Monday, May 31, 2010

How to make Mango Shrikhand | Aamrakhand | Thanda Mela

The late nights, the even later mornings, burning the midnight lamps not for school but because you couldn't keep off the fiction you took to read. Enjoying a heavy breakfast, then dashing off to play with friends. Reluctantly coming back home for lunch. But happy that you can then continue reading another book. Come 5 in the evening, off to play a game of shuttle. Followed by a stroll in the lush greens of the neighbourhood. Back home for dinner and slipping away again to meet friends.  Coming back home finally to tug at the curtains to ensure no trace of the night lamp sneaking out. Spending another long night devouring the pages at length, trying to beat the author on his story.

This was how I remember all my summer vacations to have been. Later in years, it was mulling over cookbooks to bake pizzas and cakes or make the best of the season by dishing out many Mango dishes. The many cartons of mangoes that came our way found themselves dressed up as ice creams, souffl├ęs, cakes, drinks and what not! Of course I wasn't adventurous to attempt at a curry, though I wish I did. All this flashed across my mind because I read  Tintin's The Crab with the Golden Claws late last night. I love each and every one of them, though this is more special because he meets Captain Haddock

And the fact that Konda's vacation comes to an end today and she will be now on to Class 5, which again was a very significant year for me. Though I must say I remember each and every year as clearly as if it happened yesterday. Though I may not actually remember what happened yesterday! As always this past 1 and half months just flew but I know for a fact that she spent most of her time watching TV and then playing with her friend K. I did give her some story books to read. Maybe she is yet to get the love for books. Of course we kept her occupied with lots of activities, coming to which, yes I have finally put up the Kid's Delight - Activities and Cooking with Kids event.

Yes I have a huge bag full of books to be bound, luckily my father in law promised to help me. We will get it done before the last day! It is no fun if I don't get to it on the last day, really!
 

Coming to the recipe for today, I was thinking I will make lots of Mango based dishes. But with the lack of mangoes in our city, this was the lone mango dish that got prepared. I almost thought I may not have an entry for my own event, when Amma made this for us and I remembered the good ol' days eating this Shirkand
 
How to make Mango Shrikhand | Aamrakhand | Thanda Mela

Ingredients Needed:

Curds / Yogurt – 1 cup
Sugar – ¾ cup
Mango Pulp – 1 cup
Cardamom a pinch
Nuts – 1 tbsp

Hang Curds for 6 hrs. Then beat well with sugar till frothy.

Wash, dice and extract pulp from the mangoes. Beat the pulp again before adding to the curds.

Mix everything together along with cardamom, nuts. Refrigerate for couple of hours before serving.

This goes for my Thanda Mela. I am celebrating 3 years of blogging with this wonderful event. Hope you have your cool entries sent!

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30 comments :

shriya said...

Looks soo yummy srivalli. I love mangoes and missing fresh mangoes here. Love the shrikhand, it must be delicious.

Divya Vikram said...

I miss those summmer vacations :( Shrikand looks so yummy !!

kanthi said...

lovely shrikhand so tasty.Do visit my blog http://myworld-kitchen.blogspot.com

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Srivalli, that looks soooooooooo rich and creamy !!! What a lovely and perfect entry for the event.

Jayashree said...

Shrikand looks wonderfully creamy.

nivedita said...

Hi Valli
Same pinch!
This is what I too prepared yesterday!! but without nuts!!

Uma said...

mmm. mango shrikhand looks simply superbly delicious.

Jaya said...

delicious looking mango shrikhand Sri :)..
hugs and smiles

Priya said...

Yummyilicious and droolworthy Aamrakhand..

Neha said...

Nice recipe....will try at home

Rekha said...

I made this just now and loved it. Thanks for sharing!

Latha Nair said...

Nice click-I would devour anything with mango in it!
Enjoyed the write-up as well, brought to mind my school days!
Thanks for sharing :)

Shabs.. said...

That looks so yummy!!!I never had srikhand i guess!

PJ said...

I remember my school days and the excitement of getting new books uniforms and stuff..Shrikhand looks so delish Srivalli.I wanted to make this but am putting off the idea for sometime as there are no takers for sweet dishes at home .

sowmya's creative saga said...

you made me remember the days when I used to read novels without any interruptions in my cozy room..cant nowadays:((
Shrikhand looks so beautiful and delicious..

Shoba Shrinivasan said...

Hi Srivalli,

Three years of blogging and just a mango shrikhand??/ NO NO not enough....We need a feast now! Love your way with words....and memories of our childhood are one that we always carry wth us to enjoy and muse and smile....
Less of mangoes this year???
Shobha

Superchef said...

OMG!! that looks ohh soo creamy!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... This is my all time favorite. Looks so good. YUM!....

Apu said...

Looks delicious!! Perfect for summer!!

notyet100 said...

looks so delicious,..

Jaya Wagle said...

Love Amrakhand but haven't had it in years just because good mangoes are hard to come by here.

I have a question: where do I send an entry for Thanda Mela. I couldn't find a link in your post. Am I missing something?

aquadaze said...

mango season brings with it a huge dilemma for me...can never decide whether to make aamras or aamarkhand or ice cream!

Haven't made any aamarkhand this year, but looking at yours I cannot wait any longer!!

Leena said...

Cool soothing dessert for summer...yummy

Nithu said...

Wow!! That looks inviting. I am up for any mango dessert. Do check our Sizzling Summer Contest in ST and we would love to see your entry. you could win one of two $50 prizes.

The Housewife said...

I miss summer hols too! I remember my grand mom making vadiyalu and avakai.. I would 'steal' a few pieces of raw mango! Great recipe.. perfect for the heat we're having here in LA.

Aparna said...

Looks absolutely delicious, Srivalli. Made some too, last week. Are you serious when you say mangoes haven't reached there yet? Becasue they've been here for the last month and a half.

Sayantani said...

can you believe am the only one who love shrikhand in our house. you made such a tempting one with mangoes...can smell the aroma right away.

Bong Mom said...

Konda is getting big, grade 5, that is huge

The shrikhand looks really very nice. Why aren't you getting mangoes ?

Srivalli said...

Thanks friends..

Mangoes have come very late this year, and also the taste is not as good as it used to be.

Nithya said...

I cant resist drooling. :) look sooo yummm..

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