Saturday, March 28, 2009

Strawberry Milkshake and MW Chivda with cereal

Strawberry Milkshake :

I made it the way my husband makes it, by adding whipping cream. It really makes a big difference. Milkshake tastes very creamy and yummy and we all love it. When i started typing this my son Ashu came and asked me to mention that it's yummier than the strawberry lassi :-)


Strawberries - 10
Milk - 1.5 cups
Whipping cream - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 2 spoons
Honey - 1 spoon

This is the first time i am using honey in a milk shake so i started with a small quantity and it was good. I am thinking of using just honey the next time i make it. The strawberries weren't too sweet, so i used 2 spoons of sugar.

Chop the strawberries and blend it with little milk. Add honey, sugar, whipping cream and rest of the milk and blend it well. Serve chilled.

Just for the picture, i topped it with some whipped cream and by the time i got to taking pictures, it started spreading and created a wierd texture on top of the milkshake :(

I am sending this to FIC Pink hosted by Priya. FIC event was originally started by Harini.

Microwave Chivda with cereal:

Here's another entry for Priya...This time a savory snack that's healthy too .

This is similar to the MW Chivda. Instead of sending the old recipe, i made some changes to it and am sending this for Priya's MEC : Savory Snacks, originally started by Srivalli.

Ingredients :

Rice flakes (Thin) - 1 cup
Green chillies - 3
Corn flakes - 1/2 cup
Blanched almonds - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 spoon
Oil - 2 spoons
Red chilli powder - a pinch
Salt to taste

Method :

1. Spread the blanched almonds in a microwave safe plate.
2. Sprinkle a pinch of red chilli powder and some salt.
3. Sprinkle few drops of oil and mix well and spread it again
4. Microwave for 3 minutes - Stirring in between every minute.
5. Let it cool.
6. Take a microwave safe bowl, add 2 spoons of oil, finely chopped chillies, a pinch of turmeric powder and cumin seeds.
7. Microwave for 45 seconds, stir and repeat for another 45 seconds to 1 min. By now, the chillies should look fried.
8. Add the rice flakes (poha) and salt and mix well. Microwave for 3 minutes, stirring in between every minute.
9. Add the cereal - i used honey bunches of oats since i didn't have cornflakes. It had mild sweet taste, but was good. Microwave it for 2 minutes, stirring once in between.
10. Remove and add the roasted spicy almonds and mix well.

Enjoy with a hot cuppa chai :D

I am also sending the chivda to :

1. JZ's Let's go nuts with Almonds

2. PJ's Tasty bytes for toddlers


Uma said...

Lovely entries Vibaas! Both of them look mouth-watering. BTW, your click (salad bowl) in the previous post is beautiful.

Priya Sriram said...

I bet its yummier and creamier than strawberry lassi.. :D
Nice entry for toddelrs vibaas (chivda) :)

Vibaas said...

thx uma and priya :)

Pooja said...

Milkshake is the snack..Lovely entries vibaas..

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely colourful shake

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. milkshake with whipped cream is just heaven.. isn't it? whenever i sip whipped cream, i really feel good. but not after finishing it off though... hehehe.. cause it's fatty.

chivda looks nice.. good click.

jeyashrisuresh said...

chivda is really new to me. give give a try .and milkshake is perfect and my daughter is a great lover of strawberry. will try soon.

Madhumathi said...

Strawberry milkshake with cream will surely tastes yum..Chivda is a perfect snack.Nice recipes :)

Anonymous said...

Oh,thats a bit sweet an information vibas..would like to try this milkshake..
both are great entries.

Varunavi said...

Lassi looks yummy,had mango lassi but never had strawberry lassi.

Priya said...

Thanks vibaas, for sending these delicious drink n snacks...Shake looks amazing n love the crispy chivda with cereal...

Chandani said...

both chivda and milkshake look perfect!! at my place, we just love cereal chivda, but i haven't tried making it in the mw....

Suparna said...

Hi vibaas,
milkshake with cream wow! looks superb! the chivda looks great for tea time!

Happy cook said...

Love th shake and the chivada.
Well i would love to have both of them.

Deepa Hari said...

Yummy...Both the milkshake and chivda looks lovely.

n33ma said...

Who wouldnt love that gorgeous looking milkshake?????/

A_and_N said...

The chiwda is very interesting. Might try it soon for a lazy Sunday snack :)

Ashwini said...

Lovely entries..Both look so yumm..Milkshake looks so creamy slurp..

Vibaas said...

Thanks all. A_and_N, hope u like's perfect for a lazy sunday and it's healthy too :)

rekhas kitchen said...

delicious both of them are agood combo ithink nice choice for the events yummmmm

Keerthana said...

I am sure it is yummier than anything:)
Wish you a very Happy birthday!!!enjoy ur day with ur kids:) dont miss hubby too much..i think i will always remember ur b'day anymore..u know why!

anyways,thanks for ur wishes..i conveyed it my H...take care..have a great day:)hugs

Priti said...

Lovely entries....milkshake looks so delicious...wonderful dear

Rajitha said...

that chivda looks great and easy to make..will try it out

AnuSriram said...

Here is my yummy evening snack and a delicious drink! Looks lovely!

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Anu said...

Yummy milk shake. Lovely color too :)
Thanks for visiting My Scrawls Vidhya. U have a wonderful blog with yummy recipes! Very well presented! Do keep in touch :)

Cham said...

Both are lovely entries Vibaas. I love the chivda!

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