Monday, 21 May 2012

Badam/Almond Sherbet for III Blog Anniversary


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Hi All!
I'm so ecstatic today as I type this post..Can't believe three years have passed by..
I've always managed to make some dessert for the anniversary posts, Litchi Kulfi for the first year and  Darsaan With Icecream the last year. Temperature is always an issue around this time of the year but this year, it's different, it's humid too. With temperature hitting 43C and humidity as high as 85%, I'm avoiding doing anything elaborate. I feel sapped out of energy and dehydrated at times inspite of drinking water constantly.. 
I wanted to make something cooling for the body which could be made quickly. I realized I have not posted any sherbets till date and decided to post it for this special occasion..




My Mom, recently had mentioned about this sherbet which she had at her friend's place, named Mrs.Gupte . Since she liked it very much, she asked for the recipe from her friend and called me immediately to tell me the recipe. It was an easy recipe to learn, I just memorized it and thought of making later. She also told me that this sherbet is very good for cooling the body, especially in summers many people suffer blood loss during egestion (aav)  due to excessive heat, this sherbet is extremely good to control that.

I've made this sherbet only using almonds as I love it's natural flavor. I also loved the milky texture the almonds gives to this drink, in fact it can be mistaken as milk, if not seen carefully. If you do not like the flavor of pure almonds, one can also add saffron or cardamom. The sherbet is made with water but the sherbet mix can also be mixed with cold milk and be used to make milk shake which I do intend to give to the kid. Since, the sherbet has almonds it is undoubtedly rich in proteins.




Badam Sherbet

Soaking Time:6hrs
Preparation Time:30mins
Cooking Time:10mins
Makes:12-15servings

Ingredients

Sugar
Almonds
Water

Method


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Soak the almonds in water overnight or for 5-6hrs. The almonds double in volume.Peel the almonds.

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Without using any water, grind the almonds to a fine paste.

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See the quantity of paste formed in a measuring cup or any katori.

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Take sugar three times the quantity of almond paste in a pan and add enough water to immerse it.

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Bring sugar solution to a boil and make a sugar syrup of one string consistency. To check the consistency, take a drop of sugar syrup on a plate and then put the index finger on the syrup and press the index finger with the thumb. If a single string of sugar syrup is formed, the consistency is correct.

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Reduce the flame and mix the almond paste thoroughly into the sugar syrup.

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Boil for a minute. Do not over boil as the syrup thickens on cooling.

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Cool and use the almond sherbet mix.
Normally for a glass about 5-6tbsp sherbet mix is required or add per your taste. Garnish with mint leaves or slivered almond. Serve chilled.


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30 comments:

jeyashrisuresh said...

Looks very nice and Happy birthday to ur blog baby and wish many more yrs to come

Tina said...

Tempting and refreshing...

Tina said...

Lovely clicks...Badam sherbet looks tempting..

chitraj.hegde said...

Nice and lovely looking Almond Sherbet....I liked the clicks...and Happy birthday to ur cute blog baby..

Shobha said...

Congratulations Pari !
Wish your blog many many more anniversaries.
Nice almond sherbat..it is winter here in Brazil...come summer I'll make it and ebnjoy the healthy drink.

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Hi Pari,
Congratulations on competing 3 years!!
All the best for many many more years to come.
Cheers
Gauri

Hema said...

Congrats, the almond sherbet is a new and nice idea..

Sanika N said...

Almond Sherbet looks refreshing :) Birthday wishes to your blog :)

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Smitha said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Pari! almond cooler surely seems refreshing for the hot Indian summer! enjoy!

Hasna said...

congratulations on completing 3 yrs.. nyc pix..

Julie said...

Congrats & a very happy birthday to Fodelicious,Pari:-)
Delicious n yummy flavored ...Lovely way to celebrate the day!!
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Maayeka said...

Congrats on completing 3 years of blogging!!nice and refreshing drink to celebrate..lovely

Reshmi said...

congrats Pari... the drink looks so nice and innovative

Sayantani said...

many many congratulations to you dear. thats such a big milestone. may you and your blog see many more such happy b'days. love the drink...need this in this horrid weather here in kol.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Congrats for your blog birthday...Badam sherbet looks tempting and refreshing...

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Congrats!! refreshing drink also soothing to the eyes..Lovely presentation!!

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Sobha Shyam said...

Congrats on 3rd blog anniversary :) refreshing and yummy drink :)

Priya said...

Wat a rich looking super nutty sherbet..Congrats on ur blog anniversary dear Pari.

Apu said...

Delicious!! Congrats on the anniversary!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

super yummy

Akila said...

Happy 3rd blog anniversary dear....sherbet looks very tempting ...

Gayathri NG said...

Congrata pari!! Rich n delicious drink to celebrate...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Congrats!!!!! wish you many more success.BTW how are you....?

Shanthi said...

Yum yum and congrats on the milestone

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Congrats and this is such a wonderful n unique dish!!

notyet100 said...

Congrats wish you ,any more milestones like this,

sojo said...

Congrats. First I thought it was milk based and then I read the whole recipe. do we add water to the almond paste while serving???

Pari said...

Sojo, yes add water to the sherbet mix or add cold milk. choice is yours.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely sherbet... Happy Anniversary too!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

3 years, wow thats so cool...congrats and wishing u many more :) the almond drink looks scrumptuous

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