Thursday, August 11, 2011

CARROT MILK SHAKE

Ramadhan always goes by very fast.. even before I realized we are almost halfway thro' fasting.. Its wonderful how the blessed month runs out so easily.. Its summer time and sure is a very long day for fasting.. almost 15-16 hours.. May Allah make it easy for us..Inshaallah.. I am trying to make an attempt to keep our system cool and really rejuvenate when we break the fast.. Its not like summer is terrible or anything but come on its summer and its definitely not cold.. 


We generally try to use the ingredients that has a cooling effect on the body.. One such kind is Tukamaria / Basil Seeds.. I try to use it in everything possible especially during fasting.. These are tiny black seeds that just blows up a little when soaked in water.. and is known to heal the heat during
summer..


This recipe has become my favorite drink for Iftar.. It is so filling, so cooling, so healthy.. except for the sugar used in it :) Maybe next time, I should try sweetener.. But may I say its definitely worth the calories.. Once I tried, making kheer with sweetener and it was a disaster.. I am really not upto the point of compromising taste.. at any cost. :)




We hate Carrots at home.. The only way we eat em' is , if I would incorporate it with other vege's or in other words literally hide the existence of that vegetable or mask the taste of it.. So , for those of you who are in "I hate Carrots" Club.. This recipe will be a very good way to sneak in the nutrients.. :)) You will not believe how wonderful it tastses..  or in other words it doesn't taste like carrot at all.. 




Ingredients 


Carrot - 250gms
Milk - 2cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Tukamaria / Basil Seeds- 2tbsp
Rose Essence - 4-5 drops


Preparation
  • Clean carrots, cut them into pieces and pressure cook or microwave them with little water, only to cover the carrots. Let it cool..
  • Soak tukamaria in sufficient water.. giving it room to grow.. 
  • In a blender.. add cooked carrots, milk, sugar, essence and blend into a nice and smooth puree..
  • Adjust milk according to the desired consistency..
  • Add the tukamaria seeds to this and refrigerate ..
  • Serve chilled.
Tips & Tricks

1] I used fat free milk.. so did not add any extra water..
2] Cook the carrots completely.. Uncooked carrots will not taste good for this..
3] Let tukamaria soak until you see a off white outer layer with a tiny black dot in the centre.. These seeds drink a lot of water.. U might want to keep adding water if needed..


The thirst quenching drink is on its way to..






45 comments:

Nithya said...

Lovely shake. Healthy and good to know that it acts as a natural body coolant :)

Rahila said...

Sounds Good Jabeen ---- And btw, i tried out your noodle cutlet recipe and it was a big hit at home! Ended up eating every last piece of them! Thanks a lot dear!

Vimitha Anand said...

Loved the addition of basil seeds. Creamy and yummy milkshake

Kaveri said...

That's a delicious and filling glass of milk shake...Yum Yum!

sangee vijay said...

Tats a cool n healthy milkshake....my mom use to take this basil seeds daily morning in empty stomach,soaked overnight...great way to make our body cool....basil seeds with carrot nice n easy way to have them....lovely pictures...

Vidhya said...

Loved the carrot milk shake I too make a version of this sans tukamaria seeds.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Lovely healthy shake, perfect for Iftar.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious shake....adding basil seeds is new to me....seeing the benefits you have written I think I have to get hold of some on my next visit to store..

soujanya said...

lovely shake...definitely will gve a try...
thanks for sharing

khushi said...

very healthy n refreshing shake
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Neha said...

Nice and creamy shake....

schmetterlingwords said...

That really sounds fabulous. I've never seen or heard of these seeds so far. But yes, I'm yet to learn a lot in cooking. Nice to know abt these seeds. Will see if I could get them here. :)

Jehanne@thecookingdoctor said...

hey we r on the same page, I LOVE basil seeds in juice! back home we have those cuties in rose syrup and some kids even call it 'fish eye' as they look kinda like that..i somehow can't find the basil seeds in the UK:-(

Poornima Nair said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...u too have a lovely place here. Love that shake, looks delicious!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so healthy and refreshing milkshake !! so creamy and nice idea of adding basil seeds !!

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anthony stemke said...

Nice looking drink. I love carrots, will make this.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious way to have carrots looks wonderful

Food Glorious Food! said...

WOW!! Lovely ideas by adding basil seeds! I love carrot milk shake but never thought of preparing it this way. Thanks dear!

ANU said...

wow awesome juice ...healthy too!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy and delicious looking drink. Lovely garnishing.


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divya said...

looks fab ....loved it ...

cookingvarieties said...

hi mehjabeen, carrot is so nutritious and this looks like a real thirst quencher.
great with ice cubes- just love it. have a wonder day jabeen . take care

Deeksha said...

Healthy and delicious shake. Nice color.

Junia said...

those basil seeds look just like chia seeds! love the carrot drink. i like veggies in drinks.

Kadhyaa... said...

lovely pics and I like the addition of rose essence

Kalpana Sareesh said...

very lovely n yummy esp with seeds..

Zareena said...

Yummy milk shake. It is really good during the time of fasting. Perfect for iftar dear.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious milkshake,luks yummy...

Laxmi said...

Nice idea adding basil seeds and rose essence.. must be very refreshing..

Kurryleaves said...

creamy and yummy shake...will try it soon

Ambreen said...

That's delicious & refreshing, loved the addition of basil seeds.

Uma said...

Lovely shake. Looks delicious and congrats for winning signature recipes. Nice to meet you here.

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khushi said...

Hey Jabeen do participate in the ongoing event and send me some delicious recipes of yours and get a chance to win a gift :)
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Farwin@CookingitSimple said...

looks yummy and healthy.will be trying it out.great for kids who don't like much of veggies.

Priya said...

Love the addition of basil seeds, carrot milk looks super delicious..

Priyanka said...

Definitely a healthy drink.

Alessandra said...

What a great idea! I never thought of a carrot milkshake!

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Sadaf said...

Perfect drink for iftar .

Rinku Naveen said...

Healthy and so refreshing shake! Would love to taste it. Adding basil is a lovely idea!

Nisha said...

that sounds healthy...

Mom Chef said...

that sounds super delicious Jabeen.. thanks for linking.. coincidence is, it also qualifies for my other events on HEalthy Lunchbox Ideas - Carrots.. Check it out and let me know if you would like to send it to that event too !

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Sarah said...

ive had carrot juice before.. but never a carrot milk shake.. this looks so yummy!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook, your recipe got featured in this week Any One Can Cook, Congratulations!

Nimi SunilKumar said...

Healthy carrot juice!

Anonymous said...

Its my way to like carrots !!! Thanks ..its become a breakfast drink :)

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