Monday, May 19, 2008
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.
Mango Milk Maharashtrian way
1 ripe mango, chopped
2 cups milk
sugar (if needed, optional)
A pinch of cardamom powder
1. Mix everything together with a spoon.
3. Serve chilled on a hot summer day.
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.