There are very few moments as cherished, as beautiful as the day you embark the new journey of life. Holding someone's hand, with dreams in heart and sparkle in the eyes. The day she started dreaming for, even before she knew its’ meaning. The day she has visualized so many times, that by now every detail is clearly itched in her mind. Yes the day a girl becomes a bride, is like no other.
Very soon one of our friends, a great blogger and a gifted photographer, is going to live her dream. And since I'm sure you read the header before reading this, you all know who am I talking about...Yes Nithya of 4thsensecooking is getting married this November.
Thanks to the world of connectivity, distances have become a lesser shortcoming. Though nothing can reclaim the joy of celebration in person. Yet in absence of actually being with her during her most joyous period..here we are all, united, to wish her all the best. So today we are throwing this virtual bridal shower for Nithya to express our happiness and celebrate with her.
And what could be a better way to celebrate than with food, the subject, the emotion that binds us all...So we decided to cook it up, literally and that too Nithya's own dishes from her own blog - 4thsensecooking. Hope she likes the recreation of her own favouite dishes and gets a taste of it through the world wide wide.
Cheers...This is for you Nithya and for all those visiting this virtual bridal shower!!
Like Nithya I am not too fussy about fruits I love them.
One of my favourite fruits has been Custard apple see the health benefits of the fruit here.
One of my first memories of the fruit has been when I was a kid we had been to a small village called “Umred” I think in Vidharba of Maharashtra and the first fruit I squeezed not knowing it was ripe. My so sticky my hands were but what custard apples we ate. Ripe and off the tree!! Mmmm!
So Custard apple shake was an obvious try.
Hubby dear also loves the fruit so in the market they were our first purchases.
3 Custard apples (weight ½ kg)
2 tsp sugar
½ cup milk
3-4 scoops Vanilla ice cream
1. Wash and open the custard apple. Scoop out all the pulp in the mixer.
2. Add ½ cup milk and pulse 2 to 3times. (Next time I will try the process in the anjali puran yantra).
3. Now remove the pulp and strain through a big soup strainer. Rub the pulp with the back of a ladle and remove maximum pulp.
4. Add the ice cream scoops in a tall vessel add the pulp and sugar and with the hand mixer beat the mixture till the mixture is nice and homogenous.
5. Serve in a tall glass. Since I chocolate is the only way I can get my younger kid try something new I have garnished it heavily with chocolate vermicelli.
To enjoy the drink imagine a hot sweaty day in the garden, a wash and this lovely cold shake!!
Shake Baby Shake!!
Now I had some left over Shake Amazing isn't it well my elder daughter was about to leave for her dance class and did not want anything as she finds it difficult to dance so I stored her share in the freezer! Both of us forgot then I served it like this Choco Lava Cake and Custard Apple Ice cream . Next time I will remember the milk I have used and add some softening agent like Nithya Marie biscuits
Nithya wish you a long and happy married life!! All the very best!!
Come and check out the rest of the Party Hosts! Enjoy the treat!
Anamika - Taste Junction
Krithi - Krithi's Kitchen
Priya Mitharwal - Mharo Rajasthan Recipes
Priya Mahadeven - Priyas Now Serving
Priya Suresh - Priya easy n tasty recipes
Priya Sreeram - Bon Appetit
Radhika - Tickling Palates
Radhika Vasanth - Food for 7 stages of life
Revathy - Kaarasaaram
Sanjeeta - Different Strokes
Vardhini - Zesty Palette