Mango Mastani

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Its winter here. How can I use cold mango puree? Out it came from the fridge and sat on counter top waiting patiently to come to room temperature.

It’s very cold here. How can I use ice-cold milk? The milk joined the mango puree on the counter.

Now, lets blend it all together. Blend, blend, blend.

Get chopping with the nuts. Chop. chop, chop.

Pour in a tall glass, one for me and one for you.

Its freezing here. How can I top the milkshake with ice cream?

Lets bring out the sweater and wear it and eat it, for I am not going to say No to ice cream!

Scoop, scoop,scoop.

Slurp, slurp, slurp


Now that I have come back from heaven, let me tell you a bit about mastani. Mastani is a thick milkshake topped with ice cream and decorated with dried fruits and nuts. Apparently its popular in Pune and any kind of fruit can be used to make one. Mango mastani seems to be a popular choice going by the internet.

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Recipe source: Flavors of Mumbai

BM Theme: Regional (Maharashtra)

For one portion:


  • 1/2 cup mango puree*
  • 1/4 cup milk*
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or per taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped nuts (pistachios, cashew nuts)
  • 1 teaspoon tutti frutti
  • spoon ful of chopped mango pieces (I didn’t have any)
  • Cherries for decoration
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

*These are not strict measures. Adjust according your preference.


  1. Blend mango puree, milk and sugar. Taste and adjust sugar per taste.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  3. Sprinkle the nuts and tutti frutti. Decorate with mango pieces and chopped cherries, if using.
  4. Enjoy!

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Yum Yum Breakfast

I was looking for a baked biriyani recipe now and have finally zeroed down on the recipe. I was planning to blog about that for the Bookmarked Tuesdays event. But since its still in the oven, I decided to have a look at the entries for this week. One of the blogs had this recipe for a simple Banana Biscuit Milkshake in the archives. One look at it and I knew I had to try it.

And so here I am, having a sip of this tasty and filling yum yum milkshake.

And here is the virtual treat for you all – Simple, yet divine. There are a lot of kid friendly recipes there, I am particularly eyeing at the bright carrot idlis… hmmm…may be for the next tuesday :).


Cool Milk : 1/2 – 1 cup

Banana : 1

Glucose biscuits/cookies : 4-5


  1. Blend everything together till smooth. There shouldn’t be any lumps in the milkshake.
  2. Milk needs to be adjusted according to your preferred consistency.

So, I am entering this recipe for Aipi’s and Priya’s Bookmarked Tuesdays.

Sending this to Healing foods : Banana, Hearth and Soul Hop and Serve it : Chilled as well.

Cool Cool Milkshake

Ever notice what happens to a pack of butter when you keep it outside for an hour? That’s exactly how I feel about being in Chennai during summer. I shouldn’t be complaining now, the summer is almost over – at least, the worst of it is over. It has started raining – but it rains only when you don’t want it to.

Yesterday when I was waiting for Bebo’s school bus to come, it started raining. I got completely drenched and so did two other moms who were waiting along with me. The huge umbrella I had with me was not sufficient to shield the three grown ups and four kids we had with us. Funny part was that the moment we entered home, all wet and  dripping, it stopped raining!

Want to guess when it started raining again? Yes, when Harry started from his office in his two wheeler. I can bet anything that if he was travelling by car that day, it wouldn’t have rained at that time.

And guess what I had made that day? A milkshake with ice cream! What an irony, right?


Banana – 1, sliced

Ice cream – 1-2 scoops ( I used strawberry flavor)

Milk – 1/2 -1 cup


Blend everything together to get a milkshake of your preferred consistency. Add less milk if you want a thick milkshake.


This is just a bit of whatever I had at home put together. So adjust these according to your taste.

The main message here is that Ice cream + Milk = Yummy, any day anytime.

Linked to Serve it – ChilledKid’s Delight, for this month’s theme Cool Comforts,  Healing Foods, for this month’s theme Banana.