Showing posts with label mango. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mango. Show all posts

1 Jul 2016


Hello everyone

Being king of fruits, mango really justifies its honour. We can use it in so much way . I am having lots of mangoes sitting in my fridge that's why for using it generally I used to make mango shakes for my kids, as my fussy eater too like it. But making same stuff again and again is so boring. So break this boredom I made mango shrikhand few days back and it turned out superbly yummy that everyone relished it to the core. Now again question arose what to make next 🤔. Then idea of baking a mango cake came but in  some different way as I made normal mango cake last month. Tried this semolina mango cake and it turned out so soft and moist that it got finished in no time. My lil fussy eater too loved it. 
Stepwise recipe is given below. Do try and don't forget to share your experience with me☺️


Serves: 4-5 
Time: 50 mins.


1 1/4 cup semolina/ Rawa/ sooji
1 big ripe mango, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
Few drops of yellow edible color ( optional)
Some sliced almonds to sprinkle


First of all mix semolina, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Keep aside for later use. 

Take baking mold of your choice, Grease and dust it with flour. Line it with butter paper ( optional) and keep aside.

Take mango slices and sugar in blender jar and blend to nice creamy puree. It will yield approx 1 cup of puree.

 Now add oil and milk in it and again blend to get smooth and fluffy batter. 

Pour in a big bowl, now add dry and wet ingredients together and fold to make lumpless smooth batter. 

Pour batter in baking mold, tap a little. Now sprinkle sliced almonds all over it. Let it rest for 5-7 mins.

Now bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 30-35 mins. Mine took exactly 35 mins but keep your eyes on it after 25 mins as different oven have different baking time. 

Keep checking with a tooth pick or knife by inserting it in middle of cake. If tooth pick comes out clean then your cake is done otherwise bake it for few more minutes. 

Now take your cake out of oven and let it sit for 5 mins. Demold and let it cool on a wire rack. 

Slice and serve with a cup of tea or pack it in your picnic basket. Ideal for travel snacks and kids tiffin too. Bake this super easy soft and moist cake any time and enjoy.

**Never over bake your cake. It makes cake very dry and chewy. So keep checking.

**Your cake batter should neither be runny nor too thick. So add milk as required , don't pour all at a time , add half at one go. If you feel your final batter is too thick then add remaining milk and fold to get right consistency. As it depend on consistency of mango puree you are using. Mine was nice thick so I used all milk. 

* you can also use tutti fruity, cherries or any dryfruits to make your cake more rich and palatable. I skipped as my lil one hates any additional crunch in his cake😁.

* you can increase sugar too as I made mild sweet. Sugar also depend on sweetest of mango. So use accordingly. But this much is perfect for tea time snacks.

This is so easy to bake that even a first time baker can bake without fail. Do try and pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

30 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

Mango is called king of fruits, and proves it very well . As we can use mango either raw or ripen , either for dessert or for mains. It's use is so vast and versatile that gives us so many options to experiment in our own way. Today I made a very popular, easiest yet yummiest dessert using ripen alphanso mangoes. Shrikhand , is made in many flavors and I can say it tastes best in each and every one. But as mango season is in it's farewell time , so thought to try mango shrikhand and believe me it's much more yummier than it looks. Just heavenly flavours, so creamy without adding any cream to it. Only four ingredients and tadaaaaa , your delicious dessert is ready to go. Even my fussy eater loved it.
Step wise recipe is given below, do try and let me know how's it turned out for you.


Serves: 8-10
Time: 10 mins ( leaving hanging and chilling time)


1 kg ( 4 cups approx.)  thick fresh yogurt/curd
4 medium size mangoes , peeled and diced ( I used alphanso)
4-6 tbsp sugar ( depend on sweetness of mangoes and sourness of yogurt)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Sliced pistachio and cherries for garnishing ( optional)


First of all put yogurt in a muslin cloth or fine sieve , hang it for minimum 3-4 hrs to remove excess water from it.

I did overnight and kept in refrigerator to prevent yogurt from getting sour.

Now transfer this hung yogurt in a big bowl and using hand beater or wooden spatula, beat it till nice creamy . 

Take diced mangoes and sugar in blender jar, blend till nice creamy puree is formed. 

Now transfer it to yogurt bowl. Add cardamom powder and again beat to mix everything well. Your nice creamy mangolicious dessert is ready. 

Now keep it in refrigerator for atleast 1hr before serving. It tastes best when served chilled. Scoop it in individual bowls, garnish with pistachios and cherries , serve. 

It's not only treat to tummy but soothing eye treat too. No fuss easiest dessert you can prepare for your family and guests. 

* You can use any mango as per availability, but this tastes best.

* Quantity of sugar can be increased or decreased as per your taste preference.

* You can also add some saffron strands soaked in little warm milk to enhance its flavours, I skipped as it tastes heavenly without saffron too.

* you can use powdered sugar too if have in hand. 

* *Be sure to use fresh yogurt and hang it in your refrigerator if weather at your place is hot and humid.

So prepare this easy fuss free dessert and make your pals happy. This is kids friendly recipe too. You don't have to make much effort even then the result product is yummilicious treat to everyone. 

Hope you all will like this simple delicious eye treat and will definitely give it a try. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions, below in comments box. They meant a lot.

Happy cooking.....

9 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

Chilled drinks and smoothies are in demand now a days. It not only provide relief from this scorching heat but also soothes our senses. I make various varieties of smoothies and shakes but my lil fussy eater refuses every trial of mine. But this one is his favorite, so with welcome of summer I get this super yum King of fruits, mango to please my kid . During summer, it is followed just like ritual to prepare mango shake on daily basis, just not because it's super delicious and soothing but also because of my kids interest. At least he liked this, is a big victory of mine as a mom😁😁. Although this is not very extraordinary recipe even then I am sharing my way of preparing this super simple and super super delicious drink .
Recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to let me know your experience.


Serves: 4 
Time: 10 mins


1 big size ripe mango ( preferably alphanso or badami), peeled and cut in chunks
3 1/2 glass milk( chilled)
2 tbsp sugar ( depend on sweetness of mango)
Some ice cubes to serve ( I skipped)
Some chopped dryfruits and rose petals ( for garnishing, I skipped as my kid dislike 🙄)


Put mango chunks, sugar and some milk or water in mixer and churn to make nice smooth puree. 

* Don't put all the ingredients together in mixer otherwise you will not get nice smooth and creamy shake. 

Now add all the milk and churn again for 1-2 minute, to get nice frothy and thick shake. 

Now pour in individual glasses , put some ice cubes and garnish with dryfruits and rose petals.
Serve chilled and see satisfaction on their faces. 

* If you don't want to use more milk then can use 50:50 water and milk or also only water. But then taste may differ.

* Adjust sugar as per your taste as I kept mild.

* Consume within few hours of preparation as due to little tartness in mango , milk may cuddle if kept for long.

* If planning to store for a day then add water instead of milk.

Prepare this super easy and tempting mango shake and please your kids and family members. Hope you will love to try this simple drink and do share your experience with me. Your valuable comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Happy cooking....

6 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

Today I have summer cooler easy peasy fruit Popsicle recipe. As summer started and everyone need some chilling cooler to beat the heat.
With hot summer the first pleasing name comes to mind is the king of fruits MANGO. I think no one can say 'no' to this yummy droolsome fruit, everyone from kids to elders love it, Even my mom is a big fan of mangoes. So thought to try my hands on mango popsicles but also added some kiwi and strawberries to make it more fruity and attractive to kids , and used just fruits with no compromise in taste. It is so easy, no cook , no fuss recipe that can be prepared in minutes. And the end result is so tempting and yummilicious that you can't resist yourself asking for another one.  Even my fussy eater kids loved it.
Step wise recipe is given and hope you all will like this summer cooler.

Quick Recipee Video


Yield: 12-14 Popsicles, depend on size of mold
Time: 10 mins ( leaving freezing time)


2 big size , nice ripe mangoes, roughly chopped
2 kiwis, peeled and roughly chopped 
250 gms strawberries ( fresh or frozen)
Sugar to taste ( depend on sweetness of mango), I used 4 tbsp for mango and 2 tbsp for kiwi and 2 tbsp for strawberries


Take mango , sugar and some water, if needed ,in a blender and churn to nice thick smooth paste.

Similarly make paste of kiwi & strawberries, sugar and some water( separately)
** Don't add too much water as we want nice thick paste like idli batter not runny liquid. Too much of water may lead to excess ice crystals in your final outcome and they will also mix with each other and you will not get nice patterned Popsicle.

Now pour spoon full of the prepared mango paste in Ice cream molds then kiwi paste and then strawberry paste and place the mold sticks . You can make as many layers of desired thickness . Now keep it in freezer overnight or minimum 6-7 hrs.

Now demold Popsicles  by putting mold under running water. Serve and see the happiness on faces , without any guilt.

* Your prepared paste should be thick like idli batter. 
* If you paste is not thick enough then don't worry, keep it in freezer for 20-30 mins or till it become enough thick. But don't keep for more than 1 hr as it will become solid to pour .

*You can also use canned mango pulp, nearly 1 cup.

* Adjust sweetness as per your taste.

* You can also add some fruit chunks if your kids like, as mine are so fussy to have fruit chunks in their Popsicle so I avoided. 

* You can also use any other fruit of your choice to make it more personalized to your Taste buds

Hope you will like to try this guilt free healthy popsicle recipe for your kids and family.

Your easy peasy summer cooler mango ,kiwi and strawberry Popsicle is ready to serve. It's so easy and quick that you can daily prepare new flavors for your kids.

 Enjoy it and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions . I will always like to reply your queries regarding recipe. So please keep asking if any confusion.

Happy cooking....

30 May 2016


Hello everyone

Who don't like cakes..... It a very silly question for sweet lovers as the answer is well known, of course die for cake. And if it's summer then what else is better than a hogging on mangoes. Nearly everyone love mangoes ,So Today I have a seasonal fruit cake recipe full of goodness of chapatti flour, mango and cranberries ,what else you want 😊. It's so soft and moist that you will definitely ask for another serving , I can bet. 
Stepwise Recipe is given below, hope you will like and definitely give it a try.


Serves: 5-6
Time: 50 mins


2 cup all purpose flour/ chapatti flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup mango puree
1/4-1/2 cup water
1/4 + 2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup sugar, I used less ( or depend on sweetness of mango too)
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp mango essence ( optional)
1/4 tsp yellow food color( optional, if your mangoes are not enough yellow)


First of all grease a baking pan and dust it with some flour, keep it aside.

Mix well flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together, then add dried cranberries and again mix, so that cranberries do not sink in bottom. keep it aside for later use.

Now take mango puree, sugar, oil , vanilla essence, mango essence, food colour and whisk till nice fluffy and sugar is melted.

Add flour mixture in 2-3 batches , add 1/4 cup water at a time and fold it to make a lump less smooth batter. 

Add water as per need to get idli batter like consistency. 

* If you are using all purpose flour then less water is needed but for whole wheat flour or chapatti flour , much water is needed. I used 1/2 cup water.

Pour in greased baking pan lined with butter paper. Tap to release any air bubble formed.

 Bake in a preheated oven at 180degree C for 40-50mins, or till tooth pick inserted in it comes out clean. Mine took exact 45 mins, so keep an eye on it after 35mins as different oven take different time. 

*Time also depends on baking pans, size and shape.

Let it cool for 5 mins then invert on a wire rack.

 Let it cool completely before slicing, to get neat slices.

Your super yummy and healthy cake slices are ready to go with your cup of tea.

Enjoy these scrumptious sweet treat any time. It's good for kids tiffin and mid meal hunger sprang.

*You can use any any dry fruits of your choice. 

*You can increase or decrease the quantity of sugar as per your taste and sweetness of mangoes.

*You can also use any shape of baking pan, I used loaf pan,but then baking time may change, so be cautious while baking and keep checking in between.

Hope you all will definitely try this yummy cake and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....