From techie to homemaker to mom, our guest today is a lively person whom I encountered on facebook. Pankti the techiemom blogs at momscookingadventures.blogspot.in and her blog is full of vegetarian recipes and baking adventures. Today she is sharing with us a recipe and her experience of eid celebrated with her father's friend's family. Over to you Pankti.
My greetings to the
readers of Gheza-eShiriin in this festive season. I am Pankti and I blog at momscookingadventures.blogspot.in about the food that I cook and experiments I do
in my kitchen.. I do a lot of baking (I actually have a home based baking
business). I also cook lot of Indian food and as I hail from Gujarat and my
hubby from Punjab these two states have a big influence in my kitchen.
Huma wanted me to do a
guest post for her Ramdan series. She has an amazing collection of veg and
non-veg recipes! Her pictures are lovely! However the best part about her is
her warm and friendly nature!! Apart from blogging and food photography, we
also talked at length about her work (she is an entrepreneur and I am
impressed), her family (hails from Baroda), her 2 states (yet arranged)
marraige!! I am happy to have her as a friend :)
When Huma said Ramdan,
the first people to come to my mind were J Uncle, my papa's friend and his
Amma!! Though I never got a chance to meet Amma, I've heard a lot of fond
stories of my papa's childhood revolving around her. He would very fondly talk
about how Amma would lovingly feed him and my kaka, the heavenly sheer khurma
prepared by her during Ramdan and the non-veg food at her place!! Even after J
uncle and his family shifted to a new place, the first thing my papa do on Eid
morning every year is to call him and wish him Eid Mubarak and talk about the
lovely old days!! This tradition continues till date!! May this friendship
remain intact forever..
During my first job, I
got a chance to see old city of Ahmedabad during Ramadan months!! Ramdan
evening in old city are filled with vendor selling all kind of foods, kebabs,
tikkas, bakery style cookies, dates etc.. Air is filled with festivity and
people doing shopping!! Something that makes old city all the more endearing..
I thought a lot about
what to make for Huma's Ramdan series. Originally I wanted to do a Sheer Khurma
recipe to honour Amma but Huma already had published the recipe.
So I got
thinking again. I wanted to make something that would be filling enough,
something that is delicious, something that would be appreciated in today's
busy times yet has it's roots in tradition!!
Finally I zeroed in on this
milkshake. Perfect for consumption during Suhoor and Iftar meals!!
Otherwise perfect too
2 Tablespoon Peanut
2 Table spoon Chocolate
sauce (I used Hershey's)
3/4 cup Cold milk
3- 4 pitted dates
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1 small banana
Pinch of Cinnamon powder
This milkshake is so
easy to make there are no steps actually.. You just mix everything in your
blender or mixer and give a whir!! Your milkshake is ready!! Drop in a few Ice
cubes if you need it really chilled..
1) You can replace dates
by sugar if you wish.
2) You can increase/
decrease amount of peanut butter, dates and chocolate as per your liking.
3) You can use yogurt in
place of milk to get chocolate peanut butter and dates smoothie!!