delights! wil try few.. on the way to kitchen.. :D

cheers
swetha

Tanvi said...

These surely are tempting recipes...Wish I could try and eat even one...unfortunately my weight doesnt allow me to relish Mangoes...Its been 3 yrs since I had one...

Ur blog just broke my strong will power...

Do u have any diet recipies I can try???

Anand said...

WOw.....Mango shake...Ohhhhhh Slurrrppppppp. babyy.. Id drink YOU to with it...I so love it....

But I thot u were gonan write about somethin other than this??

विनय said...

Refreshing and cool post... I am feeling chilled.

---
तकनीक दृष्टा

5 Star Foodie said...

These are such lovely sweet delights for spring!

Arv said...

kewl stuff... I love the kulfi :)

have a wonderful Spring time mate... cheers...

Anil said...

Wow!! Colorfull to the core!! Almost as if its being served right out of my computer screen!!
And what a nice moment to watch all the photos! In a short while, I ll be attending a party and I ll surely take one of these[Mango Mousse perhaps!!]

Mayz said...

is it d spring colours dat made this post so vibrant???

wasie that kulfi looked jus outta this world!!! comin to ur blog always gets me hungry....i need to order smthn now

Priya Arvind said...

Wow Aruna!! so delicious..u deserve many many more awards dear!. Congratulations and keep up the great work!!

ARUNA said...

Lavanya, those tulips r just gorgeous yaa, mind-blowing!

ARUNA said...

thanks Mahimaa, glad u like it......will send u more shortly!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Suparna, that was sweet!

ARUNA said...

Chriz boy, that is wat my blog is about and thanks dear!

ARUNA said...

hey Ramya, thanq dear and all these recipes r very simple to make....yet to reply to ur email.

ARUNA said...

Hi Sanghi, thanks for sending the link dear but i saw it earlier too, as per Anu's rules u should use a natural fruit rather than something store bought, so i didnot send it to her....but lemme try!

ARUNA said...

thanks Swetha, give it a try....all r very simple-to-make recipes.

ARUNA said...

Tanvi i will definetely add diet recipes.....but once in a while i guess its ok yaa, even i have the similar problem unfortunately but i just don't mind having a bite!

ARUNA said...

Andy.....that day will surely come and even b4 i post, i will send u a message to check it!! Out of track:(

ARUNA said...

thanks Vinay......thanda thanda cool cool..haha!

ARUNA said...

Yes Natasha, they r so very refreshing and perfect for this season!

ARUNA said...

thanks Arv, u too have a great spring!

ARUNA said...

Anil, i'm sure u'll have yummy desserts in the party.......happy eating!!

ARUNA said...

Mayank, yes its spring effect i guess.....did u order anything yet?? Don't blame me later for being hungry...ok!!

ARUNA said...

hey Priya sweety, thanks a ton dear, waiting for u!

Vicky Xavier. said...

On seeing all these yummy summer treats , I too admit Ashrita's words are true to the core. Congrats on ur award dear.
I will try ur mango moussee this weekend:) Thanks for sharing such a nice recipes.

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Vicky, that was so nice of you. Yeah u shud surely give it a try and do lemme know, ok!

Pooja said...

Wow so many desserts..You are tempting me Aruna..Looking colorful and nice presentation..Yummy..A feast to a mango lover like me..

ARUNA said...

that was the whole purpose Pooja........yayyyyyy its a success!!!!!

Mrs Lavanya Siva said...

wow.........Aruna, what a colourful post.....I really wanted to try mango Milk shake and orange lassi..........for sure.........Great recipes....And congrats on your award

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Lavanya....yeah they r effortless, yet fantastic recipes!!!

Sakshi said...

yipee Aruna at least you said i can use Mango puree otherwise all these food bloggers were making me cry with their mango recipes..can't even find a mango peel in this part of the world.

Loved your mango mousse and orange lassi well the milkshake and the kulfi too...

ARUNA said...

hahaha i know sweety its so stressful to cook everything from scratch! Even i prefer Semi-Home made! That is y i love watching Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade food. So now stop crying, there r people who fall in the same category!!!!

Pooja said...

Congrats on your award..Your blog is very attractive. Love the presentation. The desserts are all tempting. Havent tried Kulfi and mousse. Will give these a try :)

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks for the compliment Pooja.......try those dishes, very simple to make.....do let me know if they come out good!!

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely spread Aruna....nice and refreshing treat....You r tempting me now...Congrats on ur award...you have a yummy blog...Keep up the good work.

ARUNA said...

thanq Deepa.......u have a yummy blog too dear!!!

Priyameena said...

Everything looks very refreshing!!I am feeling thristy wanna drink everything...:)

ARUNA said...

thanks Priyameena.......just go ahead and make them yaar!!

Priya Sriram said...

Thats a wonderful colorful treat to our eyes with beautiful presentation and beautiful clicks! Great job Aruna! :)

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Priya.....no one can beat your clicks though:)

Smitha said...

Wow. This post looks like a rainbow.So colorful.nice treats worthy of being made this summer too.

Food said...

i thought of making lassi myself today but made banana lassi :)

Vibaas said...

Wow Aruna, Yummilicious...am drooling here. never tried orange lassi and mango mousse b4..both sound very tempting :)

Satans Darling™ said...

OMG.... I'm drooling!


This was the wrong post to visit when I am on a diet :|

Hahaha..

But what the hell, the recipes are duly noted down :D And will be tried sometime this weekend in the scorching heat of Mumbai!!

Thanks for all the appreciation Aruna, you deserve that award!

All the pics look mouth wateringly Yummy!

*runs to the grocery store*

Will let you know how it went!

Cheers!

Divya Vikram said...

Colorful post to welcome spring! Love all the refreshing drinks!!

Rachana Vinay said...

Aruna, u rock! So does ur blog! U sure deserve the award babe. Keep them coming!!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Spring spl dessert round up is eyecatching. Its tempting to see Mango recipes here...

ARUNA said...

hey Smitha, thanks for reminding me of a rainbow, i loved it back then!

ARUNA said...

Food: Try this orange lassi next time...u will not go for any other lassi!

ARUNA said...

hi Vibaas, u should try these recipes then, hardly takes any effort uknow!

ARUNA said...

Hi Ashrita....hahaha don't torture ur stomach dear, make something yummy and impress it and do let me know once u succeed!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Divya!

ARUNA said...

Hey thanku Rachu babe, where r u lost these days? U r yet to go thru my other posts......u better finish ur homework!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Malar, yes Mango is tempting indeed.....and dessert or a drink with it tastes heavenly!!

Donna said...

Oh that mango looks so delicious, it all looks fantastic. Your presentations are gorgeous. Congrats on your awards..

ARUNA said...

thanks Donna..........so also ur presentations! thanks once again!

ShantanuDas said...

Heyy! first thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.. but also thanks THANKS THANKS that It made me come here!! wow!! Really Yummy!! abd really a treat for 5 senses.. I can smell and taste just from the visuals here.. what a colourful and tempting blog!!

U are going to make us all SINNERS!!!
Ohh How I love to SIN..! This one SIN !!!

Cham said...

I love orange lassi, something unusual...Congrats on ur award!

Priya said...

Aruna, am speechless to see all ur delicious summer treats...everything looks gorgeous..yeah u r tempting me much!

Ammu said...

Aruna u r rocking with cute and wonderful collections of dishes. Lovely milkshakes and desserts. I like the mango mousse.

ARUNA said...

Shantanu,thanks for your comments and yeah i'm glad i visited your blog and made u visit my blog! SINNERS yeah that is what a temptation leads to.....!

ARUNA said...

hey Cham, yeah Orange lassi tastes great indeed, try it...its so easy to make.

ARUNA said...

hey Priya get tempted and try all these easy-to-make recipes.:))

ARUNA said...

Hi Ammu, thanks for your lovely comments. U know wat, i made the mango mousse and mango shake for my friends....they all liked it a lot. Just try making the mousse, it hardly takes ur time.

Priya Arvind said...

hey Aruna, had a great time on Friday. The food was awesome!! and the Mysore Pak was simply melting in my mouth, heavenly delicious!! The Mango Milk shake was too good..just suited my cravings. Thanks for the great treat dear!

dhanya said...

You have a good collection of recipes Dear:). Looks very colorful and yummy. Now I am confused which one to try first. Nice click too.

ARUNA said...

hey Priya...........glad to know that u liked the food dear, u anyways will like however it mite b!! But i'm happy i made something that u were craving for!!

ARUNA said...

hey Dhanya, thanks dear......all the recipes r simple......so u can try all, wat say!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

A truly tempting site! Loved it here...

tulipspeaks said...

OMG! they are all look so yummy!! i love kulfi! :-)


ammu.

ARUNA said...

hey thanks for dropping by Ammu and appreciate ur comments!

Astra Libris said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog! I'm so glad you led me, in turn, to your beautiful blog! Your musings on the arrival of spring are so poetic... Spring has arrived in my backyard too, which means I am so excited to fix your perfect spring desserts! They are so fresh and light and healthful - yum!

Dad said...

Hi beta mom says that all those bunch of colourful deserts with its natural flavour should be prepared in our kitchen during ur next visit for 6 + 1 of our family members

ARUNA said...

Dear Astra, thanks for ur comments too and i wud be glad if u try these recipes!!!

ARUNA said...

hahaha sure dad n mom!

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

अरुणा जी ,इतने सुन्दर और निश्चित रूप से स्वादिष्ट व्यंजनों को देख कर ही मुंह में पानी आ गया. अप मेरे ब्लौग पर आईं, वो भी किशोर जी के ब्लौग का सफ़र तय करते हुए,दिल से आभारी हूं.चाहूंगी ये सिलसिला टूटे नहीं.

ARUNA said...

Hello Vandana, comment padhke bahut acha laga.....hum yeh silsila zaroor jaari rakhengey!

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

bahut-bahut dhanyvaad Aruna......

RennyBA said...

Wooooow, what a post: How colourful, refresh and tasty as well as very exotic for a Norwegian.

My mouth is watering - getting both hungry and thirsty :-)

ARUNA said...

thanks Renny.......glad u liked my post!!!!!

Vrinda said...

Thanx for visiting my blog Aruna..You hav an awesome blog,lots to explore here..All of these spring desserts looks delicious and superb shots

ARUNA said...

hey Vrinda, thanksfor visiting me dear and thanx for those lovely comments!

Le @HC said...

great spread of dessert,Aruna.. colorful too..

Poonam Agrawal said...

Hi Aruna, yr bolg is really tempting....nice posts....i visited yr blog first time....now i feel ....i would certainly visit again n again....n defenitely will try yr easy recipes ....thanx.....keep it up.

अनिल कान्त : said...

Nice post ...ur recipes....wow...i love it ...I'll try to do that...Thanks for this

मेरी कलम - मेरी अभिव्यक्ति

ARUNA said...

thanq Le, glad you liked the spread!

ARUNA said...

Hi Poonam, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments.U have a wonderful space too, i loved your kavya sangaraha!!!

ARUNA said...

Anil, thanks a lot for visiting. I will b happy if u give them a try. And the love story u wrote was too good!!

Ushanandini said...

Yummy spreads ! Orange lassi - slurp ! Love the colour . Mango lassi - our summer fav .Mango mousse is easy and tempting. Kulfi is delicious!
Wonderful blog! Let me guess .... your fav colour is red.... Right?:P

ARUNA said...

hahaha i definetely like red, but if u r judging this by the latest post, i will say u r wrong bcoz it just happened that most of it is red in color.....no intentions seriously!!

neeraj_only said...

aruna!!...again colors and pics are awesome.....bows ^O^

i loved the 'definition' of kulfi....Now, i am tempted to have one kulfi...will try this when i go home this vacations. No wonder, name of your blog is 'arunathetemptations'..lolz...one can't control

Carry on aruna......let this yummy blog share more of yummy things.

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Neeraj........those were some sweet words!!!!!I'm happy that i'm able to do justice to the blog name! And this surely wud've been impossible without all your wonderful support n encouragement!!!

Jayant Chaudhary said...

WOWWWWWWWWW!!!

इतनी सारी और इतनी अच्छी मिठाइयां एक साथ????
मुहं में पानी नहीं आया.... बल्कि सागर ही समा गया!!!

आप बहुत बहुत बधाइयों के पात्र हैं!!

मन और ह्रदय (पेट) की गहराइयों से कोटि कोटि धन्यवाद.

~जयंत

Madhumathi said...

Perfect summer treats!I wanna try all of them :)

ARUNA said...

जयंत जी बधाई के लिए बहुत बहुत शुक्रिया ! आपका कमेन्ट पढ़के बहुत अच्हा लगा!

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Madhu, try and let me know, ok!!!!!

Jayant Chaudhary said...

अरुणा जी आप कुछ ख़ास हैं..
'कमेन्ट' पर तुरत ही देते 'रेस्पोंस' हैं..
मेरे पोस्ट करते ही आप मेरे ब्लॉग पर पधारे..
और कमेन्ट दे के ब्लॉग के भाग्य सवारे...

टिपण्णी के लिए धन्यवाद.
~ जयंत

Muneeba said...

holy geez ... how come I haven't come across your blog before?? Well, I'm sure glad I have now! Some really nummy & easy recipes here that I can make at home ... hubbs will like 'em too!

ARUNA said...

hi Muneeba......thanks for visiting me, yeah all i posted r easy to make recipes. I will b happy if u try, eat n enjoy!!!!

Jeanne said...

Visiting from Dedene's -- what a gorgeously colorful blog you have!

ARUNA said...

thanks Jeanne........glad u visited me!!!

रवीन्द्र दास said...

laziz!
so sweet of you.

Anand said...

Aruna baby..........U have been DUBBED. YOU nw have a NEW NAME. :-)

Sudheesh|I|സുധീഷ്‌ said...

A truly colorful and tasty post ;)
But I'm very bad in making such stuffs!
I'll mail this to all ma friends :)
A tasty fwd!
Congratulations for the Award!
All the best..

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting me Ravindra!

ARUNA said...

thanks Sudheesh, u cannot be bad with so many easy recipes.....but if u think u r, yeah u can atleast ask someone else to try it for u :))

Chef E said...

You are never too late! Once again you have managed to create very colorful and tasty looking treats on here! You also remind me it is time to cook something Indian again :) hungry chef here and out...

Asha said...

WOW!! What a colorful post, good job Aruna. Everything looks yummilicious! :)

ARUNA said...

hahaha yeah Elizabeth, u need to cook something Indian this time!!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq so much Asha!!!!

Pavithra said...

waiting for the next post

doggybloggy said...

beautiful but I feel my comment is lost in this ocean of praise.....

Kishore choudhary said...

yammi ... ;) i think this post deserves few more comments. u r always impossible.

ARUNA said...

Doggybloggy : tq so much for visiting me. I can take one more comment, always ready for it :))

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Kishore, so pls check my latest post!

mark rai said...

i have here first time ...
kya kahu munh me paani aa gaya..

Agnes said...

I love love love mangoes... mango lassie, mango mousse, mango anything.

ARUNA said...

mee too Agnes!!!!

Babli said...

Bahut bahut shukriya Aruna tumhare sundar tippani ke liye..Jaise tum itna khubsoorat recipes likhti ho waise hi main thori bahut shayari likhne ki koshish karti hoon.
Tumhara blog sach mein itna lajawai hai ki dekhne se hi muh mein pani aa jata hai.Mano mera sabse pasandidar fal hai aur ye recipe main zarur try karungi.I appreciate how beautifully you have described all the recipes and moreover with lovely pictures which made your blog very very beautiful.

RAJ SINH said...

HI ARUNA .

TRIED (AND TASTED ) SHANTARA LASSEE AND MANGO SHAKE .BOTH WERE GREAT FOR 75 DEGREE TEMP LUNCH . KUD NOT TRY MANGO KULFEE DUE TO LACK OF TIME . BY THE WAY TRIED A DASH OF GREEN CORIANDER AND FRSH MINT LEAVE JUICE ( JUST FEW DROPS IN SANTARA LASEE ) FLAVOR GOT ENHANCED AROMATICALY .

MANGO KULFEE NEXT TIME !

KEEP IT UP !

RAJ SINH said...

BABLI AND ARUNA !
SOON I AM PLANNIG TO ASSIGN A CHALLENGING TASK TO YOU BOIH / SIMPALY WAIT .

ARUNA said...

Babli, tumhaare naam ki tarah tumhare comment bhi bahut bubbly hain, i enjoy reading them.....thanks dear!

ARUNA said...

Raj ji, so happy to know this...maine blog shuroo karke achaa kiya i guess!!!!!

And ohhhh yes i'm ready for the task!!

RAJ SINH said...

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