Monday, March 26, 2012

Celebrating 1st Blog Anniversary with Avocado Shrikhand :)

Hi all....I am Good Food and I am the birthday baby.......yes, I just turned 1 today :). Hurray !!   I like to thank all of you who have been a part of this journey with me. Hope you could find your destinations...I mean, a good food here :) I thoroughly enjoyed a year long journey with you all, I appreciate each one of you for stopping by and hope to see you all the coming year too :)

Friends...It's celebration time.....its my blog's first anniversary. Though I had saved a few recipes in my blog which was private initially, I made my lil space visible to all on this day, last year.  I can't believe that a year has passed by. Still I feel I am a novice in this blogosphere. I am not a cooking expert..but I am just a foodie, who loves to cook, learn, share and experiment.

I would like to initially thank my husband who has encouraged me right from the beginning.  Without his support, I could have never reached here. Then I would like to thank my lil naughty son, who made blogging as a challenge to me by making me busy all the time...I am happy I have won that challenge so far :). I would like to thank my mother who is a wonderful cook from whom I picked up the basics of cooking and my sister who is also a good cook , she gave me some lovely props too. Finally I would like to thank each one of you for your constant support, encouraging words and wishes. The best part is that blogging gave me many friends and a handful of close friends.  A big THANK YOU to all dear friends and readers out there.

Another great news on this lovely occasion is that I have won a $20 gift card as a giveaway prize from Sangeetha of San's Kitchen. This was really a surprise and I will cherish this as this is my first giveaway win ever. Thanx a lot Sangeetha for the lovely gift :)

To celebrate this special day, I am presenting yet another simple and yum recipe...Avocado Shrikhand...sounds interesting rt? I just love this fruit and I am trying to include avocado in different and interesting forms in our diet. This is the second time I am making this dessert.  Lovely green colour and yummilicious one  ...very simple to make...special  dessert for any special occasion :)

Dedicating this special post to my husband and my son :)



Serves 2-3

You need...

1 cup Hung / Greek Yoghurt (Refer Notes below)
1/2 cup Avocado (scooped out)
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Milk
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
2 tbsp Almonds / Pistachios



To prepare...


Blend avocado, milk, sugar and cardamom powder into a smooth thick paste.

Mix thoroughly the yoghurt and avocado paste with a spoon in a bowl.

Add some nuts and mix (save some for garnishing).

Chill this for 2-3 hours.

Serve it with some nuts as topping. Enjoy the lovely Avocado Shrikhand.




Notes:

* It is best to prepare this fresh and enjoy the dessert at the earliest as green colour of the avocado might slowly fade off.

* How to prepare Hung yoghurt at home?


Put the regular yoghurt in a thin clean cloth, tie it tight and hang inside the refrigerator for few hours. Keep a bowl under it so as to collect all the water drained. After this process, you will get very thick creamy hung yoghurt.

You can also buy the Hung / Greek Yoghurt from store. I have used store brought Hung yoghurt here.

* What if you haven't used up the whole Avocado for making Shrikhand ?

Try one of these recipes : Avocado Milkshake or Eggless Avocado Cake or a lovely Mexican dip Guacamole :)






Sending this to the following events:

Kitchen Chronicles- Summer Splash hosted by Sangee, an event by Kalyani
I'm the Star by Rasi
Healthy Morsels event at Taste of Pearl City 
Fast Food, not Fat Food event hosted by Uma , an event by Priya 
ABC Series: Fruit Fiesta by Ramya
Beat the Heat at My Cook Book



57 Tasty Comments:

DivyaGCP said...

Wow!! Happy Blog-anniversary!!

Yummy and tasty treat to celebrate it!!

Hema said...

Happy b'day Good Food, and an awesome shrikand to celebrate it..

Anu said...

Looks delicious!!!

Kalyani said...

congrats on the 1st anniversary ... wishing u many more .......

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Sobha Congrats on your blogoanniversary. Keep with the good work. We love your blog. And double congrats for winning your first giveaway at San's blog. You avocade shrikhand sounds exotic
Deepa
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Deeksha said...

Congratulations dear.
Delicious dessert.

meena said...

wow u guys inspire me a lot this way. first of all congo for the first anniversary of your blog and it encourages me to do something when my first anniversary comes. oh well still few months left. but definately would try something then.

avacado i have never head but srikhand i love like anything

happy blogging

Ms.Chitchat said...

Congratulations and best wishes on your milestone. Along with you, we too enjoyed your posts and looking forward for many more exciting and interesting recipes.

Srimathi said...

Happy Birthday to your blog. A year sure runs by very fast. Avocado Shrikand is a unique recipe and apt for a birthday post. Have fun blogging.

Kaveri said...

Congratulations dear Sobha! Very happy for you on your blog anniversary.

Congrats on your giveaway win as well.

The shrikhand looks totally awesome. I am yet to try out avacado.

San said...

Hey Sobha,

Congratulations dear! Wishing you many more years of blogging! It's great that you have been blogging with a toddler around. Iam glad to be part of your happiness. Avocado shrikhand is really rich and creamy. I love avocado for its texture, perfect shrikhand to celebrate.

Mélange said...

Happy Anniversary Shobha...You had a meaningful journey dear..Keep rocking..!
Such a nice sweet to celebrate the occasion..Yummy!

Princy Vinoth said...

congrats on turning one sobha!lovely shrikand!i love it.

Rasi said...

Happy first bday Good food :).. Sobha congrats & hope to see many many more years of delicious foods & recipes.. the wonders you do with avocado..made the avocado milkshake..our first time & we loved it :)

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Santosh Bangar said...

congrats ....happy annyversary
refreshing shake

faseela said...

Congrats Shoba......Avocado Shrinkhand sound really amazing....
Keep rocking dear...

Vimitha Anand said...

Very different one... Looks nice and creamy.. Congrats on ur bloggy birthday...

Reshmi said...

congratulations... and the shrikand looks yum... Happy blogging!!

Surabhi Nayak said...

Never thought of it.....
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Suchi said...

Congratulations on completing one year...the avocado shrikhand looks yum...

Recipe world said...

Happy blog anniversary dear..will expect more innovative recipes from u in future also!
Bookmarking this recipe for my experiments :)

Cheers!
Vani

Lizy said...

Happy Anniversary dear! lovely, creamy srikhand..

Vardhini said...

Happy anniversary Sobha. Lovely milestone and the avocado shrikhand looks yummy too.


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The Yogi Vegetarian said...

Happy Blogging boirthday! I can't believe you are only 1 year old, and so many posts and so many followers...well done :)
This srikhand looks really delicious; what a great idea to use avocado.

Treat and Trick said...

Such a delicious treat perfect for the occasion. Congratulations on your 1st blogiversary!

Suja Manoj said...

Innovative idea,delicious sweet..thanks for sharing
Congrats dear..keep rocking!

Rumana Rawat said...

Congrats dear:)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Happy bloganniversary....perfect for the occassion

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Congrats on the 1st anniversary Sobha and wishing you to have many many more years of celebrations :-)
Avocado Shrikand looks yummy n divine, tempting clicks :-)

maha said...

congrats dear.n this luks very tasty n easy too....
Maha

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

happy bday to ur blog..wish many years and happy blogging dear..super drinks ..this is newto me..

Nupur said...

Avocado in Shrikhand.. quite a twist !

a very innovative and smart recipe dear :)

Julie said...

Congrats on your blog's birthday..Wishing many more years of blogging..Hoping to see many more interesting recipes and wish your aspirations come true through blogging :-)
BTW Avocado shrikand looks interesting n yummy ..lovely way to celebrate the day !!

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious, congrats on your blog baby's birthday.wishing many more years of happy blogging.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious congrats on your blog baby's birthday. Wishing many more years of happy blogging.

easyfoodsmith said...

Happy Bloganniversary! It must be feeling so great having completed one year of blogging. Wishing your blog many more years of yumminess :)

The avocado srikhand is an amazing idea and a delicious and healthy way to celebrate.

Chandrani said...

Happy blog aniversary, sobha. Shrikhand looks delicious.


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Kavi said...

coool! Happy Birthday! :D What a healthy way to celebrate the milestone. congratulations.
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cookingvarieties said...

hi Sobha. CONGRATS DEAR ON YOUR BLOG ANNIVERSARY and what better way to celebrate than with with healthy yogurt and avocado.
hope you always in your coming years . have a nice day

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, i mean, i hope you will always excel in your future blogging years. thank you

Priya (elaichii) said...

I am so happy for you and congrats!

Biny Anoop said...

congrats dear...indeed very very very innovaive

Vidhya said...

Congratulation on your blog anniversary.Wishing you many more wonderful years of blogging fun.Shrikhand sounds delicious.

Square Meals said...

Happy Birthday Good Food :-). Nice improvisation of the regular Shrikhand

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

congrats on completing one year, avacado shrikhand is the perfect way to celebrate! what a lovely & healthy idea

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. Love the color of the shrikhand, lovely idea.


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Sree Valli said...

Happy blog anniversary.... Shrikhand looks yummy..

R.Ramakrishnan said...

What a delicious looking Srikhand ! Always love your presentation(pictures & narration) & recipes. And thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice & encouraging comments.
Warm Regards

Chitra Shenoy said...

Sobhu,

Congrats on completing an year..Keep up the good work!!

I keep checking your blog at times,would love to experiment with the dishes some time!!

All the best..keep going girl..:)

Chitra

schmetterlingwords said...

Hearty wishes for your blog's anniversary... Avacado Shrikhand is a great way to enjoy the healthy Avacados... Thank you for linking with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

Ramya said...

happy anniversary and congrats...now thats a new flavour for shrikand..thanks for linking

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Happy blogiversary !!! This is such an unique and awesome shrikhand n beautiful eye catchy clicks!!

Jay said...

congrats on your milestone dear..
excellent cliks..with yummy presentation..
wishing you all successss..;)
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Archana said...

Congrats dear on your milestone. Love this yummy shrikhand.

Anisha Ranjit said...

Congratulations dear! Shrikhand looks yummy, great idea to add avocado... :)

Prabha Mani said...

Congrats Dear :)
Awesome yummy recipe.Actually i made Avocoda Milk Shake ,i just loved it u know..Thanks for the recipe Sobha :) Interesting recipe again ..will do it for sure!!

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Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

Avocado Shrikhand looks wholesome. A very great way to use this vitamin rich fruit in this summer. LIke your explanation about the "Hung Yogurt" :) Thank you Sobha for linking it with Healthy Morsels-pregnancy :)

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