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Blueberry and Banana Smoothie

For the final day of BM 30, I made Banana and Blueberry smoothie. Refreshing and healthy drink for all ages. Just add frozen fruits, milk, yogurt and blend it. Here is the recipe......

We need:

Banana 1
Blueberries 1 cup
Low fat milk 1/4 cup
Yogurt 1/4 cup
Honey 1sp


Freeze cut banana pieces and blueberries for 2 hours.
Remove and add banana chunks into the blender.
Also add milk and blend it to smooth paste.
Now add honey, yogurt  and blueberries and blend it further.
Add more milk if needed and serve.

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Also sending this recipe to Srivalli's  Kids Delight event hosted by Mireille for this month.

Custard Ice Cream

This is the first time I made  ice cream at home. Checked many websites for the perfect ice cream recipes. Was able to find few interesting  and simple ones. During this process we had few guests at home for dinner. They bought us a yummy Custard ice cream. Then I thought why not make this yummy Ice cream for this weeks theme. The ingredients on the box say only fruits, custard powder, milk and sugar. But I added  condensed milk instead  of sugar to give  it a nice texture and sweetness. So here is the yummy Mango flavored Custard Ice cream for the hot summer days.........
We need:

Milk 2 1/2 cups
Sweetened Condensed Milk 1/2 cup
Sugar 3 spoons
Custard Powder ( Mango flavor)  3spoons
Crushed  Almonds 2 spoons
Tooty fruity 3spoons


Boil milk till it becomes 3/4 quantity.
Make sure the stove is on low flame.
In a separate bowl add 3spoons custard powder and few spoons of cold milk.
Mix well till the custard powder dissolves in it.
Now add this to the milk boiling on stove and mix …

Watermelon Smoothie

Today we are starting with  the 4th week of  BM 30, for this week I choose my themes as Summer Special. For next 3 days I will be making summer special recipes. For day-1, I made Watermelon smoothie.
Its very good and refreshing on a hot day. Cool watermelon juice or smoothie with a splash of lime is the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day. Its wonderful for athletes and active people because it is deeply hydrating.  Here's the cool cool drink for hot hot summer day.....

We need:

Watermelon pieces 2 cups
Lime juice 1 1/2 spoon
Honey 1sp(optional)
Mint leaves 4
Crushed ice 1/2 cup


Add watermelon pieces, mint leaves, honey and lime juice into blender.
Blend till watermelon pieces become smooth paste.
Now add crushed ice and blend well.
Serve immediately as it is already chilled or store in refrigerator for later use.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 30.

Also sending this recipe to Srivalli'sKids Delight event hosted byChef Mireillefor this mon…

Mixed Vegetable Kebab

Kebab is a wide variety of skewered meals originating in the  Middle east and later on adopted in the  other parts of the world.In the Middle East, however, kebab refers to meat that is cooked over or next to flames; large or small cuts of meat, or even ground meat; it may be served on plates, in sandwiches, or in bowls. The traditional meat for kebab is lamb but depending on local tastes and  religious prohibitions it may now be goat, chicken, fish or beef. Like other ethnic foods brought by travellers, the kebab has become a part of everyday cuisine in many countries.

For the last day of BM 30, 2nd week I made kebab but with mixed veggies.  It depends what kind of Veggies you want to use. I used potato, carrots and beans. Here goes the recipe.......

We need:

Potato 2
Carrots  2
Beans chopped 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Amchur powder / dry mango powder  1/2sp
Black pepper powder 1/2 sp
Bread crumbs  1/2 cup
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Corn flour 2sps


Soak the wooden skewers in water fo…

Egg Rolls Kolkata / Calcutta style

Today was a very tiring day.  Was not in a mood to cook something for  dinner. Had some left over roti's which I wanted to finish off.  Made a very simple but delicious rolls out of the roti's and eggs.   This is the recipe I got to know from one of my Bengali friend and its  very famous in Calcutta. No much cooking needed, just make omelets, fill in the mixture and roll. That's it. Here's the 2nd day post for BM 30  under the theme " Get it Rolled".

We need:

Chapati / Paratha 2
Eggs 2
Chopped onions 4 sps
Chopped cilantro 1sp
Chopped tomato 4sps
Chili powder 1/4 sp
Chaat masala 1/4 sp
Salt to taste


Beat eggs in a bowl, add salt and mix well.
Used left over chapathi's here. You can even use the store bought frozen ones too.
Heat skillet and grease it with little oil.
Now add half of the egg mixture as omelet.
Cook on medium to low flame.
After a minute place the chapatti on the omlet and press gently with spatula so that the chapati sticks to …

Salsa Rolls

My kids love snack, more than the proper meal. Having 2 picky eaters at home I always  think what to cook for them.  My kids love all those crunchy and crispy snacks.

Today we are staring the 2nd week's marathon. "Get it rolled" is the theme which I choose to cook. Today I made a very simple and  tasty rolls with Puff pastry sheets and salsa. My kids loved it hope your kids too..... Here goes the recipe......

We need:

Puff pastry sheets 1
Mango and peach salsa
Ketchup for serving


Defrost the pastry sheets and place them on a tray.
I have used to store bought salsa for this recipe.
Spread the salsa on the end of the sheet.
Roll the pastry sheet slowly  and tightly  till the edge.
Cut them in to 1 inch thick pieces.
Place each roll on a greased baking tray leaving 2 inches space in between the 2 rolls.
Bake on 350 Degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or till done.
Serve hot or at room temperature.
You can replace this sweet salsa with any spicy salsa too.

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