Monday, May 19, 2008

Mango Shikran

In Marathi, Shikran means banana and milk mixed together with sugar and a pinch of cardamom powder. In Gujarati, the same shikran becomes "doodh-kela" - in what-you-hear-is-what-you-get manner!!But during the mango season, my mom substitutes mango instead of banana. and then it becomes royal Ambyache shikran.

Ambyache Shikran
Mango Milk Maharashtrian way
Ingredients
1 ripe mango, chopped
2 cups milk
sugar (if needed, optional)
A pinch of cardamom powder

Method
1. Mix everything together with a spoon.
2. Refrigerate.
3. Serve chilled on a hot summer day.

Note -
1. Do not use blender for the authentic taste. The mangoes need to remain chopped. This is not mango milkshake.
2. If you replace milk with coconut milk, it becomes a Konkani delicacy - Mango Rasayana. But use jaggery instead of sugar - if using- for the authentic taste.

Though it was never served as a breakfast, I think fruit and milk is not a bad idea for breakfast. What do you think?

So this is my entry to Arundathi's WBB - Mango Madness.
WBB is started by Dr. Nandita of Saffron Trail.

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