Monday

Minty Cauliflower

Minty Cauliflower
Hello Sweeties!! July is BBQ month. The basic quest for all vegetarian food lovers is what's there for us in the BBQ feast!!!!! There is Indian cottage cheese/paneer, roasted veggies corn on the cobs. So to add one more interesting item to your grand BBQ menu,. my sister has this Minty cauliflowers for you.

They can be made on the grill. in the oven or on the stove top. They will surely make you love your cauliflower and  push the good old greasy French fries to the side. 

You will need;
1 whole cauliflower tore into florets, wash and drain
Enough oil to lightly coat the florets
Sea Salt to taste
Mint paste
** Make a fine mint paste with mint,cilantro, cumin, garlic and green chilies

Coat the florets with some grape-seed oil, sprinkle salt and cook in a wok on high heat. The florets cook fast so it should take about 5-7 mins. stir continuously to avoid burning Alternatively you can also roast in a pre-heated oven at 400Degress, till the florets start browning.

 After the florets get cook reduce heat, add the mint paste till all florets get evenly coated. Minty Cauliflower is ready to be served.

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Thursday

Paan Ice-Cream!!! Absolute delight for pan and ice-cream lovers!!!!!

Pan Ice-Cream!!! Absolute delight for pan and ice-cream lovers

 Hello Sweeties!!! summer is here and its really heating up things. Life is busy now with small get-together's Impromptu Park picnics and Ice-cream cravings. After a huge success with mango ice cream, I tried  a paan ice-cream. We love Paan. Paan is a betel leaf preparation widely popular in India and usually chewed after a heavy meal or everyday.

Although its digestive, people get addicted to it adding tobacco and other things, but we like it safe, which is called Meetha Pan. It has no tobacco and betel nut. Meetha/Sweet paan is for kids so has no betel nuts/but has  loads of gulkand/rose petal jam and candy and sweetened coconut and some tutty-fruities.

You will need;
1.5 Cups heavy Whipping Cream
5 teaspoons Conf Sugar
1 tsp corn starch
2 ready made Paans cut into small pieces-- See Notes
5 Pan Bites-Candy in Indian Store--Optional
 
 ** The green paan/leaf in the below picture is store brought, usually you will find Paan makers in most Indian restaurants or vicinities. The right side shows a candy now seen in desi grocery stores called Pan bites
Pan Ice-Cream!!! Absolute delight for pan and ice-cream lovers
Take the cream, add corn starch and sugar and whip in the stand mixer till soft peaks form. The base is ready. Add the cut paan pieces and pan bite candy and run the whipping blade for another 2 minutes and mix well.
 
Remove the mixture in a frozen ice cream maker bowl. Cover the bowls with some cling film/plastic wrap and set in the freezer for 2-3 hours. 
The soft serve is ready after a couple of hours in freezer. If you want harder ice-cream, freeze overnight or minimum of 6-8 hours. 

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