June 12, 2009

Aamras

How could I have possibly let my 1st Blog Anniversay go by, without some celebrations huh? Yep, The fact that I have blogged consistently throughtout the year without getting bored does call for some celebration.

Since, both of us don't have a major sweet tooth, I wanted to make something that's not overly sweet but something very very special. It We love mangoes, & I settled for some lovely Aamras. I hadn't made Aamras in a while & this was the perfect excuse. What's summer without some mangoes right??

This version is slightly different as mango is not pureed here. Mangoes cubes are mashed instead which gives it a nice texture. The chopped almonds add a nice little crunchy bite.

You Will Need:

  • 4 Mangoes ( I used Alphonso)
  • Half a litre of milk
  • 4 tbsp sugar ( Use more if you have a sweet toooth)
  • A pinch of powdered green cardamom
  • A pinch of saffron ( dissolved in a tbsp of warm milk )
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds

Method:

  • Peel the mangoes, cube them & give them a slight mash with the back of a fork
  • In a container, add milk, mashed mango, sugar & cardamom powder & mix well.
  • Top with saffron & chopped almonds.

Serve CHILLED with HOT puris or Enjoi as a drink.

NOTE:

  • Try replacing half the quantity of milk with condensed milk for a more creamier texture.
  • If using condensed milk, you may want to reduce the quantity of sugar.
  • You can use skimmed milk for a healthier version.
  • You could go ahead and puree the mangoes, if you do not like bite into them. ( I personally prefer this version )

Hope you guys enjoy this one, as much as we did . . .

55 comments:

Parita said...

Aamras looks divine!!! gorgeous click

Valarmathi said...

Looks yummy and tempting. Nice click.

Pavithra said...

wow congrats dear.. and aamras are really looking so good and tempting

Priya said...

Tempting Aamras Deesha! gorgeous click!

Poornima Nair said...

Yummy...I don't need puris or anything, just give me a bowl for dessert.

Smitha said...

Mangoes... my mouth is watering.. This is something like what we call sekarane right? leaving the mango chunky sound really. Gonna try it right away

Preety said...

sure you should celebrate..n this looks like perfect celebration dish

Laavanya said...

I first tasted aamras when visiting Ahmedabad during summer - absolutely loved it.. but that was thick and pureed. Love your mashed version - better texture.

ARUNA said...

perfect way to celebrate Deesha with the king of fruits!!!!

Kalai said...

Congrats and aamras looks delicious! First time here. You have a great blog. :)

Gita said...

Wow...congrats dear...what a delicious way to celebrate...looks yummy :)

Pooja said...

Delicious way to celebrate looking yummy deesha..

Padma said...

Aamras looks so delicious and also perfect for this season :)

kittymatti said...

do u need to simmer it or just mix n serve cold? Never doen this b4..
Looks great!

Priti said...

Looks yum...gal pass some here I shall celebrate wit U ;)

Kalaivani said...

Wonderful way to celebrate the blog anniversary.lovely presentation.

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious recipe..nice pic

Anonymous said...

good one...look forward for receipe on RAMRAS too ha ha!!!

Happy cook said...

Ofcours eyou have to celebrate you blog b'day.
Congragulations and wishing the blog many more happy cooking.

meeso said...

Congrat's and what a tasty looking dish!

Preeti Singh said...

Congrats Deesha...perfect way to celebrate...aamras looks delicious ...perfect for summer too.

sowmya said...

different recipe for aamras..looks delicious..

Uma said...

so simple and yummy :)

Cynthia said...

Happy blogiversary!

Red Chillies said...

Love Ammaras at home with Puri or Chapathi. I make it a little differnt. Liked the idea of adding consensed milk to this.

Vibaas said...

Happy blog anniversary! Aamras looks super yum!

rekhas kitchen said...

OMG condensed milk in aam ras sounds so creamy and delicious tooo it's an awesome pic.

Prathibha said...

We call this as shrikarini Deesha..Yeah summer without mangoes does not happen..I almost hv this every alternate day now...looks yummy...

Arch said...

Happy Anniversary to your blog !! Aamras looks great and very different from what I have had before...Aamras is a must every summer :)

notyet100 said...

Aamras looks divine,..:-)

Ann said...

Wow that looks so yumm and tempting.

farida said...

Happy blogoversary to you, Deesha! Aamras looks so good. It sounds like an easy sweet to whip up too. Yum!

Divya Rao said...

Aamras looks great! Love your pic...

LG said...

ummm..haage onderadu holige idre seekarane maja ne maja tinnoke..enanteera?

Nags said...

a mango dessert! yum!

and congrats on completing a year :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy B'day Vegetable Platter......Wish many more yum years to come......Keep rocking.....Iam just typing the comment and u left comment in my blog...telepathy.....Aamras looks drool worthy.... R u back to Bangalore?

Priyameena said...

Congratz...Looks totally divine and delecious..

Chitra said...

looks simply superb..love this to try...very simple but delicious..:)

Ashwini said...

Lovely AAMRAS..
this is my first visit to ur blog... good recipes..

If u have time, pls check out my blog!!!

Pavithra said...

Something for u in my blog

Rush said...

so looking forward to a aamras recipe snce past few days..and this comes rite on my lap!!
thnks a ton and congrats on the award :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely aamras... Congrats on your anniv... Keep going and have several more ahead...

Curry Leaf said...

Gorgeous Very tempting pic

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks divine...i like ur version too and wud love to have this chilled:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on you blog anniversary dear and the aamras looks divine and tempting!!!

Ramya Bala said...

Yum Yum Yum...love it Deepthi1:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Congrats dear. Aamras looks gorgeous.
Happy blogging.

Vij said...

Congrats dear! Good job.Happy blogging.Yummy inviting bowl of Aamras

Raaga said...

happy birthday :)

Do continue blogging for another 99 at least :)

the aamras looks lovely.

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats one heavenly dish ..n Congrats Deesha..!:)

Sharmila said...

Happy b'day to your blog Deesha! Looking forward to many more great recipes and writing. :-)

Ramya said...

First time here Dessha!!U'r blog looks wonderful..Nice layout!!
U'r pictures are too gud.Congrats on u'r anniv!!

Nithya said...

Looks extremely tempting. :) I badly want to have it right away.

Nice blog on the whole. Will be visiting often. :) Keep it going

Do visit my blogs when you find time

Food Fanatic said...

congrats on the anniversary! nice looking recipe btw

Food Fanatic said...

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