Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mava Makkhan Lassi

Dusshera, the festival of lights, the victory of good over the evil, and in my language, a day meant for celebration just after the freaking and crazy dandia nights. Oh, you can make out from this that how much am I in love with dancing and dandia, but more than that it is the soul satisfaction that you get after Mata ki Aarti and the loud Jagrans in Navratri.
Well, this Dusshera we were out on an Art and Craft Exhibition with family, and believe me this was no less than what we call 'Mela' in desi language; earrings n bangles ki chhoti chhoti stalls,pickles/achaar ki dukaan, bachho ke khilone, khane ki thadi, dry flowers ke bunch, kurta payzama on display, aaah....what not...n ya, not forgetting the porcelain pottery corner from where I instantly grabbed a small cup set. Since something new was on the cart, it was meant to be used, soon, sooner, no, actually soonest!
So here I was with this cup set in hand, beautiful brown shades tempting me to ramp in the kitchen and do some justice with them. I didn't make anything great or big, but it was something that the whole family adores, and was equally easy too. This recipe also gets piled up in my 'Just 10 Minutes' Menu List.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: Nil
Serves: 2
Health Meter:
Yogurt/Curd contains helpful “good bacteria” that your digestive tract needs to run properly. Without enough good bacteria in your system, food does not digest properly or go completely through your digestive tract. When this happens, such problems as boating, gas, and in severe cases, stomach cancer can occur. Eating just one cup of yogurt/curd that contains “active cultures” each day can help to keep your digest system working properly. Seventy percent of your immune system lies within your small intestine. If you keep the levels of good bacteria high in your intestines then you are more likely to maintain a healthy immune system.
Eating yogurt is a good way to get your calcium,
vitamins and good bacteria to keep your body working properly.
1. Yogurt/ Fresh Thick Curd: 2 bowls
2. Mava (Khoya)/ Milk Powder prepared Mava: 1/2 a bowl
3. Kesar/ Saffron Strands
4. Sugar: 3 tbsp or as per taste
5. Cardamom/ Elaichi Powder: a pinch
6. Sliced Pistachios, Almonds and Cashews
  1. Beat the fresh curd to make it smooth and soft. Remember, if there is any water in it, please strain it out first.
  2. Add sugar, cardamom, dry fruits and saffron to it. Mix well.
  3. Now take mava, crumble it well, and add to the curd with a stir.
  4. Finally deck it up with beautifully sliced dry fruits and spoon it out.

  1. The curd should be fresh, and not sour.
  2. If you do not mava/khoya with you, you could even add Mava/Khoya burfi to the lassi, provided it is fresh. 
  3. Remove the excess water from the curd if any. 
  4. If the curd is slightly sour, add in some milk, though it will make the lassi a little flowy. 
  5. Serve in Porcelain/Earthen Cups. 
  6. Refrigerate for a few minutes to get the chill. 
  7. Since the lassi is thick, it can be easily spooned. 
    Submitting this recipe to:
    My event: Cooking Made Easy With Yogurt,
     Cakes, Cookies and Desserts
    Diwali Special Sweets by Tickling Palates,
    Serve it - Festival Potluck by Krithi's Kitchen,
    Diwali Sweet Recipes by Sameena
    Any One Can Cook by Ayeesha

    Diwali Special

    Diwali sweet recipes Event


    1. what a fantastic presentation, Anjali - Would love one of those to gobble up :)

    2. Wow.......beautiful dish & even more beautiful presentation.....I Love those earthen cups.

    3. wow, that sounds great, I love your matka cups too :)

    4. Looks so yummy and the matka cups look superb!

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