Easy Mango Ice cream

Take equal parts of the following: fresh squeezed Alphonso mango pulp, cream, milk and milk powder. You can use a cup for measuring.

Blend all well and refrigerate.
After about an hour remove from the fridge and blend again. Refrigerate.


A quick vegetable soup

Friend needed a recipe for a vegetable soup,so here goes. This is a delicious soup with chunky veggie pieces that you can eat. Healthy and works well as a full meal for dinner.

How to: 
Chop cabbage, cauliflower, green beans, carrots, in whatever shape and size you prefer. 
Add water and boil till veggies are cooked but not mushy. 
Add some mashed boiled potato to thicken soup. 
Add cooked sweet corn and peas if you have them. 
Add some crushed garlic and black pepper, salt and sugar to taste. 

Your soup is ready to eat.

Note: You can add a little milk to the soup or grated cheese on top to make it richer. I also love it with a squeeze of fresh lemon!

A good place for mix fruit shake

Darshan is a small unpretentious restaurant tucked away on the still leafy Prabhat Road in Pune. If you are tired of the idli-dosa-uttappa routine of an udupi joint, then try this place. Some of the popular dishes are the Vegetable Patties- vegetables encased in mashed potato and deep fried,  Chana Bhatura, Ragda Patties with tamarind and date chutney.
My all-time favorite is the Mix Fruit Shake. Some analysis reveals it to be a blend of bananas, chikkoos, mango pulp, and milk. Could contain a bit of sitaphal too. This is no ordinary shake to be drunk, but comes with a spoon as seen in the picture. You eat the smooth as silk concoction spoonful by heavenly spoonful. To top it all, the prices are reasonable, the cutlery clean and sparkling. Space is a wee bit tight though, as they have very few indoor tables, and the outdoors seating is open only in the evenings.  But all considered value for money and certainly worth a visit.