Black plum, or Jaam, is a native fruit in the countries of southern Asia. This fruit is also called Jambul or Jamun or Jamblang or Jambhul, or Kaalo Jaam. In Bangladesh, Jaam is popular for its sweet taste and vibrant color. Packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, this summer fruit offers numerous health benefits. It’s full of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, and B6. Black plum improves blood health through enhancing hemoglobin count. It improves skin and eye health, and guards against conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease. It aids digestion, relieves stomach pain and arthritis, and assists in managing type 2 diabetes symptoms. With its rich nutritional profile, black plum is a valuable addition to a summer diet, providing a delicious way to boost overall health. 7 Versatile Black Plum (Jaam) Recipes Eating black plum as a fruit is not the sole way to enjoy it. Explore these 7 innovative recipes. Black Plum Chutney Ingredients 250 gram black plum, 1 tablespoon panchphoran, 2 dried chillies. 1 tablespoon oil, ½ tablespoon salt, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup jaggery and ¼ cup water Process Start with heating oil and spices in a pan. When the ingredients are cooked properly, add black plum and saute for a while. Then add sugar, salt, and jaggery. Cover the pan and cook for some time. After 10 minutes remove the cover and continue cooking uncovered for the time left. It’ll help to evaporate the water. After cooking properly, strain the pulp to remove the seeds. Throw away the seeds and start reheating the pulp. Heat until it reaches a boil point. Then let the cutney cool down. Finally, store it in a glass jar. Your delicious black plum chutney is ready to enjoy. Read more: Litchis for Summer 2023: 7 Mouthwatering Dessert Recipes Black Plum Jam Ingredients 1 kilogram black plum, 1 ½ cup sugar, and 1 lime. Process First wash the black plums thoroughly. Next cook the plum with ¼ cup of water for 5 minutes. And let it cool down. Then strain the mixture and remove the seeds. You can keep it rough and raw like this or blend it for a smoother texture. In a separate pan, take ½ cup of water, sugar, and lime. Keep stirring. Bring the liquid to a boil and then add the pre-made plum paste. Cook the mixture for around 5 minutes. And then remove the combination from heat. Wait for some time. Pour the mixture in a glass jar while it's still slightly hot. Let the jam fully cool down. Finally, store the jam in the refrigerator. Your squishy sweet jam is ready. Read more: 10 Best Mango Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Black Plum Sorbet Ingredients 600 grams black plums, 5 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Process Forst, make pulp from the black plums. Next, add sugar, lime juice, and salt to the pulp. Blend all the ingredients together into a smooth paste. Strain the paste for smoother puree. Taste it and adjust salt, and lime as per taste. Then pour the mixture in a plastic box and layer it with plastic wrap. Cover the box with additional plastic wrap or parchment paper to prevent forming crystals. Freeze it for 4-5 hours. Once frozen, garnish with chaat masala and lime juice. Read more: 5 Mouth-watering Mango Pickle Recipes to Cherish This Summer Black Plum Mint Popsicles Ingredients 500 grams black plums (deseeded), a few sprigs of mint, 1 lime (juiced), and 2 tablespoon sugar (optional) Process This delicious recipe is super easy in this scorching hot summer. It will take you only 10-15 minutes to prepare. Begin with washing the plums of any dirt or bugs. Next, deseed them. Now take the ingredients including plums, lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves in a blender. Blend them until the mixture forms a smooth and thick paste. Strain for any unexpected chunks. And pour the puree into popsicle molds. Insert the sticks and freeze them for approximately 3 hours or until they turn solid. Bring out them, demold, and enjoy your refreshing popsicles. Read more: Delicious Jackfruit Recipes to Try Out Today
Lychees or litchis are one of the summer fruits everyone eagerly waits for in Bangladesh. This fruit is widely cultivated in the subtropical areas including Southeast Asia and China. Litchis are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Litchi is popular for its wide range of health benefits. Litchis can help to improve heart health and may reduce risk of cancer and diabetes. It can fight against liver cancer. It can boost hair growth. This fruit is also good for skin. It is beneficial for chronic disease reduction. Everyone loves the chewy, sweet taste of litchis. You can’t miss the short period of this seasonal fruit. Apart from eating fresh litchis, you can also try dessert recipes at home. Here, we offer 7 litchi dessert recipes that you must try before this summer ends. 7 Mouthwatering Litchi Dessert Recipes Litchi Popsicles Ingredients 500 grams litchi, 125 gram vanilla ice cream, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon rosewater, and rose petal (optional). Process First of all put all the ingredients including litchi, ice cream, sugar, lemon juice and rose water in a blender. Start blending from low speed and gradually increasing to medium speed. Keep blending until it becomes smooth without forming any bubbles. Taste the drink and adjust sweetness to your liking. Then pour the liquid into the popsicle molds. Keep stirring continuously while transferring the mix. After that insert the sticks into the mold and freeze it for 7-8 hours or better overnight. Bring the pop molds out from the freeze. Now, your tasty popsicles are ready! Read more: 10 Best Mango Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Litchi Sorbet Ingredients 500 grams fresh litchis, 100 grams icing sugar, 1 ½ cup water and ½ lime (juiced) Process First wash the litchis and remove the seeds. Then start with litchi flesh, sugar and water. Put them all in a pan and wait for boiling. Keep stirring to ensure that the sugar dissolves completely. After boiling the mix well, wait for it to be cool. After cooling, blend the syrup, litchi and lime juice altogether in a food processor. Keep blending until the combination reaches the desired consistency. You can sieve it if you prefer a smoother texture or just leave it like that. Now, freeze the mix. When it gets solid, break them into smaller pieces and churn it for another 5-10 minutes. Freeze it again. Now, delicious litchi sorbet is ready to be enjoyed. Read more: Health benefits of floral teas: 10 blends you can try Litchi Ice Cream Ingredients 2 cups fresh litchi, ½ cup cream, ¾ cup condensed milk, 1 cup milk, 4 egg yolks, ½ cup sugar and one pinch salt. Process Begin with preparing the litchis. Wash them thoroughly, peel and separate the flesh from the seeds. Now blend the litchi flesh smoothly. Then pour the puree, and cream together in a bowl and give the mix a stir. Place milk and condensed milk in a small saucepan and heat the combo gently at low temperature until it starts steaming. Next, take egg yolk, required amount of sugar, and a bit of salt in a separate bowl and whisk them. Now pour the milk mixture into this bowl. And stir continuously. Heat the mixture at medium temperature until it reaches a perfect consistency. Continue stirring until the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Now, it's almost ready. At this point, pour the litchi puree that was prepared before into this mixture. After that mix the whole combination well and then cool it down. To make ice cream the instructions of the ice cream maker need to be followed. Without an ice cream maker, you can make it in the freezer. Place the custard in the freezer and after an hour bring it out. Give it a good whisking or blend. Put it back in the freezer. Repeat this for a few times until it reaches a creamy and soft consistency. Finally freeze it in an ice cream container and after a few hours enjoy your creamy, sweet litchi ice cream. Read more: 5 Mouth-watering Mango Pickle Recipes to Cherish This Summer Litchi Mousse Ingredients 1 can litchi in syrup, 2 tablespoons icing sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons gelatin powder, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 2 teaspoons syrup from the lychee can, 150ml thickened cream and 1 egg white. Process For this recipe you may use canned litchi or fresh litchi as per choice. In case of fresh litchi, make some litchi syrup by boiling lychee and sugar together nicely. While using canned litchi, first separate lychee and the syrup. Keep the syrup aside. Now blend the lychee into smooth puree. Mix lemon juice, and litchi syrup in a bowl. In this liquid add gelatin powder and place the bowl over hot water to dissolve the gelatin. At this stage combine the litchi puree and gelatin mixture very well and leave it in the fridge. Then whip the cream and egg whites separately. Mix the whipped cream with the litchi mixture thoroughly. And gently fold in the whipped egg whites. Now serve this mouthwatering lychee mousse. Read more: 10 Healthy Gluten-free Breakfast Recipes
Ice cream is one of the coolest and yummiest frozen desserts liked by people of diverse age groups. Especially, during the hot summer days, ice cream cools the mind and body. From kids to adults, different people like different flavours of ice-creams. Season fruits can make ice-creams versatile, tastier, and healthier. Let’s find out the 7 best homemade ice cream recipes that you can prepare using seasonal fruits. 7 Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes with Seasonal Fruits Mango Ice Cream Recipe You can make the best mango ice cream from flavorful smooth-fleshed mangoes. Ingredients1 ripe mango (large), (1 1/2 pounds mangoes to prepare 2 2/3 cups mango cubes, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 5 tablespoons sugar, or more ProcedureFirst, wash and peel off the mango and cut it into cube pieces. Then blend the mango to get mango puree. Transfer the mango puree to a bowl and add the cream and the sugar. You can add more sugar to adjust the taste. Now pour the mixture into an ice cream machine and churn-freeze it as long as it becomes set. In the meantime, put a stainless steel bowl in the freezer. Put the ice cream quickly into the chilled bowl, cover it tightly, and keep it in the freezer no sooner had it becomes ready to enjoy. Read More: Easy Homemade Summer Drinks to Beat the Heat and Increase Immunity Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients12 ounces fresh strawberries, ¾ cup sugar, 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 1 cup milk, one teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tiny pinch salt ProcedureFirst, blend strawberries and sugar for 10 minutes to make a good puree. Then add cream, milk, vanilla extract, and salt to the strawberry mixture and blend again as long as the puree becomes smooth and slightly thickened. Now take the strawberry mixture into the container of an ice cream maker and freeze following the instructions of the manufacturer. When ice cream is ready, put it in a sealable container, cover it with plastic wrap, seal the container, and freeze for 2 hours or the whole night. Read More: Best foods, drinks to avoid heat exhaustion Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients4 bananas, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, ¼ cup cow’s milk. ProcedureFirst, peel off the bananas and cut them into small pieces. Now take a food processor and blend bananas, cocoa powder, and peanut butter to get a smooth puree. Now take puree to a container of an ice cream maker and freeze following the instructions of the manufacturer. When ice cream is ready, put it in a sealable container, cover it with plastic wrap, seal the container, and freeze for 2 hours or the whole night. Then enjoy healthy and tasty chocolate banana ice cream. Read More: 10 Healthy Iftar Drinks for Breaking Ramadan Fasting
The holy Shab-e-Barat or Barat Night is a religious event for Muslims. Shab-e-Barat is observed as the ‘Night of Forgiveness’ or the ‘Day of Atonement’. This event is celebrated in South Asian, Central Asian, South East Asian, and Middle Eastern Muslim countries. Muslims observe the night of Shab-e-Barat on the 15th night of the month of Sha'ban in worship and pray for salvation. On this holy event, the practice of distributing halwa among neighbours, relatives, and poor people has become a part of the tradition. Let's take a look at 7 delicious halwa recipes for Shab-e-Barat to try at home. 7 Healthy Halwa Recipes for the Holy Shab-e-Barat Carrot Halwa Recipe Ingredients: 1 kg carrots (grated), 2 and a half cups of boiled milk, sugar (as required), ½ tsp cardamom powder, 3 tbsp butter, a few almonds, a few pistachios, a few cashews Method: First, take a pan and butter, and then cook the grated carrots on low heat so that the rawness of the carrots goes away. Continue cooking until the smell changes. Then add the milk and cook as long as the mixture becomes thick. Now add the sugar and when it becomes thick, keep stirring. Add the cardamom powder and finally add the nuts. Transfer the halwa to a dish to set it. When it is cool, serve. Chana Dal Halwa Recipe Ingredients 1 Cup chana dal, 1 cup water, 3 tbsp ghee, 1 tsp saffron, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp cardamom powder, 1/2 tsp clove powder, 10 pieces almonds, 10 pieces cashew nuts Method: First, wash the chana dal and then soak it in water for two hours. Then cook the soaked chana dal and the water in a pressure cooker for about 10 minutes. Now, heal ghee in a pan and add the chana dal. Cook and stir frequently to make a thick liquid. Add saffron and stir well so that it mixes well. Then add sugar, cardamom powder, clove powder, almond, and cashew nut and remove from the stove when it becomes sticky and smells a good aroma. Garnish with Chopped almonds and serve. Green Pea Halwa Recipe Ingredients : 1 cup chickpeas, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup ghee, 2 cardamom pods For garnish: 1 teaspoon ghee, 5-6 pistachios ( chopped), 10-12 raisins Method: First, wash the green peas and blend them to have a good puree. Then heat ghee in a pan and then add the peas puree and keep stirring. Cook on low heat for 7-8 minutes. Then add sugar and cardamom powder and continue cooking and stirring until all the extra moisture is absorbed and the halwa becomes non-sticky. Remove the heat. Meanwhile, fry the dry fruits with ghee till fragrant and put them over the halwa for garnishing and then serve.
Bangladeshi cuisines are defined by the country’s tropical geography and diverse array of influences, from Persian to Indian. Especially, the traditional foods of Bangladesh whizz with the richness of spices, versatile flavors, aromatic qualities, and mesmerizing tastes. Here are some of the best traditional Bangladeshi foods that you shouldn't miss. Most Popular Breakfast Dishes to Try in Bangladesh Panta Bhaat (Water Rice) This dish is popular in Bangladesh as well as Eastern India. Panta Bhaat or water rice is prepared from fermented rice and people eat it with mustard oil, onions, chilies, or an aloo bharta. Research has shown that panta bhaat is in micronutrients and so it keeps the body cool during the hot and humid summer months. In rural regions of Bangladesh, the farmers eat Panta Vaat before going to work. This food gives them the energy to work throughout the day even if on hot weather days. This food is poplar in urban areas too. The portion of ingredients depends on the individual's precise choice. The recipe can vary by region also. Read More: Panta Bhat: The Amazing Health Benefits of Water Rice Luchi and Alur Dom Generally made for puja, this dish is a favorite breakfast for a lot of Bengalis. Luchi is one type of deep-fried puri that is prepared just using flour, a pinch of salt, and oil. Alur dom is a spicy seasoning. It is made with potatoes and spices including chili powder, turmeric, and garam masala. Serve with hot luchi and every Bengalis love to enjoy this dish, especially the Hindu community. Moglai Porota Moglai porota or paratha is traditionally famous. It is filled with mutton or chicken and is a wrap made with seasoning, flour, and beaten eggs. It is a perfect breakfast dish that can keep you full till your next meal. Nehari The word “Nihar” comes from the Arabic word, “Nahar” meaning “morning”. The Nawabs in the Mughal Empire took this dish as a breakfast item after their morning prayers. Nihari now becomes popular in almost all Asian countries, especially in Bangladesh. The main ingredients are the paya of cow, goat, and lamb. This dish is served with paratha or roti. Read More: Easy Chicken, Beef and Mutton Nihari Recipes Everyone Will Love.
If you are a dessert lover, the rich and creamy dish shahi tukda will steal your heart. It is a type of bread pudding, that originated in South Asia in the 1600s during the Mughal era. You will enjoy the royal feeling from every bite of shahi tukda. The meaning (literal translation) of Shahi Tukra is a royal piece or bite. We are here with two easy recipes of shahi tukda to help you try it at home. Food value of the Shahi Tukda The main ingredients of shahi tukda are ghee, sugar, milk, nuts, and bread. Each of these ingredients has great food value. From 1 gram of ghee, you will find 14 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat. Read More: 5 Exciting Chicken Meatball Recipes Sugar is an excellent source of carbohydrates and energy that provides 4 calories per gram or 16 calories in a level teaspoon. From 1 cup of whole milk, you will find calories 149 grams of, protein 8 grams of, and fat 8 grams of. Nuts are enriched with many nutrients. You can get 173 calories, 5 grams of protein, and 16 grams of fat, including 9 grams of monounsaturated fat. You will get high calories and carbs from bread. However, bread is low in protein, fat, fiber, and many vitamins and minerals. Read More: 5 Delightful Tartare Recipes to Add to Your Repertoire Mango Shahi Tukda Recipe Ingredients 5 bread slices, 1/2 ml water, ½ cup mango puree, 2 crushed black cardamom, 3 cup milk, 1 handful cashews, one handful pistachios, 1/2 cup ghee, 1/2 cup sugar, 6 strand saffron, 2 pinches of powdered green cardamom, 1 handful almonds Preparations: Step 1: Prepare the Rabdi First, take a deep pan and pour the milk into the pan. Boil the milk on medium heat. Keep continuing stirring with intervals to avoid the milk sticking to the bottom of the pan. If you want to prepare the rabdi within a short time, you can add 3 tablespoons of milk powder with the liquid milk. Adding milk power reduces the cooking time of rabri. Now add 1 tablespoon of homemade masala milk powder. You can skip this item and can add a pinch of crushed saffron and ¼ teaspoon of cardamom powder and the mango puree. Continue cooking on medium-low heat until the milk reaches to one-third of its original volume and you can get the right consistency. Generally, it will 1 hour. However, the time will vary depending on the quality of the pan, the intensity of the flame, and the quality of the milk. Finally, add 2 to 2.5 tablespoons of sugar remove from the heat, and add 12 to 15 crushed saffron strands. Read More: 5 Exciting Peri Peri Chicken Recipes Step 2: Fry bread slices Take 6 regular-sized pieces of bread. Cut them into square, or triangle shapes. Now put 1 tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Fry the bread slices and toast them. Fry well on both sides. Fry as long as the pieces reach to golden brown color. Remove from the heat and put on paper towels to remove excess ghee. Step 3: Prepare sugar syrup Take ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup water in a deep pan and let the mixture boil. When one thread consistency is seen, switch off the stove. Then, add cardamom powder or rose water. Stir continuously and mix well.
Orange is one of the most nutritious fruits abundant in the winter season. The nutritious value of this citrus fruit helps to meet up the need for vitamin C in the human body. Vitamin C is beneficial to fight and cure colds and flu. The refreshing flavor of orange satisfies the sweet tooth of people of all ages. So, why not try some orange dessert recipes in your home kitchen? Let’s take a look at 5 orange dessert recipes for children and adults. Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Orange Nutrition in Oranges: From one medium-sized orange, you will get 60 calories, no sodium, 3 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein, 14 micrograms of vitamin A, 70 milligrams of vitamin C, 6% of your daily recommended amount of calcium, 237 milligrams of potassium, 15.4 grams of carbohydrates Health Benefits of Oranges: The vitamin C in oranges helps your body in the following ways: -Minimize cells damage -Collagen is a protein that heals wounds and gives you smoother skin and oranges help your body to make collagen -Helps to fight anemia -Boosts immune system and thus body defense against germs -Minimize vision loss -Protects your body from cancer-causing radicals. Read More: 5 Soups to Soothe a Cold 5 Delectable Orange Dessert Soup Recipes for Bangladeshi Kitchen Orange Olive Oil Baked Donuts Ingredients For the doughnuts 1 cup flour, 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder, ⅛ teaspoon baking soda, ⅛ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup olive oil, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup orange juice, One and a half teaspoon vinegar ( apple cider ), 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 orange Ingredients For the frosting 1 cup sugar (natural powdered), 2 tablespoons orange juice Ingredients For decoration 2 slices of orange, 1 tablespoon of sugar Instructions: First, prepare the oven to 350°F and grease a pan with a 6-hole with a little olive oil. Now take a bowl and mix well the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Meanwhile, take another bowl and combine the olive oil, milk, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Then mix the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to mix them properly. After then, put a spoonful of batter into the doughnut pan and back for 20 minutes. Let the doughnuts cool and serve. Read More: Yummy Homemade Biscuit Recipes for Snacking Orange Crush Pound Cake Ingredients For The Cake 1 cup shortening, 1/4 cup margarine, 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar, 5 eggs, 3 cups flour, 1 cup Orange Crush orange soda, One teaspoon orange flavoring, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting 1/4 cup margarine, 1 package cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon orange flavoring. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Instructions: First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the bottom of a 10-cup capacity pan with oil. Now beat shortening, margarine, and sugar to make a light and fluffy batter. Then beat the eggs also and mix well. Add flour, the orange flavoring, and vanilla extract and combine. Put a spoonful of batter into each part of the pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Wait until the cakes cool and then take them away from the pan. Now prepare the frosting by beating together margarine and cream cheese for about 3 minutes. Then add powdered sugar, orange flavoring, and vanilla. Beat as long as the frosting is smooth and spreadable. Garnish the wark cake with frosting. Read More: 7 Food Delivery Apps for Dhaka Dark Chocolate Orange Slice & Bake Cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 Tablespoons orange juice, 8 ounces chocolate InstructionsFirst, prepare the batter by beating the butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract on high speed. Take another bowl, and whisk the flour, cinnamon, and salt together. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together and combine well as long as there are no lumps. You need to prepare the cookie dough thick and slightly sticky. Increase the speed and beat in the zest, fresh orange juice. Divide the dough into two parts and give each half part into a biscuit shape. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and chill them in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Then bake in the preheated oven to 350°F. For 15 minutes. Read More: 5 Healthy Winter Soup Recipes for Weight Loss Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding Ingredients 5 to 6 cups challah bread, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 2 teaspoons orange zest, 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 4 tablespoons butter, 3 cups warmed half-and-half, 4 large eggs, 1 cup sugar Instructions: First, prepare the oven to 350 F. and also prepare a 9-inch-square or 11 x 7-inch baking dish with butter. Now take a bowl and mix together the torn bread, cranberries, orange zest, and juice. Meanwhile beat together the vanilla, melted butter, warmed half-and-half, and eggs and pour over the bread mixture. Add sugar and keep the mixture at rest for soaking the bread for about 5 minutes. Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 45 to 55 minutes as long as a toothpick come out clean. Read More: 5 Nepali Momo Recipes for Bangladeshi Kitchen Orange Mousse Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese, ⅔ cup powdered sugar, ¼ cup orange juice, 1 ½ teaspoon orange extract, 2 drops orange food coloring (optional), ⅔ cup whipped cream Ingredients For Topping: 2 cups whipped cream Instructions First, blend the cream cheese and powdered sugar as long as well combined and smooth. Then add orange juice, orange extract, and orange food coloring and mix well. Add ⅔ cup whipped cream. Take a frosting bag with a large tip and fill mousse cups with ¾ cup full. Chill the bag in the refrigerator for about an hour. Do the same process. Orange Olive Oil Baked Donuts, Orange Crush Pound Cake, Dark Chocolate Orange slice bake Cookies, Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding, Orange Mousse. 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