Showing posts with label Custard Apple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Custard Apple. Show all posts

December 8, 2012

Sitaphal rabdi recipe - Custard apple rabdi recipe

Sitaphal rabdi recipe - Custard apple rabdi is a delicious traditional North Indian  dessert prepared with custard apple pulp and milk. The flavour is infused with cardamom and saffron. Once you master the art of removing the seeds and squeezing the pulp out, you can make the rabdi very quickly. Custard apple is a seasonal fruit. When we buy it in bulk, some custard apples over ripe and I don't throw them. I usually make milkshake or rabdi with it. This rabdi is served as a dessert after meal. 

Preparation time - 30 minutes
Cooking time - 35 minutes
Yield - serves 4 

  • 1 cup custard apple pulp / sitaphal
  • 1 liter whole milk 
  • 2 tsp crushed almonds / badam 
  • 2 tsp crushed green pistachios 
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder 
  • 7 - 8 saffron strands / kesar 
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  1. Remove the seeds from the custard apple. Grind it to a smooth paste and set aside.
  2. Crush the almonds and pistachios coarsely and set aside.  
  3. Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Further simmer it on low flame for 20 minutes. Stir in between to prevent it from burning. 
  4. Clean the sides with wooden spatula to prevent  from sticking the cream and milk. 
  5. When the rabdi is done, remove from the flame, add sugar and mix well. Add  saffron strands, cardamom powder and mix well.  Allow it to cool to room temperature. 
  6. Then add the custard apple pulp and mix well.Garnish with almond and pistachios.
  7.  If you like to serve it chilled, keep this rabdi in the refrigerator for an hour. Serve the rabdi either cold or hot.

Also check 
Custard Apple  Milk Shake
Strawberry Milkshake

November 23, 2012

Sitaphal milkshake recipe - Custard apple milkshake

Sitaphal milkshake recipe - The winter season is here but the temperatures are still warm. Climate is  warm during days and cool during nights. Here in India, the season for custard apples or  sitaphal starts from mid-July and ends in late-November. 

I usually buy custard apples whenever I find nice big ones at a good price, but I buy them hard. In our warm weather, they ripen overnight. Then I keep them in the refrigerator. The custard apple season comes just once a year. I store custard apple pulp in the deep freezer when custard apples are in season. 

Custard apple milkshake is always a family favourite and also a great way to get kids to eat some fruit. This milkshake is refreshing and filling. No one can resist a milkshake. Removing the seeds is a hard work. Simply cut custard apples in half, then use a spoon to scoop out the white flesh. Mash well with fingertips to loosen the seeds, then manually squeeze the pulp out to make milk shake.

Preparation time - 25 minutes
Cooking time - 0 minutes
Yield - serves 2

  • 2  custard apples / sitaphal (or 2 cups pulp)
  • 3 cups cold milk, boiled 
  • 2 tsp sugar or honey 
  1. Cut the custard apples in half,  then use a spoon to scoop out the white flesh.
  2. Mash well with fingertips to loosen the seeds, then manually squeeze the pulp out.
  3. Put the pulp,sugar and milk in a mixer jar. If you want honey flavour add a spoon of honey. 
  4. Adjust the sugar and milk as per your taste and requirement. Serve chilled.

Also check 
Strawberry Milkshake