I was very busy the last few days traveling and entertaining family. I don't like to cook and take pictures when people are around and hence did not update the blog. Also, we ate out a lot and did not cook much either at home. When Valli announce the 6th edition of marathon last week, I sat on it until Monday before deciding to jump in. She had some interesting themes to pick from and I chose "the recipe less picture post". This theme is a bit challenging and I am little intimidated by the theme I chose for this marathon. I had second thoughts about it and I almost emailed Srivalli yesterday, to tell her I was changing my theme. It is always fun to take up challenging tasks and blogging marathon is no exception, isn't it? So here I am, running yet another marathon for the next seven days, with recipe less picture posts!
Since my theme for this edition is recipe less picture post, I will give the ingredient list in the order they are used in the recipe, followed by the pictorial step by step preparation. By the way, if you ever noticed, I always list the ingredients in the order they are used in the recipe. Once the marathon is over, I will update the recipe at the end of the post. But for now, it is just the step by step pictures.
For the first day of the marathon, I am sharing a mango recipe. I started to prepare mango milk shake and ended up with aamras, mango juice/pulp. After a heavy lunch, I was in no mood to drink a glass of mango milkshake and decided to make aamras instead. This was my dessert and aamras can easily be transformed into milkshake by adding more milk. As i was afraid, when I made today's recipe, I took pictures of each and every step except the most important step of this preparation, blending/pureeing the ingredients. I only realized it after I ate the aamras. Luckily, I had more magoes and made it again, taking the picture of the most import step of this preparation. I hope I don't make similar mistakes in the next 6 days! 🙂
- 2 Ripe Yellow Mangoes or 1 ½ cup chopped Mangoes
- ½ cup Milk
- 1 ½ tbsp. Sugar or as required
- ⅛ tsp. Vanilla Extract or Cardamom powder (I used vanilla extract but it can be skipped)
Updated on July 6, 2011
- Peel and chop the mangoes.
- Put all the ingredients in a blender jar and blend it until pureed. Add more/less milk to get the desired consistency.
- Taste for sweetness and adjust sugar accordingly.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerator until ready to serve.
Sushma Mallya says
Looks so deliious my fav:)
Suman Singh says
Wow..simple yet mind-blowing..
Omg, Usha u have a wonderful and interesting theme, well executed, aamras looks irresistible and ur pictures itself speaks a lot..
Btw, U are always welcome to Paris, do let me know if u are planning to come over here..Indeed its a romantic and wonderful city..
nice pictures they look yummm
wow ! truly pictures speak a thousand words..I love the golden mango colour against the dark background..
Very nice post. I was wondering if anybody had taken up this theme.
Wow tempting Aamras Usha perfect combo with puris yummm....
Recipe less post looks perfect and clear Usha. Aamras looks tasty too.
Wonderful. It's really clear presentation. Interesting.
Very well done Usha..from the next post please don't include the ingredient list also..it will make it more interesting..you can list it out later..:)
Suma Gandlur says
Nice one. Waiting to see what you come up with for the next few days. 🙂
Good one. The pictures are worth a thousand words 🙂
Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal says
wow, how well done for this recipe less picture post. I am drooling all over your mouth watering pics 🙂