Monday, April 27, 2009

Celebrating my 50th post with Chips 'n' Dips and Mango Kulfi...!!!

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Ever since my MIL brought me those cute Tupperware Kulfi moulds I wanted to prepare Kulfi and finally I got the enthu to prepare it last friday.With Mumbai weather turning for the worst last week there couldn't have been a better dessert to prepare.Wonder when it starts raining here,otherwise this humidity will force me to prepare this again and again...he he..:)..Of course when the taste is so good one can't expect it to last long as we finished it off in just two days.
Yesterday I had prepared Olive and cashew dips as an accompaniment for the tortilla chips.What else does one want during weekends.. lazily watching tv ..and savoring those lovely chips with a cup of masala tea!!

Cashew Aioli:
This recipe I have scribbled sometime back from a tv show and modified it according to my taste by adding herbs to it.I liked the richness of the dip because of the liberal usage of cashew nuts.
Ingredients:
1 Cup Cashew nuts(soaked in water)
2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
1 tsp Mixed dried herbs
2 jalapenos( I used pickled ones)
2-3 tbsp water from the pickled jalapenos
3 tbsp olive oil
sea salt(according to taste)

Method:
  • Blend soaked cashew nuts,jalapenos,salt,olive oil,dried herbs and some water from (pickled)jalapenos to a slightly coarse paste(or even smooth paste).
  • Mix in the chopped parsley nicely and slightly chill it.
  • Serve it with Tortilla chips/Doritos/Nachos/any chips/matchstick sliced vegetables.

Note: 1.This can be used as a sauce for pasta. 2.This can be even stored in refrigerator up to 2-3 days.

Olive-Basil Dip:
Hubby liked this dip very much more than the above one.I added some finely chopped olives to the dip which made its appearance in each and every bite of the dip.
Ingredients
1/2 cup hung curd or sour cream
1 tbsp mayonnaise
3/4 cup olives(I used green,you can even use black ones)
7-8 basil leaves
1-2 small shallots
2 jalapenos
sea salt(as per taste)
some water from the pickled olives

Method:
  • Blend everything into a fine smooth paste.
  • Serve it with Tortilla chips/Doritos/Nachos/any chips/matchstick sliced vegetables.
Mango Kulfi(Low cal version):
Who says no to Kulfi.??especially if it is Mango Kulfi I would never deny to eat it.In Mumbai we get Alphonso mangoes in abundance and I am enjoying them during the season.Alphonso mangoes not only gave a nice color but also enhanced the taste of kulfi.Nuts add a special taste to kulfi and I have also used different nuts in different molds for the kulfi which made me to identify the unique taste of each nut in the kulfi.
Kulfi is one of the most richest Indian dessert I have made it bit low-calorie version by not adding whipped cream and I made it with cornflour which gave a creamy texture with less calories.Ingredients:
4 Alphonso Mangoes(or any other Mangoes)
1/2 tin Condensed milk(adjust according to the sweetness of mangoes)
1/4 cup milk(slightly less than that)
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp elaichi powder
some saffron strands
2 tbsp finely chopped cashews
2 tbsp finely chopped pistachios
2 tbsp thinly sliced almonds
Method:
  1. Mix cornflour in half the milk and stir it into the hot milk(on a low flame) and keep stirring till it forms a thick paste.Cool it down completely.
  2. Blend alphonso mangoes into a smooth puree,add condensed milk(add it by adjusting the taste) and cornflour mixture and blend again.
  3. Stir in the elaichi powder and saffron strands.
  4. Take out some mixture into a small bowl and add any one type of chopped nuts into it and mix.Drop the same nuts at the bottom of the kulfi mold and pour the mixture over it and cover it.(you can mix the nuts and prepare also,but I wanted it with different nuts)
  5. Repeat the same process for the other nuts.Refrigerate it for 12 hours(minimum or until set).It will be set properly by the next day.I have poured the left over mixture in the ice cube tray which i have tasted( and actually finished off)just after 2 hrs.
  6. While removing it,dip the kulfi mold in the normal water for some time to remove it in exact shape.
Serve it cold.
I am sending Cashew Aioli for poornima's Let's go Nuts - Cashew Nuts event started by Aquadaze.

and Olive-Basil dip for priya's event AFAM: Olives started by Maheswari of Beyond The Usual.

and both the dips(olive-basil dip and cashew Aioli ) and kulfi to 15 Minute Cooking hosted by Mahimaa.and finally the Mango Kulfi for the My Favourite Things -FROZEN DESSERT event hosted by Aquadaze and which was originally started by Bindiya.

60 comments:

Chitra said...

congrats on ur 50th post, all the dishes looks superb!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Prathibha lovely show, congrats on your 50th post... Lovely entries I too have my kulfi mold gotta make kulfis Cashew Aioli is new and I love the dip...

Vishali said...

mmhh mouth watering kulfi with mango and nice olive dip.

Hearty congratulations on the 50th post. May u post many more recipes like this in future!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow mango kulfi looks awesome and yum...Love the dip...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congrats on your milestone post...

Pooja said...

Lovely post..Congrats on your 50th post..Mango Kulfi is so tempting..

Gita's Kitchen said...

COngrats on 50 post Prathibha! All the dishes look great, nice colored dip with chips :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

congrats! kulfi looks gorgeous. and so r the chips and dips :)

Ushanandini said...

Congrats on your 50th post! Mango Kulfi looks awesome. Lovely olive dip and Nice presentation. Cashew Aioli is new.

Asha said...

I was very busy today, just sat down to blog. Where do i start? I love every dish you posted here, gorgeous. Love the dip specially!:)

Prathibha said...

Thank you gals for your lovely words..:)

@asha thanks for your lovely words ashakka..

rekhas kitchen said...

congrats on your 50th post dip is very new to me and mango kulfi looks so tempting yum

Pavithra said...

OMG what is this prathiba...Its so great...Lovely post and entries..Lovely clicks...I wish to to taste eveything now itself..Great job.

Lavanya said...

congrats prathiba..all dishes are fabulous..especially i like mango kukfi..you are tempting everybody gal:))

Suparna said...

Hi Prathiba,
Congratulations!on the 50th post. wishing u many more mile stones to reach:)
Hmm...u've made some really tasty treats....but my special preference to Mango kulfi :) love it to the core.
Happy blogging:)
TC

Vanamala said...

Congrats and wonderful dishes

Priya Sriram said...

Congratulations dear! :)
Kulfi and all the presentations look very cute!

Ashwini said...

Congrats on your 50th post..Wow every thing looks so yum and very tempting.Nice entries. Could you pass that kulfi? :-)

n33ma said...

everything looks so good.Especially the kulfi.

Simran said...

Congratulations on your 50th post!

Cham said...

Congrats on ur 50 th posts, I would love to have the kulfi!

Priya said...

WOw Prathibha, congrats on ur 50th post dear, wishing you more and more milestone dear...love the olive dip and mang kulfi..just drooling over cashew aioli..Amazing posts!

Le @HC said...

Congratulation, Pratiba , on ur 50th post.. Just hopped from ramya's blog and another 15 minute dessert.. Thats cool.. Send them over to me, Prats..:)

Le @HC said...

Hey , sorry prats - mistook the kulfi for a 15 min dessert.. its so mouth watering that i could only gape at those kulfis..

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Good job with 50 posts! a very interesting dip that you have posted. I also liked the mango kulfi.

Prathibha said...

Thank you..Thank you all for the comments......:)

Pavithra Kodical said...

Wow you made kulfi? cool..Congrats on your 50'th post.Chips and dip are tempting :)

Prathibha said...

Thank you pavithra.

Sushma said...

Prathibha, you are literally killing me with these dips, kulfi & chips.., kash mein ek bite leh paathi :(
good job gal...
Also, congratulations on your 50th post. Eagar to see many more 50's & 100's..

Vibaas said...

congrats dear and what a yummy post..esp. the mango kulfi! Ssssslurrrp! :)

Prathibha said...

@sushma and vibaas thank you gals for your lovely words....

Maya said...

Congrats and lots of yummy goodies here, especially love that kulfi!

Uma said...

Congrats on the milestone Prathibha! Wishing you many more! All the dishes are yummy! nice pics.

Prathibha said...

Thank you Uma for such encouraging comments

@Maya Thanks for visiting my blog and passing those lovely comments..

Akal's Saappadu said...

congratulations for the 50th post and yummmmmmm!

mango kulfi, delicious rich dips with chips, and a movie maybe....hehehe perfect treat for the lazy and rainy weekeneds....

Prathibha said...

Thank you Akal...but here no rainy weekends, only sunny days..:(

Usha said...

Congrats on your 50th post. Everything looks yum, especially the kulfi which gave me some serious ice cream craving :-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats dear..keep rocking..yummy delicious recipes

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats dear..keep rocking..yummy delicious recipes

Prathibha said...

Thank you usha n shama

homecooked said...

Congrats on your 50th :) Must say that mango kulfi looks mouthwatering delicious!

Purva Desai said...

congrats on ur 50th post and lovely way to celebrate the occasion. Kulfi looks soothing and cooling and dips are unique and delicious

Pooja said...

Congrats on your 50th post..Lovely dips and kulfi! Cashew aioli and olive basil dip is new to me..Would love to try it out :)

Prathibha said...

thank you homecooked,purva and pooja..

Sujatha said...

Congrats Prathibha on your 50th post! Thats a great milestone! Keep it going.. Mango Kulfi looks gorgeous!

Deepa Hari said...

Congrats on your 50th post Prathibha....Loved all of them....looks great.

Prathibha said...

Thank you sujatha and deepa..

Madhumathi said...

Congratulations,dear!
Mango kulfi is perfect for the season..You have clicked them b'fully!
Cashew aiolli is new it..It sounds yum!!Thanks for sharing!

AnuSriram said...

Congrats on ur 50th post! Everything looks yummy!

phanitha said...

congrats on your 50th post..dishes looks wonderful...

Pavithra said...

Hi prathiba waiting for ur next post dear ...

Claudia said...

What a wonderful blog! I love all the dips - just scrumptious. Congrats on your 50th! Looking forward to more.

Sangeetha said...

Thats a superb presentation...kulfi looks cool and delicious...reminds me of my college days.

Prathibha said...

Thank you Madhu,Anu,phanita,sangeetha

@claudia Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and passing those lovely words....

@pavitra....Thanks for your words gal...Felt happy to see that..

ARUNA said...

congrats on ur 50th post Prathibha.........wonderful desserts n awesome presentation!!!!

Laavanya said...

You seem to be quite the cashew fan.. the aioli looks great and the mango kulfi is just too tempting. Nice presentation.

Prathibha said...

Thank you Aruna...

@Laavanya Made the kaju items especially for the events lol..Thanks for your lovely words

One Healthy Cook said...

so many delicious dishes ... you are on the roll...girl :)

Priya Sreeram said...

rocking it looks & hearty congrats !!

Priya Sreeram said...

oops, did not realise that the entry was a re-posting, saw the date later;
but the updated pics & the post is a winner !!

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